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From Financial Centres / Asia / China August 15, 2019

Hong Kong cries out for strong and honest leadership

The civil unrest going on in Hong Kong is nothing new, rather part of a long history of protest which has previously led to social reforms. But with a looming threat of Chinese intervention, the hope is that the territory’s leaders engage in dialogue with civil society to maintain the city’s advantages as a financial centre

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From Financial Centres / Asia / Singapore December 17, 2018

Hong Kong and Singapore face off over fintech

In terms of technology, Hong Kong has fallen behind both mainland China and rival Singapore. But the territory has a habit of reinventing itself

Su Shan Tan, DBS Bank
From Financial Centres / Asia December 3, 2012

Private banks turning Eastern promise into reality

The potential for private banks to expand in Asia is huge but newcomers must choose their target markets carefully and be aware of the risks and costs they will face in becoming established

From Financial Centres / Asia April 22, 2012

Hong Kong set to abandon its old investment model

Hong Kong investors have always favoured riskier and more short-term asset classes than those on the mainland, but there are signs this may be changing

Arjuna Mahendran, HSBC Private Bank
From Financial Centres / Asia October 16, 2011

Matching client expectations

Asia has seen an explosion in the number of new millionaires over the past few years, but are the region’s wealth managers able to meet their needs?

From Financial Centres / Asia February 3, 2011

Avoiding the regional pitfalls

As Chinese manufacturing becomes gradually priced out by Vietnam, Indonesia and Bangladesh, Siew Hua Thio from Tantallon Capital expects increasing numbers of factories to move their production out of China.

Aniruddha Joshi, Hirco
From Financial Centres / Asia / India October 22, 2010

Real potential in Indian construction

With huge demand for new housing in India there are plenty of opportunities for those looking to invest in real estate, writes Yuri Bender.

Roosevelt Skerrit became the world's youngest head of state when he took up the position of prime minister of Dominica in 2004. He has since presided over a programme of reconstruction of storm-ravaged housing and infrastructure and revitalising the country's tourism industry. Moreover, his stewardship of the geothermal energy project has put Dominica on the road to clean energy self-sufficiency

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