Greater China


“China will continue to grow despite current global economic slowdown”


“China will continue to grow despite current global economic slowdown”

November 2011

(Part 1 of 3) Conversation with Andy Xie, former Chief Asia Economist of Morgan Stanley — China is slowing down — some banks are facing liquidity issues and consolidation is inevitable — Southeast Asia could win back a manufacturing sector previously lost to China.


“China will continue to grow despite current global economic slowdown”


“China will continue to grow despite current global economic slowdown”

November 2011

(Part 2 of 3) Conversation with Andy Xie, former Chief Asia Economist of Morgan Stanley — China will export excess capital through foreign listings on its stock markets — Hong Kong will lose dominance as China’s offshore financial centre — multinationals are still bullish on China, despite market fluctuations.


“China will continue to grow despite current global economic slowdown”


“China will continue to grow despite current global economic slowdown”

November 2011

(Part 3 of 3) Conversation with Andy Xie, former Chief Asia Economist of Morgan Stanley — Inflation should not be an issue in China — what does high speed rail accident say about how business is done in China — drive to get rich quick, and corruption, are key concerns, but it still has a lot of potential.


“We’ve been working on our China strategy for at least 20 years.”


“We’ve been working on our China strategy for at least 20 years.”

October 2011

(Part 3 of 3) Conversation with Rick Waugh, CEO, Scotiabank — How it started, and grew, in Malaysia — how it started in Chongqing — the strategy behind white-boxing its banking services to grow overseas.


“Australian liberalisation has moved into reverse”


“Australian liberalisation has moved into reverse”

October 2010

(Part 2 of 2) Conversation with John Howard, former prime minister, Australia (1996 to 2007) on stimulus spending in a crisis – state government debt – Australian identity and the immigration issue – reform and competition


“The HKEx never lowered standards to attract IPOs”


“The HKEx never lowered standards to attract IPOs”

May 2010

(Part 3 of 3) Conversation with Paul Chow, HKEx chief executive 2003-2009 on not lowering listing standards to attract IPOs – on Moving to a virtual world of exchanges– the importance of home markets – on the emerging best practices of Hong Kong exchanges


“The HKEx never lowered standards to attract IPOs”


“The HKEx never lowered standards to attract IPOs”

May 2010

(Part 2 of 3) Conversation with Paul Chow, HKEx chief executive 2003-2009 on not lowering listing standards to attract IPOs– On ties with China – maintaining the quality of listings – creating a community of due diligence players in Hong Kong– the prospect of relaxing restrictions on exchanges


“CBRC concerned over loopholes in the Basel II framework”


“CBRC concerned over loopholes in the Basel II framework”

May 2010

(Part 2 of 2) Conversation with Han Mingzhi, Director General, International Department at the CBRC on concerns over the Basel II framework –prospects of a cyclical crisis in China – the risks of over-expansion- on monitoring Chinese banks’ overseas business – bilateralism with other countries – the risk of the Chinese economy overheating due to over-expansion of banks