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NY Times reports that Mr. Putin, who grew up in a hardscrabble Soviet housing block, has spent more than a decade in a byzantine world of petitioners and servants. Now, in the year he turns 60, he will face his biggest challenge: coming to grips with a society that has greatly changed under his watch, while he has remained essentially the same.
United Overseas Bank, the smallest of Singapore's three banking groups, reported a 21 percent fall in quarterly profit due to lack of one-off gains and as it booked losses on its European debt exposure.
Gatot Suwondo, President Director & CEO of Bank Negara Indonesia, says the bank will focus on corporate and retail banking going forward.
Frederic Neumann, MD & Co-Head of Asian Economics Research at HSBC, expects policy tightening across Asia towards the end of the year as he believes inflation could make a comeback due to rising oil prices.
A new report by Experian shows a healthy improvement in new and used car loans.
Discussing the structural challenges China is facing as its economy slows, with John Rutledge, Rutledge Capital and Stephen Roach, Stephen Roach, Morgan Stanley Asia non-executive chairman.
The Nikkei's Makiko Utsuda provides an overview of the trading day in Tokyo.
Timothy McNally, Chairman at NagaCorp, McNally, discusses the factors driving the company's growth.
Chris Wei, Group CEO of Great Eastern Holdings, says last quarter's lower earnings were caused by unrealized mark-to-market losses as macro conditions weakened. He remains bullish on the Asia region and sees growth in Indonesia and Chinese markets.
Is there a point where gas becomes so expensive and so onerous that it forces a large chunk of would be car and truck buyers to put off making a purchase? You bet.
Will growth in emerging markets continue? David Riedel, Riedel Research Group president discusses how you can play emerging market opportunities.
The approval of a second bailout for Greece on Tuesday will bode well for Asian shipping companies, according to one analyst, who points out that Asian container shippers have a large amount of business with Europe.
Johanna Chua, Chief Economist, Asia Pacific at Citi says despite issues in Greece and the euro zone, risk appetite towards Asian assets may hold up.
Western investors in Japan's disgraced Olympus have accused its banks of trying to take control of the boardroom by stealth, amid media reports that the firm's major creditors are set to install their own appointees in the top jobs.
Jim Antos, Bank Analyst, Mizuho Securities Asia says the ruling to allow Chinese banks to restructure local government debt is negative for their capital health.
The Nikkei's Makiko Utsuda provides an overview of the trading day in Japan.
Increasing numbers of foreigners calling Hong Kong home are lifting rental prices in the city's already expensive real estate market, pushing the city to become the most expensive place to rent high-end property.
A new agreement widening access in China to films from around the world, effectively guarantees, at least for the foreseeable future, that only Hollywood’s most fantastic enterprises will be admitted to China on a favored basis, since those dominate the premium formats specified in the trade deal.
Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp, Singapore's second-biggest lender, posted an 18 percent rise in quarterly profit, buoyed by strong loan growth, beating expectations.
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Simon Grose-hodge, Head of Investment Advisory, South Asia at LGT Bank Singapore, remains overweight on developed markets as the U.S. and Europe are showing signs of recovery.
Kelvin Tay, MD & Regional CIO for Southern APAC at UBS Wealth Management, expects U.S. firms to report 8 percent growth for 2014, but warns of risks from the recent winter freeze.
David Forrester, Senior Vice President, G10 FX Strategy at Macquarie, expects the Bank of Japan to unleash more stimulus ahead, which will spur further yen weakness.