Stefania Palma is the Financial Times Singapore correspondent covering the city state, Malaysia and Indonesia. Travelling extensively across these markets, she reports on local economies, politics, finance and social issues.
Prior to joining the Financial Times, she was Asia Editor at The Banker magazine. In that role, she reported from across Asia-Pacific interviewing finance ministers, central bank governors, bank CEOs and economists. Her research took her to all corners of the region, from China to India, Bangladesh, Mongolia, Nepal, Brunei, Indonesia, South Korea, Japan and the Philippines, to name but a few countries.
She read for a MPhil in Modern Chinese Studies at the University of Oxford, during which she completed archival research and a language exchange at Peking University (北京大学). She has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, UK, where she first started studying Mandarin Chinese.