South Korea: Trade Pact To Fuel Export Growth

MILESTONES: SOUTH KOREA   By Thomas Clouse   Seoul: Tighter ties with the United States South Korea finalized details of its free trade agreement (FTA) with the United States last month, more than three years after the former presidents of ...

BIGGEST BANKS IN ASIA 2010

Global Finance ranks the 10 Biggest Banks in Asia NEW YORK, December 6, 2010 — As the world's key emerging markets continue to drive the global economy out of recession, Global Finance unveils its third annual Global Finance 200, the ...

Emerging Markets Focus: Asia

COVER STORY: IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT   By Anita Hawser   Emerging Asia has consolidated its role as the most powerful engine of global economic recovery—but threats to the region's growing prosperity remain.   The first thing British prime minister ...

Best Derivatives Providers: Asia

WINNERS: ASIA   Best Commodity Derivatives Provider Macquarie Australia's Macquarie Group finances producers of a wide variety of commodities and has a reputation for producing the most astute research on commodities, particularly on metals and mining in Asia. Two years ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: China

ROUNDUP   By Thomas Clouse   China's trade surplus rose to $27.15 billion in October, its second highest reading of the year, the customs office reported last month. The surplus represents a 60% month-on-month increase and comes despite an almost ...

Burma: Elections Offer Few Answers

MILESTONES: BURMA   By Thomas Clouse   Suu kyi: Free at last Burma held its first election in two decades in early November. The winners of the election will take control of the government from the military, which has ruled ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: India

ROUNDUP   By Aaron Chaze   The other black gold: Coal India sparks investor frenzy Coal India, the world's largest coal mining company and one of the Indian government's mega disinvestments, became the largest IPO ever in India and one ...

Azerbaijan: Investors Cheer Elections

MILESTONES: AZERBAIJAN   By Justin Keay   Baku: Enjoying the fruits of Azerbaijan's mineral wealth Azerbaijan's parliamentary elections in early November ended in controversy, with critics claiming the opposition parties were prevented from being able to properly challenge Yeni Azerbaijan, ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: China

ROUNDUP   By Thomas Clouse   Liu: China was furious over his Nobel Prize China's trade surplus fell to a five month low of $16.9 billion in September. Down almost 16% from August the figure reflected slower year-on-year growth rates ...

FX: Renminbi Rising

China's trade deficit with the US rose to another record in August, fanning the brush fires that have broken out in the currency markets. Currency issues dominated talks at the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: India

ROUNDUP   By Aaron Chaze   Mining a rich seam: Coal India lines up India’s largest IPO India's financial markets regulator, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), says it will soon allow the auction of Indian government bonds ...

Stars Of China

ANNUAL REPORT: GENTLY DOES IT.   By Thomas Clouse   China's rapid recovery after the global financial crisis may yet foreshadow a hard landing as the government struggles to rein in the perennially red-hot real estate market.     Real ...

Kan Sees Off Leadership Challenge

NEWSMAKERS: JAPAN   By Thomas Clouse   Ozawa: Failed to unseat Japan’s prime minister Japanese prime minister Naoto Kan retained leadership of his political party and the country after political powerbroker Ichiro Ozawa unsuccessfully challenged him for his position in ...

Emerging Markets: China

Roundup   By Thomas Clouse   Old properties gain new protection from land appropriation China's central bank in February raised the required proportion of deposits banks must hold in reserve for the second time this year. China is taking steps ...

Emerging Markets: India

ROUNDUP   By Aaron Chaze   With its fifth rate rise of the year India's central bank, the Reserve Bank of India, launched another attack on inflation last month. The bank upped its key rate to 6.0% from 5.75% in ...