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  • Fund Giants Dial Up £1bn O2 Mobile Stakes Sky News - 1 hour 36 minutes ago
    Fund Giants Dial Up £1bn O2 Mobile Stakes

    Two of the world's biggest investment funds are close to snapping up £1bn stakes in the company that is poised to become Britain's leading mobile communications provider. Sky News understands that the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP) and the Government Investment Corporation of Singapore (GIC) are in advanced …

  • FRN Variable Rate Fix Business Wire - 2 hours 19 minutes ago

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Re: Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation USD 400,000,000.00 MATURING: 31-Dec-2099 ISIN: GB0004355490   PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE INTEREST RATE FOR THE PERIOD 29-Apr-2015 TO ...

  • China has world's 2nd biggest wine-growing area: trade group

    Figures for 2014 showed China had 799,000 hectares (1.97 million acres) of land devoted to wine growing, compared with 1.02 million hectares for Spain

  • Asian stocks were mixed on Monday ahead of US and Japanese central bank meetings this week.

  • A move by British banking giant HSBC to relocate its headquarters back to Hong Kong would present major challenges to the city's banking watchdog, regulatory experts said. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) is regarded as one of Asia's leading regulators and has experience with subsidiaries and branches of large banks. …

  • Major Asian markets largely higher after Wall Street hits record

    Asian markets rise following another record-breaking close on Wall Street as a weak batch of US data narrows the chances of an early interest rate hike

  • TOKYO/ABU DHABI, April 27 (Reuters) - Japan's Inpex Corp became the first Asian oil company to get a stake in a new 40-year onshore oil concession in Abu Dhabi, joining France's Total (Swiss: FP.SW - news) in developing the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) biggest oilfields. Nine Asian and Western companies bid for stakes …

  • Fitch cuts Japan's credit rating by one notch over debt fears

    Japan has one of the heaviest debt burdens among rich nations, at more than twice the size of the economy, and that figure is set to grow as a soaring number of pensioners strain the country's finances...

  • Crude oil benchmarks were up marginally as speculation over US supply-demand scenarios and an uptick in economic activity across key importing nations lent support to trading in Asia.

  • Major Asian markets largely higher after Wall Street hits record

    Asian markets rise following another record-breaking close on Wall Street as a weak batch of US data narrows the chances of an early interest rate hike

  • Tinubu Square, leader in credit risk software solutions for trade credit insurers and businesses, has today announced the appointment of Charles Dufourcq as Vice President for Asia Pacific. After seven years in Singapore, Charles is widely experienced in the region’s technology market, where he has worked for a number …

  • Major Asian markets largely higher after Wall Street hits record

    Asian markets rise following another record-breaking close on Wall Street as a weak batch of US data narrowed the chances of an early interest rate hike

  • Markets are expected to start the week modestly higher, as the flood of liquidity overwhelms plentiful doubts about the global economy's state of health, not least the real strength of growth in China.

  • Most central banks have been easing policy since the start of the year and are set to do more, but it still isn't clear whether that new activism, which has pushed stock markets to record highs, will help the global economy much. Several meet this week to set policy, including the U.S. Federal Reserve, the Bank of Japan …

  • BHP Billiton (NYSE: BBL - news) is contesting A$522 million ($409 million) in Australian tax bills on its Singapore marketing operations up to 2010, after having paid almost no tax in Singapore since 2006, the global miner told an Australian Senate panel. The figures were released on Monday by a Senate committee that …

  • Vermilion Triumphs Again in WealthBriefingAsia Awards

    Vermilion Software, the leading supplier of client reporting and communications software, announces today that it has been crowned ’Best Client Communications and Reporting’ vendor at the WealthBriefingAsia Singapore Awards for the second year in a row. Showcasing ‘best of breed’ providers in the global private banking, …

  • Global miner BHP Billiton is contesting a A$522 million Australian tax bill on its Singapore marketing operations, the Australian Financial Review reported on Monday. The figure was disclosed in the company's ...

  • Swedish car group is considering swapping the front passenger seat for a mobile office to satisfy demand for more luxury in China

  • HSBC considering spinning off British retail bank - Sunday Times Reuters - UK Focus - Sun, Apr 26, 2015 19:24 BST

    HSBC, Europe's biggest bank, is weighing plans to spin off its British retail bank in a 20 billion-pound ($30.37 billion) deal, the Sunday Times reported. Directors at the bank are considering the future of its UK retail operations, the newspaper reported, citing senior sources. HSBC declined to comment on the report. …

  • HSBC leaving the UK could force sale of high street bank Telegraph - Sun, Apr 26, 2015 18:49 BST

    Ring-fenced retail bank could be floated or sold if parent company ups sticks to Hong Kong

  • Ukrainian-born Blavatnik tops UK rich list, Queen falls out of top 300 Reuters - UK Focus - Sun, Apr 26, 2015 12:18 BST

