Daily Dispatches: SCB recruits 500 in Hong Kong

Daily Dispatches: SCB recruits 500 in Hong Kong

Standard Chartered plans to hire 500 employees this year for its wealth management business in Hong Kong. The bulk of the new hires will be "frontline" staff. (Bloomberg)…

Editor’s Take: why you should now seriously consider a Singaporean bank

Editor’s Take: why you should now seriously consider a Singaporean bank

Top flight i-bankers aside, most candidates would be ill advised to ignore the Singaporean banks in their job search. Don't assume that DBS, UOB and OCBC will always…

Daily Dispatches: Deutsche’s big ECM push in Asia

Daily Dispatches: Deutsche’s big ECM push in Asia

Deutsche Bank plans to expand aggressively its equity capital markets and merger advisory operations in Asia to help push regional revenues above US$5.5bn by 2011. (Financial Times) Local…

Daily Dispatches: Morgan Stanley wants a buyer in China, Citi wants a partner

Daily Dispatches: Morgan Stanley wants a buyer in China, Citi wants a partner

Citigroup chief executive officer Vikram Pandit said the bank is seeking a Chinese partner to set up a local securities joint venture, the official Shanghai Securities News reported…

Daily Dispatches: syndicated lending finds its home in Asia

Daily Dispatches: syndicated lending finds its home in Asia

Sales of Islamic bonds may increase 24 percent this year, led by Southeast Asia, as the region's expansion helps drag the world out of recession, said CIMB Group…

Daily Dispatches: CIC invests in Apax

Daily Dispatches: CIC invests in Apax

China Investment Corp has invested €685m into Apax Partners' €11.2bn fund in a groundbreaking deal that could tempt other private equity groups to solicit the financial support of…

Daily Dispatches: Goldman and HSBC eye up China stakes

Daily Dispatches: Goldman and HSBC eye up China stakes

The private equity unit of Goldman Sachs has emerged as a leading contender to acquire a minority stake in a Chinese life assurer being sold by Axa. People…

Daily Dispatches: have Chinese banks got the best pay policies?

Daily Dispatches: have Chinese banks got the best pay policies?

Those appalled by the excesses of banker compensation in New York or London might be tempted to praise China's restraint. They shouldn't. (Wall Street Journal) A Chinese regulator's…

Editor’s Take: warning – do not stop your search because of CNY!

Editor’s Take: warning – do not stop your search because of CNY!

I met a candidate last week who told he was "cooling down" his job search until after Chinese New Year because firms wouldn't be recruiting anyway in the…

Daily Dispatches: HSBC starts its power transfer to Hong Kong

Daily Dispatches: HSBC starts its power transfer to Hong Kong

As most banks gear up for Davos week, HSBC is gearing up for Hong Kong week. At least that is what is preoccupying Mike Geoghegan, and his support…

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