Asia IPO Bankers Continue Game of Musical Chairs With UBS Moves

Asia IPO Bankers Continue Game of Musical Chairs With UBS Moves

The recent game of musical chairs is continuing for bankers selling initial public offerings in Asia, with UBS Group AG the latest to announce changes. UBS appointed Hannah Malter as Asia head of equity capital markets syndicate, effective immediately, it said Monday in an internal memo obtained by Bloomberg. Malter, who formerly worked as Asia-Pacific […]

SSGA hires Ellen Tsang as head of marketing for Asia ex-Japan

SSGA hires Ellen Tsang as head of marketing for Asia ex-Japan

SSGA hires Ellen Tsang as head of marketing for Asia ex-Japan 16 April 2018   Category: News, Asia, Global, Hong Kong, USA   By Asia Asset Management Boston-based asset manager State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), the asset management arm of State Street Corporation, announced the appointment of Ellen Tsang as […]

Asia's Bastion of Free Speech? Move Aside, Hong Kong, It's Taiwan Now.

Asia's Bastion of Free Speech? Move Aside, Hong Kong, It's Taiwan Now.

The shift reflects the increasingly authoritarian efforts of President Xi Jinping, China’s strongest leader since Mao, to assert his control over China, including Hong Kong. When the British returned Hong Kong to Chinese control in 1997, the “one country, two systems” arrangement was supposed to give the territory a “high degree of autonomy” until at […]

Indochina Is Southeast Asia's Final Frontier

Indochina Is Southeast Asia's Final Frontier

Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand are some of the forerunners in general and business aviation (GA/BA) in Southeast Asia. However, the Indochina region is emerging as a contender for growth with countries such as Vietnam, Myanmar, and Cambodia experiencing GDP growth and enjoying an expanding tourism industry. Myanmar’s economic liberalization has seen a surge in foreign […]

Asia cautious about possible Trump rethink on trade deal

Asia cautious about possible Trump rethink on trade deal

TOKYO (AP) — Japan and New Zealand are reacting cautiously to U.S. President Donald Trump’s request that his administration re-examine a Pacific Rim trade deal that he pulled the U.S. out of shortly after taking office. Japanese officials said Friday they welcome the move if it means that Trump is recognizing the importance of the […]

Cannes Selects Asia's Most Anticipated Titles

Cannes Selects Asia's Most Anticipated Titles

The selection of Asian films in Cannes’ Official Selection is not the biggest, but may be one of the most anticipated in recent years. Three of the four in main competition are by directors with a high profile Cannes track record. The fourth is a competition virgin. The main competition includes a long-awaited return for […]

Central Asia's Democratic Backslide Continues, Except for Uzbekistan

Central Asia's Democratic Backslide Continues, Except for Uzbekistan

Three states in Central Asia marked declines in the 2018 Nations in Transit report; but Uzbekistan logged its first improvement since 2005. Democracy is in retreat in much of the former Soviet Union, 26 years after its collapse. Freedom House’s annual Nations in Transit report, released today, marks democratic declines in 19 of the 29 countries […]

Asia looks set for mixed start after global markets rally on Xi comments

Asia looks set for mixed start after global markets rally on Xi comments

Gains seen overnight on Wall Street failed to translate during the Asian session, despite the Dow Jones industrial average gaining more than 400 points. Other major U.S. stock averages also recorded significant gains. Those moves higher overnight came as traders saw hope of avoiding a trade war in Chinese President Xi Jinping’s remarks about further […]

US stock futures climb in Asia during Xi speech

Hudson Lockett in Hong Kong April 10, 2018 Print this page The outlook for Wall Street continued to climb in Asia on Tuesday as Chinese President Xi Jinping made a broadly pro-trade speech at the Bo’ao Forum for Asia in Hainan. S&P 500 futures rose as much as 1.4 per cent during morning trade in […]

ANALYSIS-Obesity Among Asia-Pacific Children is Growing Health Crisis

ANALYSIS-Obesity Among Asia-Pacific Children is Growing Health Crisis

KUALA LUMPUR —  Obesity rates among children in Asia-Pacific are rising at a rapid rate, and more action is needed to encourage healthier lifestyles and ease pressure on fledgling healthcare systems, researchers said. The number of overweight children under five rose 38 percent between 2000 and 2016 in the region, and the problem is growing, […]