A slow trickle of deals suggests there is appetite for covered bonds in Asia. But there are also signs that growth will be slow.
An ambitious pipeline of projects is being used to lure investors to the Australian state of Victoria
Indonesia's finance chief returned to a job she held from 2005 to 2010, and wasted no time in stamping her authority. She's a deserving Finance Minister of the Year.
The Indian finance minister finally pulled off a long-awaited nationwide goods and services tax, arguably the most important economic reform of the post-colonial era.
His boss has been ousted and new elections are imminent, but the political drama in Korea shouldn't detract from its finance minister's achievements in his year in office.
The new Philippine finance minister has taken a realistic approach to tax as he plots an infrastructure boost. He's emerging as a straight-talker in a government of populists.
China's outgoing finance minister was highly constrained by the country's politics, yet still impressed and reassured investors. He wasn't perfect, but will be missed.
Singapore's finance chief catches the eye for his Herculean work ethic rather than flashy policies ... and his safe and stable approach is just what the Lion City needs.
Taiwan's new finance minister faces political and economic storms as the island reduces its dependence on China. He's reacted cautiously ... but perhaps too cautiously.
Sri Lanka has ambitious plans to transform its capital into South Asia's most vibrant city. But it is keen to avoid the pitfalls experienced in East Asia — and maintain ‘a laid-back vibe’.
Hong Kong's ex-financial secretary wants a promotion to the job of chief executive. In our ranking of finance ministers, his hoarding of reserves leaves him near the relegation zone.
Chinese investors looking to make acquisitions in Europe face challenges. But a careful approach can bear fruit
Australia's treasurer appears to be making progress on the budget deficit, but seems to lack a strategy for a return to surplus amid an unexpectedly flat economy.
Malaysian leader climbs off the bottom of our Finance Minister of the Year rankings to rate 10th out of 12 as 1MDB scandal fades. But he is still attempting to spin too many plates.
Japan's finance minister once advised the country's elderly people to 'hurry up and die'. Our advice to him is to hurry up and quit as he continues to fail on reform and cutting debt.