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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Bank of America-Merrill Lynch to announce Asia lay-offs

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 10:58am by George Chen

    ... fastest-growing region. Financial industry sources familiar with the matter told the South China Morning Post on Tuesday that the leading American bank is expected to make an internal announcement of its latest lay-off plan in Asia, including its offices in Hong Kong, Tokyo and South Korea, in the coming days. "Many department heads have submitted their lists of head count that will be cut. ...

  2. South of the Bordeaux

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Philippe Espinasse moneypost@scmp.com What a difference a few years can make. Initial public offering volumes are sharply down in Hong Kong, while some markets in Southeast Asia appear ... However, not only have IPOs in Hong Kong become fewer and smaller, but their quality has, on average, arguably also headed south. There are several reasons for this. A small deal requires as much ...

  3. Wells Fargo takes shelter in Asia with bigger team

    Posted Aug 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... years in China, despite increasing concerns about the country's slowing economy. John Rindlaub, president for the Asia-Pacific region at Wells Fargo, told the South China Morning Post ... doing business in Asia, especially in China, Singapore, and South Korea, and an increasing number of Chinese customers that want to take their businesses beyond the mainland. But Wells Fargo ...

  4. US$1.5b aim for Morgan Stanley Asia fund

    Posted May 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and Shanshui Cement Group, the mainland's No3 cement producer. In Asia, the fund has also shown growing interest in South Korea. It invested in Jeonju Paper, its largest manufacturer of newsprint ... in the world's fastest growing economic region- with a target size of around US$1.5 billion. If successful, it would become the fourth Asia-focused private equity fund at MSPE, which has a two-decade ...

  5. Bain Capital to launch US$2.5b fund for Asia

    Posted Jun 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to completing a fund raising of about US$2.5 billion for a new Asia-dedicated private-equity investment vehicle. The successful fund raising comes despite weak market sentiment worldwide that has turned many investors cautious about making new investments. People familiar with the situation told the South China Morning Post that Bain Capital, which was co-founded in the early 1980s by current ...

  6. UK company requires a finance manager for Asia

    Posted Apr 21st 2007, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... Elizabeth Horscroft A multicultural corporate communications consultancy is looking for a finance manager with an international mindset to establish a new finance team in Hong Kong. The company is expanding its business in Asia and now requires someone on the ground in Hong Kong actively involved in managing the financial requirements of the Hong Kong and Beijing business. ...

  7. Asia switching trust to local banks since crisis

    Posted Jun 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the government, said Lam. The crisis saw the Lehman Brothers minibonds fiasco and several international banks withdrawing in part from Asia. Royal Bank of Scotland gave away its mainland retail ... needs, but also to spread risks. The average number of respondents' 'banking relationships' across Asia rose 22 per cent, to 3.3 banks, between 2007 and this year. In some ...

  8. Asia likely to benefit from fresh US stimulus moves

    Posted Dec 01st 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... levels of financial stimulus announced in the United States on November 3 will generate fresh flows of liquidity in search of good investment returns, and real estate in Asia will remain ... of that fresh liquidity towards Asia because there is an imbalance of economic growth between the West and the East. So it would be logical that people would want to invest their capital in places ...

  9. China South Locomotive raises HK$4.16b in mid-priced IPO

    Posted Aug 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jonathan Yang China South Locomotive & Rolling Stock Corp raised HK$4.16 billion from its initial public offering after pricing its shares at the middle of an indicative range. ... offer] at the higher end, as it had recorded an overwhelming subscription to its A-share offering earlier in Shanghai,' said a fund manager. China South Locomotive has said it had drawn 2.27 ...

  10. South Koreans in debt at 16pc record high

    Posted Feb 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Burton, the director of the Asia and Pacific department of the IMF. 'There needs to be an improvement in the credit culture in South Korea with improved credit information [about borrowers] ... Khang Hyun-sung in Seoul The number of debtors in South Korea has reached a record high- 16 per cent of the working population. According to a Korean bankers' group, in January over ...




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