Fitch Ratings believes the cost of funding for Taiwanese banks could jump nearly 200 basis points should Taiwan or China property prices fall sharply. The country's banks are also prone to any slowdown in global economic growth.
FSB warns of counterparty risk due to rapid growth of synthetic ETF market; also expresses concern about on-demand liquidity in stressed conditions, particularly linked with vertically integrated providers.
Nomura has named John Adair and Paul Dolan as co-head of equities for Asia to replace Rachid Bouzouba, who has left the Japanese securities dealer.
Hong Kong branches of Chinese commercial banks are increasingly lending US dollars to state-backed enterprises. The surge in dollar demand from Chinese corporates comes as lending is squeezed onshore by Beijing's efforts to limit the credit growth of...
Bank of Japan veteran and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu partner, Tsuyoshi Oyama, discusses the changed role of central banks post-global financial crisis and potential conflicts with their new role.
Fund managers active in offshore-listed China A-share ETFs say a 10% provision set aside for capital gains tax on A-share trading related to P-note issues is increasing tracking error for some funds. Meanwhile, others are ignoring the tax risk altogether,...
Despite objections submitted to the US bankruptcy court from the holders of Lehman Brothers minibonds, the latest resolution effort to reach settlement on the sale of credit-linked notes to retail investors in Hong Kong may still be approved, as the 75%...
Barclays Capital and UOB Asset Management issue the first renminbi-denominated bond funds in Singapore for retail investors. RBS believes Singapore has the potential to be the second major offshore renminbi centre after Hong Kong
Asian investors love liquidity but drawn to risk, says BarCap survey
RBS names Sherry Liu as China chairman and chief executive officer, in a bid to bolster its business in the country.
StormHarbour hires senior execs for Asia business
New Southeast Asia chair for Goldman Sachs
Oil and oil products markets buffeted by tsunami
Japan crisis forces rethink over energy supplies
Editor's letter: April 2011
The golden handshake
Soft-soaping the non-sovereigns
Hedging gains currency
China conduit concerns
New rules on derivatives