Branch Banking

25 Jan 12
Sources said HSBC Premier could be shut if offers aren’t attractive.
24 Jan 12
Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation wants to buy more Philippine banks with nearly P5 billion.
24 Jan 12
Government-controlled Corporation Bank plans to establish 400 overseas branches in just two years.
18 Jan 12
The Chinese bank in talks with 3 banks and may shell out US$600mn in the move.
17 Jan 12
CIMB Group Holdings Bhd will finally achieve its bridgehead in the Philippine banking industry within the next two months.
11 Jan 12
OCBC Bank plans to open seven new branches through Malaysia in 2012 to cater to its growing customer base.
6 Jan 12
Lenders seek to go beyond China and Southeast Asia to tap Kazakhstan, India and Bangladesh markets.
5 Jan 12
Foreign banks, long prohibited from opening branches in Thailand, will find this strangling state of affairs somewhat easing in 2013.
4 Jan 12
Expand or die. South Korea’s four leading commercial banks have begun an aggressive expansion into Asia’s emerging markets...
4 Jan 12
The Taiwanese lender is keen on the move after signing cooperation pacts with Mainland banks.
3 Jan 12
The lender plans to increase presence in Kunshan, where many Taiwanese investors have formed manufacturing clusters.
3 Jan 12
The first six Taiwanese lenders given license in China may soon be allowed to offer Renminbi services.
1 Jan 12
MB Bank became the fourth Vietnamese bank operating in Cambodia and brings the total number of the kingdom's commercial banks to 31.
1 Jan 12
Metrobank now has a branch in Changzou, Jiangsu province, to provide financial services for more than 68,000 SMEs.
28 Dec 11
Maybank has opened a new branch at Stung Meanchey, in Phnom Penh, to expand its network in Cambodia to 11.
27 Dec 11
Sacombank and Credit Suisse Singapore Limited on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding to promote cooperation in banking services.
5 Dec 11
Bangkok Bank will opening another four branches in Malaysia by 2016, says CEO Robert Loke.
28 Nov 11
The Bank of Communications opened its Sydney branch, marking its 11th overseas branch.
25 Nov 11
Nank of China opened its its sixth branch in Japan in Kobe.
21 Nov 11
The move to take advantage of China overtaking of the US to become Brazil’s largest trading partner.
15 Nov 11
Bank Islam Malaysia Bhd plans to expand its operations in Indonesia and other countries where there are a majority of Muslims.
12 Nov 11
The Saigon-Hanoi Bank has been allowed by the State bank of Vietnam to open a branch in Laos.
12 Nov 11
The Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam  opened three additional branches in Ho Chi Minh City.
9 Nov 11
Hua Nan Commercial Bank  has been given regulatory approval to set up a branch in Hanoi in Vietnam.
8 Nov 11
Bank of Communications opened its first overseas subsidiary in London to improve cross-border business and provide global wealth management...
8 Nov 11
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp.
5 Nov 11
Bank Muamalat opened a branch in Taman D Lahar, Kota Putera, in Besut district.
5 Nov 11
India's Andhra Bank plans to start operations in Malaysia by as early as next month, according to a...
1 Nov 11
The Export-Import Bank of China opened its 19th branch in China at Urumqi, capital city of northwestern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region,...
28 Oct 11
Financial Supervisory Commission of Taiwan granted approval of operations.
28 Oct 11
The bank’s meager exposures in international areas gave is among its areas of strength.
28 Oct 11
The move to prepare Taiwan lenders to weather possible economic downturn due to US and Europe crises.
27 Oct 11
All services in all outlets under ICBC Beijing are now monitored in real-time.
27 Oct 11
Four Taiwanese banks will be allowed by China to open branches in the country to boost financial cooperation, according to the China Banking...
26 Oct 11
The bank’s US unit announced earlier it would buy J O Hambro, which offers investment advisory services.
25 Oct 11
Bank Mandiri expects to open a new branch in Shanghai later this year to boost its business and tap Indonesian corporations in China.
20 Oct 11
The opening of an Al Rajhi Bank Malaysia in Sabah is deemed timely as it coincides with the taking off of the Sabah Development Corridor,...
13 Oct 11
Chinese lenders’ focus on corporate banking poses a threat to its Taiwanese counterparts in competing for patronage from Taiwanese...
12 Oct 11
The South Korean lender targets expanding its sales activity in South America through its Spanish partner.
8 Oct 11
The Agricultural Bank of China recorded cross-border RMB settlement volume of RMB121 billion by end of August, including an increase of RMB89.15...