SARS outbreak tests Asian business continuity plans


HONG KONG -- Asian financial firms’ business continuity plans have been put to the test by the outbreak of the viral infection Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). However most major financial institutions in the region claim their business continuity arrangements are up to the challenge.

Business as usual

"It’s been business as usual in unusual times," said a Deutsche Bank representative in Hong Kong. An official at Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) agrees. "We have activated our business

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