Blog Entries and Commentaries

time to write again

After a short spritely start to writing a blog, I have stayed away from writing into it for a while. I think the reason was because I started for the wrong reasons, wanting to write for an audience, … Continue reading…

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…


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