Asian godfathers : money and power in Hong Kong and south-east Asia (Book, 2007) []
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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

Author: Joe Studwell
Publisher: London : Profile, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
The men who control the economies of S.E. Asia are unimaginably rich and powerful. They gamble at golf for US$2 million a hole. This is - for the first time ever - the explosive story of how they do it.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Studwell
ISBN: 9781861977014 1861977018
OCLC Number: 122284906
Description: xxx, 328 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Pt. I. Godfathers of yore --
1. The context --
Pt. II. How to be a post-war godfather --
2. How to be a godfather, #1: Get in character --
3. How to be a godfather, #2: Core cash flow --
4. How to be a godfather, #3: Structuring an organisation --
chief slaves and gweilo running dogs --
5. How to be a godfather, #4: Banks, piggy banks and the joy of capital markets --
Pt. III. Godfathers today: Defending the precious --
6. The 1990s: Ecstasy and reckoning --
7. Finale: The politics, stupid.
Responsibility: Joe Studwell.


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