WORLD’S SAFEST BANKS IN ASIA 2010

Global Finance names the World's Safest Banks 2010 in Asia   NEW YORK, August 30, 2010 — Global Finance magazine (www.gfmag.com) has named the top 10 "Safest Banks in Asia" in an exclusive survey to be published in the October ...

WORLD'S BEST INTERNET BANKS IN ASIA 2010

Global Finance names the World's Best Internet Banks in Asia 2010 NEW YORK, July 26, 2010 – Global Finance has announced the First Round winners in the "World's Best Internet Banks" competition in Asia. This is the 11th year Global ...

Emerging Markets: China

ROUNDUP   By Thomas Clouse   China is making its currency exchange rate more flexible, the central bank announced on June 19, loosening the Chinese renminbi’s 23-month-long peg to the US dollar. The announcement came after China’s trade surplus rose ...

Emerging Markets: India

ROUNDUP   By Aaron Chaze   Faced with a daunting budget deficit, the Indian government has decided to risk a painful backlash by India’s poor and eliminate price controls on gasoline. The government also cut subsidies on diesel, LPG and ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: China

Roundup   By Thomas Clouse   Expo frenzy: Shanghai expects 70 million visitors China's consumer prices rose by the greatest margin in 18 months in April, while property prices increased by the fastest rate since the country began publishing the ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: India

Roundup   By Aaron Chaze   Desperate: India needs to spend $1 trillion on infrastructure The Indian government is planning to establish an $11 billion infrastructure debt fund with the objective of investing in the power sector and in roads ...

Market Forces

FOCUS: ISLAMIC FINANCE IN ASIA   A centralized approach to Islamic finance is helping Asia develop an industry that may challenge the Middle East as the global hub.   By Anita Hawser   The Middle East is often thought of ...

Newsmakers: Malaysia Seeks To Regain Momentum

Malaysia   By Thomas Clouse   Najib Abdul Razak aims to boost Malaysia’s growth Malaysian prime minister Najib Abdul Razak has unveiled a new economic blueprint as part of his long-term strategy to transform Malaysia from a middle-income to a ...

Emerging Markets: China

Roundup   By Thomas Clouse   Capital idea: Investors can now buy futures China's economy grew by 11.9% in the first quarter of the year, its fastest rate in three years, as retail sales jumped 17.9% and fixed asset investment ...

Newsmakers: Kyrgyz Turmoil Rattles Russia

Kyrgyz Republic   By Simon Watkins   Kurmanbek Bakiyev After a week of defying a provisional government that seized power in an armed uprising that left at least 84 people dead, the Kyrgyz Republic's ousted president, Kurmanbek Bakiyev, resigned and ...

Emerging Markets: India

Roundup   By Aaron Chaze   Reliable growth: India’s largest company expands its reach Reliance Industries, India's largest company by market value and owner of both India's largest gas field and the world's largest crude-refining complex, has successfully acquired a ...

Emerging Markets: India

Roundup   By Aaron Chaze   Calling plan: Bharti Airtel is expanding into new markets As the Indian wireless markets become ever more competitive, local companies are looking overseas for potential growth. South Asia’s largest wireless carrier, Bharti Airtel, for ...

Emerging Markets: China

Roundup   By Thomas Clouse   Brighter future: China promises better deal for rural citizens China’s top legislator has pledged to improve social services and better balance rural and urban political representation. Wu Bangguo, chairman of the Standing Committee of ...