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17 September, 2017

Life at the Sharp End of Climate Change

Euromoney, September 2017 “This is the highest point in Tarawa!” says Tetiria Kireua. “Three metres!” We are on […]
1 November, 2016

The Mersey Beat

Qantas Magazine, November 2016   Back in the early 1980s, the playwright Alan Bleasdale was looking for an […]
10 April, 2012

Reality bites: the truth about investment banking in Asia

Euromoney, April 2012 Asia is the future; that’s an article of faith in global investment banking. And there […]
10 April, 2012

Reach for the sky

Discovery Channel Magazine, April 2012 In 1987 a young architecture student called Timothy Johnson, an undergraduate at the […]
1 March, 2012

After the flood: The Three Gorges

The Australian Way, March 2012 The Yangzi is one of the handful of iconic rivers that everyone knows […]
1 February, 2012

Bear necessity: China’s panda sanctuary

Qantas – The Australian Way, February 2012 Is there any animal so obstinately intent on its own demise […]
16 January, 2012

So you want to be an astronaut?

Discovery Channel Magazine, January 2012. “Planned a mission to Mars lately? Ever replaced a gyro on an orbiting […]
2 December, 2011

Microfinance – up close and personal

Euromoney, December 2011 Microfinance has its problems, but it can drive the economies of developing nations. So what […]
1 December, 2011

Forbes private banking report: an uncertain time for clients

Forbes Asia, December 2011 Private wealth clients in Asia are facing intense market volatility and uncertainty for the […]
1 December, 2011

Diary of a CFD Trader

Smart Investor, December 2011 How should a novice approach contracts for difference? For speculation or for hedging? Quick […]
1 December, 2011

Exploring Arundhati Roy’s Kerala

Qantas The Australian Way, December 2011 In 1997, Arundhati Roy’s book, The God of Small Things, introduced the […]
22 November, 2011

A lake untouched for 35 million years… until 2012

Discovery Channel Magazine, November 2011 Lake Vostok is one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world: about […]
1 October, 2011

The Cold War lives on

Qantas The Australian Way, October 2011 Two South Korean soldiers stand facing north, fists bunched, in a taekwando […]
17 August, 2011

Purisima’s Philippine balancing act

Asiamoney, August 2011 Asiamoney meets Secretary of Finance Cesar Purisima in a booth in a Hanoi conference centre, […]
2 July, 2011

Cerulli: Islamic funds still ignored by Middle East institutions

Cerulli Asia Pacific Edge, July 2011 On first glance, the dynamics supporting the Islamic fund management industry look very […]
1 July, 2011

Euroweek offshore RMB report: next steps

Euroweek, July 2011 A debt market that has trebled in size in a year. An evolution in issuers […]
6 May, 2011

Emerging Markets: Thailand prepares to see if it has mended rifts

Emerging Markets, May 6 2011 Thailand will dissolve its parliament next week, setting the stage for a July […]
6 May, 2011

Emerging Markets: Purisima interview

Emerging Markets, May 6 2011 The Philippines has pledged to move away from offshore borrowing and to source […]
6 May, 2011

Emerging Markets: Agus says new Indo infrastructure law coming soon

Emerging Markets, May 6 2011 Indonesia’s finance minister believes a crucial new law, one he hopes will galvanize […]
6 May, 2011

Euromoney: Saudi after five years of CMA licensing

Euromoney, May 2011 On July 31 2003, a landmark took place in Saudi Arabian financial services, and it […]
6 May, 2011

Euromoney: Qatar prepares for MSCI boost

Euromoney, May 2011 Qatar is just weeks away from finding out if it will be included in the […]
5 May, 2011

Emerging Markets: Timor to revamp sovereign fund, PNG to launch one

Emerging Markets, May 5 2011 Two of Asia’s frontier markets have given new details of the sovereign wealth […]
5 May, 2011

Emerging Markets: China’s changing consumption habits spell danger

Emerging Markets, May 5 2011 China’s shift to a domestic consumption economy will have drastic impacts on the […]
4 May, 2011

Emerging Markets: Vietnam claims it can handle inflation

Emerging Markets, May 4 2011 Vietnamese policymakers insist they can tackle the country’s alarming inflationary pressures but have […]
4 May, 2011

Emerging Markets: Mongolia readies three-way listing

Emerging Markets, May 4 2011 The world’s first simultaneous three-exchange IPO is expected to be confirmed this week, […]
22 April, 2010

The pain behind Singapore’s gains

Australian Financial Review, April 22 2010 It is Christmas Eve in Singapore, and the Humanitarian Organisation for Migration […]
1 April, 2010

