FinanceAsia Magazine

Issue: June 2012

Issue: 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 Europe have resulted in a prolonged slow recovery. This has prompted many to question whether what they do is worth the stress. In January we asked readers to think about that with our cover story: What is success?

This month, we cast a spotlight on a boom industry: Mining. Asia leads the way in recognising the potential to strike it rich. Thanks to China’s voracious appetite for resources, you would have to be living under a rock not to think to look under rocks for opportunities. Not surprisingly, bankers who have had their finger on the pulse have been leading the way. We profile four who left the financial industry to dig up success. But if you think it’s easy to locate all that glitters and call it gold, you best read this story now.

Elsewhere in the magazine, we look at how Malaysia has competition from Indonesia to dominate the palm oil industry, and what it needs to do to retain its leadership position. We also update readers on Thailand’s economy a year after the floods.

For outlooks on capital markets and the macro economy, we turn to Goldman Sachs’s co-heads for the investment bank in Asia-Pacific, and HSBC’s group chief executive Stuart Gulliver.

Lara Wozniak, Editor


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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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