Banks in China need more techies [China]
Banking IT professionals are in demand in China. Standard Chartered is, for example, hiring for roles including CSS technical managers and senior technical analysts. But firms have high standards about the type of people they want to take on.
ECM picks up again, but talent is scarce [Japan]
ECM recruitment has been picking up in Tokyo. Question is: will it stay that way?
Oh to be an accountant in Asia [Singapore]
Qualified accountants are creeping into a more diverse and interesting range of roles within banks in Asia these days, and the functions which require their skills are enjoying a steady flow of vacancies. But banks still have demanding recruitment requirements.
Capitec and life beyond SA's "big four" banks [South Africa]
Standard Chartered may have lost out to Hsbc in the battle to acquire Nedbank, but the emerging-markets specialist is unlikely to lick its wounds for very long. Rumour has it that StanChart is already considering another acquisition to strengthen its presence in South Africa, and this time it is looking beyond the country's "big four" banks.
Scotland will GAIN jobs from latest RBS redundancy move [Scotland]
RBS's ongoing quest to restructure at the behest of the EU has again taken a big bite out of its back office, with 3,500 roles set to go within its UK business services division. However, Scotland will actually benefit from the move. In Scotland, approximately 4,500 people are employed in the business services arm, which accounts for around 20 percent of the group's activities in this area. This proportion is due to rise to around 30 percent as a result of the job losses elsewhere.