Southeast Asia


“Building a retail bank with a retailer approach”


“Building a retail bank with a retailer approach”

April 2012

(Part 2 of 3) Conversation with Teresita Sy-Coson, Chairman of SM Group and Banco De Oro, on – the difficult years of acrymonious banking mergers.


“Building a retail bank with a retailer approach”


“Building a retail bank with a retailer approach”

April 2012

(Part 3 of 3) Conversation with Teresita Sy-Coson, Chairman of SM Group and Banco De Oro, on – how to overcome the differences between retailing and banking, and bringing them together.


“The Japanese loan was the best option for Jakarta’s transportation infrastructure project”


“The Japanese loan was the best option for Jakarta’s transportation infrastructure project”

September 2011

(Part 1 of 2) Conversation with Fauzi Bowo, first elected governor of Jakarta, Indonesia, on – bold decisions in public transport – the secrets to keeping clean government – managing vested interests in infrastructure development


“The Japanese loan was the best option for Jakarta’s transportation infrastructure project”


“The Japanese loan was the best option for Jakarta’s transportation infrastructure project”

September 2011

(Part 2 of 2) Conversation with Fauzi Bowo, first elected governor of Jakarta, Indonesia, on – voters’ expectations – managing the pressures of migration to Jakarta – first municipal bonds to be issued next year


“We want to get our private public partnership infrastructure projects right”


“We want to get our private public partnership infrastructure projects right”

September 2011

(Part 1 of 3) Conversation with Cesar Purisima, Secretary of Finance, the Philippines – cutting expenditure – the Philippines should be rated investment grade — using PPP to drive infrastructure


“We want to get our private public partnership infrastructure projects right”


“We want to get our private public partnership infrastructure projects right”

September 2011

(Part 2 of 3) Conversation with Cesar Purisima, Secretary of Finance, the Philippines – state funds ready to be tapped for investments – initiatives to make business easier – merging banks and privatising state-owned enterprises


“We want to get our private public partnership infrastructure projects right”


“We want to get our private public partnership infrastructure projects right”

September 2011

(Part 3 of 3) Conversation with Cesar Purisima, Secretary of Finance, the Philippines – driving revenue from tourism – difficult relations with China – the importance of open skies policies


“We must adapt Islamic finance to existing international standards”


“We must adapt Islamic finance to existing international standards”

August 2011

(Part 1 of 3) Conversation with Rifaat Abdel Karim, secretary general of the Islamic Financial Services Board, on