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  • 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 ...

  • August, 2007

    August, 2007

    Cover story24ChinaÆs real winnersWhile private equity wilts in China, venture capital blossomsFeatures22Sub-prime toxic mayhem looms over AsiaThe smarter Asian funds of hedge funds are sidestepping the chaos û is yours?Special report Hong Kong30Is it time to cross the water?Forget Central and ...

  • July, 2007

    July, 2007

    Cover story30The $6.4 billion questionOur annual ranking of AsiaÆs 100 richest families sees their combined annual dividend income hit the $6.4 billion markFeatures26Every Breath you takeHow much would you pay to live a little longer?40Successful SuccessionsMany of the regionÆs richest prefer ...

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