Southeast Asia


“Philippine banks on track, the leadership of BPI unassailed.”


“Philippine banks on track, the leadership of BPI unassailed.”

February 2010

(Part 2 of 3) Aurelio (Gigi) R. Montinola III, president and CEO of Bank of the Philippine Islands, discusses the business model, alliances and product innovations that are helping keep his eyes on delivering profits to shareholders.


“Philippine banks on track, the leadership of BPI unassailed.”


“Philippine banks on track, the leadership of BPI unassailed.”

February 2010

Conversation with Aurelio (Gigi) R. Montinola III, president and CEO of Bank of the Philippine Islands, answers a wide range of questions surrounding his banks competitive strength, the competition and the outlook in this elections year.


“Bangkok bank president Chartsiri on leadership and maintaining business relevance”


“Bangkok bank president Chartsiri on leadership and maintaining business relevance”

July 2009

Conversation with Chartsiri Sophonpanich, president and CEO, Bangkok Bank on leadership and maintaining business relevance.
The value of customers – on leadership – nurturing quality -personnel and customers – decision making – consensus building


“Thailand’s banks are sound and able to ride the current crisis”


“Thailand’s banks are sound and able to ride the current crisis”

July 2009

Conversation with Chartsiri Sophonpanich, president and CEO, Bangkok Bank on why Thailand’s banks are sound and able to ride the current crisis.
Performance and outlook – NPL – shifting the funding structure – strong capitalisation – Thailand’s economy exploring new models for regional growth – consolidation of Thai banks


“Malaysia’s Zeti says that banks should be rated according to their degree of resilience”


“Malaysia’s Zeti says that banks should be rated according to their degree of resilience”

July 2009

(Part 2 of 3) Conversation with Dato Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz, Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia

Regulation – coordinated Asian response – stress testing – G7 and G20


“Malaysia pushing for the next level of competition in Islamic Banking”


“Malaysia pushing for the next level of competition in Islamic Banking”

July 2009

(Part 3 of 3) Conversation with Dato Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz, Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia

Islamic banking – liberalisation – GCC – soundness and stability


“Malaysia’s Zeti says that banks should be rated according to their degree of resilience”


“Malaysia’s Zeti says that banks should be rated according to their degree of resilience”

July 2009

(Part 1 of 3) Conversation with Dato Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz, Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia

1997 financial crisis – 2008 crisis – rates and liquidity – rating agencies