Feb

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Nice Edge, from Craig Mee

February 5, 2013 |

 The locals are ingrained to take on this sort of borrowing, to get a start and try to move ahead, at considerable vig.

But it's catch
twenty two for the banks. It's easy pickings early, but would they do better long term by easing the compatriots up the
ladder instead of putting grease on it?

For what markets in what locations is price determined by such ingrained processes by the national players?

"World’s Most Profitable Banks in Indonesia Double U.S. Returns":

Borrowers like Suryadi have helped make Indonesian lenders
the most profitable among the 20 biggest economies in the world,
according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The average return on equity, a
measure of how well shareholder money is reinvested, is 23 percent for
the country's five banks with a market value more than $5 billion, the
data show.


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