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The Asian Century

The Asian Century

With a major new trade deal, favorable demographics and relative success managing the pandemic, Asia is fast assuming global leadership. Has the “Asian Century” just begun?

Japan: New Beginnings

Japan: New Beginnings

Tokyo is reviving ambitions to be Asia’s top global financial hub. Many factors, including the country’s fully diversified economy and high level of household savings, favor the effort. But will it work this time around?

Leadership Insights: Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike

Governor Yuriko Koike discusses plans, progress and potential hurdles in Tokyo’s efforts to reclaim the mantle of a top world financial center for the 21st century.

Executive Insights: Asia's Culture Clout

Executive Insights: Asia's Culture Clout

Stuart Wood, a founding partner of design agency Missouri Creative in London, points to Asia’s rising cultural influence—from K-pop to TikTok—as a soft yet powerful facet of its 21st century leadership.

Award Winners

Global Salon

Country Report

Milestones

Corporate Finance

Newsmakers

Unicredit’s New Ceo Is A Dealmaker

Unicredit’s New Ceo Is A Dealmaker

Andrea Orcel’s first major decision is likely to be the takeover of one of the country’s most troubled banks, state-owned Monte dei Paschi di Siena.

Trends

Corporate Finance & Capital

Special Report

Private Banking: Raising The Game

Private Banking: Raising The Game

The Covid crisis is hastening banks’ adjustment to digital. But knowing a financial client is not the same as knowing a subscriber’s TV preferences.

Taiwan Roundtable: Poised To Unleash Growth

Taiwan Roundtable: Poised To Unleash Growth

One of the strongest economies in Asia, Taiwan did relatively well in 2020, both economically and in handling the pandemic. The strength of its tech sector represents both an opportunity and a challenge for the near future, as do potential global and regional trade developments. Leaders from the Central Bank of Taiwan and five banks active on the island took up these topics and more in a recent Global Finance roundtable.

Frontier Market Report

Oman: Looking Up

Oman: Looking Up

After relative success containing Covid-19, Oman looks to gas production and new revenue sources to cure its budget headaches.

Regional Report