Killer interview question: If you died tomorrow, what would you want said at your eulogy?

Killer interview question: If you died tomorrow, what would you want said at your eulogy?

This question was asked by a multinational financial consultancy to an unsuspecting candidate interviewing for a corporate finance advisory position. And the candidate's response was: "Umm, well, I…

Dispatches: NAB records quarterly earnings of $1.1bn

Dispatches: NAB records quarterly earnings of $1.1bn

National Australia Bank has recorded quarterly cash earnings of $1.1 billion, in line with the quarterly average of the first half, as personal and business lending grew. (Sydney…

Dispatches: HSBC expands in transactional banking

Dispatches: HSBC expands in transactional banking

HSBC Bank Australia has announced a major push into Australia's business banking market with a transactional banking offering and international products and services targeting Australia's internationally o

How internationally mobile are you?

How internationally mobile are you?

Are you applying for jobs at financial services firms overseas, or is your career stuck in Singapore? If you are planning to leave, what are the main reasons?…

Dispatches: Axa shares halted as regulator considers NAB bid

Dispatches: Axa shares halted as regulator considers NAB bid

National Australia Bank this morning said it remains in talks with the competition regulator over its plans to acquire Axa Asia Pacific Holdings.The comments came as AXA AP…

Dispatches: HSBC plans corporate banking expansion

Dispatches: HSBC plans corporate banking expansion

The Australian arm of global banking giant HSBC plans to increase its corporate lending business. It also plans to leverage its international balance sheet to win market share…

Is Macquarie getting set to slash staff?

Is Macquarie getting set to slash staff?

As banking-sector analysts get gloomy about Macquarie's earning prospects for the rest of 2010, speculation is also growing in recruitment circles that the firm may have to make…

Three more hot jobs for the second half

Three more hot jobs for the second half

A couple of weeks ago we told you why product control, back-office change management and private banking jobs will be in demand for the rest of 2010. Now…

Why these three job functions are hot in the second half

Why these three job functions are hot in the second half

Credit analysts Credit analysts with local market knowledge are needed in residential and commercial banking as business and corporate lending picks up, says Jane McNeill, senior regional director…

Dispatches: Bad hair day for UBS

Dispatches: Bad hair day for UBS

Hairdressing king and philanthropist Stefan Ackerie - better known as Stefan - is suing international financial services giant UBS and one of its client advisers over multi-million dollar…

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