Is contracting becoming more acceptable in Asia?

Is contracting becoming more acceptable in Asia?

Financial institutions and candidates in Singapore and Hong Kong are gradually falling more in love with contracting jobs. Employer cost-cutting caused by the financial crisis is combining with…

Would you take a pay cut to save your bank?

Would you take a pay cut to save your bank?

What's worse for your career (and your ego) - being thrown on the redundancy scrapheap, or having your salary slashed by a quarter? That was the dilemma faced…

Asian stockmarket rollercoaster: when will it end?

Asian stockmarket rollercoaster: when will it end?

Largest loss in 10 years.... Wall Street's woes trigger panic in Asia.... Singapore stocks rally.... just another normal set of headlines about stock markets in Asia. Will we…

Who will Merrill lynch next?

Who will Merrill lynch next?

Merrill Lynch has been sharpening its axe in Asia-Pacific for several weeks - now it's finally ready to do some serious chopping. Its structured finance and structured credit…

I-bankers set to scramble for PE jobs

I-bankers set to scramble for PE jobs

Private equity is throwing out a limited lifeline to Singapore's struggling employment market. But while some expansion is on the cards, a surplus of i-bankers means breaking into…

Can Dubai or Shanghai really save your career?

Can Dubai or Shanghai really save your career?

Touted as possible sanctuaries from the problems crippling the Western financial system, do the Middle East or Asia really offer ample job opportunities or even any shelter from…

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…

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