How to make recruiters like you: part I

How to make recruiters like you: part I

Banks in Asia are struggling in their efforts to recruit directly as hiring mandates pick up and application levels remain high. Faced with rising workloads, many HR teams…

Daily Dispatches: SCB stumbles in RBS China bid

Daily Dispatches: SCB stumbles in RBS China bid

The sale of RBS's retail and commercial assets in China has hit a stumbling block that could derail negotiations with preferred bidder Standard Chartered, according to people familiar…

Daily Dispatches: Citi targets the mass market

Daily Dispatches: Citi targets the mass market

Citibank aims to double its income from its mass-market business in five years by attracting more middle-class customers in Hong Kong. (The Standard) Abax Global Capital, a Hong…

Editor’s Take: Chinese banks raise the recruitment stakes in Hong Kong

Editor’s Take: Chinese banks raise the recruitment stakes in Hong Kong

It's been a plentiful year employment-wise for the likes of BOCI, CCB, CICC and ICBC in Hong Kong. As Western banks were busy fighting the financial crisis, Chinese…

Daily Dispatches: SG more costly than HK

Daily Dispatches: SG more costly than HK

Singapore is more expensive to live in than Hong Kong, according to a UBS survey. (Straits Times) Hang Seng Bank, Hong Kong's fourth-largest lender, is considering an A-share…

Daily Dispatches: flat profits at BoCom

Daily Dispatches: flat profits at BoCom

Bank of Communications, China's fifth-biggest lender, posted flat first-half earnings on Wednesday, despite the fact that lending jumped on the back of China's economic stimulus plan. (Financial Times)&hel

The great bonus guarantee comeback

The great bonus guarantee comeback

Barely a year after it was wiped off the recruitment map by the global financial crisis, the good old guaranteed bonus is making a rapid resurgence in Asia.…

Daily Dispatches: Samsung Securities hires 50

Daily Dispatches: Samsung Securities hires 50

Samsung Securities, South Korea's largest brokerage by market value, says it will hire 50 people in Hong Kong by the end of this year and is in talks…

Is the financial crisis over in Asia?

Is the financial crisis over in Asia?

Banks are posting improved results and have ended their headcount freezes in Asia. Hiring is heating up, and the economies of both Singapore and Hong Kong are starting…

Daily Dispatches: PE firms target China

Daily Dispatches: PE firms target China

US firms, such as Blackstone and the private equity arm of Goldman Sachs, are establishing investment companies in China to raise renminbi funds from local investors and take…

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