This IDC Financial Insights report examines trends that spur mergers and acquisitions or similar corporate actions that consolidate, or in some cases break down, market positions among banks in 12 markets in the Asia/Pacific region.
Michael Araneta, associate consulting and research director for IDC Financial Insights Asia/Pacific, remarks, "Some countries will see a reduction of activities that in the past have resulted in quick, inorganic growth. Several influencers like government legislation and regulators have raised their 'protect local industries' instincts amid the current economic landscape. Still, other markets will see institutions shift to organic growth as the alternative to size building, scaling up distribution networks or going into new adjacent businesses."
Sui-Jon Ho, associate market analyst for IDC Financial Insights, comments, "Other markets will see a continuation of liberalization policies that foster greater competition in the industry, just as several market players make opportunistic moves — acting on favorable pricing or operating licenses that are suddenly available. So far into 2011, the number of banks operating across the 12 Asia/Pacific markets we cover has grown a respectable 5.8% from a year ago. We expect this growth to be sustained as we face 2012."
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FUJIAN HAIXIA BANK CO., LTD., MALAYAN BANKING BERHAD, ASIA PACIFIC BANKING(REPUBLIC), PRIMECAP ODYSSEY FUNDS, CCB - CIMPOR CIMENTOS DO BRASIL LTDA, PT BNI Securities Investment Management, LONE STAR FUNDS II LTD, PT Bank DBS Indonesia, ANZ Royal Bank, Singapore Economic Development Board, PT BCA Finance, CITIBANK INTERNATIONAL PLC, BANK OF CHINA LIMITED, RBS Financial Leasing, JINAN CITY COMMERCIAL BANK, Cooperatieve Centrale Raiffeisen-Boerenleenbank B.A., BNY MELLON (POLAND) SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA, BANK OF TAIWAN, ASIA PACIFIC LAND BERHAD, NEW DELHI AIRPORT PRVATIZATION, SUCCESS PROMISE CO LTD, FINANCE BANK S.A.L., OCBC CAPITAL (MALAYSIA) SDN. BHD., WESTPAC BANKING CORPORATION, BOCOM LIMITED, OVERSEA-CHINESE BANKING CORPORATION LIMITED (Taiwan Branch), Yuanta Securities Co., Ltd, PT UOB Kay Hian Securities, T BANK S.A., HNA Capital Holding Co., Ltd., HUA NAN FINANCIAL HOLDINGS CO.,LTD., Joint Stock Company Metrobank, Guilders International Bank Ltd, BANK OF CHENGDU CO., LTD., CANADA PENSION PLAN INVESTMENT BOARD, Reserve Bank of India, IDBI Bank Limited, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, First Commercial Bank, PJSC Green Bank, INDUSTRIAL CONTROL SERVICES GROUP PLC, ING DIRECT NV, Sucursal en Espana, COMMERCIAL BANK, The Government Savings Bank, PERMATA KIARA,SERI MERDU, DBS Bank Ltd., MICRO BANK, LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC