07/04/2012

Diversity in Asia: Let's not talk about sex

Women in Asia still face barriers in the workforce, particularly in upper management, according to a new report by McKinsey & Company this week — echoing our own findings in the May 2012 cover story of FinanceAsia magazine.

07/03/2012

Chinese millionaires join the world's globetrotters

For the second year in a row, Australia has ranked third behind France and the US as the most attractive destination for Chinese millionaires to holiday, according to a report by Shanghai-based private wealth researcher Rupert Hoogewerf.

07/02/2012

Long-term investors are quietly putting money into India

India’s problems from a record current account deficit to stalled policy reforms and economic growth running at its weakest pace in nine years, are well known and explain a slump in the rupee to a record low.

07/01/2012

Asian private wealth: rich pickings

Private wealth in Asia excluding Japan grew more than five times faster than the 2 per cent global average in 2011, to $24tn, or a fifth of global wealth, according to Boston Consulting Group.

06/28/2012

Wealth products lose appeal amid falling inflation

Banks saw their wealth products become much more popular last year after the inflation rate began to outpace deposit interest rates by the greatest distance seen in three years. That trend is continuing this year.

06/27/2012

Swiss private bank swings the axe in Asia

The bank is not the only global banking group downsizing its Asian operations, with Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs also resorting to similar measures.