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June 28, 2013

MANY projects are proceeding with international aid funding, but Vietnam is moving on several fronts to facilitate more foreign investment to meet its needs for port, airport, energy and rail infrastructure over the next decade . . . 




June 27, 2013

INDONESIA is becoming more active in helping plan and finance projects desperately needed to improve infrastructure. They include power plants, water systems and toll roads . . . 




June 27, 2013

JAPAN could privatise up to 29 airports, according to industry sources. Anoop Seth, AMP Capital’s Head of Infrastructure, Asia. AMP believes Japan, China and India offer sizeable infrastructure investment opportunities . . . 




June 27, 2013

THE Asian Development Bank says it will co-finance 70 per cent of the cost of a project approved by the fledgling ASEAN Infrastructure Fund, which plans to issue AIF bonds to central banks to tap into Asia’s large pool of foreign reserves . . . 




June 5, 2013

WANTED: Institutional investors with deep pockets. The Berne Union says new forms of bond structures, backed by risk management tools,  may offer one way of addressing a shortage of liquidity to facilitate export trade . . .




May 7, 2013

ATI Magazine - April/May 2013 issue

AS EUROPEAN banks withdraw, Japan is taking a leading role in encouraging Asian and Australian banks to take up the slack. The Japan Bank for International Co-operation (JBIC) is prepared to offer funding guarantees for these banks, says CEO Hiroshi Watanabe, and significantly, only 30 per cent of loans will now be tied to Japanese suppliers . . .AS EUROPEAN banks withdraw, Japan is taking a leading role in encouraging Asian and Australian banks to take up the slack. The Japan Bank for International Co-operation (JBIC) is prepared to offer funding guarantees for these banks, says CEO Hiroshi Watanabe, and significantly, only 30 per cent of loans will now be tied to Japanese suppliers . . .




May 18, 2013

ATI Magazine April/May 2013 issue

THE Australian Government’s Asian Century White Paper is a decade overdue, says Trevor Rowe, one of a small group of genuinely influential Australian executives with deep links into the region. Rowe, now Executive Chairman of Rothschild Australia, says the aspirational objectives of the White Paper are laudable, but he finds it disappointing that it fails to discuss how Australians can engage more meaningfully with Asia. If Australia is going to be other than Asia’s ‘quarry’, he says, it needs to develop its comparative advantages – and an understanding and respect of Asian culture . . .




March 18, 2013

ATI Magazine February/March 2013 issue

EVEN China is now becoming increasingly irritated as Pyongyang lifts the level of anti-US rhetoric in the run-up to further nuclear tests . . .

 




March 18, 2013

ATI Magazine February/March 2013 issue

INDIAN authorities must grasp the opportunity of reform in the good times, rather than waiting any longer . . .

 




March 18, 2013

ATI Magazine February/March 2013 issue

GEOPOLITICAL tension in Northeast Asia is being compared to the relative stability of Southeast Asia as China and Japan up the ante in the South China Sea . . . .
 




March 8, 2013

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January 25, 2013

WHERE NOW FOR CHINA? A long-awaited blueprint on redistribution of income is expected shortly, there will be further stimulus to maintain modest growth, and continuing focus on internationalisation of the RMB. But one leading analyst warns: ‘Expect conflicting interests and inconsistency’.




January 25, 2013

OWNERSHIP claims to the Diaoyutai (Senkaku) islands have their roots in the Sino-Japanese war of  1894-5, the terms of the Japanese surrender in 1945, and a decision by the US in 1971 to hand administrative rights of the islands to Japan. Taiwan details the history of the dispute in a briefing paper which forms part of its proposal for a peaceful resolution of the dispute . . .




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