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Sunday, 22 October 2017

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  • Jonathan Rogers

    A lesson from the Wild East

    People & Markets | 04 November 2016

    A COLOURFUL CASE of financial shenanigans is unfolding in Hong Kong. Although relatively small in absolute terms, the collapse of a local money lender is notable in that a lot of the cash which has gone missing was stumped up by the city’s investment banking community.

  • Jonathan Rogers

    The good cops take charge

    People & Markets | 28 October 2016

    I went to a sustainability conference last week held in Singapore by BNP Paribas and my first thoughts, after a day which included such highlights as Cherie Blair talking about advancing women’s equality in the corporate world and former world tennis number one Chris Evert about her days as one of the first superstars of women’s sport, were about how much longer such conferences can be convened.

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    This time it's different

    People & Markets | 21 October 2016

    THE SECONDARY LOAN market in Asia has been expected to boom for a long time. It was a hoped-for venue of rich liquidity and was seen as a handy, indeed necessary, means for banks to tweak their balance sheets.

  • Jonathan Rogers

    Is Marmite inflation fungible?

    People & Markets | 14 October 2016

    HSBC HAS JUST published a fascinating piece of research, the crux of which is the forecast that global interest rates will remain low for at least the next five years. I’ve heard of long-range weather forecasts (which are notoriously unreliable, global warming excepted) but the idea of a five-year forecast is entirely new to me.

  • Jonathan Rogers

    Revving up the volume on 1MDB

    People & Markets | 07 October 2016

    SOME FRIENDS OF mine from Singapore recently attended the Formula One in Kuala Lumpur. Not being much of a petrol head myself, I have only experienced that noise-fest on one occasion - at the Singapore F1 eight years ago when the city state’s night race made its debut – as the guest of an investment bank.

  • Jonathan Rogers

    China's property bond bubble is back

    People & Markets | 30 September 2016

    HAVING WATCHED VARIOUS bubbles expand in global capital markets since the financial crisis, the recent re-emergence of the China property bubble gives me the most pause.

  • Jonathan Rogers

    Friends in advisory places

    People & Markets | 23 September 2016

    IT’S ALL ABOUT infrastructure these days, particularly in Asia, where the annual spend required to plug the region’s gap in everything from power production to roads and airports is estimated to reach US$5.36trn annually by 2025, according to PwC. Small wonder, then, that lots of people are trying to get a piece of the project finance advisory game.

  • A Filipino contradiction

    A Filipino contradiction

    All Special Reports | 15 September 2016

    The Philippines under its recently elected president Rodrigo Duterte displays some uneasy contradictions. Against the backdrop of extra-judicial killing which has delivered more than 3,000 deaths since his inauguration, and a bomb blast last month that prompted him to declare a national state of lawlessness, credit and equity markets seem impervious. Can this last?

  • Jonathan Rogers

    The inevitability of going Green

    People & Markets | 09 September 2016

    LAST WEEK THE G20 produced a communique from its annual meeting, this time held in Hangzhou in China, which for the first time mentioned Green finance as a critical input into the future of the global economy.

  • Jonathan Rogers

    Laos returns to its original sin

    People & Markets | 02 September 2016

    EVERYBODY LOVES A frontier market. The multilateral development banks get to fulfil their mission statements by helping create a capital market, often by stepping up to issue a domestic bond. Independent advisers can leverage their local contact book for lucrative commissions and the promise of future business, usually government-linked. And get in early on the banking side and you’re at the core of what may eventually become a fully fledged emerging market.