Byline: Adeline Paul Raj
BANGKOK: Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank), the fourth largest banking group in Asean by assets, is optimistic it will have commercial banking operations in Thailand by 2015.
Thailand is the only market in the region, apart from Laos and Myanmar, where it does not have a commercial banking presence. It has applied for a licence in Laos and is keen to start operations in Myanmar once the country opens up the market.
"We're just waiting for the right opportunity and the right target," president and chief executive officer Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar told reporters here yesterday.
Thailand, the region's second largest economy and …