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  1. Lai See

    Posted Sep 19th 2008, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... Ben Kwok Everything must go for banker blown out of job Yesterday afternoon's miracle stock market rebound from an intraday low may have provided punters with some short-lived excitement, but it did little to change the plight of beleaguered bankers from Wall Street to Central. Our 'ad of the day' award went to one Hong Kong banker who lost his job and put ...

  2. Lai See

    Posted Sep 27th 2008, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... surviving independent global investment banks, packed up their tents to join the commercial banking world and HSBC announcing 1,100 layoffs, the days of bankers enjoying a bonus bonanza look to be over... or are they? We gather some Lehman Brothers bankers in Hong Kong have managed to secure bonus guarantees for the next two years from their new bosses at Nomura. It seems the Japanese firm ...

  3. Lai See

    Posted Apr 27th 2006, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... cheesed-off chief chastens bankers for putting putting before profits One could politely say it was interesting, others said it was very intriguing, but no one could possibly say it was boring. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen yesterday gave members of the Hong Kong Association of Banks a gentle rebuke, opining on the importance of being good bankers, not great golfers. He ...

  4. Lai See

    Posted Nov 12th 2009, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... Ben Kwok Job strategy reaps millions for new tycoon club members Money can't buy love, but it takes good money to buy the services of a former government official and a top banker ... would be surprised about Or's desire to make even more money in his post-banker career. If you remember, he joined G-Resources Group, an Indonesian gold miner, just three months after ...

  5. Lai See

    Posted Oct 08th 2009, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... Ben Kwok Kam's travails give bankers a sense of Shadenfreude The travails of Democratic Party lawmaker Kam Nai-wai have given rise to a certain amount of Shadenfreude among bankers ... with him over the Lehman Brothers minibonds debacle. One of the bankers described him as being a very difficult person to deal with- 'a nightmare, worse than Long Hair' (fellow legislator ...

  6. Swire Properties spin-off could raise HK$30b

    Posted Nov 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Ben Kwok, Sandy Li

    ... definitely be the biggest property initial public offering in Hong Kong,' said a banker who specialises in new listings. Swire Properties accounted for nearly HK$100 billion of Swire ... Assuming Swire sells a 25 per cent stake in its property arm, bankers said it could raise between HK$25 billion and HK$30 billion. 'It is a big surprise, particularly as Swire has been ...

  7. Lai See

    Posted May 30th 2006, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... with Ben Kwok tale of the benevolent banker shows the sunny side of the industry Mark Twain once said: 'A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining ... This was where the Hang Seng banker came along with these words of assurance: 'Focus on your business and we'll take care of the financing.' The rest is history. OTO was back on track ...

  8. Lai See

    Posted Mar 19th 2009, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... Ben Kwok Bankers bemoan bonus ban but pay rises can ease the pain Don't mention the 'B' word. Just the mere hint of paying out bonuses in the financial industry these days is guaranteed to have outraged politicians and taxpayers frothing at the mouth. That would probably explain why UBS has gone back to good old-fashioned pay rises to reward its Asian bankers. We ...

  9. Lai See

    Posted Dec 01st 2007, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... looking forward to see who wins 'Movember', and takes the awards for best, worst and 'most ginga' facial growths. Bosses a credit to ICBC Some of the world's top bankers ... capitalisation, who seems pretty laid back about the whole subprime thing. 'Recently, some foreign bankers visited our bank,' he said. 'They said probably chairman Jiang Jianqing and I were ...

  10. Lai See

    Posted Nov 13th 2007, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... but a charitable heart also. Bankers fight for funds Boxing Day comes early for bankers in Hong Kong this year. A London replica of Hedge Fund Fight Night to land in Hong Kong at the end of this month will see bankers and hedge fund managers battling it out in the boxing ring. A total of 12 brave souls from Citigroup, HSBC, Merrill Lunch, Jardine Fleming, KPMG, Macquarie, Countrywide and others ...




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