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CommentWire
CommentWire

Taiwanese credit cards: fool's gold

In an intensely competitive market, any attempt by FSIs to build market share is understandable, however blind issuance of credit cards could do more harm than good. Taiwanese FSIs should learn from the lessons of regional peers and increase the quality of borrowers rather than just the number of cards issued.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
12 Mar 2003
CommentWire
CommentWire

Exel: Asia Pacific is the land of opportunity

With their traditional markets currently languishing in the economic doldrums, many companies are turning to the Asia Pacific region in search of fresh opportunities. Exel is the latest logistics company to voice its interest in this developing market. But as competition increases, Exel will need to build on its strong reputation and continually improve on its efforts to keep its foothold.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
27 Feb 2003
CommentWire
CommentWire

IDT: crossing the line

IDT is hoping that by raising security concerns it will stand a better chance of acquiring Global Crossing. Hutchison Telecommunications and Singapore Technologies Telemedia are currently in line to get the assets, but IDT CEO James Courter's experience as a congressman might help him to find the right political strings to pull.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Feb 2003
CommentWire
CommentWire

Microsoft: Xbox takes on pirates in the South China Sea

With software piracy endemic in southeast Asia, Microsoft's launch of its heavily subsidized Xbox console is a bold move. Although software sales and online gaming in Singapore and Taiwan should bring some returns, the real story is that Microsoft is paying heavily now, to gain a foothold in a market that will be lucrative in several years' time.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Oct 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Asian millionaires: a tough bunch

The number of Asian millionaires is still increasing, despite global market volatility. Asia's economies have seen strong economic growth, while income inequality has not diminished. The combination of evolving investor preferences, increasingly rich investors, and limited competition makes Asia increasingly seem the wealth management market to be in.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Sep 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Asian hedge funds: false hope

Fund managers in Hong Kong and Singapore are already developing new hedge fund products, as governments plan to liberalize regulations. However, there's little fit between hedge funds and their new target, retail investors. There may soon be a lot of disappointed asset managers across Asia - and a waste of valuable marketing resources.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Aug 2002
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Asia-Pacific wealth: 6.4% of Japanese will be 'wealthy' by 2004

Published By Datamonitor
06 Mar 2002
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

mCRM: technologically advanced Japan leads the way in B2C applications

Published By Datamonitor
03 Oct 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

Lufthansa/SAS/Singapore: cargo alliance set to take off

Published By Datamonitor
28 Sep 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

APL: China is the new logistics target

Published By Datamonitor
09 Jul 2001

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