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  1. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Move fast when overheating hits, IMF warns Asia

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... be ready to respond "early and decisively" to overheating risks in their economies stemming from rapid credit growth and rising asset prices, the International Monetary Fund said. Growth ... Financial imbalances and rising asset prices, fuelled by strong credit growth and easy financing conditions, are building in several Asian economies "Financial imbalances and rising asset ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Credit Suisse trains sights on Asia's growing wealth

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Swiss lender says bleak economic outlook in Europe is partly behind shift in business focus Credit Suisse trains sights on Asia's growing wealth Credit ... growing prosperity. "Asia is definitely Credit Suisse's focus of future development," said chairman Urs Rohner in an exclusive interview with the Post on a recent trip to Hong Kong. ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - DEBT

    HSBC turns Asian loan clients into junk bond issuers

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... credit fundamentals are pretty OK, and economic fundamentals are still robust within Asia." ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Abe and Obama must reassure Asia of their agenda for peace and growth

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by SIMON TAY

    ... in the middle of the year. Victory could mean a longer stay in the top job than recent predecessors, who each lasted little more than a year. Security talk is of course necessary, and the US and Japan ...

  5. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Southeast Asian countries stock up on arms as they face off with China

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... of interested buyers. "And in this business, you don't want to be dependent on any one supplier, so that explains all the shopping around. Price is, of course, another factor." Vietnam ... to significantly increase defence spending, with Indonesia overtaking traditional military heavyweight Singapore as the biggest player. Officially, of course, it is not targeted at China. As Aquino ...

  6. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Qantas brings forward Asian flight times

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 01:00pm by Bloomberg

    ... it," he said. "I'd hope they'd be doing that as part of their ordinary course of business." Qantas would also look at whether it could expand its Asian network through ...

  7. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Huge crowds mourn Cambodia’s beloved former king

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 10:33am by Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh

    ... decades marked by independence from France, civil war, the murderous Khmer Rouge regime, his own exile and finally peace. Many elderly Cambodians credit him with overseeing a rare period ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance

    Asia to trade views on Basel III

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by PAUL SOH

    ... of crisis. The rule forces banks to hold enough liquid assets to survive a 30-day credit squeeze. By contrast, existing measures require banks to keep their outstanding loans no higher than 75 per ...

  9. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Fed's zero interest rate hurts Asia and may not help the US

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... The idea behind the policy is that the lower interest rates are held, the greater the opportunity for credit expansion, and so for economic recovery. But not everyone agrees this formula works. ... MacKinnon, who blames the Fed's zero-interest-rate policy for starving small companies of credit and prolonging the downturn. To escape its liquidity trap, restore financial intermediation ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Credit Suisse targets the richest of the rich in Asia

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Lulu Chen

    ... Lulu Chen The private bank seeks to attract clients through providing solutions or helping make social connections Credit Suisse targets the richest of the rich in Asia Global private banks always chase wealthy clients, but Credit Suisse has narrowed its quarry further- to the richest of Asia's rich. Like many other big banks, Credit Suisse is reacting to a significantly ...




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