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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

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  • 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.

  • Men walk past a 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) billboard at the fund's flagship Tun Razak Exchange development in Kuala Lumpur.

    US outlines case against Malaysia fund

    People & Markets | 22 July 2016

    US prosecutors last week moved to seize over US$1bn of assets they claimed were stolen from 1Malaysia Development, casting fresh scrutiny over the role banks played in raising and transferring money for the controversial state investment fund.

  • Arundhati Bhattacharya

    India's SBI implements greater discipline

    People & Markets | 06 May 2016

    India’s biggest bank is transforming the way it does business, in an effort to ensure it does not get hit with another wave of non-performing loans, its chairman says.

  • ICBC targets overseas growth

    People & Markets | 22 April 2016

    Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, the world’s largest lender by assets, is looking to expand its international business and improve its risk management, its chairman told IFR.

  • Standard Chartered headquarters in London

    StanChart targets aviation, M&A to lift returns

    People & Markets | 11 March 2016

    Standard Chartered is targeting aircraft leasing and general industries coverage in an effort to boost revenues and improve its return on assets.

  • Fine for UBS banker over placement

    People & Markets | 04 March 2016

    Hong Kong’s securities regulator last week fined a UBS equities banker HK$200,000 (US$25,725) for inadvertently advising clients to breach short-selling restrictions during a 2014 follow-on share placement for Chinese battery and carmaker BYD.

  • Citi sign

    Citigroup sells Chinese bank stake

    People & Markets | 04 March 2016

    Citigroup is selling its 20% stake in China Guangfa Bank to

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