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January 5, 1994 | Bloomberg Business News
ISSUE: In 1993, billions of dollars' worth of foreign investment flowed into the bourses of Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines. Investors who jumped in early enough last year saw some sweet returns. But will the joy ride continue in 1994? BACKGROUND: A few numbers tell a very compelling story. As of Dec. 28, Hong Kong stocks were up 110% in dollar terms since the beginning of 1993, while Philippine stocks had advanced by a head-turning 152%.
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December 15, 1997 | EVELYN IRITANI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
By late July, Orlando Ayala knew he had a serious problem in Southeast Asia, where a rash of currency devaluations was strangling the demand for imported software. After battling software pirates to build up a $200-million-a-year market for Microsoft Corp.'s products in the region, Ayala was determined not to let jittery investors and speculators ruin his work. Within 24 hours, the software executive had devised a plan designed to keep his distributors in business until the worst was over.
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December 15, 1997 | EVELYN IRITANI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
By late July, Orlando Ayala knew he had a serious problem in Southeast Asia, where a rash of currency devaluations was strangling the demand for imported software. After battling software pirates to build up a $200-million-a-year market for Microsoft Corp.'s products in the region, Ayala was determined not to let jittery investors and speculators ruin his work. Within 24 hours, the software executive had devised a plan designed to keep his distributors in business until the worst was over.
BUSINESS
January 5, 1994 | Bloomberg Business News
ISSUE: In 1993, billions of dollars' worth of foreign investment flowed into the bourses of Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines. Investors who jumped in early enough last year saw some sweet returns. But will the joy ride continue in 1994? BACKGROUND: A few numbers tell a very compelling story. As of Dec. 28, Hong Kong stocks were up 110% in dollar terms since the beginning of 1993, while Philippine stocks had advanced by a head-turning 152%.
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