Asean banks

Goldman Sachs downgrades DBS and UOB, likes OCBC among Singapore banks - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

Broker's Calls

Goldman Sachs downgrades DBS and UOB, likes OCBC among Singapore banks

The analysts foresee that 2024 will mark an inflection downward for most Asean banks.
Multiple drivers to support growth of Asean banks over medium term: Maybank Kim Eng - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

Investing strategies

Multiple drivers to support growth of Asean banks over medium term: Maybank Kim Eng

Multiple drivers to support Asean banks over the mid-term: MKE
Credit costs likely peaked, asset quality stabilises, dividends to normalise for Asean banks  - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

Banking & finance

Credit costs likely peaked, asset quality stabilises, dividends to normalise for Asean banks

Asean banks' credit costs may have peaked and their dividends could normalise this year, making them attractive investments
‘Stable Outlook’ more common for Asia Pacific banks; Singapore a standout  - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

Banking & finance

'Stable Outlook' more common for Asia Pacific banks; Singapore a standout

CGS-CIMB outlines four reasons investors should take a second look at Singapore banks, including resumption of dividends this year
WWF sustainable banking assessment finds 'significant level of progress' among Asean banks - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

Sustainability

WWF sustainable banking assessment finds 'significant level of progress' among Asean banks

Almost 30% of the banks have improved on at least 10% of the assessment criteria from 2019.
Asean banks face 'long road to recovery', DBS top pick here: Maybank - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

Broker's Calls

Asean banks face 'long road to recovery', DBS top pick here: Maybank

Analysts warn of Singapore experiencing “one of the strongest contractions in the region” due to its open and trade-driven economy

Broker's Calls

'Stay cautious' on Asean banks amid Covid-19, opt for defensive plays: Maybank

Wickramasinghe says that although Singapore may likely witness one of its strongest contractions in the region, this may not translate directly to its banking system.

Sustainability

Asean banks failing to respond fast enough to existential environmental threats: WWF report

SINGAPORE (Aug 21): For decades, the financial industry has been accused of not taking climate risks seriously. A new report by conservation organisation WWF suggests that Asean banks, in particular, are dragging their feet on the issue.
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