A unit of China's Guosen Securities in Hong Kong have defaulted on a dim sum bond. However, analysts doubted the default as the brokerage is in a strong cash balance.
ICICI Bank, India's largest private sector lender, has deferred its sale plan on home finance division. ICICI Bank has put its home finance division's valuation at INR 2,400 crore, while potential private equity (PE) buyers have asked for a 20 percent discount on valuation.
Investments from the US surpassed China ever since Narendra Modi became Prime Minister of India in May 2014. The encouraging economy growth is the prime reason for robust US investments in India.
India's largest private industrial conglomerate Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) has announced that its telecom venture Jio is the world's biggest startup with an estimated investment of INR 150,000 ($23 billion). A soft launch of Reliance Jio is expected in April 2016.
China Rapid Finance has been acknowledged as the founder member of NIFA. The recognition will enable CRF to work for publishing rules and regulations in developing self-disciplined online lending marketplace in China. CRF expects the official release of such rules and regulations will exert positive impact and eventually confirm the industrial development .
To tackle volatility in the US banking market, regulators are enacting new laws time to time directing to absorb new technologies. Adoption of automated technologies coupled with aggression by fintech startups. A recent Citigroup study predicts that US banking sector may witness 30% job cutts by 2025.
Employees in India will earn interest on inoperative accounts from new financial year beginning from April 2016. Employees' Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has taken a decision to offer benefit of accrual of interest on inoperative accounts.
Knesset has passed a bill that fixes maximum ceiling of executives in the financial institutions with no opposition. The bill turned law aims to reduce wage gap. However, a similar attempt in the US has backfired since the revised law allows exemptions for extraordinary performances.
Arun Jaitley, India's Finance Minister, has voiced for a possible interest rate cut ahead of Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) review meeting next week, while focusing on controlling fiscal deficit. The Centre has already slashed interest rate on small savings making more conducive weather for lending rate cut.
In the annual Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) last Thursday, Premier Li Keqiang deliver keynote speech. He pledged the government will refrain to intervene in economic and market.
As China has increased its influence in Southeast Asia, U.S. stepped in. United States plan to match China in rebalancing Asia by increasing partnership with ASEAN.
Indian finance ministry has issued a new set of guidelines for regulating the online market places. The guidelines also include definition of ‘ecommerce’, ‘inventory based model’ and ‘market place model’ to bring clarity in this sector. However, clarity in segmentation of ecommerce business has been applauded by the analysts.
KG Subramanian has been promoted as the Managing Director for the Finance and Operations unit of Nexus Venture Partners. The chartered accountant has been serving NVP for the last fourteen years. The promotion appears to be recognition of his contribution which has been echoed from Naren Gupta, co-founder and managing director of Nexus Venture Partners.
Ayala Corporation, the largest business group by assets in the Philippines has already acquired certain stake in the automotive industry through IMI. Now, the conglomerate eyes to expand its dominance over the industry in line with a comprehensive program naming CARS. With support from the program, Ayala will go for manufacturing local car brand along with spare parts production facility.
Game developer Ubisoft is expanding its business to the Philippines and will be named Ubisoft Philippines. It will be headquartered in Sta. Rosa, Laguna which is a great geographical site. One reason for the move is the trust established by Filipino employees led by manager Chip Go that was being noticed by Ubisoft Managing Director Oliver de Rotalier.
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