SAFEST BANKS IN ASIA 2012

Global Finance names the Safest Banks In Asia: April 2012 NEW YORK, March 1, 2012 — Global Finance magazine ( GFmag.com ) has named the top 10 Safest Banks In Asia: April 2012 in an exclusive survey to be published ...

Mistry To Take The Helm At Tata Sons

NEWSMAKERS: INDIA   By Aaron Chaze   After two decades leading India’s largest and most respected conglomerate, Ratan Tata will step down in December 2012 as chairman of Tata Sons—the holding company that runs the $83 billion Tata group of companies, with ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: China

CHINESE REGULATORS TARGET ANTI-COMPETITIVE BEHAVIOR IN STATE-OWNED FIRMS   By Thomas Clouse   Chinese regulators have targeted state-owned enterprises in an anti-monopoly investigation for the first time.   Photo Credit: Chen Wei Seng / Shutterstock.com China’s two largest fixed-line telephone operators—China ...

Resource-Rich Myanmar Open For Investment

MILESTONES: MYANMAR   By Thomas Clouse   Preparing to chair the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2014, Myanmar is also opening its doors to foreign investment.   A new dawn breaks in Myanmar, which is open for business Leaders from ASEAN’s ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: India

SLACKENING M&A; MAY PICK UP AS MONETARY POLICY EASES   By Aaron Chaze   Corporate dealmaking in India has declined in the period of the year through October 2011.   Indian Internet penetration grows According to global consulting firm Grant ...

Woodford Out Of The Picture At Olympus

NEWSMAKERS: JAPAN   By Luca Ventura   When Michael Woodford was promoted to president and then CEO of camera and medical equipment maker Olympus Corporation earlier this year, analysts and investors had high hopes for the future of the 92-year-old ...

Hopes For Era Of Stability In Kyrgyzstan

MILESTONES: KYRGYZSTAN   By Kim Iskyan   Late October’s landslide victory of incumbent prime minister Almazbek Atambayev as the new president of Kyrgyzstan may bring a modicum of stability to the country’s tumultuous domestic political environment.   Atambayev may favor ...

EM Regional Review: Asia

  WAITING GAME By Anita Hawser Asia is watching closely to see what happens to the West's buckling economies. However, intraregional trade growth and ever-increasing trade between the emerging markets will help cushion any impact.   Much of the world’s ...