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Asian Corporate Governance: Trends And ChallengesAsian Corporate Governance: Trends And Challenges by Yoshikawa, Toru

This Element aims to achieve three objectives. First, it explores some key institutional characteristics of several Asian economies that are relevant to corporate governance practices. Second, it reviews corporate governance codes or rules in those economies and examines levels of requirements in terms of formal rules. Third, this Element looks at recent trends related to corporate governance such as executive compensation and a proportion of independent directors on boards of large listed firms.

Beyond Debt: Islamic Experiments In Global FinanceBeyond Debt: Islamic Experiments In Global Finance by Rudnyckyj, Daromir

Recent economic crises have made the centrality of debt, and the instability it creates, increasingly apparent. This realization has led to cries for change-yet there is little popular awareness of possible alternatives. Beyond Debt describes efforts to create a transnational economy free of debt. Based on ethnographic fieldwork in Malaysia, Daromir Rudnyckyj illustrates how the state, led by the central bank, seeks to make the country's capital Kuala Lumpur "the New York of the Muslim world"-the central node of global financial activity conducted in accordance with Islam. Rudnyckyj shows how Islamic financial experts have undertaken ambitious experiments to create more stable economies and stronger social solidarities by facilitating risk- and profit-sharing, enhanced entrepreneurial skills, and more collaborative economic action.

Decrypted: A Financial Trader's Take On CryptocurrencyDecrypted: A Financial Trader's Take On Cryptocurrency by Leng Hoe Lon

In 2009, an anonymous programmer releases a new method of paying and being paid to the world. No one runs it; no one controls it; no authority verifies it. In this, its creator promises, is a way around banks and governments, around laws and regulations, and around failure itself. Less than a decade on, the technology known as Bitcoin is soaring in demand, and a single unit is valued in the thousands. It has spawned hundreds of clones, and its underlying blockchain technology has created a revolution in computing. It has legally made millionaires of thousands of ordinary people. Decrypted shows you, in plain, no-nonsense terms, exactly how that happened. Cryptocurrency and startup pioneer Leng Hoe Lon walks you through how cryptos like Bitcoin work and get their value, their strengths and weaknesses, their implications for the world... and how they fit in your investment plans. Will you join the cryptocurrency revolution, or ignore it as a passing fad? It's up to you to check out the facts and decide for yourself. This book will show you what you need to know.

Money Secrets: Cruise Your Way To Financial FreedomMoney Secrets: Cruise Your Way To Financial Freedom by Sabnani, Mano

For over 30 years, Mano Sabnani has relentlessly sought to inculcate financial literacy in ordinary, hardworking people and fought for their rights as small shareholders. With his rich experience as a newspaper editor, TV and social media personality, banker, company director and investor, as well as his unwavering concern for the man in the street, Mano has become arguably Singapore's favourite financial captain. Let Mano guide you with his steady hand through the intricacies of financial planning and investment, illuminating the bewildering details and making them easy to understand.

Ethical Investor's Handbook, The: How To Grow Your Money Without Wrecking The EarthEthical Investor's Handbook, The: How To Grow Your Money Without Wrecking The Earth by Strange, Morten

In The Ethical Investor's Handbook, author Morten Strange connects the dots, to show how economics and finance play a direct role in perpetuating this crisis. What can we as individual investors do to avoid wrecking the Earth while growing our wealth? How can we navigate the capital allocation space without compromising our ethical values? It can be done - some of the Big Boys have done it - and this invaluable new book shows us how.

Made It In China: 6 Secrets To Successful SourcingMade It In China: 6 Secrets To Successful Sourcing by Feniger, Steve

What's it really like to do business in China? Bridging East and West, this is a practical guide to succeeding in the most vibrant business environment on the planet! Whether you are a corporate manager seeking to improve your company's performance in Asia, or an entrepreneur looking for your next opportunity, Steve short-circuits your learning curve by sharing with you his sometimes painful experiences and recommending specific solutions. He dismantles the "urban myths" surrounding Chinese suppliers with multiple tricks and tips for sourcing products in China for Western markets. Anyone who wants to buy or source products from China will benefit hugely from this insider's view of what works and what doesn't, so you can accelerate your own business.

