Only the best will survive

Which are Asia's most sophisticated borrowers? This is the question Euromoney put to 16 heads of debt syndication in Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo.

Let 300,000 companies bloom

It is one of the boldest economic plans of the century: China wants to sell or merge its state-owned enterprises - nearly half the country's economy.

The models grow ever sexier

Latest modelling techniques mean rocket scientists at banks can finally get to grips with the age-old problem of credit risk.

Leading the field in Asia

Euromoney's tables were compiled using data from Capital Data Bondware and Capital Data Loanware for the period January 1 to October 31 1997.

Asia's emerging superleague

Which are Asia's strongest companies? With the region's corporates facing difficult market conditions, declining stock prices and a credit squeeze, the difference between Asia's many underperformers and its increasingly global star players is likely to grow.