Commentary

11 Feb 09
We are deeply conscious that the last year has been exceptionally difficult for investors.
9 Feb 09
Turmoil in global credit markets is taking its toll on Asia’s emerging domestic bond markets, according to the results of the most recent...
3 Feb 09
"The Satyam fraud case illustrates that where there is little separation of ownership and control, minority shareholders need to voice their...
29 Jan 09
Western Asset Management, the leading global fixed income manager wholly owned by Legg Mason, Inc., said it is difficult to forecast when the...
25 Jan 09
The government announced the FY2009 budget on the evening of January 22, bringing it forward from the usual February timetable in light of the...
21 Jan 09
Downgrading 2009 real GDP forecast to -3.8%:Amidst severe headwinds from the rest of the world, we now see a deeper...
21 Jan 09
The current financial turbulence and threat of a global recession will result in an increase in white collar crime as well as significant changes...
21 Jan 09
Policy traction over the past year has more resembled the pain and trauma of the medical treatment called traction, rather than the traction of...
20 Jan 09
Barack Obama's rhetoric during the transition period since his election has made it clear that his new administration will take an active...
16 Jan 09
China – 4Q08 GDP (Jan 22): China will release 4Q08 GDP report coupled with a batch of macro indicators.
14 Jan 09
As the credit crunch impacts markets globally and the US and Europe experience economic slowdown, Baring Asset Management (Barings) argues there...
13 Jan 09
Moody's Investors Service says that the outlook for Australia's general insurance industry is stable, but 2009 is likely to prove a...
13 Jan 09
The need for more discretionary fiscal measures We believe an aggressive fiscal policy is needed for Singapore...
13 Jan 09
SGlobal growth environment continues to deteriorate Global growth has continued to surprise on the downside.
12 Jan 09
Singapore, January 07, 2009 -- Moody's Investors Service has assigned a foreign currency...
12 Jan 09
People in Hong Kong buy life insurance primarily for wealth accumulation, althoughthere is renewed interest in basic protection, according...
5 Dec 08
Michael Mauboussin, Chief Investment Strategist at Legg Mason Capital Management interviews Doug Erwin, a highly respected paleobiologist at the...
2 Dec 08
Western Asset Management, the leading global fixed income manager wholly-owned by Legg Mason, Inc., said the worst period of risk aversion is over...
20 Nov 08
As the credit crunch has had ripple effect across the global economies, global markets have endured dramatic gyrations...
20 Nov 08
Western Asset Management, the leading global fixed income manager wholly-owned by Legg Mason, Inc., said it is...
20 Nov 08
In the wake of recent market and firm failures, CFA Institute, the global association for investment professionals,...
20 Nov 08
Japanese equity markets experienced sharp falls today in response to intensified strains in global financial markets in...