A Potted History of Banking and Finance; The Brave New World of Financial Engineering; Havocs Caused by Financial Crises; The Hare and the Tortoise Revisited; A New Financial Landscape in the Making; The Global Financial Crisis and the Call for Regulation: East Asia a Model?; A Survey of Contemporary Asian Regulation; Old School Japan as a Model?; The Rise of Beijing Consensus: The Tipping Point?; East Asian Regionalism as a Prescription?; Is the Pacific Century for the Finance Industry Finally Here?; Back to Basics; Reflection on the Information Economy.