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Emerging Asia Tops Global IFCs

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Silvia Pavoni

While international financial centres in the Asia-Pacific region boom, Europe is practically at a standstill in terms of the growth of its banking sector.

As most lenders start preparing their annual financial statements, The Banker has taken a look at the size of the banking sector in financial centres around the world, according to the latest available data. Ranked by total assets of banks headquartered in each city, the list also gives a comparison with financial results a year earlier.

CIMB Folds Australian Investment Banking Arm

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Ian Rogers

CIMB Group will close its investment banking arm in Australia, the Malaysian bank said yesterday.

It said that “following a strategic review… it will be closing its offices in Sydney and Melbourne. This follows an announcement last Friday where CIMB stated it was looking to reduce its Asia Pacific investment banking and equities operating cost by 30 per cent in 2015.”
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More Australian Wealth Management Firms to Hire Staff

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Wouter Klijn

More institutional and independently owned wealth management businesses plan to hire new staff this year than at the start of 2014, according to new research.

A Dawson Partnership survey found 32 per cent of the organisations surveyed intended to hire new employees, compared with 24 per cent planning to do so in 2014.

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Best January For Global M&A Since 2011

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Worldwide announced M&A totals US$232.9 billion so far during 2015, up 28% from January 2014 and the highest January total since 2011.

Activity in Asia Pacific totals US$99.5 billion, marking the best annual start in the region on record. M&A targeting European companies totals US$42.2 billion, down 1% from January 2014, while US M&A is currently 13% below January 2014 levels at US$73.8 billion. Asia-Pacific deals account for 43% of activity by value, up from 20% last January. US and European deals account for 32% and 18%, respectively.

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Easier Access to Work Permits and Green Cards Planned to Attract Top Foreign Experts

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China will expand the favourable visa policies of its 1,000 Talent Plan, which is currently aimed at recruiting long-term and short-term University researchers, to dozens of other programmes nationwide to attract leading professionals to work in the country, reports usa.chinadaily.com.cn.

An unnamed official from the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, said: “In the past, we have had a very strict policy and high standards in terms of ‘exit and entry’, and the number of overseas talents in China is not that large. However, the 1,000 Talent Plan is a convenient channel. Now this channel is also open to experts from 55 programmes. This will help to forge a diversified talent recruitment network.”

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NAB acts on female representation target

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Taylee Lewis

NAB has launched a new internship program in an effort to increase the number of female university students pursuing a career in global markets.

The NAB Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities (FICC) summer internship is part of the bank’s broader gender equality agenda, implemented to improve the representation of women at senior executive levels.

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