Thursday, 19 July 2018

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  • A woman walks down the stairs of the Standard Chartered headquarters in Hong Kong.

    SFC bans former StanChart banker for three years over 2009 IPO

    Ticker | 18 July 2018

    Hong Kong’s securities regulator has banned former Standard Chartered banker Joseph Hsu from re-entering the industry for three years following a probe into the bank’s sponsorship of a 2009 IPO.

  • The company logo of Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd (HKEx) is displayed outside its exhibition hall in Hong Kong.

    HKEx reaches "consensus" over inclusion of DCS in Stock Connect

    Ticker | 18 July 2018

    Hong Kong’s bourse said it had “reached a consensus” with its counterparts in China over the inclusion of companies with dual-class shares in both Stock Connect schemes, just days after the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges said they would exclude such companies.

  • Ex-Jefferies Asia CEO jumps to blockchain

    People & Markets | 13 July 2018

    Michael Alexander, previously Jefferies’ most senior banker in Asia, has joined, the company behind the world’s fifth largest cryptocurrency, as chief executive officer of its venture capital arm.

  • Hong Kong relaxes more rules for internet IPOs

    People & Markets | 13 July 2018

    Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing has relaxed several of its listing criteria for internet companies seeking admission to the main board as part of its ongoing efforts to attract more new economy firms to the city.

  • CCBI fined for Hong Kong IPO lapses

    People & Markets | 13 July 2018

    Hong Kong’s securities regulator has slapped CCB International with a HK$24m (US$3.1m) fine over its role as sponsor of the planned IPO of Chinese food and beverage company Fujian Dongya Aquatic Products in 2014.

  • People walk past a branch of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group's bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (MUFG) in Tokyo, Japan.

    MUFG steps up ASEAN focus

    People & Markets | 13 July 2018

    Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group is making a big bet on commercial banking in South-East Asia to fuel its international expansion as it edges closer to increasing its stake in Indonesia’s Bank Danamon.

  • Customers line up inside a Bank of China branch at the financial Central district in Hong Kong, China.

    Global banks set pace in Asian IB fees

    People & Markets | 06 July 2018

    Global banks clung on to their share of Asia investment banking revenues in the first half of 2017 after the worst second quarter in four years for overall fees.

  • Deutsche APAC equities head quits

    People & Markets | 06 July 2018

    Deutsche Bank’s Asia-Pacific equities head James Boyle has resigned, two years after he was brought in to help rebuild the bank’s formerly dominant global markets division.

  • Goldman rapped over Australia block

    Goldman rapped over Australia block

    Top News | 06 July 2018

    Bankers in Australia are feeling increasingly nervous about their handling of share placements after the country’s corporate regulator penalised Goldman Sachs over its role as underwriter of a block trade in 2015.

  • India urges AIIB to lend more

    People & Markets | 29 June 2018

    The China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank should increase lending tenfold within two years to help the region meet its investment needs faster, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at the third annual meeting of the multilateral lender in Mumbai.

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