Mergers & Acquisitions


“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


“Singapore Exchange after the failed ASX bid – what next?”


“Singapore Exchange after the failed ASX bid – what next?”

May 2011

(Part 1 of 3) Conversation with Muthukrishnan Ramaswami, president of the Singapore Exchange, on the Australian government’s reaction to SGX’s bid for the Australian Securities Exchange – building infrastructure – strategy in Asia.


“Singapore Exchange after the failed ASX bid – what next?”


“Singapore Exchange after the failed ASX bid – what next?”

May 2011

(Part 2 of 3) Conversation with Muthukrishnan Ramaswami, president of Singapore Exchange, on the China market – Global mergers and acquisitions – Risk perception and profiling


“Singapore Exchange after the failed ASX bid – what next?”


“Singapore Exchange after the failed ASX bid – what next?”

May 2011

(Part 3 of 3) Conversation with Muthukrishnan Ramaswami, president of Singapore Exchange, on the events leading to the ASX acquisition bid – Competition and co-operation in the Asia region


“Reflections on regulators, bankers and leadership”


“Reflections on regulators, bankers and leadership”

April 2011

(Part 1 of 3) Conversation with Sir George Mathewson, former Chairman and CEO of Royal Bank of Scotland on rebuilding a weak RBS organically and by acquisition – the deadly rise of investment banking


“Reflections on regulators, bankers and leadership”


“Reflections on regulators, bankers and leadership”

April 2011

(Part 2 of 3) Conversation with Sir George Mathewson, former Chairman and CEO of Royal Bank of Scotland on ringfencing high-risk activities – Goldman Sachs, Santander and HSBC – the politics of Lloyds’ acquisition of HBoS


“Reflections on regulators, bankers and leadership”


“Reflections on regulators, bankers and leadership”

April 2011

(Part 3 of 3) Conversation with Sir George Mathewson, former Chairman and CEO of Royal Bank of Scotland on the roles of the FSA and the Bank of England – implicit and explicit guarantees – regrets about the fate of RBS


“Forty years of Asian development”


“Forty years of Asian development”

November 2010

(Part 3 of 3) Conversation with Cesar Virata, former prime minister and minister of finance of the Philippines on engagement with China – government, banks, and lessons from the crisis – protectionism and developing markets – the future of Asia and ASEAN