Equity: Hutch puts its trust in Singapore

Hutchison Ports Holdings chose Singapore for a record-breaking IPO because SGX’s business trust structure assures the Hutch listing, HPH Trust, of continuing control by its existing owners.

Investors play on as Vietnam founders

After the default of one of its biggest state-owned companies in December, the country’s latest round of problems began: ratings downgrades, rising inflation and an 8.5% devaluation.

Banking isn’t working

Many of the world’s leading banks are struggling to cross a key threshold in their business – where their return on equity exceeds their cost of equity.

UAE: to bond or not to bond

UAE federal finance ministry director general Younis Al Khouri tells Dominic O’Neill about plans to help the local financial sector, above all by creating a dirham bond benchmark.