Nightmare over for UK banker held in Qatar

(See also, “The Banker Who Couldn’t Get Out of Qatar”) David Proctor, the prominent British banker held “hostage” for more than a year in Qatar, has finally been able to leave the gas-rich Gulf monarchy. Proctor arrived in Singapore from Qatari capital Doha on Thursday after being suddenly granted an … read more >>

Who Knows What Happens in the Shadows?

One hopes Stern Hu will keep a diary, a little red book if you will, of the dark years he’ll endure in his Chinese gulag, ruminating on the less-than edifying events that put him there. Of the forests felled publishing myriad clueless ‘expert’ commentary and management-speak twaddle about doing business … read more >>

Islamic finance: Hub or hubris?

Shariah banking is becoming big business in Southeast Asia, with Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta battling for the title of regional Islamic finance centre. But even the most optimistic bankers fear further expansion could be stymied by arcane regulation and lack of cross-border consensus. Eric Ellis reports. HERE ARE SOME concepts … read more >>

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