September 14, 2013
Source: Dhaka Tribune
The country’s commercial banks have begun reducing their lending rates thanks to excess liquidity in the money market and a central bank move to rationalise the interest rate spread (the difference between the average lending and deposit rates). More…
September 13, 2013
Source: The Himalayan Times
Nepali banks grappling with excess liquidity have oversubscribed the central bank’s latest bout of reverse repo by four times.
Financial institutions have bid for securities worth Rs 42 billion for the reverse repo held by Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) worth Rs 10 billion. More…
September 12, 2013
Source: The Jakarta Post
The four biggest banks are expected to stand strong amid elevated funding costs resulting from interest rate increases and a liquidity problem that could arise from the fall in the value of rupiah.
In its report released on Tuesday, Moody’s Investors Service said that the four biggest lenders in Indonesia – Bank Mandiri, Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI), Bank Central Asia (BCA) and Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI) – would not be affected by the tight monetary measures introduced by the central bank. More…
September 10, 2013
Source: Viet Nam News
Banks are flouting the deposit rate cap to improve liquidity though, paradoxically, many are barely lending, according to analysts.
The State Bank of Viet Nam has capped the interest rates on dong deposits at 7 per cent and on dollars at 1.25 per cent. More…
September 4, 2013
Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) will be conducting a reverse repo worth Rs 5 billion on Wednesday to mop up excess liquidity in the market. This is the first reverse repo in three years.
By conducting a reverse repo, the central bank absorbs excess cash from the banking system by selling treasury bills to banks and financial institutions (BFI). More…
December 6, 2012
Reposted from Nasdaq
The long-term progress of the Vietnamese economy should continue despite short term under-performance.
Emerging Money recently reported that Vietnam is an excellent long-term investment but still faces short-term struggles given the seemingly eternal global slowdown. What’s changed since then? Not much.
Vietnam maintains an advantageous geographic position, bordering China and the South China Sea and by having close physical proximity to fellow emerging markets like Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines and Myanmar. More…
July 11, 2012
Reposted from em pe guy
I was speaking on a panel at SuperReturn Geneva last week and the topic was on “Frontier Markets”. Due to lime limitations, we didn’t get a chance to discuss the risk component in more detail and how these usually can be mitigated. I’ve decided to put down a few points: More…