Asiamoney Issue Two 2019

Asiamoney Issue Two 2019

Financial markets: What's next for China?

In 30 years, China has gone from a backward command economy to a global superpower, but what will the next 30 hold? Asiamoney picks 10 factors to watch, from the renminbi to bonds to wealth management, as we move towards the mid-century.

Asiamoney 30th Anniversary

Asia: Three decades of corporate achievement

Asiamoney has recognized the most impressive companies across Asia-Pacific for the last three decades, publishing the Best Managed Companies Awards, the Corporate Governance Poll and Asia’s Outstanding Companies Poll. For our anniversary edition, we have tallied the results to identify the best corporations in the region over the last 30 years.

China: Three decades, six leaders

As part of Asiamoney’s 30th anniversary coverage, we have selected six key individuals who have contributed more than most to the development of banking and capital markets in China. Their stories illustrate three decades of extraordinary growth.

30 years of capital market progress

Asia Pacific used to be an afterthought for global banks, but thanks to China, it is now one of the world’s most important financial regions. Where once bond and loan bankers might do 20 deals a year, now that’s a week’s work. And billion-dollar IPOs are a regular occurrence. What can we learn from a look through the historic league tables?

Surveys and awards

Review

Hong Kong

WeLab: A fintech experiment succeeds in Hong Kong

WeLab: A fintech experiment succeeds in Hong Kong

Ex-Citibanker Simon Loong is playing a long game – he has assembled some powerful backers for his Hong Kong fintech and now, armed with a new virtual banking licence, he wants WeLab to take on the territory’s established banking incumbents.

Nepal

Nepal financial inclusion: Banking on top of the world

Nepal financial inclusion: Banking on top of the world

Nepal’s government wants everyone to have access to a bank and has ordered a branch in each of the country’s 753 districts. Asiamoney journeys to one of the poorest and most remote parts of Asia, high in the Himalayas, to see if its grand financial-inclusion plan is working.

Taiwan