Minerva Lau (Singapore)
Minerva A Lau is Asia Pacific Editor of PFI.
She joined PFI in late 2000 and has been covering both the international and the fast-growing domestic bank debt markets for projects in the energy, infrastructure and industrial sectors in Southeast Asia, North Asia and more recently also the rapidly expanding markets in the Indian subcontinent.
She also produces comprehensive special reports on Asia Pacific and on India, and writes and commissions articles on energy and infrastructure.
Prior to PFI, Minerva spent five years with Thomson Reuters publications International Financing Review (IFR) and its regional counterpart IFR Asia. She covered the active syndicated loan market and debt restructuring activities in Southeast Asia, including during its crisis in 1997-98.
Her career as a journalist started at Nihon Keizai Shimbun (Nikkei), becoming the first non-Japanese reporter outside Japan. Minerva wrote about the activities of the Japanese businesses as well as major financial and economic developments of the countries in the Southeast Asian region. During the Nikkei years, she was heavily involved in the interviews of many senior government and corporate leaders including those in Singapore such as Lee Kuan Yew, Goh Chok Tong, and the current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
Minerva attended the University of the Philippines, holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Kyoto University, Japan and obtained a MA Asia Pacific Studies from Leeds University, UK.
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