Deutsche Bank’s Asia-Pacific equities head James Boyle resigns

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He’s at least the third managing director in Asia to quit the company this week. That’s after James Thomson, who is based in Hong Kong, and Jakarta-based Kunardy Lie both left.

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Ola appoints Simon Smith as managing director for Australia operations

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Ola, the first-ride sharing company in Australia to offer daily payments to driver partners, competes with other cab-aggregators including rival Uber, Australia-based GoCatch and a recent entrant Taxify.


People: Aviva Investors hires institutional sales head; PropertyGuru appoints new CFO

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PropertyGuru Group has announced the appointment of Joe Dische as CFO as part of its effort to drive the regional growth strategy.


Wang Jian, co-chairman of once-acquisitive HNA Group, dies in accident in France

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Wang’s sudden death comes at a time that the group, one of China’s most indebted companies, is seeking to recover from soaring borrowing costs after years of debt-fueled expansion.


People: Swiss bank Julius Baer, London-based ICG appoint top Asia execs

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Swiss bank Julius Baer has appointed Cedric Heri as the bank’s finance chief in Asia. London-based PE firm ICG has appointed a new leader to drive its Asia strategy.


Former Malaysia PM Najib pleads not guilty to corruption charges

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The charges relate to funds that allegedly went from SRC International into Najib’s personal bank account, but are only a fraction of the total amount allegedly misappropriated from 1MDB.


Zomato names former MakeMyTrip exec Mohit Gupta as head of food delivery biz

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Gupta has more than 20 years of experience, of which the last decade involved running the travel e-commerce business in India.


Goldman’s Udhay Furtado to join Citigroup in senior Asia equity capital markets role

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The dealmaker, who joined Goldman in 2006, will be based in Hong Kong in his new role and report to Ashu Khullar, head of capital markets origination, Asia Pacific.


Ex-Malaysia PM Najib Razak arrested on corruption charges

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Najib’s arrest was in relation to a probe into SRC International, a former 1MDB unit.


Malaysian pilgrim fund Tabung Haji announces key departures

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Tabung Haji is a state-owned fund formed to manage Muslim pilgrimages. It has a total of $18.05 billion funds under its management.