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  1. Nomura sheds 20 HK staff in investment banking division

    Posted Apr 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tim LeeMaster Nomura Holdings, the largest securities firm in Japan, laid off 20 Hong Kong staff in its investment banking division on Wednesday, sources at the bank said. The brokerage let a further 30 investment banking staff go from offices around Asia excluding Japan. The lay-offs represent 2 per cent of the company's 2,500 employees in Asia excluding Japan. ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Investment banks launch credit default swaps index

    Posted Oct 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... both investment and non-investment grade, the brokerages said. The Asian index is the seventh addition to the TRAC-X indices. The first series of the TRAC-X Asia Index will mature on March 24 ...

  5. Asian equities hot picks

    Posted Sep 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... drivers, according to Mr Mowat, has its roots in a 'democratisation' of the Asian banking industry. In the early 1990s, growth in the region was driven by foreign direct investment and bank borrowing to companies, and the impact on consumer spending from this investment boom as individuals were more inclined to save. 'Now, it's easy to get mortgage financing, ...

  6. Headhunting firm on the trail of senior staff

    Posted Apr 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alternatively, they might have a background in financial services- in fields such as investment banking, equities, or private banking- or human resources. Because Search Partners is expanding, ... financial industry know-how. The firm, which operates business networks on the mainland and Taiwan as well as Hong Kong, specialises in banking, securities and asset management. Every member of its ...

  7. Mainland rich a risky temptation for bankers

    Posted Jul 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... expansion. 'It's a long march,' said Patrick Follea, Hong Kong-based head of investments and marketing services at BNP Paribas Private Bank. Furthermore, the September 11 terrorist ... Foreign wealth managers face a 'long march' into China, hindered by corruption and other emerging-market risks For private banks squeezed by declining personal-wealth levels ...

  8. Sentiment sours further on ABN downgrade

    Posted Jan 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Anette Jonsson ABN Amro Bank has downgraded Hong Kong equities to underweight from overweight, further souring the mood that has gripped the market since the beginning of the year. The move follows recent recommendation downgrades from Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB), although both are keeping Hong Kong at market weight. All three banks cite the potential ...

  9. Company profile - ICBC

    Posted Jun 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China's main activities are personal banking, corporate banking and investment banking. Under personal banking services, the group provides ... lending, trust services and corporate internet banking. The investment banking services provide treasury operations, securities brokering and dealing, internet security trading services and asset ...

  10. Bring investment rules under one umbrella

    Posted Oct 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the investment bank. They have sought government intervention to settle their claim for compensation. Prominent representatives of political parties have helped them take up their case ... products sold to retail investors, a move seen as likely to mean curbs on their sale. If banks are to continue selling them, a single regulator that oversees transparent marketing of investments ...




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