A survey of Asia’s top corporations has voted Standard Chartered as ‘Best Stand Out Transaction Bank’. The survey was conducted in July by East & Partners, a specialist banking market research firm in the region. Standard Chartered also won the title in January. The transaction banking analysis benchmarks the performance of individual banks and markets across Asia (ex-Japan), and is a study of customer satisfaction covering cash management, payments, receivables, trade and e-banking. The East & Partners survey focuses on the transaction banking relationships of the top 90-95 corporates by annual revenue in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.
A report by broking group Marsh examines the repercussions from the administration of the South Korean company, which filed for bankruptcy protection at the end of August.
Global research by C2FO suggests that smaller businesses are less concerned with the repercussions of Brexit and the upcoming US presidential election.
A squeeze on skilled talent means it now takes an average of seven weeks to fill open permanent roles in finance in the UK according to new research from financial services recruitment firm Robert Half.
Early-stage merger and acquisition deals in Asia-Pacific show nearly 10% year-on-year growth in recent months.