Reuters Breakingviews Asia Editor Una Galani shared the following message with staff:
I’m thrilled to announce a new addition to the Breakingviews team.
Anshuman Daga will be our Asia columnist in Singapore, starting on April 1. He is currently senior financial correspondent on Reuters Asia Finance team, where he has covered Ping An’s call for HSBC to carve out its Asian operations and takeover interest in Standard Chartered. Anshuman is well versed in Southeast Asia’s technology giants’ fundraising, and the finer points of sovereign investors Temasek and GIC. He is also a dab hand at video, most notably interviewing DBS Group Chief Executive Officer Piyush Gupta live at Reuters NEXT.
Singapore’s importance as a financial centre is growing, and Anshuman knows the city-state inside and out. He’s been there for a decade and led reporting on the spectacular collapse of commodity trader Noble Group and worked as an editor for Asia company news. Prior to that, he tracked European stocks in London, where he broke the news of Mittal Steel’s $32 billion bid for Arcelor. Anshuman’s 25-year career with Reuters began in Mumbai.