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  1. Citic Securities and CICC beat global investment banking giants

    Posted Jun 13th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... Tom Miller in Beijing Citic Securities and China International Capital Corp have toppled global banking giants from the top of the mainland's investment banking league, a sign that Beijing's policy of nurturing domestic brokerages is paying dividends. Investment banking fees in the first five months of the year crept up only 0.2 per cent to US$1.3 billion from a year earlier, ...

  2. StanChart to acquire mid-sized investment bank Cazenove Asia

    Posted Nov 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... analysts in Hong Kong and Singapore as well as 24 salespeople and traders in major markets globally. The investment bank's gross assets amounted to US$159 million at the end of last year, ... Wong Ka-chun Standard Chartered, a London-based lender with the majority of its business in Asia, has unexpectedly announced the acquisition of Cazenove Asia, a medium-sized investment ...

  3. Bank Muscat plans mainland investment

    Posted Oct 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... investments in second-tier mainland banks, sources said. Foreign banks have long been attracted to the mainland's large and growing financial sector but are limited to a 20 per cent stake ... foothold in China. But the H-share banks all have significant tie-ups and the most recent foreign investment has been in the city commercial banks,' said Alexander Lee, a bank analyst ...

  4. Credit Suisse wins nod for investment banking

    Posted Dec 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai Beijing has granted a business permit to a Credit Suisse joint venture to offer investment banking services on the mainland, a sign that regulators may be loosening ... investment banking services market has long been a coveted crown jewel for many global banks looking to expand their footprint and reach in growing emerging markets,' said Credit Suisse Asia ...

  5. Investment bank staff face big bonus cuts

    Posted Dec 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wong Ka-chun and Tim LeeMaster Investment banks are planning big cuts in their year-end bonuses. Merrill Lynch, which is being acquired by Bank of America Corp, planned to cut year-end bonuses by half or even more because of stalled capital markets and poor annual earnings, sources said. An insider at the investment bank said bonuses in some divisions might be down 50 per cent ...

  6. Bank accused of duping client into investment

    Posted Jan 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Peter Brieger Hang Seng Bank Limited has been sued over claims a senior executive improperly instructed a client to sign English documents that put his HK$8 million savings in a high-risk investment. According to the writ, a former vice-president of private banking told Zheng Weiqiang the documents, which he could not read, concerned a risk-free loan application. He was later told he ...

  7. Investment banks struggle as IPO market puts on a poor showing

    Posted Dec 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is waiting for a right time now. I believe they will be back when the market turns stable in the second half of next year.' Meanwhile, investment banking fees dropped 30 per cent because of the Asian market slump. The equity capital market divisions, where investment banks bring in companies for offerings, saw a 64.3 per cent decline in fees this year. 'Don't dream of any big ...

  8. Legco votes for inquiry into banks' handling of Lehman Brothers investments

    Posted Nov 13th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... to the bottom of why thousands of investors lost money on investment products backed or guaranteed by collapsed US investment bank Lehman Brothers. Despite their decision to invoke ... it was a shame that banks had been allowed by regulators to sell such complex investment products to investors- many of them elderly people who knew nothing about the risks. His colleague, Cheung ...

  9. Curb on banks' investment sales aired

    Posted Oct 10th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man, Peter So

    ... it would consider full compensation for losses on one such investment product- but only if its investigations showed buyers had been misled by the bank's sales staff. At the same time, banking ... within three months. 'Whether banks should be an investment adviser on such products could be one of the issues,' Mr Choi said. The authority could also consider raising the minimum ...

  10. ICBC investment bank gets licence

    Posted Jun 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... licensed responsible officers, Leung Chi-on and Wong Siu-nam, both former officers at Bocom International. The pair will be the most senior officials of the investment bank and will take charge ... a South China Morning Post report in March that ICBC is aggressively expanding its investment banking business by setting up new advisory units. An insider said that ICBC International Capital ...




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