Sunday, 17 December 2017

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  • HSBC finally gets approval for China securities JV

    Ticker | 30 June 2017

    HSBC has finally been given the go-ahead from the China Securities Regulatory Commission for its securities joint venture in China, becoming the first foreign bank to receive approval for a majority-owned JV in the mainland.

  • MSCI relents on A-share inclusion

    MSCI relents on A-share inclusion

    Top News | 23 June 2017

    China’s equity markets received their biggest global endorsement so far as US index provider MSCI finally opted to include mainland A-shares in its benchmark emerging markets index.

  • UBS M&A veteran Harding-Jones moves to Citigroup

    People & Markets | 23 June 2017

    Citigroup has poached two of UBS’s most senior Asia-Pacific bankers.

  • HKEx renews push for tech listings

    Equities | 16 June 2017

    Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing has revived plans to attract new economy listings with a proposal to allow dual-class shares on a new third board, two years after the city’s regulator rejected a similar plan.

  • ShoreVest launches China bad debt fund

    People & Markets | 16 June 2017

    ShoreVest Partners, a China-focused distressed debt specialist, has started fundraising for a debut fund in the latest sign of growing international appetite for the sector.

  • India gets tough on defaulters

    People & Markets | 16 June 2017

    India has taken its most radical step yet to resolve its bad loan problem after the central bank last week ordered lenders to start insolvency proceedings against the country’s largest defaulters.

  • Malaysia merger to create challenger for Big 3 banks

    People & Markets | 09 June 2017

    RHB Bank is in merger talks with AmBank in a bid to challenge the dominance of Malaysia’s three largest lenders.

  • A man walks past a row of Taiwan's national flags in Taipei.

    Chasing yield: Taiwanese lifers go global

    Top News | 09 June 2017

    A few years ago, the top investment manager at a major Taiwanese life insurer accepted an invitation to attend a presentation at a well-known utility company in Louisiana. Arriving late from his flight, he headed straight to the company’s offices, where the CEO promptly mistook him for a lost tourist who had strayed too far from the nearby Mardi Gras festival.

  • Bain bets big on China's bad debt

    People & Markets | 02 June 2017

    Bain Capital has joined a select group of foreign investors in Chinese distressed debt with its first purchase of non-performing loans in the onshore market.

  • Deutsche and CDB sign US$3bn Belt and Road partnership

    People & Markets | 02 June 2017

    Deutsche Bank and China Development Bank agreed last week to work together to finance infrastructure projects worth up to US$3bn as China looks to share the burden for funding its ambitious One Belt, One Road infrastructure programme.