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Friday, 15 December 2017

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  • Fintech makeover for bond syndicate

    Fintech makeover for Asia bond syndicate

    People & Markets | 01 December 2017

    For all the promise of financial technology, the debt capital markets have so far proven a tough nut to crack.

  • KKR cuts stake in China's CICC

    People & Markets | 24 November 2017

    KKR has sold more than half its stake in China International Capital Corp for HK$1.52bn (US$194.6m).

  • Stuart Gulliver, Group Chief Executive of HSBC, attends China Development Forum in Beijing, China.

    Long wait ends for HSBC China JV

    People & Markets | 24 November 2017

    Chinese securities venture on track for December launch

  • CS hires 11 for Asia equity research

    People & Markets | 24 November 2017

    Credit Suisse has made 11 new hires for its Asia equity research team in Hong Kong as it looks to bolster research capabilities, particularly for China.

  • Credit Suisse

    MOVES-Credit Suisse hires 11 for Asia equity research

    Ticker | 22 November 2017

    Credit Suisse has made 11 new hires for its equity research team in Hong Kong as it looks to bolster research capabilities, particularly for China.

  • Top CICC pair exit ahead of IPO

    KKR cuts its stake in CICC

    Ticker | 21 November 2017

    KKR has sold more than half of its stake in China International Capital Corporation for HK$1.52bn (US$194.6m), according to a stock exchange filing.

  • Singapore futures track MSCI benchmarks

    People & Markets | 17 November 2017

    Singapore Exchange launched its first derivatives contracts offering exposure to multi-currency and multi-country emerging market indices last week.

  • StanChart hires for private debt distribution

    People & Markets | 17 November 2017

    Standard Chartered has strengthened its capital structuring and distribution group with several senior hires in recent months.

  • 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.

  • Resistance melts to HK dual-class shares

    People & Markets | 27 October 2017

    Plans to set up a new third board in Hong Kong were called into question last week after senior government figures signalled that dual-class shares could be introduced on the main board as long as investor safeguards were put in place.

  • ANZ

    ANZ shrinks costs, bad debts to grow profit

    Ticker | 26 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.

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