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Friday, 15 December 2017

Thomas Blott' s stories

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  • Hong Kong Exchange trading slumps

    People & Markets | 03 March 2017

    Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing suffered a 27% fall in net profit last year on a slump in trading volumes.

  • Credit Suisse raises pay of top Asian bankers

    People & Markets | 24 February 2017

    Credit Suisse has raised pay for a number of its top performing bankers in Asia by as much as 15%, several people familiar with the matter told IFR.

  • Oil stress hits Singapore bank profits

    People & Markets | 17 February 2017

    Singapore’s major three banks last week all posted declines in quarterly profits as the downturn in the oil and gas sector and sluggish trading volumes continued to weigh heavily on their results.

  • UBS hires equities trio in Hong Kong

    People & Markets | 17 February 2017

    UBS has hired three senior bankers in its equities division in Hong Kong, following a number of high-level departures in the past few months.

  • Banker by day, stand-up comic by night

    People & Markets | 17 February 2017

    What do you call a dozen bankers at the bottom of the ocean with their feet in cement blocks? A good start.

  • StanChart reshuffles in financial markets

    People & Markets | 17 February 2017

    Standard Chartered’s newly appointed head of financial markets Roberto Hoornweg has announced a number of changes to his management team, a person familiar with the matter told IFR.

  • The JP Morgan sign is pictured at its Beijing office.

    China opens up bond market further

    People & Markets | 10 February 2017

    China took a big step in opening its domestic bond market to foreign banks last week as it granted underwriting and settlement licences to US and European institutions.

  • A man walks past the entrance to the Hong Kong Exchanges in Hong Kong, China.

    Hong Kong revisits dual-class share listings

    People & Markets | 03 February 2017

    Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing has raised hopes of more local listings from the fast-growing technology sector with a renewed proposal to allow dual-class shares.

  • Nomura heads for international profit

    People & Markets | 03 February 2017

    Nomura Holdings is on course to post its first annual profit for its overseas operations since 2008 as income at the investment bank nearly doubled in its latest quarter following a strong performance from its wholesale division.

  • Barclays names APAC co-heads

    People & Markets | 27 January 2017

    Jaideep Khanna and Reid Marsh have been appointed co-heads of Barclays in Asia-Pacific, replacing Andy Jones, according to an internal memo seen by IFR.