Fitch Ratings

Fitch Ratings is a credit ratings provider. The company also provides commentary, market analysis, and research for global capital markets.

It is considered on of the Big Three credit ratings agencies, alongside Moody's and Standard & Poor's (S&P).

Indonesian banks tout sound profitability and capitalisation

Only a fraction of restructured loans will become bad loans, Fitch said.

Indonesian banks tout sound profitability and capitalisation

Only a fraction of restructured loans will become bad loans, Fitch said.

Overseas expansion impacts Korean banks’ OE score

Despite Korea's high GDP per capita, the current level suggests there's still room for improvement.

Revised rules bolster car loans but with influx of lower quality borrowers

The asset quality of auto finance companies will be tested.

Japan to break free from negative rate policy after wage hike: analyst

The negative rate environment is likely to end in April 2024.

Malaysia’s Islamic banks continues to fly high in 2024: Fitch

Malaysia’s Islamic banking market is the third largest globally.

APAC emerging banks’ profits to benefit from higher rates in 2024

Expect some minor asset-quality deterioration, however.

Lower mortgage rates may have slight effect on Chinese banks and RMBS: Fitch Ratings

Policy adjustments to lower mortgage rates on existing loans could pressure Chinese banks' net interest margins and profitability.

How will China’s new rules on asset classification affect banks?

The new measures expand on classifying asset risks of banks.

China reopening to lift Hong Kong banks’ earnings: Fitch

Fitch Ratings expect higher net interest income and NIM. 

Revised capital rules a positive for Chinese banks’ operating environment

It is expected to have minimal impact on local banks’ capital position.

Economic growth to cushion rising risks faced by ASEAN banks

Tightening of interest rate cycles in 2023 will weaken asset quality, says Fitch.

APAC banks to have steady financial performance in 2023: Fitch

Sri Lanka will deteriorate; Singapore’s profits may rise to higher than pre-pandemic.

DBS’ emission targets to drive improved emission disclosure in SEA

The move is expected to improve the quantity and quality of data disclosures on GHG.

APAC banks won’t be severely hit once Basel III regime implemented: Fitch

Jurisdictions such as Vietnam, Sri Lanka, are lagging behind with adoption.

China’s small, regional banks gain lifeline with planned NPL disposal initiative

But local asset management companies may face pressure to acquire bad debt at prices that make it challenging to earn a commercial return.