Around the world: 7 Reasons foreign banks in China face talent shortages

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A senior UBS banker explains how to ace interviews and your first days on the job

Lutfey Siddiqi CFA, head of FICC corporate coverage & FX distribution Asia-Pacific gives some sage advice to young bankers.[UK]

Seven reasons why foreign banks in China always face a talent shortage

As summer approaches, students are looking for their first job after graduation and lots of firms are busy signing contracts with local and returnee graduates, hoping they can start by August. But there's still a big talent shortage in China and it's not just at graduate level. Moreover, it's particularly strong for foreign banks. Here are some reasons why. [Singapore]

Could Swedish tax reforms attract more international banking talent?

Plans by the Swedish government to reform its system of offering tax breaks for highly specialised overseas professionals could lead to an influx of expat banking talent. [Sweden]

Would you seriously consider moving to China?

Moving to the mainland is still not for everyone but it's becoming an increasingly viable option for some Hong Kong candidates. Hong Kong banking professionals bring several advantages to mainland-based jobs, including senior-level expertise in a specific sector or product, management skills, and overall professionalism. [HK]

There's a (kind of) new firm in town: Bank of Melbourne starts to flex its recruitment muscles

Some might say it's Westpac in disguise, but whatever the arguments about Bank of Melbourne's independence, the firm is certainly starting to ramp up its recruitment ahead of its August rebirth. [Australia]

Lloyds is recruiting workout specialists in Edinburgh for its Irish portfolio

For Lloyds Banking Group, Ireland remains a problem despite the firm's decision to pull back from the country in August last year. It has a 26.7bn Irish portfolio and took a charge of 1.1bn in the first quarter of this year to allow for further falls in commercial property prices. However, in a small way, Edinburgh is benefiting. [Ireland]

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