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Tuesday, 19 June 2018

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  • Mercari Inc. CEO Shintaro Yamada poses for a photograph during an interview with Reuters in Tokyo, Japan.

    Risk appetite rises in Japan

    Top News | 15 June 2018

    Where in the world can a loss-making technology company raise over US$1bn in an IPO valued at more than 27 times 2020 earnings? Japan is unlikely to be the first answer to that question, but the ¥130.5bn (US$1.2bn) listing of used-goods marketplace Mercari is the latest sign that the country’s capital markets are shrugging off their long-held conservative reputation.

  • JPM

    MOVES-JP Morgan names China CEO in renewed mainland push

    Ticker | 14 May 2018

    JP Morgan on Monday named Mark Leung as chief executive officer for China and confirmed its application for a majority-owned securities business, less than 18 months after it exited its joint venture.

  • ADB to issue first Mongolian bond

    Bonds | 04 May 2018

    The Asian Development Bank received approval this week for its first Mongolian tugrik bond, its treasurer said on Friday.

  • China buys time for IPO reforms

    People & Markets | 02 March 2018

    China has given itself two more years to introduce a registration-based IPO system, signalling that a market-driven mechanism for mainland listings is still a long way off.

  • Goldman Sachs

    MOVES-Goldman hires two in Asian equity capital markets

    Ticker | 10 January 2018

    Goldman Sachs has made two hires in Asian equity capital markets, bolstering its South-East Asian and equity-linked teams.

  • Michel Lowy

    SC Lowy sells minority stake

    Ticker | 09 January 2018

    SC Lowy, a Hong Kong-based high-yield and distressed debt specialist, has sold a 20% stake to a group of investors including Investec.

  • The logo of Swiss bank UBS is seen at an office building in Zurich, Switzerland.

    UBS doubles down on China JV

    People & Markets | 22 September 2017

    UBS Group’s top investment banker is looking to its onshore Chinese securities venture to drive growth in an uncertain period for global investment banking.

  • Barclays hires Asia ECM head

    People & Markets | 18 August 2017

    Barclays has hired convertible bonds specialist Pamela Yeung as its Hong Kong-based head of ECM origination for Asia Pacific.

  • MOVES-Structured finance veteran Zuo leaves StanChart

    Ticker | 29 June 2017

    Lesi Zuo, global head of capital market solutions at Standard Chartered, is leaving the bank for a financial technology start-up.

  • ICBC readies for credit risk, fintech challenges

    People & Markets | 23 June 2017

    The chairman of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China is more concerned about long-term challenges to the country’s financial sector than the short-term threat posed by bad loans.

  • Nomura makes Ashley head of wholesale in sweeping reshuffle

    People & Markets | 10 March 2017

    Nomura Holdings has appointed Steven Ashley as its London-based sole head of wholesale and global markets, after he has been co-running the business for the past year, as part of a raft of changes at Japan’s top brokerage.

  • Donald Trump

    Trump shock sends Asian markets plunging

    Ticker | 09 November 2016

    Asian markets plunged on Wednesday as Republican candidate Donald Trump claimed a surprise victory in the US presidential election.

  • China's Dagong pushes Silk Road bonds

    People & Markets | 09 September 2016

    Chinese rating agency Dagong is backing a proposal to introduce a new class of renminbi-denominated “Silk Road Bonds” to finance infrastructure investments along the strategic trading link.

  • NYSE sees rebound in Asian IPOs

    People & Markets | 19 August 2016

    The New York Stock Exchange sees technology companies driving a revival in new Asian listings and expects double-digit IPOs from the region through the end of 2017, according to the exchange’s global head of capital markets.

  • Deutsche Bank headquarters

    P&M: Deutsche names Faulks head of corporate finance, Japan

    Ticker | 01 August 2016

    Deutsche Bank has named Orlando Faulks head of corporate finance for Japan, following the transfer of Simon Roue to Singapore.

  • DBS Bank logo

    Asian bankers eye Japan outflows

    Top News | 29 July 2016

    Asian bankers are betting that continued monetary easing will send more Japanese money into Asian assets as investors look for higher yields.

  • Credit Suisse cuts 1,000 London jobs as turnaround gains traction

    People & Markets | 29 July 2016

    Credit Suisse has cut more than 1,000 jobs in London this year as part of chief executive Tidjane Thiam’s turnaround plan, which showed signs of progress last quarter as he cut costs, risks and the size of the investment bank.

  • China's new breed of securities JVs

    China's new breed of securities JVs

    People & Markets | 29 July 2016

    Once limited to a handful of global banks, the range of overseas investors looking to set up Chinese securities joint ventures now includes a unit of an Africa-focused oil explorer, a group that also produces paper cartons and a collection of Hong Kong retail brokerages.

  • Credit Suisse logo

    Credit Suisse cuts 1,000 London jobs as turnaround gains traction

    Ticker | 28 July 2016

    Credit Suisse has cut more than 1,000 jobs in London this year as part of chief executive Tidjane Thiam’s turnaround plan, which showed signs of progress last quarter as he cut costs, risks and the size of the investment bank.

  • P&M: Bond specialist Briscoe joins UBS Asset Management

    Ticker | 26 July 2016

    UBS Asset Management has hired Hayden Briscoe as head of fixed income for Asia Pacific.

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