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Credit Suisse (CS) to Divide Wealth Division Into 7 Regions

2018-08-15 zacks
Per an article by Bloomberg, Credit Suisse Group AG (CS - Free Report) is planning to divide its global wealth division into seven regions, up from four to regionalize the bank as it has reached the final leg of its three-year restructuring.
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Itau XP Holding Deal Gets Central Bank of Brazil's Approval

2018-08-13 zacks
Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. (ITUB - Free Report) recently announced that it has received consent from the Central Bank of Brazil to execute investment in XP Investimentos S.A. (XP Holding), which was announced in May 2017. In March 2018, the Administrative Council for Economic Defense had given its approval to the acquisition.
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Hong Kong's Q2 GDP growth seen moderating amid trade war, rate hikes

2018-08-10 theedgemarkets
HONG KONG (Aug 10): Hong Kong's economic growth is expected to have eased in the second quarter after a robust performance in the first three months, while escalating trade tensions and higher U.S. interest rates pose broader risks to growth this year.
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Hong Kong banks hike mortgage rate, end cheap money era

2018-08-09 theedgemarkets
HONG KONG (Aug 9): Hong Kong's top banks are hiking an important mortgage rate, piling pressure on borrowers and raising the risk of a slowdown in one of the world's most expensive property markets.
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Hang Seng Bank Ltd. ADR 2018 Q2 - Results - Earnings Call Slides

2018-08-06 seekingalpha
The following slide deck was published by Hang Seng Bank Ltd. ADR in conjunction with their 2018 Q2 earnings call.
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Hong Kong regulator, banks launch blockchain-based trade finance platform

2018-07-17 theedgemarkets
HONG KONG (July 17): Hong Kong’s banking regulator and seven banks, including HSBC Holdings PLC and Standard Chartered PLC, on Tuesday said they will jointly launch a trade finance platform in September using blockchain technology.
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Hang Seng Bank to relax loans rules, using big data and fintech to replace old-fashioned banking

2018-06-28 scmp
Hang Seng Bank, the 85-year-old Hong Kong lender owned by HSBC, said it will allow existing customers with good credit histories to apply for personal loans, as it uses big data analysis and financial technology to replace old-fashioned banking practises.
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Citi joins chatbot arms race, unveils Facebook messenger tie-up that will launch later this year

2018-06-25 scmp
Hongkongers will soon be able to check their bank account balance and recent transactions via Facebook Messenger, as the US banking giant Citi plans to launch its smart chatbot in the city by the end of 2018, according to its head of digital banking Priscilla Ng.
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Stockbrokers, banks jockey to win over retail investors as order taking for Xiaomi’s blockbuster IPO gets underway

2018-06-24 scmp
Global investors can submit orders for shares in the Xiaomi IPO from Monday through Thursday this week
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Hang Seng Bank’s investment arm slapped with US$382,000 fine

2018-05-31 scmp
It’s Hang Seng Investment Management’s (HSIM) first disciplining by the securities watchdog. Regulator said it failed to meet requirements on cash management of funds. Firm will also make HK$875,648 payment of resultant shortfall
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Why Hong Kong homebuyers should take note if city’s aggregate balance dips below HK$100 billion

2018-05-22 scmp
With several indicators suggesting Hong Kong dollar liquidity is becoming tighter, banks’ higher borrowing costs could translate into higher mortgage repayments for homeowners
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HSBC corporate clients in 24 markets offered use of facial recognition technology

2018-05-11 scmp
Largest lender in Europe and Hong Kong to push facial recognition while Citi focuses on voice, as major players embrace latest fintech
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Hong Kong banks must catch up to regional rivals in artificial intelligence race

2018-05-05 scmp
Big players in Hong Kong such as such as HSBC, Hang Seng Bank and Standard Chartered are just scratching the surface when it comes to the use of artificial intelligence
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Fostering New Fintech Talent

2018-05-02 scmp
It may be the era of disruptive technologies, but few industry sectors have experienced an impact as far-reaching as that of fintech on the finance sector. A growing number of leading fintech companies are based in Hong Kong, and the city has positioned itself as Asia’s premier fintech hub for start-ups, accelerators, incubators and investors. It is vital for Hong Kong to develop its own pool of talent to drive the industry forward, and this will open the way for a diverse range of new career opportunities.
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HSBC spends US$2.3b on digital platforms, AI and new technology to reach tech savvy customers

2018-04-06 scmp
HSBC has spent US$2.3 billion on enhancing its digital capabilities globally. Between 2015 and 2017, the bank created new platforms and partnered with technology companies such as Tencent’s popular messaging application WeChat to serve its clients, Vivek Ramachandran, head of growth and innovation for HSBC global commercial banking, said in an interview with the South China Morning Post.
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