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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'.

Hong Kong bourse pulls plug on $39 billion play for London Stock Exchange

08 Oct 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong's bourse has scrapped its unsolicited $39 billion approach for London Stock Exchange Group after failing to convince LSE management and investors to back a move that could have transformed both global financial services giants. | Video

Banker defections pose challenge for Credit Suisse's Thiam

03 Oct 2019

ZURICH/HONG KONG The announcement by Julius Baer this week that it had hired five senior bankers from Credit Suisse underscores the challenge facing Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam as he seeks to reassure staff and investors in the wake of a spying scandal.

Mainland banks, pro-Beijing businesses caught in Hong Kong protest cross-hairs

02 Oct 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong anti-government protesters are increasingly focusing their anger on mainland Chinese businesses and those with pro-Beijing links, daubing graffiti on store fronts and vandalizing outlets in the heart of the financial center. | Video

Exclusive: Aviva's Asian units attract interest from global suitors -sources

24 Sep 2019

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE German insurer Allianz , Nippon Life and MS&AD Insurance are vying with rivals to buy the Singapore and Vietnam businesses of Britain's Aviva in a deal likely to be worth up to $2.5 billion (2 billion pounds), sources said.

EXCLUSIVE-Allianz, Nippon in race to buy Aviva's Asia units for up to $2.5 bln-sources

24 Sep 2019

* About half a dozen suitors keen on Aviva's Asia units-sources

EXCLUSIVE-Allianz, Nippon in race to buy Aviva's Asia units for up to $2.5 bln-sources

24 Sep 2019

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE, Sept 24 German insurer Allianz, Nippon Life and MS&AD Insurance are vying with rivals to buy the Singapore and Vietnam businesses of Britain's Aviva, in a deal likely to be worth up to $2.5 billion, sources said.

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

LSE board poised to decide fate of Hong Kong exchange's $39 billion offer

13 Sep 2019

HONG KONG/LONDON/NEW YORK The London Stock Exchange's board will meet in coming days to decide on the Hong Kong bourse's surprise $39 billion takeover proposal, a source close to the British company said on Thursday, as the market poured cold water on the deal.

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