Asiamoney September 2015

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  • AIIB: regional solution or global threat?

    AIIB: regional solution or global threat?

    The stated aim of the China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), officially launched in June 2015, is to respond to a need for massive spending across Asia. But its creation has caused political controversy, with supporters arguing it shows up previous iniquities while opponents fear it will be a mere tool for China's projection of power. Peter McGill reports.

  • Wealth Management: Once bitten, not yet shy

    Rollercoaster markets of the past few months have put private banking clients in Asia on edge. But although bankers say there has been a noticeable shift to caution, Asian investors still have a greater appetite for risk than those in North America or Europe. Ellen Sheng reports.

  • Wealth Management: Asian SRI’s green shoots

    Socially responsible investment is not yet moving the needle in Asian wealth management, but the time when it could do so is getting closer. SRI assets might still be low, but interest is rising. Generational change could be the driver, as Ellen Sheng reports.

  • Asiamoney FX Poll 2015

    Asiamoney FX Poll 2015: Opportunities amid the volatility

    The year 2015 has been one of immense volatility for foreign exchange in the Asia Pacific region, amid capital flight from emerging markets. In such turbulence, only service providers with top-class expertise and experience can help clients to not only preserve but enhance their commercial strength. Anthony Chan reports.

  • Asiamoney Finance in the Middle East Awards

    Middle Eastern banks have faced a tough environment over the last year, being forced to deal with the impact of a sharp decline in the oil price on a client base that considers few things to be more important. But the best banks are those that can find a way to stand out from the crowd when times are tough, and the banks below did just that. Asiamoney is pleased to announce its picks for the best banks in the Middle East for 2015.

  • Asiamoney Best Managed Company Awards 2015

    Asiamoney is pleased to present its choices for Asia’s Best Managed Companies 2015. The winners were the firms that impressed us the most through a combination of factors including innovation, financial performance and strategic execution, and after also surveying the views of regional analysts and investors. Our congratulations to all those chosen.

  • Indonesia corporate sukuk in government’s shadow

    Indonesia corporate sukuk in government’s shadow

    Indonesia has put a firmer focus on the sukuk market over the last few years, and now plans to raise almost a quarter of its funding from sukuk investors. But although the government has done an admirable job flying the flag for Islamic bond issuance, the country's corporations have yet to follow suit in a meaningful way, reports Matthew Thomas.

  • HK Stars Index: The Good Governance Hedge?

    Selecting and weighting stocks according to their management and governance quality has been an effective hedge against stock losses, especially in bear markets, writes William Cox of Management & Excellence, which created the methodology for the M&E BDO Asiamoney Hong Kong Sustainable Stars Index.

  • Thailand Asean Bond Markets Roundtable: Issuer Panel

    Thailand has a lot to offer foreign issuers hoping to find funding opportunities in the offshore markets, but tougher regulations for foreign names and an illiquid swap market can put some issuers off. Perhaps not for long. Asiamoney talks to a group of leading market participants about the opportunities for foreign and domestic issuers in the Thai baht bond market.

  • Thailand Asean Bond Markets Roundtable: Investor Panel

    Thailand's bond market still has a long way to grow to reach its potential, but in the diversity of credits and the availability of high yield borrowers, it has already achieved much that its peers in the ASEAN region are still dreaming about. Asiamoney sat down with a panel of high-level market participants to discuss Thailand's growing domestic debt market.

  • Indonesia Project Finance Roundtable: Part 1

    Indonesia is one of the largest emerging economies in the world. It should be unsurprising that the country has a huge infrastructure spending plan to meet over the next five years. Asiamoney sits down with a panel of senior market participants to discuss the best source of infrastructure funding over the coming years, and how that funding should be split between the government and the private sector.

  • Indonesia Project Finance Roundtable: Part 2

    For the second part of Asiamoney's Indonesia project finance roundtable, Ray Tay of Moody's chaired a discussion on the potential for PPPs and the best way to attract the private sector.

  • Indonesia Project Finance Roundtable: Part 3

    Funding the plethora of infrastructure projects needed to hit the government's targets over the next five years is going to require a number of funding sources, from the government itself to multilateral institutions to bank lenders. But no-one doubts that the bond market is going to play a role. Asiamoney sat down with high-level representatives from all sides of the market to find out exactly how big that role can be.

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