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Why the Philippines must reform its tax system to end uneven growth

October 3, 2016

Over the past few decades, the Philippines has enjoyed stellar economic growth but its poverty rates have remained unacceptably high. Its newly appointed finance secretary explains how his tax reforms will bring an end to this situation.

Arun Jaitley teaser

Why India backs fast-tracking of the IMF's global quota and governance reforms

October 3, 2016

The IMF and World Bank must adapt their governance and quota reforms to reflect the growing global role of Asia and the rise of emerging economies, writes India's finance minister.

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South Korea's wealth management evolution

September 13, 2016

As the number of high-net-worth individuals in South Korea continues to grow, how will local and foreign players capitalise on changing investment preferences and the rise of fintech? Elliot Smither investigates.

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Yield-starved investors turn to structured products

July 1, 2016

Record low interest rates and quantitative easing is prompting bond buyers to seek alternative ways to gain credit exposure, with derivatives gaining traction as a good proxy. Danielle Myles explains why.

Marc El Asmar

A new regime for equity volatility

July 1, 2016

Low interest rates and stagnant equity markets have seen an increasing number of equity portfolios using derivatives to boost yield. Michael Marray looks at the changes in this field, as the trading of volatility as an asset class increases in popularity. 

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A brave new world for commodities hedging

July 1, 2016

Oil prices are recovering, but for producers, consumers and even investors, some of their most difficult decisions are just beginning. Danielle Myles reports.

Pascale Moreau teaser

FX volatility spurs holistic hedging solutions

July 1, 2016

As correlations break down and hard currencies stumble, corporates have been forced to reassess their approach to foreign exchange risk. More favourable accounting treatment of options could help them achieve their longer term strategies. Danielle Myles explores why.

Top 100 Asean banks ranking 2016

Top 100 Asean banks ranking 2016: Vietnam on the rise

April 1, 2016

Vietnam is on its way to becoming a heavyweight presence in south-east Asia, with the top ranking for asset growth, while Indonesia retains its crown as the most profitable country in the region.  

The infrastructure bottleneck holding Asia back

The infrastructure bottleneck holding Asia back

April 1, 2016

Asia's rapid development over the past two decades has brought the continent to the brink of becoming the world's economic powerhouse. However, its infrastructure shortfall – believed to be worth $6500bn between 2015 and 2020 – is threatening to hold the region back, unless it can scrape together the required funding to fill this gap.

What difference does the AEC make

The AEC: what difference does it make?

April 1, 2016

The launch of the Asean Economic Community has opened up a new wave of opportunities. However, with Western banks pulling back from Asia and domestic banks all-powerful in the region's more developed markets, it may only be the Greater Mekong region that sees any discernible change to its financial landscape in the near future.

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