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  • The do’s and don’ts over the holidays

    Everyone new to banking has a steep learning curve. But when you live in Asia long enough, you realise the really steep curve comes in trying to understand traditional holiday-related etiquette.

    • 31 Jan 2019
  • A themed tour of the world

    Spare a thought for investment bankers working in Hong Kong and Singapore. Although they focus on deals from across the region, there is no escaping the importance of China.

    • 24 Jan 2019
  • The slippery slope to workplace humiliation

    One of my favourite parts of the winter season used to be the ski trips. Nothing beats swapping the smoggy Hong Kong winters for a cabin on one of Japan’s snow-capped mountains.

    • 17 Jan 2019
  • With friends like these, who needs enemies?

    Catching up with friends on the latest gossip is always good fun — but only if you are meeting at a respectable place.

    • 10 Jan 2019
  • Money gun ups the ante for gift giving

    One of my favourite parts of meeting up with old friends after Christmas is hearing about the gifts they received. This makes for far more entertaining conversations than bonus season talk.

    • 03 Jan 2019