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 ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: China

CHINESE FIRMS HEAD FOR GLOBAL EXPANSION   By Thomas Clouse   Several Chinese companies have picked up assets in overseas markets in recent weeks, with energy and raw material industries leading the way.   Tiangong-1 on the launch pad In ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: India

DECLINING SALES HIT INDIAN AUTO INDUSTRY   By Aaron Chaze   The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) has significantly lowered the growth forecast for car sales in the domestic market for fiscal 2012 from between 10% and 12% to ...

Report And Awards: The Stars Of China

YIN AND YANG   By Thomas Clouse   China continues to sidestep major global economic woes, with its growth rate expected to hover close to 10%. However, the country faces its own unique set of challenges in effectively securing continued ...

The Stars Of China: Banks

By Thomas Clouse BANKS BEST CITY COMMERCIAL Bank of Jiangsu Bank of Jiangsu is reportedly awaiting regulatory approval for its much-anticipated IPO, but the Nanjing-based lender has not let the wait impede its efforts to add innovative products and services. ...

The Stars Of China: Companies

By Thomas Clouse COMPANIES AUTOMOBILES Chery International After years of torrid growth, China’s automobile market slowed significantly this year, with light vehicle sales up only 5% year-on-year in the first eight months, according to figures from J.D. Power. Chery International, ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: India

FOREIGN INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR FLOWS START TO DECLINE   By Aaron Chaze   Inflation fears, monetary tightening and slowing corporate growth may reduce foreign institutional investor interest.   Reserve Bank of India cites strong outward investment by Indian firms Worries over inflation, ...

Uniting Divided Factions In Japan

NEWSMAKERS: JAPAN   By Thomas Clouse   Yoshihiko Noda became Japan’s sixth prime minister in the last five years after the lower house of parliament voted the 54-year-old finance minister into office on August 30.   Noda is Japan’s sixth PM ...