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Too Many Bankers Hurt Hong Kong IPOs as Bacon Maker WH Drops 26

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Fox Hu and Jonathan Browning

Companies going public in Hong Kong are getting the message that less is more.

Betting they could fetch higher valuations, Chinese companies hired sometimes dozens of banks to sell their initial public offerings in the last two years. The trend backfired, as the IPOs tended to underperform those using fewer bankers, and valuations were no higher, data compiled by Bloomberg show.

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Singapore introduces new labour laws

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Sharanjit Leyl

New laws have come into effect in Singapore, making it harder for foreigners to get jobs.

The government says the new laws will achieve a more level playing field for Singaporeans, but many worry it will have a negative impact on the economy.

Meanwhile, critics say it’s a big turnaround for the island nation, which is known for its open economy and regularly tops global rankings for ease of doing business.

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Mayer Brown sets up consulting unit in Asia

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Mayer Brown has established Mayer Brown Consulting (Singapore) to advise clients on a wide range of Asia-focused international trade matters including WTO issues, international trade policies, customs, export controls and anti-dumping investigations.

Citigroup names James Boyle as global head of equity derivatives

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Lawrence White

Citigroup Inc has named James Boyle as global head of equity derivatives, according to an internal memo, replacing Simon Yates who left for New York hedge fund Two Sigma Investments LLC in early July.

Yates was the second executive in Citi’s equities division to leave the U.S. bank for a hedge fund this year, after global head of equities trading Mike Pringle departed for Moore Capital Management in May.

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Nomura appoints investment banking joint heads

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Joyce Moullakis

Nomura Australia has enacted a succession plan for its local investment banking operations, as head of the division, Ian Maxton, becomes a senior adviser, and bankers John Hanson and Andrew Macgonigal jointly step into his role.

Mr Macgonigal, local head of Nomura’s debt originiation, and Mr Hanson. who leads consumer, retail and healthcare banking, will start in their new roles on August 1, according to an internal memorandum.

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