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  1. Why local officials are in a hurry to invest their capital

    Posted May 08th 2010, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... funding entity and try to figure out the answer. The past year or so has been like heaven. Encouraged by Beijing's investment spree, banks have been showering you with money. All you need ... market and put the money somewhere else. Equity investments in yet-to-list manufacturers will be a good deal. The bank can't grab it. Under the current bad-debt classification system, ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance

    Societe Generale earnings halve

    Posted May 07th 2013, 02:54pm by Bloomberg

    ... is turning to cost cuts at home after trimming about 1,600 corporate and investment banking jobs last year and selling assets to comply with international capital rules. The bank said it planned ... corporate and investment banking division rose 41 per cent to €494 million. Global markets revenue fell 13 per cent to €1.44 billion. In February, the bank outlined plans to reorganise its main ...

  3. 'Rogue' trading is actually business as usual in world of investment banking

    Posted Sep 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... investment banking. Martin Wolf, a member of that British committee, wrote that: 'I could not have asked for a better illustration of the unregulatable risks to which investment banks ... and the savings of ordinary depositors; let the investment bankers gamble with their own money without bank licences or protection of taxpayers' funds. There is a wider point about the sickness ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    What can UBS learn from Charles Dickens' ghosts

    Posted Jan 05th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... an investment bank. UBS closed the chapter on the US$2 billion rogue trader scandal in November, and has now settled with regulators, paying a record US$1.5 billion fine, for manipulating the London ... Gapper said that UBS' investment bank has "always lacked a heart". I offer a suggestion: For banks such as UBS, struggling to reaffirm their social utility, what better starting ...

  5. 500 'spies' uncover investing minefield

    Posted May 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... than 20,000 investors have complained that they have been misled by staff at banks and brokerages about the risk of investment products issued or guaranteed by Lehman Brothers. The minibonds became worthless when the US investment bank collapsed. The HKMA and the SFC yesterday separately released reports on the mystery shopper programme, saying the exercise revealed there was still ...

  6. MUFG mulls Asian focus on investment banking

    Posted Jan 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... more investment bank-driven. This comes at a time when many US and European banks are looking to shrink their operations. Deputy president Tatsuo Tanaka, who oversees MUFG's global business, said yesterday that after acquiring a stake in Morgan Stanley, MUFG had become more investment-bank driven and wanted to bring its experiences to bear in Asia. 'We have a very strong ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance

    Jefferies & Co hires former RBS China boss

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 02:08pm by George Chen

    ... George Chen Jefferies & Co has hired former China chairman and chief executive of Britain’s Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) to help the New York-based firm expand its investment banking ... will join Jefferies soon to take a senior role in  the investment banking business, according to three industry sources familiar with the matter. Liu, a veteran China-focused investment banker who ...

  8. Gatekeepers who reduce risk

    Posted May 14th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma When people think about investment banking, they picture bankers shouting into their phones buying and selling all sorts of exotic securities. They are much less likely to dwell ... office and technical function at investment banks. Christina Fong, a consultant with Page Personnel, says traders' assistants support daily trading activity by recording and checking trades ...

  9. G20 should ban universal banks to prevent next crisis

    Posted Mar 31st 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... at their more glamorous investment banking cousins, rushed into new business areas. They took advantage of their balance sheet heft to set up securities arms, derivatives businesses, proprietary trading ... and the conservative are soon pushed out. As a result, regulatory demarcation is needed to restrict the activities of deposit-taking banks and to segregate them from investment banks. And the regulation must ...

  10. Property measures eat into real estate investment

    Posted Jul 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the first half, compared with 18.1 per cent growth in the first five months, from the corresponding periods last year. China Construction Bank-owned investment bank CCB International forecasts property sales will continue to improve. A survey by the investment bank shows developers have a more positive market outlook now than they had last month because of expected launches ...




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