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Access to Asia

November 5, 2007

Hong Kong has emerged as the clear global financial centre in Asia, standing alongside London and New York. Mark Michelson examines the drivers behind the city’s success.

New champions, fresh insights

October 1, 2007

Debate on China’s future was fierce at the inaugural summer event of the World Economic Forum held in the Chinese city of Dalian. Stephen Timewell reports.

Opening China’s bank accounts

September 3, 2007

China’s banking sector will undergo a dramatic transformation by 2015, writes Bambang Moerwanto.

A big leap for a Chinese giant

September 3, 2007

ICBC chairman Jiang Jianqing talks to The Banker about the Chinese market, the bank’s recent growth and its long-term strategy to become an international player.

Payments industry gears up for games

August 1, 2007

Wendy Atkins reports on how payment card providers are preparing for the 2008 Beijing Olympics by ensuring that visitors can pay easily for all their needs.

China: words not deeds

August 1, 2007

China, the fastest developing country in the world, with a 10.7% gross domestic product (GDP) growth in 2006, is a very indicative example.

The next stop for investment in public private partnerships

August 1, 2007

Bankers are looking at the BRIC countries to expand their business and to boost public private partnership portfolios. Which are the most appealing locations? Silvia Pavoni, John Rumsey, Ben Aris and Kala Rao report on the state of PPP development in Brazil, Russia, China and India .

Kazakh bank makes inroads into China

August 1, 2007

One emerging market bank on the move is Bank TuranAlem, which, as one of the largest private banks in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), is expanding overseas.

Too-big-to-ignore list is growing

August 1, 2007

Not every bank desires to be a global powerhouse but there are some markets that are TBTI (too big to ignore). Chief executives need to have a China strategy and an India strategy for sure but the TBTI list is growing faster than CEOs can keep up with.

China cuts out the middleman

August 1, 2007

By negotiating directly with Africa, China is changing the rules on commodity trading, writes Martyn Davies.

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