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16 August, 2012

Yeager in his own (harsh) words

Discovery Channel Magazine, August 2012 If you know the name Chuck Yeager, it’s probably because he broke the […]
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 […]
1 May, 2017

China Investment: Not an Udder One

Euromoney, May 2017 All sorts of things can go wrong when you start pledging cows as collateral. There […]
1 May, 2017

Indonesia’s Tax Amnesty Bears Fruit

Euromoney, May 2017 Indonesia’s tax amnesty is being widely described as the most successful of its kind anywhere […]
1 May, 2017

China Debt Breakthroughs Meet Investor Indifference

Euromoney, May 2017 With the planned launched a of a new bond-trading link between Hong Kong and the […]
1 May, 2017

Indonesia’s Side of the JP Morgan Row

Euromoney, May 2017 Earlier this year we wrote about Indonesia’s decision to kick JPMorgan off the primary dealer […]
1 May, 2017

Inside Ant Financial’s Nest

Euromoney, June 2017 Alibaba, Alipay, Ant Financial – by now everyone in banking knows the triumvirate of brands […]
19 April, 2017

Ant’s Increased MoneyGram Bid Shows Commitment to New Approach

Euromoney, April 19 2017 Ant Financial really wants MoneyGram, and has increased its bid by 36%. It’s a […]
12 April, 2017

Philippine Banks Boom Despite the Politics

Euromoney, April 2017 There is an uncomfortable acceptance in Philippine business right now. People will tell you, conspiratorially, […]
12 April, 2017

Jin Liqun: China’s Internationalist

Euromoney/Asiamoney, April 2017 A conversation with Jin Liqun, chairman and president of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, can […]
12 April, 2017

HK SFC’s Alder Says Stock Connect Has Improved Balance With Chinese Regulators

Euromoney, March 15 2017 Ashley Alder, CEO of the Hong Kong Securities & Futures Commission (SFC), says the […]
7 April, 2017

Farewell, Tetangco! So Good They Tried to Change the Law For Him

Euromoney, April 2017 Amando Tetangco took on the top job as the nation’s central banker in July 2005 […]
7 April, 2017

Debate: Bangladesh’s Roadmap to an Inclusive High-Growth Future

Euromoney, April 2017 Bangladesh boasts some of the best economic growth in the region, but faces challenges in […]
7 April, 2017

Does Deutsche’s Fightback Begin in Asia?

Asiamoney/Euromoney, April 2017 Deutsche Bank CEO John Cryan makes no secret of Asia’s importance in putting some of […]