FinanceAsia Magazine

Issue: May, 2006

Issue: May, 2006

What's in FinanceAsia Magazine this month?

Our cover story looks at how Indian companies are expanding overseas and becoming global leaders.

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In our cover story û Batting for India ûwe look at the emergence of Indian global companies and consider why it is happening, and look at three acquisitive companies that epitomise the trend. Five years ago it was inconceivable that India could produce a GE or a Toyota but today the answer is ôpossiblyö. It is not just the household names that such as Tata or Reliance that are making these acquisitions. We look at some of the lesser-known names: Bharat Forge which makes forgins such as crankshafts for the automotive industry; pharmaceutical company Dr ReddyÆs; wind power firm Suzlong energy.

Other Features

Resolving an IDEA. Birla and Tata end their mobile phone dispute.

Path of lease resistance. Hong KongÆs two rail companies are to merge.

A $2.2 billion catalyst. AU Optronics and Quanta Display merger causes excitement.

Field of Yield. Bankers harvest a resurgent Asian high yield bond market.

Death of the Indian GDR. New rules may discourage Indian GDRs.

Battle of the banks. Who will marry whom in Kuala Lumpur?

Safe as houses. Malaysian insurers are encouraged to buy more local bonds.

Coming shortly. Short-selling is about to make a return in Kuala Lumpur

AsiaÆs best companies. Our annual poll of the regionÆs best managed companies.

Room for a view. Three views on the structured products boom.

Just like kitchen knives. A Taiwanese insurerÆs view of structured products.

Blue sky mining. Is the booming Australian resources sector about to go bust?

Buy Thai ælandÆ? After a good run Thai property may have turned æsquishyÆ.

Roll of the dice, sure thing? How much upside is there in Macau property?

Turning heads. RBS explains its aggressive growth strategy for Asia.

Pumping profits. Kirloskar Brothers û IndiaÆs largest pump manufacturer.

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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