Letter From Hong Kong

ON BALANCE

Last week's Inside Market Data Asia conference should make vendors sit up and think. Not only is Asia growing in leaps and bounds (and not just in China and India), but it is crying out for better, more suitable products. And it seems clear that they need both local and global vendors to supply them.

That's because the local vendors can offer local data, timeliness and a deep understanding of the local market. The global vendors, though, have breadth of information and global resources on the