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June 27, 2013

INDONESIA is becoming more active in helping plan and finance projects desperately needed to improve infrastructure. They include power plants, water systems and toll roads . . . 




June 5, 2013

WANTED: Institutional investors with deep pockets. The Berne Union says new forms of bond structures, backed by risk management tools,  may offer one way of addressing a shortage of liquidity to facilitate export trade . . .




May 18, 2013

ATI Magazine April/May 2013 issue

THE Australian Government’s Asian Century White Paper is a decade overdue, says Trevor Rowe, one of a small group of genuinely influential Australian executives with deep links into the region. Rowe, now Executive Chairman of Rothschild Australia, says the aspirational objectives of the White Paper are laudable, but he finds it disappointing that it fails to discuss how Australians can engage more meaningfully with Asia. If Australia is going to be other than Asia’s ‘quarry’, he says, it needs to develop its comparative advantages – and an understanding and respect of Asian culture . . .




May 7, 2013

ATI Magazine - April/May 2013 issue

AS EUROPEAN banks withdraw, Japan is taking a leading role in encouraging Asian and Australian banks to take up the slack. The Japan Bank for International Co-operation (JBIC) is prepared to offer funding guarantees for these banks, says CEO Hiroshi Watanabe, and significantly, only 30 per cent of loans will now be tied to Japanese suppliers . . .AS EUROPEAN banks withdraw, Japan is taking a leading role in encouraging Asian and Australian banks to take up the slack. The Japan Bank for International Co-operation (JBIC) is prepared to offer funding guarantees for these banks, says CEO Hiroshi Watanabe, and significantly, only 30 per cent of loans will now be tied to Japanese suppliers . . .




March 18, 2013

ATI Magazine February/March 2013 issue

INDIAN authorities must grasp the opportunity of reform in the good times, rather than waiting any longer . . .

 




March 18, 2013

ATI Magazine February/March 2013 issue

EVEN China is now becoming increasingly irritated as Pyongyang lifts the level of anti-US rhetoric in the run-up to further nuclear tests . . .

 




March 18, 2013

ATI Magazine February/March 2013 issue

GEOPOLITICAL tension in Northeast Asia is being compared to the relative stability of Southeast Asia as China and Japan up the ante in the South China Sea . . . .
 




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January 25, 2013

OWNERSHIP claims to the Diaoyutai (Senkaku) islands have their roots in the Sino-Japanese war of  1894-5, the terms of the Japanese surrender in 1945, and a decision by the US in 1971 to hand administrative rights of the islands to Japan. Taiwan details the history of the dispute in a briefing paper which forms part of its proposal for a peaceful resolution of the dispute . . .




January 25, 2013

WHERE NOW FOR CHINA? A long-awaited blueprint on redistribution of income is expected shortly, there will be further stimulus to maintain modest growth, and continuing focus on internationalisation of the RMB. But one leading analyst warns: ‘Expect conflicting interests and inconsistency’.




January 21, 2013

A NEW silk road will emerge in coming years when nine of every 10 barrels of oil exported by the Middle East go to Asia.




January 17, 2013

ASIA PACIFIC and economic linkages seems to have percolated to the top of the second Obama Administration’s foreign policy agenda. In late November, Obama made his headline-grabbing trip to Asia to visit Burma and Cambodia — countries previously on the US no-go list — on his way to the East Asian




China's Cheng Siwei
February 15, 2012

IS CHINA staring at its own version of the American sub-prime crisis?

Quite possibly, according to one of China’s own leading economists, and former Chinese Communist Party official, Cheng Siwei.




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