Late Lunchtime Links: Where bond traders can still get hired in Asia

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The hiring is in Hong Kong

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It's not all gloom in Asia. BNP Paribas is belatedly hiring 1,400 people on the continent. A Chinese bank is also hiring fixed income traders and salespeople.

Bloomberg reports that the overseas investment banking arm of Agricultural Bank of China is seeking a bigger share of the Dim Sum debt market and will therefore be hiring both salespeople and traders for its business in Hong Kong. ABC's hiring coincides with redundancies at both Morgan Stanley and Bank of America.

It seems that ABC may boost its capital markets business too. “In terms of fixed-income platform, we have hiring plans for sales and trading,”  executive director of global capital markets at ABC International in Hong Kong, told Bloomberg. “We aren’t looking for drastic expansion for deal origination for now, but I don’t rule out more headcount if business gets better.”


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