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  • Making a song and dance about it

    If my friends who work at international banks think their jobs are too demanding, they should have a look at some of the stunts those working at their Asian counterparts are expected to pull.

    • 28 Jan 2016
  • The icing on the awards cake

    The sweetest part of the awards season is not the moment when you get to pick up the trophy but the chance to get well oiled at the party, while someone else picks up the tab.

    • 21 Jan 2016
  • Some bankers are just destined to get the boot

    While nursing a whiskey at the China Club this week, I couldn’t help but notice a group of bankers crowded around some tables in the corner. While they typically wouldn’t catch my eye, what drew my attention was that they all had a tipple in their hands but seemed too busy muttering expletives to drink anything.

    • 14 Jan 2016
  • More of the same

    I remember only too well the mad dash to sign deals before December to make our year-end numbers look good. So I understood when a banker friend turned down my offer for Christmas drinks, saying he was “snowed under with work”.

    • 07 Jan 2016