Hunting The Killer IdeaHunting The Killer Idea by Mcfarlane, Nick

Killer Ideas. They re out there. Wild, unpredictable and dangerous. So powerful they can stop a person in their tracks, turn a life around, start a revolution, or even change the world. Hunting the Killer Idea takes the intrepid reader through the jungle of the mind as the creative process is brought to life in vivid detail. Examining what it is that makes great ideas stand the test of time as we attempt to capture the essence of creativity. Along the way we talk to those who have hunted down their own Killer Idea and lived to tell the tale. This book is essential reading for anyone who knows they've got a Killer Idea hiding somewhere deep inside and the time to hunt it down has come. Hunting The Killer Idea: Captures the creative process in a fresh, unexpected and compelling way like never seen before.

Promoting Green Local Currency Bonds For Infrastructure Development In Asean+3Promoting Green Local Currency Bonds For Infrastructure Development In Asean+3 by Asian Development Bank

ASEAN+3 policy makers are exploring options to promote green local currency-denominated bonds to meet the region's infrastructure development needs. The Asian Development Bank and the ASEAN+3 are looking to explore options to promote green local currency-denominated bonds to meet the region's infrastructure development needs. Green bonds - supported within the ASEAN+3 framework - would help meet the long-term financing of the region especially in its transition to a low-carbon region. This publication highlights an assessment study of green bond markets in ASEAN+3, identifies the barriers to green bond market development, and proposes recommendations to scale up green bond markets for infrastructure development in ASEAN+3.

Public Financial Management Systems - Sri Lanka: Key Elements From A Financial Management PerspPublic Financial Management Systems - Sri Lanka: Key Elements From A Financial Management Persp by Asian Development Bank

To improve preparation of projects intended for Sri Lanka, project teams and consultants should have a better understanding of the country's financial management systems. This report documents Sri Lanka's financial management systems covering budgeting, funds flow, accounting and reporting, and auditing systems. It provides insights into Sri Lanka's internal control systems, staffing resource capacity, and information technology structure.

Asia Bond Monitor – March 2018Asia Bond Monitor – March 2018 by Asian Development Bank

The Asia Bond Monitor reviews recent developments in East Asian local currency bond markets along with the outlook, risks, and policy options. It covers the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations plus the People's Republic of China; Hong Kong, China; and the Republic of Korea. This issue of the Asia Bond Monitor includes two special discussion boxes. Box 1 discusses the short-term and long-term effects of global monetary policy normalization and the resultant tighter global liquidity in financial markets in the region. Box 2 discusses the effects of tighter global liquidity on financial stability in the region. It highlights the implications of rising interest rates on the region's private debt that accumulated during the low global interest rate environment, and the impacts on the region's aggregate demand and economic growth.

Indonesia: Enhancing Productivity Through QualityIndonesia: Enhancing Productivity Through Quality by Asian Development Bank

Indonesia faces the twin challenge of maintaining high economic growth and making growth more inclusive. Most policymakers now agree that better jobs and greater productivity are fundamental for sustaining rapid and more inclusive growth. This book focuses on Indonesia's most pressing labor market challenges and associated policy options. It provides a clear understanding of the labor market, demographic and labor force transitions, and the role of education and skills development to build the foundation for sustainable growth for the next generation.

Asean+3 Bond Market Guide 2018: MyanmarAsean+3 Bond Market Guide 2018: Myanmar by Asian Development Bank

This Bond Market Guide provides an update for current and future domestic, regional, and international market participants on the tremendous developments in the Myanmar securities market. The Republic of the Union of Myanmar began to emphasize the development of its financial and capital markets in 2008. Much has been achieved since then.

Asean+3 Bond Market Guide 2018: CambodiaAsean+3 Bond Market Guide 2018: Cambodia by Asian Development Bank

This Bond Market Guide reports on the significant developments expected in Cambodia's bond market, including the issuance of corporate and government bonds and subsequent debt securities listings on the Cambodia Securities Exchange. Among the long-term development objectives of Cambodia's Financial Sector Development Strategy 2011-2020 were to develop the government securities market and to issue government bonds by the National Treasury. In 2010, the Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX) was established. The National Bank of Cambodia began issuing negotiable certificates of deposit in 2013, effectively creating an interbank money market.

