This report – prepared by a Study Group chaired by Andrew Khoo (Monetary Authority of Singapore) – develops a central bank perspective on the regional integration of EME banking systems and financial markets, assesses the drivers of these developments, and draws broad conclusions for policymakers. The findings are based on data from the BIS international banking statistics (IBS) and various other public sources, interviews with the private sector, inputs from central banks from non-CGFS jurisdictions, as well as reviews of the existing academic literature and case studies from select CGFS member jurisdictions. . . .