Asia 2010 - A FinanceAsia Survey

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A. Asia 2010

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1. Which Asian country has the best investment prospects in the next five years?

Asian Country

2. Which Asian business sector offers the best investment prospects in the next five years?
Choose one:

Telecoms
Banks and financial institutions
Natural resources (includes oil & gas, paper etc)
Technology
Transportation
Retail

3. Will Southeast Asia grow faster than North Asia in the next 10 years?
Choose one:

Yes
No

4. On a 10-year view, you would make a better return owning property in...
Choose one:

Hong Kong
Tokyo
Shanghai
Singapore

5. Will Asia [including Japan] be a more important hi-tech centre by 2010 than the US?
Choose one:

Yes
No

HiTech

(6) Please rank the following countries (Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, India) in order of importance as hi-tech centers in 2010 in Asia. 1st=most important.

1 2 3 4 5
Japan
China
Taiwan
Korea
India

MarketCap

(7) Which countries do you think will have the most companies in the world's top 100 companies by market capitalisation in 2010?
Rank the following countries with 1 being the country with the most.

1 2 3 4 5
China
India
Japan
Korea
Taiwan

8. By 2010 what percentage of global indices [eg MSCI] will Asia [including Japan] represent?
Choose one:

0-10%
11-20%
21-30%
31-40%
41-50%
51-60%
61-70%
Over 70%

B. Politics

9. Name Asia's two most competent governments.

10. In which Asian country is corruption the greatest concern?

11. Will corruption be less of a problem in Asia in 2010 than it is today?
Choose one:

Yes
No

C. China

12. Of the world's top 50 companies by market capitalization in 2010, how many will come from China?
Choose one:

None
1-5
6-10
11-20
21-35
36-50

13. Will Taiwan reunify with China by 2010?
Choose one:

Yes
No

14. Will the Chinese stock market be bigger than the Tokyo stock market by 2010?
Choose one:

Yes
No

15. Will the standard of English-usage in 2010 be higher in
Choose one:

Hong Kong
Shanghai

16. Which language will dominate Asian business in the next 20 years?
Choose one:

English
Mandarin

17. Shanghai will usurp Hong Kong's pre-eminence as a financial centre within...
Choose one:

5 years
10 years
20 years
30 years
Never

D. Japan

18. What will Japan's public debt to GDP ratio be in 2010?
Choose one:

50%
100%
150%
200%
250%
300%
More than 350%

19. Are you optimistic about Japan's growth potential?
Choose one:

Yes
No

20. Do you think Japan has entered a cycle of gradual decline similar to post-war Britain?
Choose one:

Yes
No

E. Currencies

21. What will be the level of the dollar/yen in 2010?

Dollar/Yen

22. On a five-year view would you rather hold US dollars or euros?
Choose one

US dollars
euros

23. Will there be a single Asian currency within 10 years?
Choose one:

Yes
No

F. The future of Asian banking

24. Which will be the most significant Asian financial centre in 2010?
Choose one:

Tokyo
Hong Kong
Singapore
Shanghai

25. Will there be a global Asian-owned bank by 2010?
Choose one:

Yes
No

26. Will there ever be another Pan-Asian, Asian-owned investment bank [like Peregrine]?
Choose one:

Yes
No