Southeast Asia


“Forty years of Asian development”


“Forty years of Asian development”

November 2010

(Part 2 of 3) Conversation with Cesar Virata, former prime minister and minister of finance of the Philippines on stages of Asian development – crippled by lack of oil resources – the expense of democracy in the Philippines – models for development – designing a balanced economy


“Forty years of Asian development”


“Forty years of Asian development”

November 2010

Conversation with Cesar Virata, former prime minister and minister of finance of the Philippines on floating the peso – defending import substitution – improving development budgets and infrastructure


“Vietnam will grow loans faster than China”


“Vietnam will grow loans faster than China”

July 2010

Conversation with Ly Xuan Hai, CEO of Vietnam’s Asia Commercial Bank, on Vietnam’s loan growth catching up with China’s – growing the business amid high inflation– benefits and drawbacks of being a small bank – attracting foreign investment


“Vietnam will grow loans faster than China”


“Vietnam will grow loans faster than China”

July 2010

(Part 2 of 2) Conversation with Ly Xuan Hai, CEO, Asia Commercial Bank, on Vietnam’s loan growth catching up with China’s –managing credit risk in a high growth market – dealing with the global financial crisis – growth forecasts for the Vietnamese economy


“The mechanics of taking a franchise to the next level”


“The mechanics of taking a franchise to the next level”

April 2010

(Part 3 of 3) Conversation with David Conner, CEO of OCBC, on the mechanics of taking a franchise to the next level – ING Asia acquisition – private banking brands – integration and management change – OCBC as acquisition target


“The mechanics of taking a franchise to the next level”


“The mechanics of taking a franchise to the next level”

April 2010

(Part 2 of 3) Conversation with David Conner, CEO of OCBC, on the mechanics of taking a franchise to the next level – focusing on differentiation – improving business processes – the Great Eastern acquisition – building product sets


“The mechanics of taking a franchise to the next level”


“The mechanics of taking a franchise to the next level”

April 2010

Conversation with David Conner, CEO of OCBC, on the mechanics of taking a franchise to the next level – rebuilding OCBC in 2003 – first priorities of a new CEO – the balanced business scorecard – divesting non-core businesses to focus on core


“Philippine banks on track, the leadership of BPI unassailed.”


“Philippine banks on track, the leadership of BPI unassailed.”

February 2010

(Part 3 of 3) Aurelio (Gigi) R. Montinola III, president and CEO of Bank of the Philippine Islands, believes that the forthcoming elections will not have much an impact on the competition.