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ASX and SGX merger to strengthen Singapore as financial hub

The merger between the Australian stock exchange (ASX) and the Singapore stock exchange (SGX) will see the SGX buy all of the shares in the ASX, paying A$22 cash and 3.473 new SGX shares for each ASX share. The large and liquid new market will not only be attractive for companies looking for capital but also strengthen Singapore as a global hub for wealth management.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Oct 2010
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Banking reform: addressing the sustainability of banking business models

The financial crisis has highlighted the fragility of banking business models which are based on high levels of risk and low reserves. In the aftermath of the crisis, many banks are aiming to demonstrate that sustainability is making its way onto their agendas. However, there is currently little evidence that this is indeed the case.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jul 2010
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China's opening up will mean a faster shift east in global finance

Contrary to beliefs concerning China's controlled regime, at the end of February two reports from the Chinese Central Bank have made an impression in the West, laying down a meticulous plan for future economic and financial liberalization. Opening up Chinese stock, bond, and property markets to foreign investors would act as a cornerstone for the global wealth and savings and investment sectors.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Apr 2012
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China: market liberalization looks set to heighten international interest

In a landmark move, China has taken a step closer to a liberalized financial market by approving a trial launch of stock index futures, margin lending and short selling. These changes in China's notoriously strict regulations allow greater flexibility for investors and financial services companies to gain from the developments of the world's fastest growing major economy.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Jan 2010
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Chinese banks are expanding abroad to make up for the worsening economic outlook back home

This August, usually a rather uneventful month for business, saw Chinese banks rushing to expand abroad. This occurred against the backdrop of a bad economic outlook at home, which may have been a reason for Chinese banks to feel incentivized to seek funds, know-how, and growth outside their domestic market.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Sep 2012
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Coutts is fined for mis-selling AIG bonds

Private banking house Coutts has been fined GBP6.3m by the FSA for mis-selling bonds issued by US insurance company AIG. AIG's bonds were initially described as low risk but were caught up in the financial crisis in 2008 when AIG, one of the biggest victims of the crisis, had to be bailed out.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Nov 2011
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Deltix: expanding beyond alpha generation with broker connectivity

Alpha generation platform vendor Deltix has extended its current offering, with the intention of becoming a one-stop-shop for hedge funds to develop quantitative strategies, back test and deploy them, then manage them in production. In response, certain retail-focused companies may also look to move into the same space, however their alpha generation capabilities are as of yet untested.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Jan 2009
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Exchange traded funds: sunshine on a cloudy day

There remains a glimmer of hope in the asset management industry, even as significant outflows continue from hedge funds, capital protected structured products, property and equity funds. Exchange traded funds, only launched in the US in 1993, now account for almost 40% of all US stock trading volume.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Jan 2009
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Financial armageddon and the CDS market

The recent nationalization of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac sent shockwaves through the credit default swap market. The subsequent collapse of Lehman Brothers and the nationalization of AIG have caused further turmoil within the industry. The sheer size of the market means that any credit risk failings have the potential to dwarf the sub-prime crisis, with dramatic consequences for all markets.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Sep 2008
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India: equity markets heat up but entrants must tread carefully

Having gained newfound political stability in the wake of the May elections, India's equity markets are showing attractive returns and all factors point towards a bright future. However, entrants must learn from the past and show some restraint or they could get their fingers burned.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Aug 2009

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