Asia Risk 20th anniversary – how the region's markets evolved

From Barings collapse to China's rise – Asia has seen a dynamic two decades


Asia Risk's launch in 1995 coincided with the collapse of Barings Bank - a financial disaster very much made in Asia. Nick Leeson, head of trading at the venerable British bank, racked up losses from his Singapore base on options trades linked to Japan's equity markets. Today Asian markets offer more promise for global firms; just one look at the expansion of China's GDP over that period demonstrates why there is so much interest in the region.

This potential has already made itself felt in the

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