South Asia


“I want to leverage our capital and make the best out of it”


“I want to leverage our capital and make the best out of it”

May 2016

Aravinda Perera, Sampath Bank’s managing director, shares how he is leading the bank in executing sustainable strategies and leveraging on capital growth, people, and technology to respond to challenges in Sri Lanka’s banking industry. If you do not see the video already displayed below, please select the alternative sites from the tabs here: Watch Video […]


“We never thought that China can be our partner”


“We never thought that China can be our partner”

February 2016

China and India have been bruited about as the Asian giants most likely to go head to head. However, as China seeks low-cost countries and joint ventures, Modi Enterprises owner KK Modi says India is rolling out the welcome mat as it operationalises “make in India”: manufacture and improve the standard of living in India. […]


“An Asian marketplace will develop by itself”


“An Asian marketplace will develop by itself”

May 2014

Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad, fourth prime minister of Malaysia, discusses regionalisation in Asia, inequality of free trade agreements, and China


“The banking system has been a terrible disappointment because it failed”


“The banking system has been a terrible disappointment because it failed”

November 2012

Conversation with Professor Muhammad Yunus, Nobel laureate and founder of Grameen Bank, on


“Markets only value banks they can understand”


“Markets only value banks they can understand”

May 2011

(Part 1 of 3) Conversation with Aditya Puri, managing director of HDFC Bank, India, on – banking products which led to the financial crisis – defending HDFC Bank’s conservative service offering and balance sheet – financial services in India today


“Markets only value banks they can understand”


“Markets only value banks they can understand”

May 2011

(Part 2 of 3) Conversation with Aditya Puri, managing director of HDFC Bank, India, on – defining customers clearly – HDFC Bank’s management model – knowing what risks to take


“Markets only value banks they can understand”


“Markets only value banks they can understand”

May 2011

(Part 3 of 3) Conversation with Aditya Puri, managing director of HDFC Bank, India, on – sustainability of the Indian economy – concerns on government deficits – unspecified subsidies


“Indian banks: Tremendous opportunities but even bigger challenges”


“Indian banks: Tremendous opportunities but even bigger challenges”

February 2011

(Part 1 of 4) Conversation with MV Nair, CEO, Union Bank of India, on – rise in alternative banking transactions as cost of IT is low – overseas expansion to support Indian corporations – legacy of largest nationalized retail bank in India