Thursday, 18 April 2019

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  • RBNZ extends feedback deadline

    RBNZ extends feedback deadline

    The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has extended the deadline again, from May 3 to May 17, for stakeholder feedback on its proposal to raise the minimum amount of capital that banks must hold. The original deadline was March 29.

  • DCP Capital: US$2.5bn fundraising

    DCP Capital, co-founded by former KKR Greater China head David Liu, said it has raised about US$2.5bn from its debut US dollar and renminbi funds.

  • FTSE Russell mulls China inclusion in bond index

    FTSE Russell mulls China inclusion in bond index

    FTSE Russell has confirmed that it is considering adding Chinese government bonds to its flagship World Government Bond index, while placing Malaysia on notice for removal from WGBI.

  • DBS Group: BRI partnership with Sinosure

    DBS Group said last Monday that it had signed a cooperation agreement with Chinese state-funded insurer Sinosure to collaborate on the Belt and Road initiative.

  • Asia's tech giants zero in on banking

    Asia's tech giants zero in on banking

    Asia’s internet firms are challenging the region’s traditional banks in consumer finance, tapping their massive user networks for business and following a trail blazed in China by tech giants Alibaba and Tencent.

  • Credit Suisse seeks control of China JV

    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.

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