Branch opening bonanza in China creates skill shortage

Branch opening bonanza in China creates skill shortage

Last month, HSBC and Standard Charter both opened new branches in Nanjing and Qingdao respectively. ANZ plans to set up 20 in China within the next three years.…

Dispatches: ICBC buys US brokerage

Dispatches: ICBC buys US brokerage

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, the world's biggest lender by market value, paid a token US$1 for a small US brokerage, the Wall Street Journal reported yesterday,…

Is SCB the place to be in Asian equities?

Is SCB the place to be in Asian equities?

If you're researching, selling or trading equities on the secondary markets in Asia, chances are that 2010 has been a good year for your career, despite a seasonal…

Dispatches: Growth of the dim sum bond

Dispatches: Growth of the dim sum bond

Financial experimentation in Hong Kong is providing investors with a new way to bet on Chinese currency appreciation: the "dim sum bond." These bonds, denominated in Chinese yuan…

Dispatches: ANZ targets more Asian expansion

Dispatches: ANZ targets more Asian expansion

Mike Smith, chief executive of ANZ, is looking to Asia to drive continued growth, forecasting that the region will account for a third of the Australian bank's profits…

Transportation, housing, clothing, food, phones and books: why you might be better off at a Chinese bank

Transportation, housing, clothing, food, phones and books: why you might be better off at a Chinese bank

Do foreign banks always offer the best compensation packages in China? No is the short answer. In fact, when you add up all their bonuses and numerous non-taxable…

There are plenty of banking jobs in China, but improving your communication skills is crucial to clinching one

There are plenty of banking jobs in China, but improving your communication skills is crucial to clinching one

As we enter the last two months of 2010, in-house HR professionals and agency recruiters are still busy interviewing and hiring. "The hottest openings are focused on strategic…

Chinese recruitment remains strong in final quarter

Chinese recruitment remains strong in final quarter

The job market in China is expected to stay fairly buoyant for the final months of 2010, with banks seeking staff in a number of functions. Cherol Cheuk,…

Dispatches: HSBC to hire 200 front-office staff in Hong Kong in next six months

Dispatches: HSBC to hire 200 front-office staff in Hong Kong in next six months

HSBC has earmarked HK$75m to double the income it derives from local small and medium-sized enterprises by 2013. The lender will hire 200 frontline staff - mostly relationship…

It’s a weird old world when analysts are actually associates

It’s a weird old world when analysts are actually associates

The employment market in Hong Kong isn't as hot as it was in the first half, but it certainly hasn't ground to a halt either, according to delegates…

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