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  • June 2012

    June 2012

    From majors to minors This year is proving that global economies have never really bounced back to roaring success since the Lehman crisis. We’ve had fits and starts of improvements, but one hurdle after another, from natural disasters last year to ongoing uncertainties this year in ...

  • May 2012

    May 2012

    Last August we listed the 20 most powerful women in Asia’s financial markets in a cover story that is still frequently read online. This year, we cast the net further. We asked banks to list their top women in the region and then we looked at what types of jobs they filled. Not surprising...

  • April 2012

    April 2012

    No matter how you slice it, Standard Chartered's numbers look good. As Nick Lord writes in his cover story on the bank: It has increased profits faster than revenues and revenues faster than assets, and done this while barely growing its staff. The streamlined approach to focusing on what ...

  • March 2012

    March 2012

    Executive choices This month’s cover story is about a boutique banker in Thailand. On some levels, we’re continuing on with last month’s theme of What is success? We hear rumblings about banks quietly downsizing, bonuses not what they once were, and perks — such as ...

  • February 2012

    February 2012

    The Chinese New Year has roared in, but there isn't an overwhelming sense of optimism. Rather, the feeling is one of apprehension, as if we really are all staring down the nose of a fire-snorting dragon that is about to exhale. The fact that three out of five of our most read web stories ...

  • December 2011/January 2012

    December 2011/January 2012

    'Tis the season I suppose we’re supposed to be jolly, but it’s difficult not to be worried. As you can see in our cover story and the awards write-ups, much of 2011 was marked by market closure. It seems entirely likely that 2012 will be similar, given that Europe is nowhere ...

  • November 2011

    November 2011

    Fingers crossed Scandal after scandal has shown us that banks shouldn’t be taking a fingers-crossed, hold-your-breath and wait-and-see approach to risk. And we all know the official word is that they are not. Rather, banks have put comprehensive, cumbersome protocols in place to ...

  • October 2011

    October 2011

    What’s that sucking sound? Europe’s woes are everyone’s problems. And ourcover story, written by Nick Lord, details how Europe’s politicians are scuppering any chance of a meaningful resolution. Instead, they are prolonging the agony for themselves — and Asia. ...

  • September 2011

    September 2011

    Are you on the list? Our annual rich list compilation is always a bit like driving slowly past a road crash — you have to look, even if you really don’t want to. And right now, as many question if we’re on the precipice of yet another recession, you might not want to know ...

  • August 2011

    August 2011

    A poignant reminder This month should be a celebratory issue as we highlight some of the high-powered jobs in finance that are held by women. And indeed, reading the cover story is inspiring. The list of accomplishments are impressive, and perhaps for Sameera Anand and me (who wrote the ...

  • July 2011

    July 2011

    The luxury of summerThis month, IÆve felt as if we are a fashion magazine, given the companies we have been covering ù from Prada to Samsonite, which both beg references back to LÆOccitane, we have been focussing on high-end, consumer goods. They certainly sell here in the brand-name conscious ...

  • June 2011

    June 2011

    Financial policeIn our cover story this month, Nick Lord talks to the acting-undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence. ThatÆs the US TreasuryÆs top cop. HeÆs the man charged with the responsibility of trying to shut down access to international finance in places where sanctions ...

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