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China's eight largest bank defaults on ‘dim sum’ bond

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.

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ICICI Bank's home finance sale on backburner

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.

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US investments in India outpacing China

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.

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‘The Hundred Group’ Members’ Consensus Survey To Decide Whether To Take Public Stance on Brexit

Members of The Hundred Group are being surveyed over their planning centering the referendum poll on Brexit. The group members are the finance directors of Britain’s largest listed as well as private companies. The survey appears following difficult past experiences in cases of other membership based business organizations prior to the referendum.

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$23-bln investment makes Reliance Jio the world's largest startup

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.

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Racing And Breeding Camels Make Millionaires

Camels are being born and bred for special purposes - racing and marketing. This type of industry has already made millionaires and still making more of them.

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Charles River Associates Appoints James Massey To Strengthen Its Finance Practice

Charles River Associates, CRA, the Boston based global consulting firm is specialized in litigation, regulatory, financial and management consulting. The firm is now expanding the finance practice through appointing James Massey as a vice president. Mr. Massey has 30 years’ experience in advising a wide range of companies covering S&P 500, private equity firms, hedge funds and so on.

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MetLife wins legal case against FSOC's SIFI designation

MetLife has won a legal battle against US regulators over systemically important' financial institution (SIFI) status. A Washington court has rejected Financial Stability Oversight Counsil's (FSOC) attempt to classify MetLife as SIFI.

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Yahoo revises bylaws allowing proxy access

Allowing proxy access, Yahoo Inc has revised its bylaws. It'll also enable long-time shareholders to nominate candidates at board on ballots. The new bylaws will come into force after 2016 annual general meeting (AGM) scheduled in June or July.

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Apple Launches Safari Technology Preview, New Browser Version For The Developers

Apple has launched on Wednesday a new Safari browser version, specially designed for the developers, Safari Technology Preview. It allows developers to experiment their own applications with the browser version with features like ECMAScript 6 and the B3 JavaScript JIT compiler. Apple has requested to share experience feedback to help in further developments of the browser.

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NIFA Acknowledges China Rapid Finance As Founder Member

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 .

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Abu Dhabi's TAQA Slashes Capitex As Oil-Decline Limits Revenue

Abu Dhabi's TAQA is cutting its capital expenditures by reducing its workforce around the globe and sells it assets to recover from its losses.

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Citigroup Study Report Suggests 30% Job Cuts In US Banking Industry By 2025

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.

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Hoist Finance confirms talks with Bank of Greece over partnership

Hoist Finance Publ AB has confirmed that negotiations are going on for strategic partnership with Bank of Greece. If fruitful, the strategic partnership may generate more opportunities in Greece economy through Hoist Finance.

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Investments in Scottish commercial property up 33%

Scotland commercial property recorded 33 percent growth rate in investments during the first quarter of 2016. Office buildings are adding value to Scottish property market. Over 40 percent of investments came from overseas investors.

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