Mirza Adityaswara, senior deputy governor at the country's central bank, tells FinanceAsia the budget needs to be re-allocated to achieve 7% growth target.
China has stamped on Hong Kong’s democratic aspirations even as it embraces financial liberalisation, moves that secure the city’s future as the financial highway into mainland China.
It is early days but if you read the 12th five-year plan carefully, there will be a large, liquid and tradable market for fixed income securities by 2017 in China.
A decision by the Hong Kong Economic Journal to cancel Edward Chin's weekly column after nine years has highlighted the tensions in the city.
China's government rejects calls for free elections in the city, rousing protestors to set in motion plans to block streets in Hong Kong's financial district.
Banks need to prepare for the reality that more of their fee-charging services will be commoditised due to digitisation, says Accenture.
Addressing the cross-border regulatory challenges for the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect.
Indonesia and Thailand, Asean’s two biggest economies by GDP, officially have new leaders. Both countries are in need of a spark.
China’s first local government bonds without central government backing still do not show market forces at work.
The OECD's incoming common reporting standards will redraw the tax regime in the city and increase the burden on banks at a sensitive time.
Blackstone and Tamarind talk to FinanceAsia about M&A openings created by North American oil & gas giants retreating from the region.
Costs are increasingly unsustainable, given the vast scale of projects and local governments' debt, writes Gloria Lu at Standard & Poor’s.
There are signs the incoming Indonesian government will work more closely with foreign groups who have been hit hard by taxes on mineral exports.
Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has officially won the election but business, the markets and foreign investors might have to wait a bit longer for clarity.
Giordano Lombardo, CIO of Pioneer Investments, says comparisons between China now and the US pre-2008 are off the mark.