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Friday, 20 October 2017

Thomas Blott' s stories

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  • Probe overshadows Commonwealth Bank profits

    People & Markets | 11 August 2017

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia acknowledged the seriousness of money-laundering allegations it faced last week, overshadowing the release of healthy full-year earnings.

  • Noble's net debt rises as losses mount

    People & Markets | 11 August 2017

    Noble Group’s net debt swelled to US$3.82bn at the end of June, the embattled commodities trading company said last week.

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    Money laundering allegations overshadow CBA profit rise

    Ticker | 09 August 2017

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia today acknowledged the seriousness of money-laundering allegations levelled against it, overshadowing the release of healthy full-year earnings.

  • Goldman hires DB banker in China push

    People & Markets | 04 August 2017

    Goldman Sachs has added Bill Chu to its investment banking team in China in a sign that the US bank is gearing up for an increase in cross-border deal flow from the mainland.

  • Equity disposals help Japan's megabanks

    People & Markets | 04 August 2017

    Japan’s megabanks reported divergent first-quarter results last week, although underlying profitability was weak for all three of them as income from lending remained subdued.

  • HSBC pledges more buybacks after profit rise

    People & Markets | 04 August 2017

    HSBC is to buy back US$2bn of its shares after reporting a 5% rise in half-year profits, and said repurchases of its stock could become a regular feature in the future.

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

    HKEx plans blockchain marketplace for pre-IPO fundraising

    Ticker | 03 August 2017

    Hong Kong Exchange and Clearing plans to launch a new blockchain-based platform for companies to raise pre-IPO financing next year.

  • Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc in Tokyo

    MUFG reports 53% surge in quarterly profit

    Ticker | 01 August 2017

    Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group reported a 53% increase in first-quarter profit, led by gains from the sale of equity investments, lower bad-debt costs and higher gains from its overseas affiliates.

  • A logo of HSBC is displayed outside a branch at the financial Central district in Hong Kong, China.

    HSBC pledges more buybacks after profit rise

    Ticker | 31 July 2017

    HSBC is to buy back US$2bn of its shares after reporting a 5% rise in half-year profits, and said repurchases of its stock could become a regular feature in the future.

  • Profits up at Singapore banks

    People & Markets | 28 July 2017

    Two of Singapore’s big three banks last week reported solid profit gains in a sign that the city’s lenders may finally be overcoming the effects of last year’s commodities downturn.