Traders' Blueprint, The: Winning Strategies For Profiting From Stocks, Forex, Commodities And OptionsTraders' Blueprint, The: Winning Strategies For Profiting From Stocks, Forex, Commodities And Options by Seow, Collin; M. Lui; R. Teo; A. Yeo

In The Traders' Blueprint, you'll find winning strategies to profit from stocks, options, and Forex trading. Following Collin Seow's best-selling trading book The Systematic Trader, this book expands on his strategies along with three other proven top traders that he personally knows and endorses. There are many different types of asset classes to trade, and The Traders' Blueprint offers creative strategies for trading stocks, options, and Forex. It's an exciting time to trade the markets and generate returns on your money that will pay you over and over again. This book will show you, no holds barred, how skilled traders create the alpha to build consistent wealth.

Ownership Cycle, The: Success In Any Situation, Any Role, Anytime...And Helping Others To Do The SameOwnership Cycle, The: Success In Any Situation, Any Role, Anytime...And Helping Others To Do The Same by Soh Jian Yi

Ownership drives fulfilment, true happiness and success. This book describes how to take ownership of your life and future, and help others around you to do the same.

Dhl: From Startup To Global UpstartDhl: From Startup To Global Upstart by Po Chung & Roger Bowie

DHL: From Startup to Global Upstart is the story of a startup that became the first worldwide logistics service organization, fighting regulation, trade restrictions, customs, and many other technical issues to develop processes that have stood the test of time to become the accepted norm in delivery throughout the world. It is a story of using "soft powers," persuasion, and ingenuity, working with, and around, emerging technologies to eliminate barriers to success. This book provides an extraordinary look into how a little startup with grit and perseverance succeeded in the face of overwhelming odds and revolutionized many of what are now accepted transportation and supply chain practices.

Asian Management Insights, V.4(2): The Sustainability Edge - Driving Top-Line With Triple -Bottom-Line ThinkingAsian Management Insights, V.4(2): The Sustainability Edge - Driving Top-Line With Triple -Bottom-Line Thinking by Singapore Management University

Asian Management Insights aims to develop a body of knowledge and a narrative of innovation and creativity for trends in Asian management. It brings together some of the best and brightest of Asia's thought leaders and their solutions to address current Asian challenges.

Value Investing In Asia: The Definitive Guide To Investing In AsiaValue Investing In Asia: The Definitive Guide To Investing In Asia by Lim Peir Shenq, Stanley; Mun Hong Cheong

A practical, step-by-step guide to value investing in Asian stocks, this book offers a uniquely targeted guide to investors seeking new opportunities in Asian markets. Most value investing advice is geared toward US markets, leaving out the key guidance that pertains specifically to investing in publicly listed Asian companies - guidance that is critical for success. This book focuses on the opportunities and challenges of Asian markets, including current and historical case studies that illustrate various successes, risks and pitfalls. Step-by-step guidance helps you unearth great opportunities in Asia; from understanding the macroeconomic situation, to narrowing down on specific investment opportunities.

Mentoring Reversed: The Road To Creativity And ImaginationMentoring Reversed: The Road To Creativity And Imagination by Gregoire, Peter

Reverse mentoring turns traditional mentoring on its head, by having a young employee serve as a mentor to a seasoned member of management. Businesses have been using it to teach their senior leaders the wonders of social media and other disruptive technology, but the roots of reverse mentoring run far deeper than this. Youthful mentorship, has, in fact, inspired some of the most important people in history and influenced events which have changed the world. This book brings these stories to light, and shows how, through reverse mentoring, it is possible to build a deep understanding across generations and embed diversity, humility, creativity and imagination into the culture of any organisation.

Singapore Chronicles: FinanceSingapore Chronicles: Finance by Low, Ignatius

Singapore is one of the premier financial centres in the world. It is one of the biggest markets for the trading of foreign exchange and financial derivatives, and home to hundreds of global financial institutions, from banks and insurers to oil traders and hedge fund managers. This book traces the development of Singapore's financial sector from its early supporting role in a thriving British colonial trading outpost to its rapid expansion after the nation's Independence in 1965. It is the story of how policymakers here managed to maintain a reputation for regulation and supervision of a high standard, and yet take risks to innovate boldly and seize global opportunities when they arose.