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  1. Russia struggles in the shadow of its powerful neighbour

    Posted Jul 05th 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... oil company in 2002 and the closure of Moscow's Tiankelong supermarket. The banks of the two countries do not have a system to settle bilateral payments, an enormous obstacle to business. ...

  2. Banks vie for plum roles in AIA float

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick

    ... Naomi Rovnick About 30 deal-starved investment banks are clamouring to win lucrative advisory roles in the US$5 billion to US$10 billion Hong Kong flotation of life insurer American International Assurance. Financiers expect AIA to pay its advisers 3.5 per cent of the deal's value, or up to US$350 million if the life insurer raises US$10 billion. The banks are vying ...

  3. Hutch stuck in sister's shadow despite brightening outlook

    Posted Mar 31st 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland For Hutchison Whampoa, operating conditions are only likely to get better in 2010. But whether that improvement will be rewarded with outperformance on the stock market is altogether more doubtful. Last year, few companies can have found ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - PRIVATE BANKING

    Julius Bär eyes Asian clients after Bank of America Merrill Lynch acquisition

    Posted May 31st 2013, 12:00am by KANIS LI

    ... private bank Julius Bär is aiming to have a majority of its clients from Asia after it acquired Bank of America Merrill Lynch's private banking business outside the United States. Julius Bär ... executive Boris Collardi said yesterday. The bank expects the integration to be completed in the first quarter of 2015, with a majority of assets under management to be transferred this year. ...

  5. Red lights may dim in shadow of Langham Place

    Posted Nov 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ernest Kong Rising retail rents could see the district rejuvenated as development takes shape Mongkok's infamous red-light district- centred on Portland Street- will gradually transform itself into a prime shopping district as a giant commercial comp ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - TAKEOVERS

    Fubon Financial to buy majority control of First Sino Bank

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... Holding, the second-largest publicly traded financial group in Taiwan, will buy majority control of First Sino Bank, in what is the largest acquisition of a mainland business by a Taiwanese ... Financial, the most aggressive Taiwanese financial company to invest in the mainland, and its subsidiary Fubon Bank, will purchase a combined 80 per cent stake in First Sino for 5.65 billion yuan ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Malaysian bank uses RBS assets to grow in Asia

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 12:00am by George Chen, Ray Chan

    ... George Chen and Ray Chan CIMB believes this will help it become a player in the Asian century, says chief Nazir Razak Malaysian bank uses RBS assets to grow in Asia CIMB Group is keen to use its recent acquisition of some Asian assets from Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) to help it expand rapidly outside its home market, focusing on Southeast Asia and China. Nazir Razak, chief ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Are China's Big Four banks primed for an offshore plunge?

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by PHOENIX KWONG

    ... for an offshore plunge? As the euro-zone debt crisis deepens, market speculation is growing quickly about whether China's capital-rich Big Four banks will take the rare chance to acquire some European rivals, even though the country's major lenders have so far remained hesitant and cautious. Some financial industry analysts say Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) ...

  9. Business - Companies - DEBT

    CNOOC seeks cheap loans from foreign banks

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore The world's big banks vie to finance a Canada deal at rates lower than those offered in China CNOOC seeks cheap foreign loans CNOOC, working to complete ... the country's largest producer of offshore crude oil agreed to pay US$15.1 billion to buy Canada's Nexen and is seeking US$6 billion in bank debt to finance the transaction. It is offering 80 basis ...

  10. Reforms bring Shenzhen lender back from brink

    Posted Feb 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the banking industry needed to be given sufficient room to develop basic banking services over the long term, he said. The economic slowdown will continue to cast a shadow on the industry outlook, ... Natalie Chiu Chairman Frank Newman sees opportunities in innovation A debt-saddled Chinese bank may have seemed a strange career destination for a former deputy treasury secretary ...




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