About this Collection
The banking sector plays a vital role in the economic growth and stability of Southeast Asia. The web archives complement the Library’s rich collection of primary resources from banks in the region. Given the growth of the banking sector and the industry’s move to publishing online (exclusively, in the case of Singapore), this collection is an important tool for researchers to study the dynamics of the banking industry in the region. Banks in Southeast Asia are influenced by many factors not limited to global megatrends, stakeholder pressure, varying rates of economic growth, and internal economics and politics.
The collection is limited to the following types of banks: 1) the central bank (which may be referred to as the national bank or reserve bank), 2) the large capitalization government-owned or partially-controlled banks, some of which cover specific sectors; and 3) the largest capitalized banks in a country. The collection does not include cooperatives, small regional banks, or international banks operating in the area. The sites selected contain industry research and analysis, disclosures, investment information, laws, regulations, statistics, and information on commodities, foreign exchange, and global trends.
Collection Period: May 2017 to present (this is an ongoing archive).
Frequency of Collection: Sites in the collection were targeted for capture twice-yearly.
Languages: Collection material in English, with Burmese, Indonesian, Khmer, Lao, Malay, Thai, and Vietnamese.
Acquisition Information: Sites have been added incrementally since the project began and will continue to be added as they are identified.