Saturday, 24 March 2018

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  • Global banks regain China wallet share

    People & Markets | 07 July 2017

    China’s biggest banks consolidated their positions as the top earners in Asian investment banking in the first half of 2017, taking the top three slots in terms of fees earned in Asia, excluding Japan.

  • Metals scam hands ANZ 'substantial losses'

    People & Markets | 30 June 2017

    Australia and New Zealand Banking Group suffered “substantial losses” after unearthing a metals trading scam afflicting its Asian commodities trading arm, in a case reminiscent of the Qingdao port scandal in 2014. 

  • Fitch downgrade deals Noble new blow

    People & Markets | 30 June 2017

    Tentative signs of a turnaround in Noble Group’s fortunes suffered a fresh setback last week when Fitch Ratings slashed the commodities trader’s credit rating to CCC, reminding investors of its deep-rooted problems.

  • 'Enigma' rout spurs calls for HK reform

    People & Markets | 30 June 2017

    A rout in more than a dozen interconnected Hong Kong stocks last week prompted calls for more reforms to improve corporate governance standards.

  • HSBC gets nod for China securities JV after long wait

    People & Markets | 30 June 2017

    HSBC has won approval for its securities joint venture in China, ending a 19-month wait to get the go-ahead to build a foothold to issue bonds in China, which the bank sees as an area of strong future growth.

  • HSBC finally gets approval for China securities JV

    Ticker | 30 June 2017

    HSBC has finally been given the go-ahead from the China Securities Regulatory Commission for its securities joint venture in China, becoming the first foreign bank to receive approval for a majority-owned JV in the mainland.

  • MSCI relents on A-share inclusion

    MSCI relents on A-share inclusion

    Top News | 23 June 2017

    China’s equity markets received their biggest global endorsement so far as US index provider MSCI finally opted to include mainland A-shares in its benchmark emerging markets index.

  • UBS M&A veteran Harding-Jones moves to Citigroup

    People & Markets | 23 June 2017

    Citigroup has poached two of UBS’s most senior Asia-Pacific bankers.

  • HKEx renews push for tech listings

    Equities | 16 June 2017

    Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing has revived plans to attract new economy listings with a proposal to allow dual-class shares on a new third board, two years after the city’s regulator rejected a similar plan.

  • ShoreVest launches China bad debt fund

    People & Markets | 16 June 2017

    ShoreVest Partners, a China-focused distressed debt specialist, has started fundraising for a debut fund in the latest sign of growing international appetite for the sector.