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  • September, 2008

    September, 2008

    Restructuring Citi   The fallout from subprime, Fannie and Freddie, and a bear market continue torain down on the banking industry worldwide. From UBS announcing a global reorganisation plan to Citi implementing changes in its reporting structure for its international division, banks ...

  • August, 2008

    August, 2008

    ChinaÆs global role   As the Olympics are underway, thereÆs no escaping the fact that all eyes are onChina. But it shouldnÆt just be about the Games. ItÆs worth looking to the mainland to see what role, if any, it has in balancing the global economy. Theconclusion: China needs to take ...

  • July, 2008

    July, 2008

    The $7 billion club   Our sixth annual ranking of the regionÆs wealthiest families shows that the combined annual dividend income of the top 100 exceeded the $7 billion mark. This was a rise of 12.4% over the previous year, but keep in mind the review period has traditionally been to ...

  • June, 2008

    June, 2008

    Of toads and men   This monthÆs cover story begins with an anecdote about toads. And our editorial cartoon is about monkeys. Now before you jump to conclusions, no, weÆre not saying the industry is full of monkeys and toads. But these creatures teach us a lesson. And for that bit of ...

  • May, 2008

    May, 2008

    Driving inflation   Commodities investments have certainly proven to be a rich opportunity for many. But is speculation pushing food prices up? In our cover story, we look atthe financial communityÆs role in driving inflation.Turn to our China coverage for more on inflation û but on ...

  • April, 2008

    April, 2008

    A new world order   This monthÆs cover story û looking at outbound M&A from China û shows a deal isnÆt just about who has the money and who wants to take it; itÆs about political perceptions too.Chinese capital may ultimately be welcome in Australia but itÆs receiving a cool reception ...

  • March, 2008

    March, 2008

    Property picks   At most lunch or drinks sessions property prices invariably pop up as a topic. If itÆs not whoÆs moving offices where, itÆs trying to figure out whether to buy or rent housing (that may or may not be up to the standards you would expect for the price). Or youÆre ...

  • February, 2008

    February, 2008

    The dollar effect   The consensus is that Hong Kong will maintain its peg to the US dollar. ThatÆs a political decision. The question is, is it a good economic decision?Increasingly there are indications it is not. In our cover story, we point to the signs that should make you worry ...

  • December 2007 / January 2008

    December 2007 / January 2008

    COVER STORY28Year in reviewA summary of activity in key banking sectorsFEATURES22Asia to the rescue of UBS and CitiAsian investors bail out both UBS and Citi, in another instance of how capital flows are increasingly moving from East to West24Ping An buys into FortisThe Chinese insurer pays ...

  • November, 2007

    November, 2007

    Cover story30To the rescueAsian success counters bank losses in the United States and EuropeFeatures26ChinaÆs financial institutions go shoppingICBCÆs South Africa deal is the latest among Chinese banks forging cross-border ties40Fixed income research pollCiti regains its title45Borrowers ...

  • October, 2007

    October, 2007

    Cover story32The Philippine renaissancePresident Arroyo discusses the nationÆs hot economy and her legacyFeatures28The Leverage returns?Bain and Huawei buy 3Com in a deal that is good news for AsiaÆs leveraged buyout markets but fraught with challenges for BainSpecial reportPhilippines41More ...

  • September, 2007

    September, 2007

    Cover story34Blame the dollar standardThe bestselling author of the Dollar Crisis discusses the causes and cures for the recent subprime lending meltdownFeatures26The latest Venice of the East The Venetian opens in Macau 30Kookmin winsKookmin is named Best Asian Bank 32Good Korea move?HSBCÆs new ...

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