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Good on assets, short on vision

April 3, 2006

A thriving and highly profitable banking sector still draws criticism for having a short-term outlook. Christopher Pala reports.

Best laid plans

April 3, 2006

Kairat Kelimbetov, minister of economy and budget planning, tells The Banker about the country’s plans for curbing inflation and managing debt.

Stalled reforms mar optimism

April 3, 2006

Despite inflation and diversification worries, the economy is expected to boom for decades to come, but the reform programme is suffering.Christopher Pala reports.

Taiwan gears up for competition

April 3, 2006

Taiwan’s newly installed vice-premier Tsai Ing-wen tells The Banker what the government plans to do to help create a sound capital and financial market.

Tough targets for transformation

April 3, 2006

Taiwan’s financial reform programme is addressing not only issues about China but the problems of a highly fragmented banking sector. Stephen Timewell reports from Taipei.

Taking sides in the China-India debate

March 6, 2006

One of the great debates of economics is whether China or India will be the leading emerging market powerhouse of the next decade. China has first-mover advantage but is its model running into problems?

Sustainable growth is key

March 6, 2006

Thailand’s central bank governor Pridiyathorn Devakula is The Banker’s central bank governor of the year in Asia for 2006. Here he talks to Brian Caplen about the challenges facing his country.

Eyes on the future

March 6, 2006

Thailand is reinforcing its recovery from crisis with an overhaul of its capital markets and a programme of liberalisation. Brian Caplen explains.

China will not suffer from US recession

February 6, 2006

At this time of the year, it is becoming fairly standard to forecast a US recession caused by a housing crash that slows down consumer spending and then hits corporate profits.

India’s hunt for capital continues

February 6, 2006

A lending boom, high growth levels and the requirements of Basel II are driving the search for extra capital among India’s banks. As Kala Rao reports, restrictions on public sector banks may give rise to new instruments.

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