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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - ECONOMY

    HSBC lays off middle managers at Hong Kong investment banking unit

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by George Chen, Ray Chan

    ... George Chen and Ray Chan Middle-ranking executives shown the door in section no longer considered 'a business focus' HSBC wields axe at investment banking unit HSBC quietly laid off a number of investment bankers in Hong Kong yesterday, as Europe's biggest lender by assets continues to trim non-traditional banking businesses hit by weak demand. People familiar ...

  2. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    South Africa enlists Bank of China to help pull in Chinese investment

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 05:08am by Toh Han Shih

    ... enlists BOC to help draw investment South Africa's Department of Trade and Industry will sign a memorandum of understanding with the Bank of China during the state visit of South African President Jacob Zuma to Beijing next month in a bid to attract more Chinese investments into South Africa's troubled economy. Under the memorandum, the Chinese state-owned bank will recruit ...

  3. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    World Bank chief backs launch of BRICS bank

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:20am by Victoria Ruan

    ... of the BRICS Development Bank. President Xi Jinping also broached the idea in October last year to set up a US$50 billion Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank to finance projects in the region. ... as the biggest shareholder in the proposed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, taking possibly up to a 50 per cent stake. He said the bank would complement and cooperate with the existing multilateral ...

  4. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Deutsche co-chief for Asia an unabashed bull

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch and Ray Chan

    ... Jasper Moiseiwitsch and Ray Chan Deutsche co-chief for Asia an unabashed bull Bhupinder Singh, Deutsche Bank's Asia-Pacific co-head of investment banking, is- as you might expect- positive on the outlook for Asia-Pacific investment banking. He believes that a strong economic recovery now underway in the United States, combined with better growth in the euro zone, will propel ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Citigroup to close six Hong Kong branches and lay off staff

    Posted Dec 07th 2012, 12:00am by Ray Chan

    ... the next few months as part of efforts to trim its workforce worldwide. The closures come on the heels of the Japanese investment bank Nomura quietly laying off staff in Hong Kong. The new cuts ... people with direct knowledge of the matter. "After failing to build itself up into a top-tier investment bank, the company is struggling in the highly competitive environment in Asia, where ...

  6. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    ADB sees China meeting 2014 GDP target but cuts view on Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 03:06pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... in the property sector" that could lower investment growth. The bank also maintained its forecast for the mainland's growth in 2015 at 7.4 per cent, although market speculation is that Beijing ... the mainland's third-quarter data to further assess the economic outlook. Investment banks including UBS Securities and Barclays Capital trimmed their predictions on the mainland following data ...

  7. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Hong Kong in lukewarm response to European Central Bank rate cut

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:37am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... economies would recover and that made them attractive for Chinese buyers, said Patrick Artus, global chief economist at Natixis, a French investment bank. He predicts an "explosion of European ... Benjamin Robertson benjamin.robertson@scmp.com ECB's rate cut draws lukewarm response Hong Kong investors reacted nonchalantly yesterday to the European Central Bank's decision ...

  8. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China has the fiscal means to fight slowdown, says ADB president

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 04:19am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Investment Bank (AIIB)- mostly funded by Beijing- to be launched today, was a threat to the ADB's regional role. "Asia has a very large need for financing and investment," he said. ... short-term funding to selected banks and relaxing limits on mortgage loans. Local governments have accelerated infrastructure investment. Nakao, a former deputy finance minister in Japan, said ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - ECONOMY

    Slowing investment growth curbs China loan demand

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 06:15pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... economy as investment growth slowed further. Some economists urged policymakers to adopt more broad-based easing, such as lowering banks' reserve requirement ratios, to help lower funding ... billion yuan into some banks over the past two months to boost short-term liquidity. "Loan demand has remained curbed by slowing investment growth," said Peng Xingyun, the head ...

  10. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Mainland industrial output growth at slowest pace in three years

    Posted Sep 10th 2012, 12:00am by JANE CAI

    ... that the world's second-largest economy faced "notable downward pressure". Several investment banks cut their GDP growth forecasts for this year to less than 8 per cent before the data release, ... year on higher international soyabean and corn prices, and it could constrain the country's ability to further reduce interest rates this year. The People's Bank of China has held off ...




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