Banking Sector: Limited Risks, Key Opportunities

July 2009
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Jul2009, Vol. 20 Issue 7, p8
Country Report
The article offers an economic outlook for Asia in 2009. The Business Monitor International Ltd. (BMI) notes that banks in the region are in a healthier position compared to their counterparts in the world since loan-to-deposit ratios are well below 1.00, with most looming in the region of 0.75. BMI mentions that nearly all Asian financial authorities have moved to guarantee deposits, thereby displacing bank runs by frightened customers.


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