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Monday, 16 July 2018

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  • Ex-Jefferies Asia CEO jumps to blockchain

    People & Markets | 13 July 2018

    Michael Alexander, previously Jefferies’ most senior banker in Asia, has joined Block.one, the company behind the world’s fifth largest cryptocurrency, as chief executive officer of its venture capital arm.

  • Hong Kong relaxes more rules for internet IPOs

    People & Markets | 13 July 2018

    Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing has relaxed several of its listing criteria for internet companies seeking admission to the main board as part of its ongoing efforts to attract more new economy firms to the city.

  • CCBI fined for Hong Kong IPO lapses

    People & Markets | 13 July 2018

    Hong Kong’s securities regulator has slapped CCB International with a HK$24m (US$3.1m) fine over its role as sponsor of the planned IPO of Chinese food and beverage company Fujian Dongya Aquatic Products in 2014.

  • People walk past a branch of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group's bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (MUFG) in Tokyo, Japan.

    MUFG steps up ASEAN focus

    People & Markets | 13 July 2018

    Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group is making a big bet on commercial banking in South-East Asia to fuel its international expansion as it edges closer to increasing its stake in Indonesia’s Bank Danamon.

  • Customers line up inside a Bank of China branch at the financial Central district in Hong Kong, China.

    Global banks set pace in Asian IB fees

    People & Markets | 06 July 2018

    Global banks clung on to their share of Asia investment banking revenues in the first half of 2017 after the worst second quarter in four years for overall fees.

  • Deutsche APAC equities head quits

    People & Markets | 06 July 2018

    Deutsche Bank’s Asia-Pacific equities head James Boyle has resigned, two years after he was brought in to help rebuild the bank’s formerly dominant global markets division.

  • Goldman rapped over Australia block

    Goldman rapped over Australia block

    Top News | 06 July 2018

    Bankers in Australia are feeling increasingly nervous about their handling of share placements after the country’s corporate regulator penalised Goldman Sachs over its role as underwriter of a block trade in 2015.

  • India urges AIIB to lend more

    People & Markets | 29 June 2018

    The China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank should increase lending tenfold within two years to help the region meet its investment needs faster, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at the third annual meeting of the multilateral lender in Mumbai.

  • JP Morgan to grow China IB headcount by 40%–50%

    People & Markets | 29 June 2018

    JP Morgan plans to grow its China investment banking headcount by 40%–50% over the next two to three years as it gears up to win more business once it receives the go-ahead for a majority-owned securities joint venture.

  • Australia's CBA appoints six top executives

    People & Markets | 29 June 2018

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia has made six appointments to its depleted executive committee as Australia’s largest bank looks to rebuild after a difficult year.

  • An SGX sign is pictured at Singapore's stock exchange .

    Singapore introduces weighted voting rights

    People & Markets | 29 June 2018

    Singapore Exchange ushered in new rules last week allowing companies with dual-class shares to list in the city, despite criticism that the rules carried insufficient investor protection and would not help attract issuers away from Hong Kong.

  • DBS

    DBS to launch China securities joint venture

    Ticker | 28 June 2018

    DBS Group is set to become the latest foreign bank to enter the securities industry in China following the relaxation of rules around ownership.

  • JPM

    JP Morgan to grow China IB headcount by 40%–50%

    Ticker | 28 June 2018

    JP Morgan plans to grow its China investment banking headcount by 40%–50% over the next two to three years as it gears up to win more business once it receives the go-ahead for a majority-owned securities joint venture.

  • A man leaves the Commonwealth Bank of Australia building in central Sydney

    MOVES-CBA appoints six top executives

    Ticker | 25 June 2018

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia chief executive Matt Comyn today announced six appointments to the bank’s depleted executive committee as Australia’s largest lender looks to rebuild after a difficult year.

  • Australia cartel case prompts ANZ, ASX changes

    People & Markets | 22 June 2018

    JP Morgan Australia and New Zealand chairman Robert Priestley has resigned from the board of the Australian Securities Exchange, saying a criminal case involving a share placement the bank worked on could become a distraction.

  • Fintech twist for DCM legal terms

    People & Markets | 22 June 2018

    Financial technology start-up Origin said it is trialling software to automate the drafting of final terms for bond issuances.

  • Mitsubishi UFJ Securities

    MUFG steps up its ambitions

    Top News | 22 June 2018

    At a time when many Western banks are still scaling back their global footprint, Japan’s MUFG is stepping up its international ambitions, led by some punchy targets for its capital markets activities.

  • JP Morgan

    MOVES-JPM Australia chairman leaves ASX board over cartel case

    Ticker | 19 June 2018

    JP Morgan Australia and New Zealand chairman Robert Priestley has resigned from the board of the Australian Securities Exchange, saying a criminal case involving a share placement the bank worked on could become a distraction.

  • People pass by the logo of Standard Chartered plc at the SIBOS banking and financial conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

    StanChart eyes two Asian hubs

    People & Markets | 15 June 2018

    Standard Chartered is looking at consolidating its Asian businesses in two main hubs in Hong Kong and Singapore as it continues to streamline its operations.

  • Commuters walk past an ANZ bank branch in Sydney, Australia.

    Cartel charges rock Australia's capital markets

    Top News | 08 June 2018

    Australia’s capital markets community is reviewing its approach to equity offerings after the competition watchdog filed criminal charges over alleged cartel behaviour following a 2015 share placement.

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