Blog Entries and Commentaries

In Wuhan and road to the Yangtze

From Wuhan to the Yangtze River cruise
Covering more than 30 countries in the Asia Pacific region, and then doing a round-the-world once or twice a year to keep abreast of developments in other markets would make me qualify … Continue reading…

Hedge fund managers and $10billion

Meeting hedge fund managers – 1
In the past couple of weeks, I entertained two hedge fund visitors passing through Singapore. One was from one of the world�s largest hedge funds, and he was on his way to another … Continue reading…

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…


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