The East-West Pendulum provides a thought-provoking and thoroughly researched analysis of the recent rapid development of capital markets in the Asia-Pacific region. The Hon. Robert Lloyd George looks at the history, culture, and religious beliefs of the people of each country in the area and he explains how they have reacted to contact with the West during the past century. He examines the current economic situation of each country in the Asia-Pacific region and forecasts their growth during the next ten years. The first part of the book gives an overview of Asian economic and political history. This is followed by an analysis of risks and rewards in individual countries. These chapters are succeeded by a discussion of emerging capital markets in Asia. The book ends with a forecast of the economic scenario to the year 2000. The East-West Pendulum provides an invaluable frame of reference for bankers, fund managers, stockbrokers and independent financial advisers as well as historians and students of Asia.
ROBERT LLOYD GEORGE, great-grandson of the former British prime minister David Lloyd George, was educated at Eton, where he was a King's Scholar, and at Oxford. He has spent the past ten years in Hong Kong and from 1984 to 1991 he was Managing Director of Indosuez Asiz Investment Services Limited where, from small beginnings, he built a business with U.S. $1 billion under management. He has established a number of Asian country funds, including Asian Growth Fund (1986), the Siam Fund (1988), the Malacca Fund (1989), and the Himalayan Fund (1990), and is a recognized authority on Asia's emerging capital markets. In January 1992, he launched an independent investment management company, Lloyd George Management Limited, based in Hong Kong, to advise investors on developing Asian markets. Robert Lloyd George is the author of A Guide to Asian Stockmarkets (1989), and he has lectured widely on this subject.
Introduction to the East-West Pendulum The Roots of Chinese Culture Differing Responses to the West Risk and Reward Analysis of Asian Countries Today Country-by-Country Risk Analysis Emerging Asian Capital Markets A Forecast for Asia to the Year 2000 Bibliography Index
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