The Liberty: Bali’s perfect shipwreck

The Australian Way, April 2010 It is January 11, 1942, and the US army transport ship USAT Liberty […]
1 April, 2010

Euromoney: ANZ shoots straight for Asia

Euromoney, April 2010 When Euromoney meets Alex Thursby, ANZ’s chief executive for Asia Pacific, Europe and America, the […]
2 February, 2010

Malaysia’s Democracy on Trial

Australian Financial Review, February 2 2010 When Anwar Ibrahim walks into the Kuala Lumpur High Court today, he […]
21 December, 2009

Dubai ducks default – a relief but an opportunity missed

Asiamoney, December 2009 Dubai went to the brink – and it’s still there. Abu Dhabi’s decision in December […]
4 December, 2009

China holds key to carbon trading

Euromoney, December 2009 Attention at the Copenhagen summit on climate change this month [DECEMBER] will mostly be focused […]
1 June, 2009

Citi bails out of Japanese retail as Morgan Stanley moves in

Euromoney, June 2009 One contender leaves, and another enters. The revolving door of foreign participation in Japanese domestic […]
1 March, 2009

Can China entrants make access to coveted markets pay?

Asiamoney, March 2009 Author’s note: This is the original text and differs from the published version. To see […]
1 February, 2009

The big questions about foreign China bank sales

Euromoney, February 2009 Three key questions arise from the recent sale of Chinese bank stakes by their global […]
1 September, 2008

Bangladesh: life at the sharp end

Euromoney magazine, September 2008 Army chiefs rarely find themselves touting potato recipes, but these are remarkable times. So […]
1 August, 2008

Ho gets SJM to the table

Euromoney magazine, August 2008 It’s tough to imagine a worse environment for an IPO than the one that […]
1 June, 2008

Margarito Teves, Philippines finance minister: facing the hard work being undone

Euromoney, June 2008 It was all going so well. In the last three years the Philippines has been […]
1 March, 2008

Vietnam vetoes Morgan Stanley deal

  Asiamoney, March 2008 Morgan Stanley announced a new joint venture in Vietnam in February: a landmark, the […]
1 January, 2007

Shaukat Aziz, Pakistan prime minister: Institutional Investor, December 2006

Institutional Investor, December2006/January 2007 Shaukat Aziz became Pakistan’s prime minister in 2004. A Karachi-born career banker and a […]
8 February, 2018

Why is DBS’s Cost-Income Ratio Going Up?

Euromoney, February 8 2018 DBS is all about digitization bringing costs down, but Thursday’s numbers show a reversal. […]
1 February, 2018

Asia Totters on Cryptocurrency Stance

Euromoney, February 2018 The region is a vital part of the world crypto community, mostly as investor and […]
1 February, 2018

Fintech: Up Bit Creek

Euromoney, February 2018  A bitcoin conference on a Thai beach, part of a cryptocurrency cruise, is quite a […]
26 January, 2018

Covenant Fright: Asia’s High Yield Boom Comes at Expense of Investor Protection

Euromoney, January 26 2018 Here are two facts. One: a bank tells us that its year-to-date volumes in […]
15 January, 2018

What China’s New Basel Standards Will Mean For Banks

Euromoney, January 15 2018 China’s latest effort to curb shadow banking involves applying Basel standards on banks: they […]
14 January, 2018

Grameen Capital to be Part of Conscience-Capitalism Ecosystem

Euromoney, January 14 2018 Ten years on from the foundation of Grameen Capital India, its chief executive still […]
10 January, 2018

Why Ant’s CFIUS Rejection Heralds a Tough Time For China M&A

Euromoney, January 10 2018 Big data concerns and growing protectionism mean many Chinese deals will stumble. The biggest […]
3 January, 2018

Can Citi Make the Most of its Asian Network?

Asiamoney, January 3 2018 Ever since Francisco Aristeguieta took over from Stephen Bird as Citigroup Asia chief executive […]
1 January, 2018

NPCI: The Backbone to India’s Payments Revolution

Euromoney, January 2018 India receives global attention for its digital innovation as a tool of financial inclusion, but […]
1 January, 2018

New SBI Chairman Wants Financial Strength Above All Else

Euromoney, January 2018 Arundhati Bhattacharya left big shoes to fill as chair of State Bank of India, but […]
1 January, 2018

The Euromoney 25: MUFG

Euromoney, January 2018 Being a big Japanese bank is a fairly miserable state of affairs, but at least […]
1 January, 2018

The Euromoney 25: Standard Chartered

Euromoney, January 2018 To read the full story of the Euromoney 25, click here History will probably observe […]