Yearly Archives: 2010

Quantitative easing (the US QE2) and the nature of regulators

I am amazed as to how much the US QE2 (quantitative easing no 2) is pre-occupying the minds of almost all CEOs today. Last week, when I met with Paul Chow, the former CEO of the Hong Kong Exchange, he … Continue reading…

The China vs India Debate in Amsterdam

I have been asked to chair a forum called “India and China: How do you choose” at SIBOS, the largest annual meeting of SWIFT, the payment system infrastructure provider for the global banking industry. This annual meeting, which brings together … Continue reading…

Travellers Tale: A business suit in Bangladesh

As much as I travel, and enjoy travelling around the world, I know that I should document some of the many wonderful experiences I have had.
One that I often tell is my experience at the Sheraton in Dhaka, Bangladesh in … Continue reading…

My notes on the Agricultural Bank of China IPO preparations

The following were notes developed for an interview on BBC’s Asia Business News programme today (9 June 2010) on the forthcoming IPO of Agricultural Bank of China (ABC). My comments were ahead of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) announcing … Continue reading…

Goh Keng Swee and the cold, bronze statute

I have always been an admirer of the late Goh Keng Swee, the economic architect and arguably the most important of the pioneering set of men who became the “founding fathers” of modern day Singapore. He died recently and I … Continue reading…

Obituary: Sir Brian Pitman, the perfect chairman

The most memorable quality of legendary men, as some of us who were fortunate enough to know one would attest to, is just how accessible they really were despite their fame. Sir Brian Pitman, the legendary chairman and CEO of … Continue reading…