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Asian Godfathers: Money and Power in Hong Kong and South East Asia

Asian Godfathers: Money and Power in Hong Kong and South East Asia (Paperback)

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40 or 50 families control the economies of Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia. Their interests range from banking to property, from shipping to sugar, from vice to gambling. 13 of the 50 richest families in the world are in South East Asia yet they are largely unknown outside confined business circles. Often this is because they control the press and television as well as everything else. How do they do it? What are their secrets? And is it good news or bad for the places where they operate? Joe Studwell explosively lifts the lid on a world of staggering secrecy and shows that the little most people know is almost entirely wrong.

BusinessEconomicsMacroeconomicsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesInterdisciplinary studiesRegional studies Publisher: Profile Books Ltd Publication Date: 01/08/2008 ISBN-13: 9781861977113  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Joe Studwell has been a contributing writer to The Economist and was based in Beijing with The Economist Intelligence Unit. He is the founder and editor of The China Economic Quarterly.

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