Chinese companies swooping on assets in Europe and the US, from metal markets to cereal companies, are driving a 56 per cent increase this year in acquisition-related lending in Asia.Thursday, 13 September, 2012, 11:48am
Goldman Sachs has lowered earnings growth forecasts for China's companies and Credit Suisse has cut stock index targets as the economy slows.5 Sep 2012 - 8:23am
The curious case of the Gu Kailai body double?22 Aug 2012 - 7:33am
We've been looking at a presentation by the Permanent Secretary for Development (Works) Wai Chi-sing, which was made in November 2010 at an infrastructure conference.20 Aug 2012 - 5:14pm
Benjamin Lawsky played hardball with Standard Chartered and a gantlet of federal and New York regulators and prosecutors right up until the last hours of a US$340 million settlement on Tuesday with the British bank over improper and concealed transactions tied to Iran.18 Aug 2012 - 5:16am
When 79-year-old retired multimillionaire financier Sanford Weill gave his view last week that big banks should be broken up and strict laws separating commercial banking from more risky investment banking should be reintroduced, financial newspapers and media cleared their best front-page space to air his views.15 Aug 2012 - 10:46pm
There may be people with higher IQs than John Maynard Keynes but when it comes to human affairs, I doubt there has been a greater thinker in recent memory than the great economist, probability theorist and philosopher.4 Sep 2012 - 10:58am
When Bank of America-Merrill Lynch (BAML) turned its nose up at private equity (PE) in Asia, several former BAML bankers disagreed.
BAML didn't see private equity in the region as a core business, helping to clear the way for the spin-off of its private equity team in Asia with the creation of Hong Kong-based NewQuest Capital Partners, a US$400 million investment firm.23 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Bank of Shanghai has been holding a 'beauty contest' over the past few weeks, with more than a dozen investment banks vying to underwrite its US$2 billion Hong Kong listing, expected early next year.20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...
Trial of Ratko Mladic resumes in The Hague16 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
For some investment bankers in Hong Kong, this year's summer breaks aren't turning out to be a welcome holiday.
Over the past few weeks, about 10 big banks, including Germany's Deutsche Bank, Asia-focused brokerage CLSA and two big old-line Swiss banks, Credit Suisse and UBS, have quietly laid off staff.12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Chinese firms are on the prowl for global assets in natural resources, technology and well-known brands, according to a top official of Citigroup, the bank behind the biggest overseas acquisition by a closely held mainland company.9 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
He certainly didn't hold back. 'They are rotten to the core' was how Britain's secretary of state for business described 'institutions like Barclays Capital' in an interview last week.3 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
HSBC moves court to occupy lost ground below its feet
As foretold in yesterday's Lai See, HSBC went to court yesterday and took out a summons for possession of the area under the bank, and named 'the occupiers of the ground floor of 1 Queens Road Central' and three defendants. The matter will be heard before Master K Lo on July 16 at the High Court.23 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
HSBC poised to make legal move to reoccupy Central HQ space
We hear that at long last HSBC has decided to bite the bullet and take steps to get the 'Occupy Central' movement to stop occupying the space under the bank's Queens Road headquarters. We understand the bank is poised any day now to go to court for a summons to repossess the area.22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am