Citadel Securities Hires Cronin for Europe, Asia Treasuries Push

Citadel Securities Hires Cronin for Europe, Asia Treasuries Push

Citadel Securities LLC, the market-maker founded by Ken Griffin, hired Anthony Cronin of Societe Generale SA to head Treasuries trading in Europe as part of a push into the ranks of leading global dealers in the U.S. government-debt market. The addition, which is effective Monday, expands the firm’s market-making ability to span the full European […]

Entrepreneurs are driving Asia's wealth creation: Credit Suisse

Entrepreneurs are driving Asia's wealth creation: Credit Suisse

Entrepreneurs are the economic pulse of Asia Pacific, which continues to be the world’s fastest-growing region, according to Credit Suisse. “Asia has the highest number of first- and second-generation entrepreneurs, which drives the economy,” Credit Suisse Asia Pacific CEO Helman Sitohang told CNBC at the bank’s annual Asian Investment Conference. Countries have become more prosperous […]

Southeast Asia says gravely concerned about North Korea weapons

Southeast Asia says gravely concerned about North Korea weapons

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Southeast Asian countries and Australia said on Sunday they held “grave concerns” about escalating tension caused by North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs and urged “irreversible” denuclearization. Laos’ Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo, Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen, Brunei’s Sultan and Prime Minister Sultan Bokliah, Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut […]

Asia markets off to a firmer start as trade concerns simmer

Asia markets off to a firmer start as trade concerns simmer

Down Under, the S&P/ASX 200 edged up by 0.41 percent, with all sectors gaining with the exception of financials and gold producers, which were off 0.09 percent and 0.35 percent, respectively. The consumer staples subindex popped 2.35 percent as Wesfarmers jumped 4.95 percent following news it would be spinning off its Coles supermarket business. Trade-related […]

NEC signed to build Southeast Asia Japan 2 cable

NEC signed to build Southeast Asia Japan 2 cable

(Image: SJC2) The consortium behind the 144Tbps Southeast Asia Japan 2 cable (SJC2) has signed NEC to construct the 10,500km cable. SJC2 will have 11 landing stations — located in Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, China, and South Korea, with a pair of landings in Taiwan and Japan — and be made up of […]

The elderly backpacker who’s inspiring young Chinese

The elderly backpacker who’s inspiring young Chinese

Image copyright Pear Video Image caption Retired teacher Ms Qi has got China talking about the choices they have in their old age An elderly woman who has chosen a life of backpacking in her retirement has won millions of fans on Chinese social media. The 73-year-old retired teacher, identified by Pear Video as Ms […]

Amazon Japan offices raided over anti-trust suspicions

Amazon Japan offices raided over anti-trust suspicions

Image copyright Getty Images Amazon Japan said its offices have been raided by the country’s fair trade regulator on suspicion of anti-trust violations. The online retailer is suspected of asking suppliers to shoulder costs incurred for selling their products at a discount, according to media reports. The firm said it is cooperating with the investigation […]

Quolls back from brink and out in the wild

Quolls back from brink and out in the wild

Image copyright WWF Australia Image caption The eastern quolls have been fitted with GPS tracking devices A species of marsupial, the eastern quoll, has returned to the wild in mainland Australia for the first time in about half a century. The native animals were once found along Australia’s east coast until they were devastated by […]

Thailand rushes to contain rabies outbreak

Thailand rushes to contain rabies outbreak

Image copyright Taylor Weidman Image caption A bite from an infected dog can pass rabies on to humans Thailand is rushing to contain the spread of rabies after a spike in cases across the country. The virus has been detected in 40 provinces including popular tourist areas Bangkok and Chiang Rai. Three infected people have […]

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