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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Asian banks win as rich seek safety

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... Assets under management at Bank of Singapore will have doubled in three years as the rich change their investment thinking, says chief When the world's richest people want to manage ... change of thinking had given Asian banks a rare opportunity to grab market share in the private banking business, which has been dominated by Western players for decades, said Renato de Guzman, ...

  2. Business - Money

    Bankers ride boom in social enterprises

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com Investing in public service could generate healthy returns with focus on mass market Bankers ride boom in social enterprises Putting private capital to public service is booming in Asia, and some investment bankers are quittin ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - EXPANSION

    Royal Bank of Canada targets Asian wealth

    Posted Oct 15th 2012, 12:00am by Lulu Chen

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com Canadian bank in the market to take over some smaller asset managers to tap regional growth RBC sets sights on Asian wealth management RBC Wealth Management, ... of a global strategy launched in 2010 to make the wealth-management business a larger profit generator for the parent, Royal Bank of Canada. The Canadian lender hopes that profit from its ...

  4. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Uncommon ground: Jerusalem and the West Bank

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by ORLANDO CROWCROFT

    ... Orlando Crowcroft A region synonymous with conflict, the West Bank is nonetheless bursting with life, writes Orlando Crowcroft Long division   As the blue and white flag bearing the Star ... packed into this bus are Arabs, mostly pilgrims, travelling to Jerusalem from Amman across the Allenby Bridge, which connects the West Bank to Jordan, across the Jordan River. The West Bank ...

  5. Big banks bleed off jobs over summer

    Posted Jul 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... banks, including Germany's Deutsche Bank, Asia-focused brokerage CLSA and two big old-line Swiss banks, Credit Suisse and UBS, have quietly laid off staff. Rather than do mass lay-offs that generate headlines, the banks have been picking off small numbers of their employees- fewer than 10 people in most cases- since late June, according to people familiar with the matter. Most have ...

  6. Expat packages disappearing

    Posted Mar 26th 2010, 12:00am by Baat Gwaa

    ... a huge expatriate package and Westerners are not the favoured candidates for Asia's top jobs, especially in banking. Industry watchers fear that expatriate packages are disappearing ...

  7. Loan crunch looms in Asia as euro-zone banks retreat

    Posted Jan 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... capital you might not feel that way. That is because battered euro-zone banks are being forced to redirect lending to Europe, which means pulling money out of Asia. The European Banking Authority (EBA) last month increased the amount of capital that European banks need to raise to Euro115 billion (HK$1.14 trillion). The capital is necessary to cover a fall in the value of sovereign bonds ...

  8. Bright future predicted for banks in Asia

    Posted Dec 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... May Chan may.chan@scmp.com Commercial banking in Asia will remain buoyant, lifted by the region's demand for financial services, global advisory firm McKinsey & Co said yesterday. The firm polled chief financial officers from multinational companies, medium-sized companies and banks in 13 Asian countries. It predicted that corporate and investment banking revenues ...

  9. Hard times ahead as Europe's banks cut lending to Asia

    Posted Dec 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... debt crisis on Asian economies is concerned. At least as important will be a reduction of lending in the region by Europe's dangerously weakened banks. The problem is that euro-zone banks ... blown a big hole in the banks' balance sheets, and severely damaged confidence in the European banking system as a whole. In an attempt to restore credibility, in October, Europe's ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Credit Suisse trains sights on Asia's growing wealth

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Suisse, the second-largest bank in Switzerland, will focus on developing its wealth management and investment banking businesses in Asia in the next few years to tap the region's rapidly ... exceeding US$38 trillion. The bank forecasts that by 2017, 25 per cent of the world's US-dollar millionaires will be located in Asia-Pacific, up from 24 per cent today. Within the region, Japan ...




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