• Insurance perps continue with Dai-ichi Life

    Dai-ichi Life is the latest Asian insurance company to tap the dollar market and has opened guidance on a new perpetual bond. It follows hard on the heels of Korean Re, which priced its debut bond on October 14.

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  • Shengjing Bank pitches for HK listing

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  • Bright Food $800m Tnuva club loan delayed

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  • HSBC boosts Korean securities with new CEO

    HSBC has named Dojin Kim CEO of its Korean brokerage arm, HSBC Securities in Seoul. The former Goldman Sachs banker will also serve as the head of capital financing for Korea.

    • 22 Oct 2014



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    • 14 Oct 2014
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