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Citi launches co-branded credit cards with SE Asia's Grab in push for more customers

11 Jun 2019

HONG KONG Citigroup has teamed up with Singapore-based ride-hailing firm Grab to launch co-branded credit cards, as it looks to boost its Asian customer base by about 13% via partnerships with digital firms, a senior Citi executive said.

U.S. must have access to U.S.-listed Chinese firms' audit documents, lawmakers say

06 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON/HONG KONG A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced a bill on Wednesday to force Chinese companies listed on American stock exchanges to submit to regulatory oversight, including providing access to audits or face delisting.

Chinese broker Huatai to launch London-Shanghai Connect with $500 million offering

04 Jun 2019

Huatai Securities Co Ltd effectively launched the long-awaited London-Shanghai stock connect on Tuesday with the announcement of plans to raise more than $500 million on the London Stock Exchange (LSE).

Asia hedge funds struggle to benefit from investor enthusiasm

31 May 2019

(This May 29 story fixes name of data provider in the third paragraph)

REFILE-RPT-Asia hedge funds struggle to benefit from investor enthusiasm

31 May 2019

HONG KONG, May 29 Asian hedge funds are struggling to benefit from strong investor interest in the region in the face of patchy liquidity, country-level restrictions and general market jitters over the U.S.-China trade war.

Ex-JPMorgan banker faces Hong Kong bribery charges over 'princeling' hires

16 May 2019

HONG KONG JPMorgan's former Asia investment banking vice-chair Catherine Leung has been charged with two counts of bribery by Hong Kong's anti-corruption watchdog for offering a job to the son of a potential client.

Asia's tech champions zero in on main street banking

15 Apr 2019

HONG KONG Asia's internet firms are challenging the region's traditional banks for consumer finances, tapping their massive user networks for business and following a trail blazed in China by tech giants Alibaba and Tencent. | Video

Exclusive: Foreign insurers gear up to tap China's $1.6 trillion pensions business - sources

12 Apr 2019

HONG KONG Foreign insurers including Generali and Prudential Plc are in early talks with authorities to enter China's private pensions sector, people with knowledge of the matter said, as Beijing opens up to overseas companies.

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