Grisly Hong Kong murder sparks banker backlash

Nov 10, 2014

Grisly Hong Kong murder sparks banker backlash

The murder of two young Indonesian women in Hong Kong allegedly by a British expatriate has sparked a backlash against wealthy Western bankers accused of treating the financial hub as their own personal playground. The victims were found mutilated in 29-year-old Rurik Jutting’s upmarket ...

Nov 7, 2014

Higo and Kagoshima banks talk of merger

Higo Bank and Kagoshima Bank are finalizing talks on a merger, officials said on Friday, amid broader realignment moves in the regional banking sector. The combined assets of the two banks, based in Kumamoto and Kagoshima prefectures respectively, stand at more than ¥8.3 trillion, ...

ECB opens door wider to more economic stimulus

Nov 7, 2014

ECB opens door wider to more economic stimulus

European Central Bank head Mario Draghi opened the door wider for further stimulus on Thursday, saying the bank is laying the technical groundwork for new measures that it could deploy if needed. Stocks rallied and the euro slumped on the news. The ECB did ...

Hong Kong slaying suspect was 'bully'

Nov 6, 2014

Hong Kong slaying suspect was 'bully'

A British man accused of slaying two Indonesian women in Hong Kong was described by acquaintances and fellow pub mates as a “bully” who would use his bulky body to push through crowds and help himself to others’ drinks. One said he was making ...

Oct 27, 2014

Resona to offer 24-hour money transfer service

Resona Holdings Inc. plans to make money transfer services among clients available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, starting next April, sources said. Retail clients with accounts at three group banks — Resona Bank, Saitama Resona Bank and Kinki Osaka Bank — ...