Sunday, 22 October 2017

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  • India's SBI hit by rising NPLs

    People & Markets | 18 November 2016

    State Bank of India reported a fall in net profit for a fourth consecutive quarter as provisions for bad loans continued to weigh on the performance of Indian banks.

  • CICC eyes return to greatness

    CICC eyes return to greatness

    People & Markets | 11 November 2016

    China International Capital Corp has unveiled its widely foreseen acquisition of unlisted China Investment Securities, in a move that may see the PRC’s oldest investment bank regain the top spot in the country’s securities industry.

  • HSBC headquarters in London

    Buoyant third quarter for HSBC's DCM

    People & Markets | 11 November 2016

    HSBC’s investment bank revenues rose 13% last quarter thanks to a strong showing in debt capital markets, and its capital ratios jumped due to new regulatory treatment of how it deals with its holding in China’s Bank of Communications (see: “HSBC gets a BoCom bump”).

  • ANZ sells Asian retail to DBS

    People & Markets | 04 November 2016

    Australia & New Zealand Banking Group last week became the latest global bank to pull back from retail banking in Asia. ANZ said it would sell its wealth and retail bank business units in Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and Indonesia to

  • China’s banking slowdown tests regulator's nerves

    People & Markets | 04 November 2016

    Disappointing earnings across China’s four major state-owned banks for the third quarter have shown the strain from rising bad loans and lower net interest margins.

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

    StanChart reveals HK IPO probe

    Top News | 04 November 2016

    Standard Chartered became the second major international bank in a week to reveal that it was being investigated by Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission for its role in a stock-market listing.

  • CCB to pilot debt-equity swaps

    People & Markets | 28 October 2016

    China’s plans for the first debt-to-equity swaps since the late 1990s are raising more questions than answers.

  • Nomura Holdings logo

    Nomura posts net income gains on back of strong trading

    Ticker | 27 October 2016

    Nomura Holdings’ second quarter net income rose 31% year on year to ¥61.2bn (US$585m), buoyed by an improvement in trading income, the bank said on Thursday.

  • BRICS take aim at ratings trio

    People & Markets | 21 October 2016

    A challenge to the dominant three ratings agency emerged this month at the BRICS summit in India, when the five-nation grouping of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa outlined plans to launch a rival agency.

  • Mark Schwartz

    Goldman Asia chairman Schwartz to leave

    People & Markets | 21 October 2016

    Mark Schwartz is stepping down as Goldman Sachs’ Asia-Pacific chairman at the end of the year, triggering a search for a replacement at a time when the US bank is scaling back its resources in the region.