Consumer >> Analyst Interviews >> March 3, 2002

Outlook For Asian Media: Andrew Collier – Bear, Stearns & Co Inc

ANDREW COLLIER has spent the past four years covering Asian equity markets for Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc. He is now an Asian Media Analyst, with responsibility for publishing, cable and broadcast. He previously followed Asian airlines. Before joining Bear, Stearns, Mr. Collier was a reporter covering the media sector in the US, most recently for Bloomberg News. He has a Master's Degree from Yale University in International Relations and Chinese Studies, and earned a Certificate in Mandarin from Peking University in China. He has a BA in French Literature from Oberlin College. Profile
TWST: What is the economic and macro background for the media industry

in Asia?

Mr. Collier: The economic downturn has caused a decline in advertising

expenditure, particularly in Singapore