Six years ago, the term impact investing had yet to even be coined, much less developed into the viable opportunity for investors that it is today. Since then, hundreds of millions of dollars have flowed from US and European investors seeking both financial and social impact.Wednesday, 20 March, 2013, 3:11am
The bond market is telling Moody's Investors Service and Standard & Poor's that they've got it wrong in rating sovereign debt in Southeast Asia.12 Mar 2013 - 6:42am
It might have been comic were people not being killed, with the Malaysian government using excessive aerial and ground firepower against a ragtag bunch of "invaders". But the bizarre incursion into the east Malaysian state of Sabah by some 200 followers of the Philippine-based Sultan of Sulu was a reminder of how many issues left over from history can suddenly spring back to life to be exploited by contemporary politicians.10 Mar 2013 - 2:52am 6 comments
It is probably just as well that Philippine lawyers and officials spent months quietly working out the strategy and legal steps required to force China to UN arbitration over the South China Sea. For, nearly three weeks after Manila launched its unprecedented action, it is increasingly clear that theirs will be a lonely road.12 Feb 2013 - 2:45am 1 comment
The Pearl River Delta, once regarded as the factory to the world, will lose 10 per cent of its Hong Kong-owned factories over the next two years.
The warning came from Stanley Lau Chin-ho, a deputy chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, who added that in the past few months, several factories making watch components had closed down.11 Jan 2013 - 3:56am
Like many mothers, Ritsuko Kawasaki fretted over the health and safety risks of remaining in Japan after last year's quake, tsunami and nuclear disasters.24 Dec 2012 - 5:06am
Bloomberg Television, the 24-hour global network broadcasting division of financial information giant Bloomberg, plans to step up the establishment of new partnerships next year in Southeast Asia.
The company, which has its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Hong Kong, recently launched Bloomberg TV Mongolia, a partnership with that country's Trade and Development Bank.17 Dec 2012 - 5:31am
1. Global Times25 Nov 2012 - 2:06am
Hard-working expats add vitality to city
In his column Jake van der Kamp says expatriates who can't afford to send their children to an expensive international school should go home ("ESF sense of entitlement an antiquated school of thought", November 11). Hong Kong would lose nothing, he says.
I have no children, but I beg to differ.18 Nov 2012 - 3:49am
For anyone doubting Washington's determination to push ahead with its strategic "pivot" back towards Asia amid China's rise, US President Barack Obama's diplomatic offensive in Southeast Asia this weekend will make for jarring reading.16 Nov 2012 - 3:58am
Fresh from yet another meeting in Brussels on Europe's debt crisis, International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde yesterday kicked off a three-country tour of Southeast Asia, which is thriving after emerging from turmoil more than a decade ago.15 Nov 2012 - 5:02am
With China's economic growth stalling and regulators there and in Hong Kong and Singapore trying to restrain their property markets, investors are turning their attention to Southeast Asia, and particularly Indonesia.14 Nov 2012 - 3:22am
Myanmar’s government says it “warmly welcomes” US President Barack Obama’s decision to visit the country this month, noting it will increase the momentum of democratic reform.
Obama will become the first US president to visit the once pariah nation, which is emerging from decades of military rule.9 Nov 2012 - 3:06pm
"Patience, patience, patience," Nengah Sudipa says as we trudge through a sandy coconut grove on Nusa Penida, a limestone island lying a 45-minute boat ride east of Bali.6 Nov 2012 - 10:10am
Recent warnings from a former Japanese diplomat that the US has for years manipulated Japanese politicians, and their foreign policies, against China are being eagerly received in Beijing, stoking both paranoia and an increasingly lively propaganda script.24 Oct 2012 - 7:14am 5 comments