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HKEX chief lures Saudi Aramco with the bait of Chinese demand

HK was the world’s biggest initial public offering (IPO) venue in 2016 but has been struggling to attract new companies this year.


Vietnam’s Sabeco receives strong response at Singapore investor roadshow

The sale has attracted interest from brewers seeking access to one of Asia’s most-promising beer markets.


Singapore: Citi’s Asia insurance investment banking head to join Ping An fund as COO

Lacey, who joined Citi roughly 10 years ago, will start in his new job in a few months.


Singapore: Vitol close to acquiring Noble’s oil liquids business

Shares of Noble Group were halted in the afternoon, pending the “announcement of a major transaction,” the company said.


Prudential to sell Vietnam consumer finance unit for up to $150m

Interested buyers include private equity firms and financial services companies.


Noble Group expects to sell oil liquids business by Dec-end

This is a part of a plan to slim down drastically its core Asian coal trading business after a crisis-wracked two years.


Fried chicken to crayfish wraps: Philippines’ Jollibee eyes deals to grow

Primary targets include the United States and China, where it already has joint ventures, including Dunkin’ Donuts .


Filipino fast food group Jollibee eyes bid for Britain’s sandwich chain Pret A Manger

A successful bid by Jollibee would mark the biggest overseas deals to date by the Filipino company.


What crackdown? Expect more overseas China deals, bankers say

Deals are still being made and 2017 promises to be a year on par with 2015 but the road is not without hurdles.


Hong Kong: Two dozen bidders in fray for AXA’s wealth management unit

AXA’s Hong Kong wealth management unit is expected to be valued at about $500 million.