* Mobile payments market to grow 7-fold to $109 bln by
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
* Digital banking services were to be launched by end of