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Saturday, 21 October 2017

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  • China Renaissance leads JV queue

    People & Markets | 02 December 2016

    Boutique investment bank China Renaissance last week launched a domestic securities joint venture, becoming the highest-profile new entrant under the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement framework between Hong Kong and China.

  • Hong Kong pushes for China bond link

    People & Markets | 02 December 2016

    As the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect prepares for its official launch this week, the Hong Kong government has tabled proposals for a similar scheme to establish a trading link for retail investors between the bond markets in China and Hong Kong.

  • StanChart cuts investment bank jobs

    People & Markets | 02 December 2016

    Standard Chartered is cutting around 10% of its corporate and institutional banking staff, with the largest numbers going in Hong Kong and Singapore, people with knowledge of the matter said last week.

  • Trio of debt bankers leave UBS

    People & Markets | 25 November 2016

    Three senior Asian debt bankers left UBS in Hong Kong last week, triggering questions over the bank’s commitment to bond underwriting in the region.

  • ANZ and Macquarie hit with fines after ringgit probe

    People & Markets | 25 November 2016

    Australia and New Zealand Banking Group and Macquarie Group

  • China tightens rules on shadow lending

    People & Markets | 25 November 2016

    The China Banking Regulatory Commission issued draft guidelines last week aimed at tightening its supervision of off-balance-sheet lending.

  • Malaysia curbs offshore trading to stabilise ringgit

    People & Markets | 25 November 2016

    Malaysia’s central bank has clamped down on offshore trading in the ringgit in a bid to stabilise the currency, prompting comparisons to currency controls last seen during the Asian financial crisis in 1997.

  • MOVES-ANZ names pair to co-head capital markets

    Ticker | 24 November 2016

    Australia and New Zealand Banking Group has appointed Paul White and Jimmy Choi as co-heads of capital markets globally, according to an internal memo seen by IFR.

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    JP Morgan pays US$264m for Princeling scandal

    People & Markets | 18 November 2016

    JP Morgan Chase is to pay around US$264m to several US government bodies to settle claims it hired friends and relatives of influential Chinese businessmen and government officials in order to win business in violation of anti-bribery laws.

  • A streak of lightning is seen above the skyline of Shanghai

    UK signs off on Shanghai stock link

    People & Markets | 18 November 2016

    As market participants gear up for the launch of a trading link between Shenzhen and Hong Kong, Britain has confirmed its support for a similar tie-up between London and Shanghai.