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Singapore Commercial Banking Report Q2 2008

  • Published: April 2008
  • Region: Singapore
  • 35 Pages
  • Business Monitor International

The Singapore Commercial Banking Report provides independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on Singapore's commercial banking industry.

Executive Summary:

In March 2008, we updated all data for the 59 countries surveyed with official figures, sourced from central banks and regulators. In most cases, we were able to find data that pertained to the end of 2007: in almost all other cases, the data pertains to September 30 2007. As a result, the insights that we derive on particular countries are based on consistently sourced information that is far more current than it had been
previously.

Although we gather data for countries such as the US, Japan, Australia and the eurozone, the vast majority of the 59 countries whose banking industries we survey are, or are generally seen as being, emerging markets. For all the widely publicised problems of large banks in developed countries, in the wake of the subprime banking crisis in the US, 2007 was an extremely good year for the banking sectors of the emerging markets. In local currency terms, the median growth in assets was 21% (in Brazil). The median rates of growth in loans to non-bank customers and in deposits READ MORE >

Executive Summary 5
Table: Levels (SGDbn) 5
Table: Levels (US$bn) 5
Table: Levels At December 31 2007 5
Table: Annual Growth Rate Projections, 2007-2012 (%) 6
Table: Ranking Out Of 59 Countries Reviewed In Q208 6
Table: Projected Levels (SGDbn) 6
Table: Projected Levels (US$bn) 6

Key Issues 7
Changes to the Commercial Banking Forecast 9
Commercial Banking SWOT10
Singapore Commercial Banking SWOT 10
Commercial Banking Business Environment Rating11
Table: Singapore Commercial Banking Business Environment Ratings 11
Table: Asia Commercial Banking Business Environment Ratings 13

International Context 14
Lending Trends And External Accounts 14
Table: Comparison Of Lending Trends And External Accounts, End-2007 14
Table: Comparison Of Lending Trends And External Accounts (% of GDP) 15
Total Assets, Client Loans And Client Deposits 17
Table: Comparison Of Total Assets, Client Loans And Client Deposits (US$bn) 17

Per-Capita Deposits 18
Table: Comparison Of Per-Capita Deposits, Late 2007 ( 18
Macroeconomic Trends And Developments 19
Table: Singapore Economic Activity 21

Industry Forecast Sce22
Table: Annual Growth Rate Projections, 2007-2012 (%) 22
Table: Projected Levels (bn Units of Local Currency) 22
Table: Projected Levels (US$bn) 22

Comment On Developments In 2007 22
Comment On Forecasts 23
Comment On Trends And Ratios 24
Table: Comparison Of Loan/Deposit, Loan/Asset And Loan/GDP Ratios – Asia Pacific, Late 2007 24

Banks’ Bond Portfolios27
Table: Bond Portfolios, Late 2007 27
Competitive Landscape And Protagonists29
Methodology 30
Basis Of Projections 31

Commercial Bank Business Environment Rating 31
Table: Commercial Banking Business Environment Indicators And Rationale 33
Table: Weighting Of Indicators 34

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