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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Thomas Blott' s stories

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  • Hong Kong Bond Connect to launch this year

    People & Markets | 17 March 2017

    China aims to establish a bond trading link with Hong Kong this year as part of Beijing’s ongoing efforts to open up its capital markets to offshore investors, Premier Li Keqiang said.

  • US Fed seeks lifetime bank for two ex-JP Morgan bankers

    Ticker | 13 March 2017

    The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System said on Friday it was seeking to ban permanently two former JP Morgan executives from the banking industry.

  • Citigroup adds China bonds to indices

    People & Markets | 10 March 2017

    Citigroup is to include China’s onshore bonds in its emerging markets and regional indices from February 2018.

  • China's CICC cleared to buy CIS

    People & Markets | 10 March 2017

    China International Capital Corp has received approval from the China Securities Regulatory Commission to take over unlisted China Investment Securities, paving the way for China’s oldest investment bank to regain the top spot in the country’s securities industry.

  • Citigroup faces probe over hiring

    People & Markets | 03 March 2017

    Citigroup is the latest bank to say it is being investigated by the US Securities and Exchange Commission over its hiring policies, drawing renewed attention to the recruitment practices of bulge bracket firms in Asia.

  • BlackRock targets Asian private credit

    People & Markets | 03 March 2017

    BlackRock is raising money for private credit investments in Asia, according to a person familiar with the move, adding to the growing interest in non-bank lending in the region.

  • Thailand plans blockchain-based exchange

    People & Markets | 03 March 2017

    The Stock Exchange of Thailand plans to launch a blockchain-based marketplace for trading shares in startup companies.

  • Hong Kong Exchange trading slumps

    People & Markets | 03 March 2017

    Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing suffered a 27% fall in net profit last year on a slump in trading volumes.

  • Credit Suisse raises pay of top Asian bankers

    People & Markets | 24 February 2017

    Credit Suisse has raised pay for a number of its top performing bankers in Asia by as much as 15%, several people familiar with the matter told IFR.

  • Oil stress hits Singapore bank profits

    People & Markets | 17 February 2017

    Singapore’s major three banks last week all posted declines in quarterly profits as the downturn in the oil and gas sector and sluggish trading volumes continued to weigh heavily on their results.