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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 […]
2 November, 2018

Goldman Bank in the 1MDB Swamp After Leissner and Ng Charges

Euromoney, November 2018 The charge sheets against former Goldman Sachs employees also appear to identify a senior figure […]
1 November, 2018

Pernia: Philippines’ Infrastructure Build Won’t Depend on China

Euromoney, November 2018 The Philippines’ Build Build Build infrastructure drive is one of the most ambitious in the […]
19 October, 2018

HBL’s Aurangzeb Sees Brighter Times for Pakistan Despite Bailout

Euromoney, October 19 2018 In a country with twin deficits and a 13th bailout in recent memory, one […]
18 October, 2018

Asia is Sanguine About Global Shocks

Euromoney, October 2018 Two themes, a sort of call-and-response, dominated the IMF annual meetings in Bali in October. […]
18 October, 2018

Negotiation is Key as UBS Heads for China JV Majority Stake

Euromoney, October 2018 Z-Ben, the impeccably connected China-based research house, reported in October that UBS is to succeed […]
16 October, 2018

Russian Space Tourism Takes Off on the Kazakh Steppe

AFR Sophisticated Traveller, October 2018 The only place you can see humans launched into space today is in […]
9 October, 2018

Asia Private Banking Debate

Euromoney, October 2018 See this roundtable here
9 October, 2018

Scoring the Santiago Principles as they Turn 10

Euromoney, October 2018 The Santiago Principles have elevated governance in sovereign wealth funds – but not consistently across […]
9 October, 2018

India Banking: The Problem with India’s State Bank Mergers

Euromoney, October 2018 September brought a sign of progress in India’s ambitions to transform its debt-addled state-owned banking […]
3 October, 2018

Yes Bank: Kapoor’s Diamonds are Forever

Euromoney, October 2018 Rana Kapoor was feeling emotional. The Yes Bank co-founder, who is preparing to hand over […]
3 October, 2018

GoJek’s Metal Ignition

Euromoney, October 2018 GoPay is southeast Asia’s answer to Ant Financial. Its CEO comes with a background in […]
1 October, 2018

Private Equity: Standard Chartered Wants to Combine Venture Capital with Internal Innovation

Euromoney, October 2018 Standard Chartered and venture capital have not been the best of friends in recent years. […]