    Ukrainian-born billionaire Len Blavatnik has become Britain's wealthiest man, a "rich list" published annually by The Sunday Times newspaper showed on Sunday, but Queen Elizabeth slipped down the rankings despite her net worth growing. Boosted largely by rising stock markets, the newspaper said the super-rich had doubled …

  • HSBC Launches Immediate Review Of UK Base Sky News - Fri, Apr 24, 2015 20:59 BST
    HSBC Launches Immediate Review Of UK Base

    HSBC has launched a review of the location of its headquarters that could see it leave the UK, Europe's biggest bank‎ confirmed. In a statement issued after Sky News exclusively revealed details of its plans, Douglas Flint, HSBC's chairman, said executives had been asked by the lender's board to undertake a review of its …

  • Apple Watch begins global launch -- quietly AFP - Fri, Apr 24, 2015 20:52 BST
    Apple Watch begins global launch -- quietly

    A man uses a smartphone in front of an Apple store display advertising the smartwatch in Hong Kong, on April 24, 2015

  • People can now buy the Apple Watch online – unless they’re in Ireland

    Unless you have a good friend in the UK, Japan or Germany?

  • HSBC looks at moving HQ from Britain as tax and regulations bite Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Apr 24, 2015 19:14 BST

    HSBC, Europe's biggest bank, has ordered a review into whether it should move its headquarters out of Britain and potentially back to its former home in Hong Kong, threatening London's reputation as a global hub for finance and investment. The announcement from HSBC, founded in Asia but a key part of the British establishment, …

  • HSBC leads FTSE closer to record Telegraph - Fri, Apr 24, 2015 18:53 BST

    Shares boosted by possibility of avoiding bank levy with move to Hong Kong

  • LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- With the increased number of Li-ion battery manufacturing bases, the lithium-ion battery market for electric vehicles (EVs) in China is expected to grow at a CAGR of 38.5% from ...

  • Car makers to profit from China's booming used market

    A family watches a large screen playing safe a driving piece during the 16th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition in Shanghai on April 23, 2015

  • Net Asset Value(s) Business Wire - Fri, Apr 24, 2015 16:16 BST

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FUND   ¦ db x-trackers MSCI EM Asia Index UCITS ETF DEALING DATE ¦ 22-Apr-15 NAV PER SHARE ¦ USD45.6108 NUMBER OF SHARES IN ISSUE ¦ 21,270,583 CODE ¦ Contact DB X-Trackers - MSCI ...

  • Allegion to Acquire Sliding, Folding Door Hardware Leader Brio Business Wire - Fri, Apr 24, 2015 13:45 BST

    Allegion, plc (NYSE: ALLE), a leading global security products and solutions provider, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Brio Industries, a division of RMD Industries Pty Ltd. Brio is a market-leading designer and manufacturer of sliding and folding door hardware for commercial and residential …

  • Asian stocks mostly down despite Wall St record AFP - Fri, Apr 24, 2015 12:41 BST
    Asian stocks mostly down despite Wall St record

    Shanghai and Tokyo shares were hit by profit-taking Friday but most other Asian markets rose after a positive US lead as the Nasdaq broke a 15-year-old record high

  • HKMA positive on potential HSBC move back to Hong Kong Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Apr 24, 2015 11:55 BST

    HSBC's Holdings potential relocation of its headquarters back to Hong Kong is a positive development, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority said in a statement on Friday. "HSBC is the largest bank in Hong Kong and has deep historical links with Hong Kong," it said in a statement. Earlier, HSBC, Europe's biggest bank, said …

  • StanChart says "listening carefully" to investors on UK domicile Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Apr 24, 2015 10:25 BST

    Standard Chartered (Other OTC: SCBFF - news) said it was "listening very carefully" to shareholders on whether the Asia-focused bank should consider moving its headquarters out of Britain following the recent rise in UK bank tax. Rival HSBC said on Friday it has started a review of whether to move domicile out of Britain, …

  • Asian stocks mostly down despite Wall Street record AFP - Fri, Apr 24, 2015 10:00 BST
    Asian stocks mostly down despite Wall St record

    Shanghai and Tokyo shares were hit by profit-taking Friday but most other Asian markets rose after a positive US lead as the Nasdaq broke a 15-year-old record high

  • HSBC To Launch Immediate Review Of UK Base Sky News - Fri, Apr 24, 2015 09:33 BST
    HSBC Launches Immediate Review Of UK Base

    HSBC has launched a review of the location of its headquarters that could see it quit the UK, Europe's biggest bank‎ confirmed on Friday. In a statement issued after Sky News exclusively revealed details of its plans, Douglas Flint, HSBC’s chairman, said executives had been asked by the lender’s board to undertake a review …

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