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Saturday, 16 December 2017

Thomas Blott' s stories

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  • ANZ

    ANZ shrinks costs, bad debts to grow profit

    Ticker | 26 October 2017

    Australia and New Zealand Banking Group posted an 18% rise in full-year cash profit as lower costs and an improvement in bad debts offset the impact of lacklustre revenue growth.

  • JP Morgan

    JP Morgan confident about opening up of China's banking sector

    Ticker | 23 October 2017

    JP Morgan’s Asia-Pacific vice chairman has said she expects Chinese regulators to lift restrictions on foreign banks operating in the mainland, joining a growing chorus of voices predicting an opening up in China’s banking sector.

  • CLSA outlines ambitious growth plans

    People & Markets | 20 October 2017

    One year after announcing its integration with Citic Securities International, CLSA is looking to grow its market share across multiple product lines.

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during a briefing on the final day of the Belt and Road Forum, at the Yanqi Lake International Conference Centre, north of Beijing.

    Global banks staff up for Belt and Road

    People & Markets | 13 October 2017

    International banks including Citigroup, HSBC and

  • Ashley Alder, Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission, addresses the Pan Asian Regulatory Summit by Thomas Reuters in Hong Kong, China.

    Hong Kong probes "reckless" IPO behaviour

    People & Markets | 13 October 2017

    Hong Kong’s securities regulator has sent a warning to investment banks that it is investigating 15 firms that sponsored IPOs for “substandard work”, including some “reckless” behaviour.

  • Chinese 100 yuan banknotes are seen on a counter of a branch of a commercial bank in Beijing, China.

    Chinese banks add to lead in Asia fees

    People & Markets | 06 October 2017

    Chinese banks consolidated their positions as the top earners in Asian investment banking for the first three quarters of 2017, taking the top three slots in terms of fees earned in Asia, excluding Japan.

  • IFC loan programme gets US$1bn boost

    IFC loan programme gets US$1bn boost

    People & Markets | 29 September 2017

    International Finance Corporation, the private-sector arm of the World Bank, is looking to deploy more funds in syndicated loans following its recent tie-up with the

  • Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited Chief Executive Charles Li attends an interview by Reuters in Hong Kong, China.

    Hong Kong toughens up on delistings, dilution

    People & Markets | 29 September 2017

    Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing has proposed tougher rules governing capital raisings and delistings in an effort to bolster safeguards for investors and clamp down on market abuse.

  • Citi to add bankers for China Belt and Road

    People & Markets | 29 September 2017

    Citigroup plans to add at least 25 bankers in countries linked to China’s Belt and Road initiative.

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

    HKEx proposed tougher rules on delistings, equity raisings

    Ticker | 25 September 2017

    Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing has initiated two consultations to facilitate the delisting of securities that have been suspended for a long time and to prevent highly dilutive equity raisings.