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While neobanks are sprouting up across North and Southeast Asia, one of Australia’s online-only banking pioneers is set to return its banking licence. Citing a failure to raise funding from investors, Volt says it is closing its deposit-taking business and will return the funds to account holders as soon as possible.
29 Jun 2022
Allianz Asia Pacific (Allianz) and The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC) have announced a 15-year extension of their exclusive bancassurance distribution agreement in key markets across the region.
29 Jun 2022
Citi has appointed managing director Rob Jahrling as sole head of equity capital markets (ECM) for Australia and New Zealand. Jahrling has been co-head of ECM since 2021.
29 Jun 2022
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Sustained optimism but businesses margins under pressure, inflation concerns
29 Jun 2022
Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7), who met in Elmau, Germany, on June 26-28, endorsed the Emerging Market Climate Action (EMCA) strategy as an example of a concrete innovative and market-led approach to mobilize private investments for climate-relevant infrastructure and to enhance multilateral finance and collaboration. Germany pledged to increase its investment in the vehicle.
29 Jun 2022
Largest single acquisition by company, first in one of world’s fastest-growing economies
29 Jun 2022
In this new era of strategic competition between China and the West, disengagement is the order of the day. While this trend will impede economic growth, increase business costs, and raise prices for everyone, the economy that loses the most may well be China’s
29 Jun 2022
With inflation surging, central bankers would be wise not to assume that their reputations will automatically recover and the status quo ante will be restored. They will need to marshal their defences more effectively and should not regard central bank independence as the end of monetary history
28 Jun 2022
As the world economy struggles to cope with inflation on top of the ongoing pandemic, emerging bond markets in Asia are showing the strain. Against these complex headwinds, investors are attempting to steer a steady course with input from the researchers, salespeople and traders of their counterparties. Here we present the top sellside individuals in the Asian currency bond markets, particularly in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Pan Asia
28 Jun 2022
Growth in emerging East Asia’s local currency (LCY) bond market slowed to 3.1% in the first three months of the year to US$23.5 trillion at the end of March, from 3.6% from the previous three months, amid weakened financial conditions and global economic headwinds. According to the latest issue of Asia Bond Monitor published by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on June 27, issuance in the first quarter of 2022 fell 6.5% from the previous quarter to US$2.2 trillion also on the back of heightened downside risks to economic outlook and on fiscal consolidation in some regional economies.
28 Jun 2022
A half-century long strategy, led by corporations, Wall Street, governments, and central banks, is coming undone. As a result, the West’s authorities now face an impossible choice: push conglomerates and states into cascading bankruptcies or allow inflation to go unchecked
25 Jun 2022
Houlihan Lokey, Inc., a global investment bank based in Los Angeles, California, has appointed Zili Shao as senior adviser as the firm looks to further develop its financial restructuring business in Greater China.
24 Jun 2022
Even as China’s slowing economy and tightened Covid-19 restrictions continued to dampen consumer sentiment, e-commerce platforms and consumers came out in full force for this year’s June 18th Shopping Festival, the country’s largest mid-year online shopping event.The B2C affair saw total turnover of 695.9 billion yuan (US$103.7 billion), up 13.5% from last year, according to market data.
24 Jun 2022