Latest articles from Stefania Palma

Abdul Wahid Omar

Pulling Malaysia out of the middle-income quicksand

September 29, 2014

Former Maybank CEO and Malaysia's incumbent minister of financial affairs, Abdul Wahid Omar, talks to Stefania Palma about Malaysia’s decades-long quest for high-income status, describing how he is looking to achieve this goal while ensuring that the country's population feels the benefits of its economic rise.

China prime time for trade finance

China's prime time for trade finance

September 1, 2014

With heavy state involvement and the occasional scandal, China’s trade finance sector may not be perfect. But significant change is under way as government policies facilitate growth and diversification in the country’s industry and financial sector. 

The Greater Mekong Delta: cohesion in diversity

The Greater Mekong Delta: cohesion in diversity

April 1, 2014

The Greater Mekong Delta sub-region of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam has been posting stellar growth figures in recent years, and looks set to continue this trend. However, each country within the region has its own social, political and economic hurdles to overcome. Stefania Palma reports.

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