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Datafiles Jun 07

Indian banks still dominate the list of the top 10 banks with the highest nonperforming loan (NPL)ratio among the 500 largest banks in Asia Pacific, despite the improved asset quality. In addition, the list also includes two banks from Bangladesh and one each from China, Japan, and Pakistan.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE), a major global trade and business hub, lands on this year’s list of countries still lacking in progress on anti-money laundering (AML) and combating the financing of terrorism (CFT) efforts. Further advancement on the investigation and prosecution of cases involving dirty money is key to removing the UAE from the so-called grey list. Despite this, the impact on the UAE’s economy is expected to be limited because of its relative strength and stability.

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