Stars Of China: Banks Span The Spectrum

This year’s ranking of Chinese banks includes all 21 Chinese banks that have a rating from one of the three large, international rating agencies. In principle, the only criterion for inclusion, apart from having one or more rating, was that ...

India: Meet The New Gov, Same As The Old Gov

Raghuram Rajan's departure as head of the Reserve Bank of India to return to teaching at the University of Chicago, made some Indians fear upheaval, but with his deputy taking the helm, stability is expected. 

Tokyo Bucks LDP, Elects First Woman Governor

Japan | Elected Tokyo’s first female governor, Yuriko Koike has made history in Japan. She ran as an independent in defiance of her party—the ruling Liberal Democratic Party—which supported the lesser-known Hiroya Masuda. Koike, 64 years old and a veteran politician, hopes to bring the city’s financial center back to its former glory.

India: Landmark Reform To Unify Taxes

India: Landmark Reform To Unify Taxes

India | The Indian parliament’s adoption of a constitutional amendment bill has paved the way for the biggest tax reform in the $2 trillion economy’s history, as Narendra Modi’s  government prepares to usher in a dramatic change in the tax regime: a single goods and services tax (GST) that subsumes all central, state and local levies.