Monthly Archives: February 2006

On Bank Mandiri`s case in Jakarta

On the acquittal of Neloe and the arrest of ex-IBRA chief
I seem to have developed a knack for turning up in Jakarta whenever there is some interesting development. This includes the Australian embassy bombing two years ago and … Continue reading…

An introduction- My First Post

The personal challenge for me as The Asian Banker grows has been to keep a balance between my role as someone running an international business and as a commentator on the industry.
I owe it to the industry and to myself … Continue reading…

Building the regional retail business – StanChart

Small talk from a business lunch conversation
The question was asked as to the differences between the changes taking place in StanChart and Citigroup’s retail businesses in the Asia Pacific region.
I thought that the skill sets that StanChart was … Continue reading…

On January meetings with Chinese bank CEOs: ICBC a

Dear Wan Ching
I was taken by surprise when ICBC chairman Jiang Jianqing told me just before the Lunar New Year holidays that his bank, China�s largest, would be ready for a listing by the end of this year. … Continue reading…