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Treasury & Capital Markets
There is ample reason to worry that major economies like the United States are heading for a recession, accompanied by cascading financial turmoil. Some of the worst elements of both the 1970s and the 2008 crash are now in play, with equity markets likely to move deeper into bear territory
2 Jul 2022
Despite the growing threat of cybercrime on businesses around the world, most companies in Asia are confident about their resilience against online security breaches. According to a recent report by Marsh and Microsoft on cyber preparedness of organizations, 69% of surveyed companies in the region believe their cyber risk management programme is adequate to protect them from cyberattacks.
1 Jul 2022
The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) on June 30 launched the Sustainable and Responsible Investment-linked (SRI-linked) Sukuk Framework to facilitate fund raising by companies in addressing sustainability concerns such as climate change or social agenda, with features that relate to the issuer’s sustainability performance commitments.
30 Jun 2022
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Global macro situation leads bank to halt retail expansion, wholesale banking to continue
30 Jun 2022
UK start-up plans to use proceeds to expand globally, operate by year-end in Asia-Pacific
29 Jun 2022
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
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