Wednesday, 21 March 2018

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  • Index test looms for China bonds

    Index test looms for China bonds

    People & Markets | 17 November 2017

    China’s efforts to open its domestic bond market to foreign investors may soon be rewarded with inclusion in some of the world’s biggest debt indexes.

  • Koji Fujiwara, President and CEO of Mizuho Bank, core banking unit of Mizuho Financial Group, attends an interview with Reuters at the bank's headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.

    Mizuho to slash jobs amid profit pressure

    People & Markets | 17 November 2017

    Mizuho Financial Group will slash its headcount by around a quarter in the next decade in an effort to shrink its cost base and boost dwindling profitability.

  • Strains appear for Australian banks

    People & Markets | 10 November 2017

    Australia’s big four banks are still earning record profits, mostly on modest lending growth and a focus on costs, but they are starting to feel the impact of cracks in the property market, heightened competition and an increased regulatory burden.

  • Singapore's DBS profit slumps on rising provisions

    People & Markets | 10 November 2017

    DBS Group Holdings took a hit on its earnings last quarter after raising net provisions in an attempt to cure its bad loan problems once and for all.

  • A logo of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd (ICBC) is seen on a foggy day in Jinan, Shandong province, China.

    China big banks post higher profits

    People & Markets | 03 November 2017

    Four of China’s big five banks reported higher quarterly profits, bouncing back after a difficult few years of shrinking margins and rising bad loans.

  • Australia's NAB to cut 6,000 staff

    People & Markets | 03 November 2017

    National Australia Bank said it will shed 6,000 jobs, joining a growing number of banks looking to cut staffing in the face of changes due to new technology.

  • HSBC profit up on Asia growth

    People & Markets | 03 November 2017

    HSBC’s pre-tax profit soared five-fold in the third quarter as its post-crisis restructuring comes to an end and the bank switches its attention to growth, led by its Asian business.

  • nomura abenomics

    Nomura's profit dips as trading income falls

    Ticker | 30 October 2017

    Nomura reported a 15% decline in second-quarter profit on Monday as a global decline in fixed-income trading weighed heavily on its earnings.

  • MOVES-Ex-JPM executive launches cryptocurrency hedge fund

    Ticker | 30 October 2017

    Anthony Wong, formerly head of JP Morgan’s institutional bank sales desk in Hong Kong, has launched a cryptocurrency hedge fund and blockchain advisory firm.

  • ANZ cuts costs and bad debts to grow profit

    People & Markets | 27 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.