Emerging Markets: China

Roundup   BY Thomas Clouse   A strong services sector saw China’s GDP revised upward China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) created the world’s third-largest free-trade zone, measured by trade volume, on January 1, eliminating tariffs on ...

Features: Country Focus: Japan

JAPAN SCRAMBLES FOR A FRESH START Japan’s new government is working hard to find ways to rouse the country’s economy from its persistent malaise.   By Thomas Clouse   Japan is a country of economic contrasts. It is a nation ...

Emerging Markets: India

Roundup   By Aaron Chaze   Steeling the show: India enhances its steelmaking capacity As part of its drive to raise over $3 billion from power privatizations, the Indian government is poised to offer global institutional investors a 5% stake ...

Emerging Markets: DR News

  Companies Based In India Increase DR Offerings   By Gordon Platt   Equity issues by India-based companies using depositary receipts rose from $100 million in 2008 to $3.4 billion last year. The rush of DR issues is likely to ...

The new world powers

  THE NEW WORLD POWERS   The coming decade will witness a fundamental rebalancing of economic power, setting the stage for this to become the Asian Century.   By Harold L. Sirkin   It is clear to almost everyone that ...

Emerging Markets: News

M&A; Wave Could Lift Asian Markets In 2010   By Gordon Platt   Increased merger and acquisition activity is likely to be the next driver of growth in many Asian markets, says Jason Pidcock, investment leader, Asia-Pacific equities, for Newton, ...

Emerging Markets: India

Roundup   By Aaron Chaze   Not for sale: India’s farmers are resisting land acquisitions India’s government is forging ahead with its privatization program and has asked various ministries for a list of companies that could be considered for disinvestment— ...

Emerging Markets: China

Roundup   By Thomas Clouse   Racing ahead: Incentives are helping drive record Chinese auto sales China’s real estate market continued to heat up in November, with housing prices in 70 large and medium-size cities rising 5.7% year on year, ...

Newsmakers: Anti-Corruption Drive Goes Away

Indonesia   By Thomas Clouse   Yudhoyono: Two key aides fall under suspicion Tens of thousands of protestors took to the streets in cities across Indonesia on December 9 to urge the government to do more to fight corruption. The ...

Newsmakers: New Premier Charts A Difficult Course

Japan   By Thomas Clouse   Hatoyama: Tough decision will be made a little easier with news of recent economic growth Japanese prime minister Yukio Hatoyama and his Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) swept into office in September with pledges ...

Emerging Markets: China

Roundup   By Thomas Clouse   Open market: China’s Nasdaq-style GEM opens for business China’s economy will grow by 8.4% this year, according to World Bank estimates, and by 8.7% in 2010. The World Bank projected 2009 growth of 7.2% ...

Emerging Markets: India

Roundup   By Aaron Chaze   Poor transport infrastructure weighs on India’s competitiveness The Indian government’s privatization program has received a shot in the arm after the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) gave the green light to a proposal ...

Emerging Markets: China

Roundup   By Thomas Clouse   Going east: GM’s Hummer brand heads to China China celebrated the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic on October 1 with a morning parade through the main avenues of Beijing, an ...

Emerging Markets: India

Roundup   By Aaron Chaze   In a sign of returning confidence, corporate India is rushing to market with a rash of IPOs and share offerings. During the last week of September alone, 20 Indian companies filed draft prospectuses with ...