Growing appetite

Over the past two years, many Asian investors ­ from central banks to small Korean financial institutions ­ have suddenly become a driving force in international bond markets.

The private life of Robert Kuok

Robert Kuok's conglomerate empire was built on political astuteness, an Asia-wide network of contacts and a willingness to take risks.

It's your move, Mr Zhu

International investors hoping for rapid changes to China's financial system will be disappointed.

Waiting for the big one

Investment banks see Asia as the next big market, so the largest ones have all established derivatives operations in the main centres.