Asia Pacific Region

24 May 2017

The grass is greener across the ditch

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor bluenotes

In Australia pessimism about the outlook prevails. It’s a different story in NZ. Why?

23 May 2017

Under the hood of China’s AUM opportunity

Tim Moloney | Global Head, FX Investor Sales, ANZ

China’s asset-management sector expanded sixfold from 2012 to end 2016. The opportunity is massive and growing fast.

19 May 2017

Moving on from China in Latin America

Mark Skulley | Freelance journalist

Like Australia, South America is trying to deal with China's economic slowdown – and it’s an Australian opportunity.

18 May 2017

China further opens up bond market

Raymond Yeung, David Qu & Betty Rui Wang | ANZ Economists

China takes another significant step toward liberalising its financial system.

12 May 2017

Good signs for Aus, Indo trade

Raj Wilson | Director of Marketing and External Relations at Asialink Business.

Indonesia’s economic growth and emergence as a vibrant middle-income economy is opening up opportunities for Australian businesses.

21 Apr 2017

China, wealth and weaker bonds

David Qu & Raymond Yeung | China Markets Economist & Chief Economist Greater China, ANZ

In early April reports suggested Chinese regulatory authorities were looking to tighten their surveillance of entrusted investments among different financial institutions.

18 Apr 2017

China’s grey market challenge

Warwick Smith | Chairman, Australia China Council & director, ANZ China

China is not alone in Asia in facing the challenges of an ageing society. Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Thailand face similar issues. Indeed some of these countries are ageing faster.

03 Apr 2017

There’s no slowing consumers in China: Blackmores CEO

Anna Green | CEO, ANZ Laos

Don’t expect to see a slowdown in consumer activity in China, Blackmores CEO Christine Holgate says, as there’s no shortage of demand from the country’s rapidly growing middle class.

21 Mar 2017

ON THE COUCH: Singapore senior minister Goh on our crises of uncertainty

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor bluenotes

Goh Chok Tong has had a long, distinguished career in politics and public policy in Asia, including a crucial period as the Prime Minister of Singapore, succeeding founding PM Lee Kuan Yew. Now, as the global trading landscape faces its biggest shakeup in decades, what does he expect will happen next?

16 Mar 2017

Thailand’s new economy: poised for take-off but is the runway ready?

Greg Earl | Ex-Japan Correspondent & Pacific Editor, AFR & Former Member of the Australia Japan Foundation board

The sign at the entrance to Thailand’s U-Tapao airport declares grandly (and perhaps even more hopefully): One Airport, Two Missions.

14 Mar 2017

Does the future of trade look like RCEP?

Helen Clark | Freelance journalist & former Asian correspondent

Since the Trans-Pacific Partnership's demise was first promised by US President Donald Trump in 2016, policymakers and businesses across the Asia-Pacific have been looking more seriously to the China-led Regional Cooperative Economic Partnership - especially given China’s refusal to join a rejigged US-free TPP.

07 Mar 2017

China confirms structural reforms, growth target

Raymond Yeung | Chief Economist Greater China, ANZ

China has outlined plans to strengthen its structural reforms efforts, including capacity reduction, property destocking and deleveraging, as well as confirming expectations of a slight downgrade to growth and money supply targets.

07 Mar 2017

Is your business ready for Asia?

Mark Hand | Managing Director Corporate & Commercial Banking, ANZ

Australian businesses have been successfully exporting for many years and the growth of offshore opportunities has been enormous – bolstered in recent years by the rise of the Chinese middle class. But an ongoing challenge is actually taking advantage of opportunity.

28 Feb 2017

Secrets of startup success – from Viet Nam

Greg Dodds | Ex-Senior Trade Commissioner, Japan & Vietnam veteran

Lai Hoang Hung lives in a gated community just outside Ho Chi Minh City in Viet Nam. His family company HTD is a market leader in the vital sector of industrial building materials.

27 Feb 2017

Stopping the bubble: what to watch at China’s NPC

Raymond Yeung | Chief Economist Greater China, ANZ

The Chinese government is likely to embrace an attitude of risk-management across many of its policies in 2017. This approach will come into sharp focus at China's National People’s Congress in March.

17 Feb 2017

The only place you need to be in China is online

Tim Harcourt | Author, The Airport Economist

Opportunities from the growing Chinese middle class continue to emerge for companies around the world and there’s no bigger opportunity than the online market.