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Thursday, 18 April 2019

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  • Education sector faces IPO test

    Education sector faces IPO test

    The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong has tightened its review of IPO applications from Chinese K-12 education companies because of policy uncertainty surrounding the sector, according to people familiar with the situation.

  • Credit Suisse seeks control of China JV

    Credit Suisse has joined a growing list of banks in taking a majority shareholding in a Chinese securities joint venture, potentially paving the way for the Swiss bank to make a big push in secondary trading.

  • Deutsche appoints Australia transaction banking head

    Deutsche Bank has hired Jennifer Scott-Gray from Westpac Banking Corporation to head up transaction banking in Australia.

  • S&P: Vietnam sovereign rating up a notch

    S&P said on April 5 it had raised Vietnam’s sovereign credit rating to BB from BB–. It maintained its stable outlook.

  • JP Morgan appoints Japan corporate banking head

    JP Morgan has selected Takenori Yoneda to head up corporate banking in Japan after Takasuke Sekine left the US bank earlier this year.

  • BNP Paribas loses senior bankers in Asia

    French bank BNP Paribas is losing a handful of senior bankers in Asia, including three in Singapore, as the bank restructures its business in the region.

  • Sim resurfaces at National Bank of Kuwait

    Flavian Sim, a former loans banker with BNP Paribas, has joined National Bank of Kuwait as vice president in the corporate and institutional banking group.

  • Ong joins ANZ's loan syndications team

    Jing Xuan Ong joined Australia & New Zealand Banking Group last Wednesday as an analyst in its loan syndications team.

  • Evergrande sails through HY crowd

    Evergrande sails through HY crowd

    China Evergrande Group raised a further US$2bn in a crowded high-yield bond market last Monday, highlighting the depth of demand for big, liquid deals at near double-digit yields.

  • Regulators, industry eye changes to derivatives rules

    Regulators, industry eye changes to derivatives rules

    Regulators and members of the finance industry outlined the need to re-shape rules governing the nearly US$600trn derivatives markets at an industry gathering last week, in the latest sign of enthusiasm for reviewing the regulatory landscape developed in the wake of the great financial crisis.