Monthly Archives: December 2012

Corporate Trade Landscape

As Asian corporations continue to grow globally, they will have to deal with more trading partners, more complicated supply chains and higher volumes of cross-border activities. They will need to gain greater real time visibility into their trade transactions in … Continue reading

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Asian Currencies

Expect Asian currencies to be relatively more resilient than other emerging market currencies in view of their stronger external liquidity position with current account surpluses in most countries (notable exceptions are India and Indonesia); stronger fundamental growth drivers which can … Continue reading

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Steps to Get China Bond Market Up and Running

The following are a number of steps to be taken before China can say its bond market is fully functioning and efficient.  This includes the development of benchmark sovereign rates to facilitate pricing, a classic bond repo market, high quality, … Continue reading

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The Collapse of Easter Island – Example of Bad Leadership in Society

Whether or not a civilization survives a crisis has to do more with whether its leaders make the correct decisions in time.  Leaders became so fixed in their traditional values that they were unwilling to alter them, even if it … Continue reading

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