• Global investment banks focus more on transaction banking in Asia

    A number of foreign banks are beefing up their transaction banking business in Asia in an attempt to offset slowing revenues elsewhere and sluggish dealmaking in the region. Transaction banking, which refers to the workaday business of financing trade, managing cash, and facilitating payments, also promises to offset sluggish investment banking revenues. Reuters quoted Eric Li, London-based research and analytics director at Coalition, as saying that most of the traditional investment banks are investing in transaction banking. These banks…

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