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RPT-ANALYSIS-Southeast Asia's mobile payments face shakeout as market booms

17 Oct 2019

* Mobile payments market to grow 7-fold to $109 bln by 2025-Nomura

Southeast Asia's mobile payments face shakeout as market booms

17 Oct 2019

HO CHI MINH CITY/HONG KONG/SINGAPORE Just next to Ho Chi Minh City's financial district, two dozen street vendors' stalls display colourful adverts for e-wallets backed by private equity firm Warburg Pincus, ride-hailing firm Grab and Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC, among others. Between them, the stalls - selling everything from crab soup to Vietnamese Banh My sandwiches - accept payment from most of Vietnam's 28 different e-wallets, which also allow users to make cash transfers through their mobile phones.

Asian bond issuers gear up for new benchmarks as sun sets on Libor

14 Oct 2019

HONG KONG Bankers are readying Asian clients to issue more bonds linked to the new interest rate benchmarks replacing Libor after Bank of China sold the first such private sector deal in the region last week.

After spurned play for LSE, Hong Kong bourse to seek deeper China embrace

09 Oct 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong stock exchange boss Charles Li ignited his unrequited overture to the London Stock Exchange with a riff on Romeo and Juliet as a corporate romance, and doused it in a wistful blog reference to the author of 'Alice in Wonderland'.

RPT-EXPLAINER-What delisting Chinese firms from U.S. stock markets could mean

01 Oct 2019

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG, Sept 30 U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is considering forcing Chinese firms to delist from U.S. stock exchanges, according to sources, a move that would escalate U.S.-China tensions and could throw some of China's biggest companies into chaos.

Explainer: What delisting Chinese firms from U.S. stock markets could mean

30 Sep 2019

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is considering forcing Chinese firms to delist from U.S. stock exchanges, according to sources, a move that would escalate U.S.-China tensions and could throw some of China's biggest companies into chaos. | Video

AB InBev Asia unit's strong Hong Kong debut to boost IPO outlook amid political unrest

30 Sep 2019

HONG KONG AB InBev's Asia-Pacific unit , which raised about $5 billion after relaunching its IPO this month, rose more than 6% on its market debut in Hong Kong, easing concerns of the impact of ongoing anti-government protests on new share offerings.

Street fires burn in Hong Kong amid running battles between protesters and police

29 Sep 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong police fired water cannon, rubber bullets and tear gas at petrol bomb-throwing protesters on Sunday in some of the most widespread and violent clashes in more than three months of anti-government unrest. | Video

Hong Kong digital banks launch faces delay due to protests - sources

18 Sep 2019

HONG KONG The launch of new online-only banks in Hong Kong is expected to be delayed in part due to anti-government protests in the city, people with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Hong Kong digital banks launch faces delay due to protests - sources

17 Sep 2019

* Digital banking services were to be launched by end of this year

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