Has the MoF muffed it? - Following a stream of scandals, the Japanese finance ministry has lost all its credibility. Does it have the ability - or even the inclination - to deal with bank failures?
Joining the club - Seoul fulfils all criteria for OECD membership, except opening its markets.
ASSET AND WEALTH MANAGEMENT - Deutsche Bank bolsters its South-east Asia private banking, and Sarasin steals UBS's Indonesia wealth management team.