FinanceAsia Magazine

Issue: April, 2006

Issue: April, 2006

What's in FinanceAsia Magazine this month?

Our cover story is an exclusive interview with John Mack the charismatic chairman and CEO of Morgan Stanley.

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In our cover story û Asia is critical to our future - John Mack, Morgan StanleyÆs Chairman and CEO, talks to FinanceAsia editor, Steven Irvine, about the US investment bankÆs big ambitions for the Asia Pacific region. In a wide-ranging interview Mack discusses key staffing changes in the region and why Asia, particularly China, is critical to the firmÆs future. He also explains how he thinks Morgan Stanley can improve its earnings in Asia by taking on more principal risk. And he outlines his vision for the ônew investment banking model in Asia.ö

Other Features

Bumi Resources cashes in on coal assets. The company sells its prize coal assets for $3.2 billion.

To JV or not to JV? Goldman Sachs sells out of its India JV and goes it alone.

Limelight for Lone Star. The $6.6 billion sale of KEB - South KoreaÆs biggest ever M&A deal.

The decision they couldnÆt take. The cost of preventing PLN from raising electricity prices in Indonesia.

China Banker 2.0. Investment banks are seeking a new China business model.

The battle for an IDEA. IndiaÆs telecoms sector is rocked by a spat between two of its biggest players.

The cutting edge. Will Sabre CapitalÆs focus on execution continue to bring success?

Korea tobacco, ginseng and boardroom battles. Foreigners grab at one of KoreaÆs best performing companies.

South KoreaÆs $26 billion question. New equity issues in Seoul this year could top last yearÆs $17.8 billion.

Nice fundamentals, lousy neighbours. South Korea believes its credit rating should be higher.

The magnificent seven. We nominate AsiaÆs seven most impressive borrowers.

Here come the sons. The baton passes to the next generation at the successful Ayala family business.

Bring it on. Investors show renewed interest in the Philippines stockmarket. But for how long?

Lacking energy. The Philippines power privatisation programme has so far lacked gusto.

Life in the fast lane. How do higher gearing levels affect AustraliaÆs REITS ?

Raymond: the complete man. How Raymond became a global producer of textiles and garments.

Sevens heaven. So who had the best corporate box at this years Hong Kong Sevens?

Our Eye on CFO features Francis Tang of Sinolink Worldwide Holdings, Who is... Nicholas Moore , and China Entrepreneur is Shi Zhengrong of Suntech Power . Plus all the other usuals: Angel Fok, Bookend, People on the Move, Month in Tech, Month in Asia, Deal of the Month and Primary Markets.

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About FinanceAsia Magazine

Established in 1996, FinanceAsia is the leading publisher of financial news in the Asia-Pacific region. Our combination of print and online products provide the latest news, analysis and insight into Asia’s financial markets.

Published monthly from our office in Hong Kong, FinanceAsia magazine provides our readers with the latest financial trends, interviews, features and investigative reports. The publication has a readership of key decision-makers at corporations, governments, investment and commercial banks, institutional investors, asset managers, brokers, traders and financial intermediaries.

Our regular sections include:

Data Story
We look at the key data behind a topical theme in Asian finance, showcased with an array of graphs and tables.

A monthly opinion column from the FinanceAsia editorial team. We provide our thoughts on a topic making the headlines.

Deal of the Month
Our regular two-page spread with its signature artwork and in-depth analysis examines the equity, debt or M&A deal that we feel has had the biggest impact on the Asian capital markets that month.

Investor Dialogue
For company CEOs and CFOs, what investors think is a critical concern, and in this column we help them understand just this. Each month we speak to a Chief Investment Officer of a top fund and outline their views on corporate governance, what stocks they like and where they expect to generate the best returns.

A monthly opinion piece from a respected author or commentator on Asian business, finance or economics.

People on the Move
Here we summarise the key hires, fires and moves at the region’s banks, highlighting at least one major move each month.

Deal Tracker
We examine the major primary markets deals of the month and comment on the quality of the debt or equity transaction and the secondary market performance.

The Arts of Finance
A light-hearted look at investment opportunities surrounding the arts business in Asia.


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