Country Report: Taiwan

THE TIES THAT BIND   By Gordon Platt   Taiwan is expanding its ties to mainland China, boosting its own economic prowess.   Taiwan’s economic ties to China are likely to continue to expand and deepen, no matter the outcome ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: China

RISING RATES ARE ENCOURAGING LENDING   By Thomas Clouse   Strong demand for loans and higher interest rates boosted profits at several Chinese banks to record levels.   Record-high net profits at China Construction Bank Strong demand for loans and higher ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: India

CENTRAL BANK CHOOSES SLOWER GROWTH OVER HIGHER INFLATION   By Aaron Chaze   The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has become the most proactive central bank in Asia for monetary tightening.   Indian stock exchanges are performing poorly in 2011 ...

Kulibayev Front-Runner In Kazakhstan Succession

NEWSMAKERS: KAZAKHSTAN   By Kim Iskyan   Talk of who might replace Kazakhstan’s president Nursultan Nazarbayev—who has ruled the oil-rich Central Asian country since 1989—has long been taboo in the country’s political circles.   With Nazarbayev’s blessing Succession uncertainty has ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: China

OVERHEATING EASES, BUT DEMAND IMBALANCES REMAIN   By Thomas Clouse   Chinese overheating is finally slowing.   Rising food costs hit consumer price index Chinese overheating is finally slowing after numerous interest rate increases and other policies were enacted to ...

ASEAN Moves Closer To Political Cohesion

MILESTONES: ASIA By Thomas Clouse The Association of Southeast Asian Nations took another step toward political cohesion in late July, agreeing jointly with China to nonbinding guidelines for settling competing territorial claims in the South China Sea. South China Sea—still ...

WORLD’S SAFEST BANKS IN ASIA 2011

Global Finance names the World’s Safest Banks 2011 in Asia NEW YORK, August 18, 2011 — Global Finance magazine (GFmag.com) has named the top 10 Safest Banks in Asia in an exclusive survey to be published in the October 2011 ...