Candidates must get real to get jobs

Candidates must get real to get jobs

There's a view circulating among recruiters that some candidates in Asia have not tapered their expectations in the face of the credit crunch and have simply not come…

Will RBS stay strong in Asia?

Will RBS stay strong in Asia?

As RBS receives a 20bn cash injection from the British government, Stephen Hester, its new chief executive, is planning to overhaul the firm's strategy by shrinking its balance…

Tokyo techies search in SG and HK for jobs

Tokyo techies search in SG and HK for jobs

With jobs drying up in Japan, more and more IT professionals are eyeing up vacancies elsewhere in Asia, with Singapore and Hong Kong heading their hit list. Matt…

No let-up in Morgan Stanley hiring

No let-up in Morgan Stanley hiring

Morgan Stanley doesn't plan to stop hiring in Singapore. That was the assurance given by Ronald Ong, its chief executive for South-east Asia, in a briefing following the…

All quiet on the Eastern job hunt

All quiet on the Eastern job hunt

A slow final quarter awaits the recruitment market in Singapore and Hong Kong. With Wall Street and Europe delivering daily doses of bad news, many banks in Asia…

Is a financial typhoon on its way to Asia?

Is a financial typhoon on its way to Asia?

Batten down the banking hatches - Hong Kong Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah has issued a severe storm warning. After announcing a five-point emergency plan for the city's…

Private banking: the bar to selection is getting higher

Private banking: the bar to selection is getting higher

It's hard work becoming a private banker, despite the continual demand for experienced relationship managers in Asia. Increasing cost pressures and the financial market downturn are causing banks…

Nomura and Lehman: culture clash or tame takeover?

Nomura and Lehman: culture clash or tame takeover?

As Nomura gears up to integrate Lehman Brothers staff across Asia-Pacific, should LB bankers be preparing for a complete change in their working culture, or even jumping ship…

Are HSBC’s redundancies a one-off or a sign of more to come?

Are HSBC’s redundancies a one-off or a sign of more to come?

HSBC is usually a provider of good news in an otherwise downbeat Asian financial job market. But now the British bank is telling us it's slashing back-office staff…

Barclays binges on local techies

Barclays binges on local techies

Barclays is concentrating on recruiting locals as it creates hundreds of new jobs for its retail and commercial IT hub in Singapore. And its domestic drive appears well…

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