@WSJ reporter, covering Asia banking and finance. julie.steinberg@wsj.com. Opinions are my own, not my employer's.

Chinese Buyers on Acquisition Spree Eye Insurance Firms

wsj.com — HONG KONG-For Chinese bidders shopping overseas there is a new must-have: an insurance company. The latest example is a $1 billion bidding war for Singapore-based Asia Capital Reinsurance Group Pte. Ltd. All three of the leading bidders are backed by Chinese money.

China’s Hunger for Entertainment Spurs Deals Abroad

wsj.com — China's red-hot surge in overseas acquisitions has grabbed headlines in 2016. And one fast growing-though still relatively small-segment has been investments in everything from film studios to sports franchises. The reason: China's rapidly growing consumer class is hungry for entertainment, and buying abroad is one quick way to get it.

China’s Postal Savings Bank Presses Ahead With Over $7 Billion IPO

wsj.com — Postal Savings Bank of China Corp. is gearing up for what could be the biggest initial public offering in the world so far this year at more than $7 billion, at a time when the market for new listings is in its slowest period since the global financial crisis.

Deutsche Bank’s Asia-Pacific CEO to leave

efinancialnews.com — Deutsche Bank's chief executive officer for the Asia-Pacific region, Gunit Chadha, is leaving the bank, the latest high-level departure at the German lender, the bank said on June 14. Chadha, who is based in Singapore, will leave the bank effective July 17, according to the statement.

Deutsche Bank’s Asia-Pacific CEO to Leave

wsj.com — Deutsche Bank AG's chief executive officer for the Asia-Pacific region, Gunit Chadha, is leaving the bank, the latest high-level departure at the German lender, the bank said Tuesday. Mr. Chadha, who is based in Singapore, will leave the bank effective July 17, according to the statement.

HSBC backs its Asia ambitions, despite investor rumblings

efinancialnews.com — HSBC's big bet on China in the past year has recently been questioned by some investors, but chairman Douglas Flint says he is "confused" by the concerns about the bank's Asia growth strategy.

HSBC Backs Its Asia Ambitions, Despite Investor Rumblings

wsj.com — While several of its rivals retreat from Asia, HSBC Holdings PLC has spent the past year piling on a big China bet. Now, some investors are wondering if the strategy will pay off. In a rare interview, HSBC Chairman Douglas Flint said he is "confused" by the criticism of HSBC's Asia growth strategy.

China’s Real-Estate Firms Rush to Tap Capital Markets

wsj.com — HONG KONG-China's economy may be cooling, but its real-estate companies are fueling a debt-and-equity underwriting boom. Chinese real-estate companies have issued $69.32 billion of debt and equity so far this year, up from $25.8 billion during the same period a year ago, according to data provided by Dealogic.

Head of Morgan Stanley’s China JV is stepping down

efinancialnews.com — The head of Morgan Stanley's joint venture in China is stepping down, a person familiar with the matter said. Bao Yi, chief executive of Morgan Stanley Huaxin Securities, is leaving the bank to start his own investment firm, the person said. Bao joined Morgan Stanley in 2006 and transferred to the joint venture in 2011.

CEO of Morgan Stanley’s China joint venture resigns

marketwatch.com — HONG KONG - The head of Morgan Stanley's joint venture in China is stepping down, a person familiar with the matter said. Bao Yi, chief executive of Morgan Stanley Huaxin Securities Company Ltd., is leaving the bank to start his own investment firm, the person said.
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Jul 19, 2016

RT @margotpatrick: Angola, Middle East families, US pension funds piled into this Carlyle bond fund...and then it lost every cent  http://on.wsj.com/2ao5nDW 

Jul 16, 2016

RT @JillFilipovic: When every mass attacker had a history of violence against women, maybe take that as a sign we should take violence against women seriously?

Jul 08, 2016

RT @anjiezheng: "When we dehumanize people in conversation, we give permission for them to be degraded in other ways as well."  https://twitter.com/amietsang/status/751228330725158913 


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