Wednesday, 19 September 2018

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  • China unifies regulation of rating firms

    China plans to unify the supervision of domestic rating agencies, in an important step to simplify the fragmented regulation of its bond market.

  • StanChart parting ways with Asia trio

    Standard Chartered is parting ways with three senior Asia-focused bankers and possibly with some mid and junior-level bankers, as the British lender moves ahead on a plan to cut costs and revamp its industry coverage, two sources said.

  • BAML hires CS banker as Australia ECM head

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch has poached Simon Cox from Credit Suisse to run its Australia equity capital markets business after its former head Karla Wynne left last month to join Viva Energy.

  • Nan Shan Plaza (L) and Taiwan's landmark building Taipei 101 are pictured through the window of an airplane, in Taipei, Taiwan.

    Taiwan to tighten Formosa limits

    Taiwan’s financial regulator plans to rein in insurance companies’ exposure to foreign credit risks through the booming Formosa bond market.

  • Malaysia welcomes first tranche of 1MDB funds

    Malaysia expects to recover only about 30% of the funds allegedly siphoned off from state fund 1MDB, its finance minister said last week, after a Singapore court ordered the transfer of about S$15.3m (US$11.1m) as part of a probe into the scandal.

  • Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam addresses the Belt and Road Summit in Hong Kong, China.

    CLSA plots Belt and Road expansion

    CLSA, the offshore arm of China’s Citic Securities, is looking to open more offices in major outposts along the Belt and Road, its chief executive Jonathan Slone said last week.

  • ANZ faces new suit over 'cartel' trade

    A case involving alleged cartel behaviour in Australia’s capital markets took another twist last Friday after the country’s corporate watchdog initiated civil proceedings against Australia & New Zealand Banking Group.

  • StanChart appoints commercial banking head

    Standard Chartered has appointed Jiten Arora as global head of commercial banking, effective August 30.

  • Citigroup appoints APAC fund services, custody head

    Citigroup has hired Julie Kerr as Asia Pacific head of custody and fund services in the bank’s prime, futures and securities services business.

  • Scotiabank appoints APAC head

    Scotiabank has appointed Walter Tas as head of Asia Pacific after former regional head Peter Heidinger was tapped as head of Europe.

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