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William R. Thomson

William R. Thomson

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010


William Thomson, Chairman of Private Capital Ltd., an advisory company in Hong Kong. He is also a director of Finavestment, London.

  • Currency Wars in the Year of the Snake

    Published 15 February 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Will Investors Be Bitten in 2013? Panellists Eisuke Sakakibara: Former vice-finance minister for international affairs of Japan Kenneth Courtis: Former vice-chairman, Goldman Sachs (Asia) and…

  • Seeking Exit From Economic Woes

    Published 29 June 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Investment Round Table of Singapore Business Times PANELLISTS: Charles Dallara: Managing director, Institute of International Finance Richard Koo: Chief economist, Nomura Research Institute, Tokyo Eisuke…

  • The Business Times Singapore Investment Round Table

    Published 06 April 2012 | viewed 0 times

    The global economy's ups and downs PANELLISTS Kenneth Courtis: Former vice-chairman, Goldman Sachs (Asia) and co-founder of Themes Investment Management Ernest Kepper: President, Asia Strategic…

  • What If There is a Double Dip?

    Published 11 September 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Singapore Business Times Investment Round Table Originally published in the Singapore Business Times 8 September 2011 Financial experts present a bleak picture of US and…

  • Business Times Singapore Investment Round Table June 2011

    Published 02 June 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Making Cents of the Currency Crisis It is hardly surprising that at such a time the price of gold continues to break new records, while…

  • 2010: A Year of Recovery or More Crises?

    Published 24 December 2009 | viewed 5,777 times

    This article originally appeared in the Business Times Singapore. Experts offer differing views, with some predicting 2010 to be a difficult year and others saying…

  • Equities: Whats on the Horizon

    Published 21 August 2009 | viewed 2,623 times

    OVERVIEW STOCK prices around the world recently hit their highest levels for this year, buoyed by a wave of optimism about prospects for a global…

  • Bear Market Rally or Real Rebound?

    Published 29 May 2009 | viewed 3,903 times

    OVERVIEW THERE is a great divide among economists on whether the global economy has begun a sustainable recovery from its worst recession in 70 years…

  • Anatomy of a Global Downturn

    Published 15 February 2009 | viewed 4,602 times

    Business Times Singapore 13 February 2009 FAR from being at, or even near, the trough of the economic and financial system crisis, are we still…

  • The World Turned Upside Down - A Changing of the Guard?

    Published 17 December 2008 | viewed 2,353 times

    Revolutionary war history buffs may recall that as Lord Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington at the Battle of Yorktown in 1781 his band - the…

  • Will Fortune Favour The Brave In This Climate?

    Published 07 November 2008 | viewed 2,377 times

    Investment Round Table Singapore Business Times 7 November 2008 PARTICIPANTS Moderator: Anthony Rowley, Tokyo correspondent, The Business Times Panellists: Jesper Koll, president and chief executive…

  • The Ghost of John Maynard Keynes and Some Comments on the Present Market and Economic Conditions

    Published 22 October 2008 | viewed 2,652 times

    1/What is your view of how long the financial system crisis will continue and how much deeper it will it get? One can only hazard…

  • The Spreading Global Banking Crisis and its International Ramifications

    Published 01 October 2008 | viewed 4,246 times

    The United States prides itself on being the home of free market capitalism, governed by the rule of law. However, the rapidly developing capital market…

  • Making Sense of the Bear Market

    Published 01 August 2008 | viewed 2,545 times

    Investment Round Table from Business Times Singapore. PARTICIPANTS Moderator: Anthony Rowley, Tokyo correspondent for The Business Times. Panellists: Marc Faber, an investment adviser and publisher…

  • There's Still Life After Sub-prime

    Published 15 May 2008 | viewed 1,940 times

    Investment Round Table from the Business Times Singapore Panelists: Jesper Koll is president and chief executive officer at Tantallon Research, Japan. Robert Lloyd George is…

  • Will the US Go Protectionist?

    Published 07 April 2008 | viewed 1,766 times

    It's a ritual that repeats every four years, first during the US Presidential primaries and then later the election itself - the candidates stomp the…

  • Gazing into the Crystal Ball for Investing in 2008

    Published 28 December 2007 | viewed 6,023 times

    Cash may be king for the moment but financial experts favour a plunge back into equity markets later in the year A 'YEAR of fear'…

  • Business Times Singapore Investment Roundtable: Asian Stock Markets Outlook

    Published 04 November 2007 | viewed 2,050 times

    Participants in the roundtable. Moderator: Anthony Rowley, Tokyo Correspondent, The Business Times Panellists: Robert Lloyd George, chairman of Lloyd George Management, a London-based investment management…

  • Sovereign Wealth Funds - A Controversial New Power in Global Markets

    Published 09 October 2007 | viewed 2,623 times

    The imbalanced global economy of recent years, where the US ran huge current accounts deficits of USD 800 billion or so and emerging markets built…

  • Making Sense of the Currency Market Turmoil

    Published 07 August 2007 | viewed 3,148 times

    Business Times Singapore -- 6 August 2007 How far will the US$ fall? Will yen 'carry trade' positions unwind swiftly? Experts give their take on…