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Asian trio the new hunting ground for job opportunities

"Dubai, Mumbai, Shanghai or Bye-bye!" Remember that popular joke Western bankers passed around during the 2008 global financial crisis?

Monday, 26 November, 2012, 3:09pm

CCB joins capital raising queue - again

The near non-stop capital raising by major Chinese banks is showing no sign of slowing, with China Construction Bank (0939.HK; Shanghai: 601939) announcing yet another new plan to sell up to 40 billion yuan, or US$

19 Nov 2012 - 7:19pm

HSBC says in talks to sell Ping An stake but no deal yet

For HSBC, to sell or not to sell its valuable holdings in Ping An Insurance, China's No 2 life insurer, is now apparently not a question. The more burning question for HSBC may be to sell the stake at what price.

19 Nov 2012 - 6:16pm 1 comment

Storytellers pile into private equity as industry mushrooms

What skills and experience does a person need to become a private equity professional?

Compared with traditional financial businesses such as banking and insurance, private equity has a very brief history in China. However, many financial professionals feel the private equity industry on the mainland has already become very crowded within just a few years.

19 Nov 2012 - 9:53am 1 comment

ICBC expands in Middle East

ICBC is easily China's most outward-looking bank...

15 Nov 2012 - 1:29pm

OCBC drinks to a record profit from brewery sale

Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp, Southeast Asia's second-largest lender, posted record quarterly profit on a gain from the sale of stakes in a drinks manufacturer and a brewery.

10 Nov 2012 - 5:09am

Banks will have bigger say in setting interest rates

China's banks will play a larger role in setting their own interest rates, top bankers said yesterday on the sidelines of the 18th party congress.

The move is likely to intensify competition and, possibly squeeze bank profit margins.

9 Nov 2012 - 4:10am

How to beat the new property tax?

Remember the saying? “Man proposes - God disposes.” China has a variation on that.  Basically it says that higher-ups set out policy and the rest of the population then proceed to circumvent the new policy. That’s exactly what’s happening in Hong Kong right now.

31 Oct 2012 - 6:35pm 2 comments

What does Starbucks say of your status?

It's an open secret in Hong Kong's business community that many of the best ideas and biggest decisions come together over a cup of coffee rather than behind the closed doors of well-appointed boardrooms around town.

29 Oct 2012 - 9:10am 2 comments

Merrill Lynch bankers seek new posts

Private bankers at Bank of America Merrill Lynch are scrambling for jobs in Hong Kong and Singapore ahead of the expected merger of the US bank's wealth-management business with Switzerland's Julius Baer.

29 Oct 2012 - 5:08am