Asiamoney issue two 2017: Contents

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On the cover  |  Editor's letter  |   Hong Kong  |  Taiwan  |  China  |  Macau | Survey

ON THE COVER

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THE BATTLE FOR BANK OF EAST ASIA

Elliott’s court case against Bank of East Asia pits an activist investor against one of Hong Kong’s most venerable institutions. It’s more than a clash of cultures

    

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CHINA'S BOND MARKETS GET THE HARD-SELL TREATMENT

China’s bond markets may be set for explosive growth, but investors still have plenty to worry about. The central bank is stepping in to help



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CAN ANYONE CATCH HSBC IN RMB?

While the pace of progress in offshore RMB markets has stalled, HSBC continues to lead its rivals by a wide margin.


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Editor's letter

China finance faces moment of truth

Hong Kong

Hang Seng's street cred
One country alone has closed the gender gap at the top of finance, and it’s Asia’s fastest-growing large economy.

Hong Kong's best banks


TAIWAN

Economy weighs on banking sector
How did one of the world’s most successful exporters find itself in such dire straits? Much of the economy appears to be going backwards fast

Conglomerates need to break free
Taiwan’s financial sector is struggling to meet the needs of the economy, hampered by overregulation. Will lawmakers enable change?

Taiwan’s best banks


CHINA

Cleaner books in China’s rust belt
Two banks in Changchun, China’s old industrial heartland, talk about shadow banking and the pros and cons of a Hong Kong listing

Green light from China’s regulators
Regulators in China have been a guiding force for the country’s strong embrace of the green bond market. As the US retreats, China is becoming the global leader

The leaders in China green finance
These new Asiamoney awards recognize the financial institutions and individuals that have done most to promote China’s booming green finance market

The banks meeting the corporate challenge
As China’s corporates grow fast, so their banks are having adapt their offerings. Here are China’s best institutions in transaction banking

Chinese wealth enters a crucial decade
The country’s wealth management industry has grown fast – and built a bad reputation. But a handful of firms are showing the way forward

China's best banks

MACAU

The big bet on the long bridge
The former Portuguese colony wants to break free of its dependency on gambling. It is hoping that some new – and expensive – infrastructure will help bring in the tourists.


MORE SURVEYS AND AWARDS

A new survey from Asiamoney reveals which corporates and financial institutions have the best reputation among bankers, investors and analysts