Chart: Loan to Deposit Ratios of Asian Banks

Asian banks have relatively strong balance sheets. As per a new CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets report, balance sheets of Hong Kong banks are under utilized. Hence it will become increasingly difficult for regulators to prevent banks from pricing mortgages aggressively. Similar situation exists across Asia. In general most Asian banks would prefer to lend more heavily this year and persuading them not to do so would be tough.

Loan to Deposit Ratios of Asian Banks:

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