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BLOG: Is Singapore the new financial centre of the world?

Friday 30 September 2011 at 5:54 pm

Singapore is really making waves in the financial sector as Pricewaterhouse Cooper predicts it will take centre stage in the next few years. In their Global Private Banking and Wealth Survey 2011, they revealed how Singapore is poised to become the financial centre of the world by 2012 – ahead of Hong Kong and Switzerland.

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Global recruitment spree for Deloitte

Friday 23 September 2011 at 2:37 pm

More positive news has emerged for financial recruitment, as the world’s biggest accountancy group Deloitte, has announced mass growth plans. According to a report in The Times, Deloitte has revealed plans to increase its workforce by more than a third over the next four years.

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News: RBS build up presence in Asia

Wednesday 21 September 2011 at 6:41 pm

In order to rebuild its investment banking operations in Asia, RBS has taken on four new bankers in the region, the Financial Times has reported.

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BLOG: Bank shows fighting spirit in face of adversity

Wednesday 21 September 2011 at 11:11 am

Banking giant UBS are slowly coming to terms with what may be the largest rogue trading scandal ever to hit the city. In the wake of this upheaval, it’s heartening to see the UBS boss step up to the mark and rally his troops through this tough period.

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Demand returns for interim banking and finance recruits

Tuesday 20 September 2011 at 3:02 pm

Use of interim managers in the private sector has nearly returned to pre-recession levels, with the banking and finance sector leading the way, according to a new report by the Interim Management Association.

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Firm plans recruitment drive for 2012

Monday 19 September 2011 at 4:17 pm

Following in the footsteps of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), professional services firm KPMG is to launch a recruitment drive next year. Both KPMG and PwC have pledged to hire new staff in efforts to grow and prosper despite the challenging economic environment.

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BLOG: FOUR top tips to land your first job in finance

Saturday 17 September 2011 at 1:12 pm

It’s tougher than ever to secure a job in finance, with only a small percentage of recent graduates managing to scoop the highly coveted city roles, and while there is little doubt that the banking sector will improve greatly in the future, now is a good time to re-assess your approach to finding employment in such a competitive industry.

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Hope on horizon as financial salaries rise

Friday 16 September 2011 at 5:22 pm

The average salary rate for financial workers in the UK rose actually enjoyed a well-needed boost during the month of August.

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BLOG: Firms that weather the storm and aim for growth

Thursday 15 September 2011 at 12:25 pm

While the distribution of opportunities across the financial sector may not be particularly even at the moment, it’s good to see some firms bucking trends and stepping out into the brave world of employment, pay rises and promotions, at a time when these are generally only whispered words.

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BLOG: Candidates can’t ignore China’s influence

Friday 09 September 2011 at 4:14 pm

While the bad news about Europe’s economy never seems to end, the good news about China’s economy keeps on flowing. It is an economic juggernaut that most of the World wants to take advantage of and the UK is no different. This week, Chancellor George Osborne hosted Wang Qishan (vice-premier), and his Chinese equivalent, to talk offshore currency markets, demonstrating the importance of China to UK’s economic recovery.

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HSBC appoint former Citadel executive to head prime services division

Friday 09 September 2011 at 10:11 am

HSBC has appointed Paul Hamill, the former chief operating officer of Citadel Investment Group, to become head of its prime services division.

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News: Demand for highly skilled candidates climbs

Thursday 08 September 2011 at 5:11 pm

Highly skilled candidates are enjoying more good news this week, as research has revealed an increase in demand for more top level staff among employers.

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News: UK staff placements continue to rise

Thursday 08 September 2011 at 11:42 am

Staff placements are continuing to rise in the UK, according to the Report on Jobs published by the REC and KPMG. The report showed that permanent placements were on the rise last month - albeit at a modest pace.

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Financial Recruitment: Four Ways To Get The Most From Work Experience

Monday 05 September 2011 at 08:17 am

You may already have tonnes of it under your belt. You may think that now you’ve graduated you need to start paying off your debts as quickly as possible. However the truth is that if you’re going to give yourself the best chance of finding the job you want, you must be open to undertaking unpaid work experience.

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BLOG: City jobs don’t have to curb creativity

Friday 02 September 2011 at 3:47 pm

In a recent article, the Financial Times picked up the trend of City workers who indulge their passion for art. In fact, many of them have done so with a large degree of success, having displayed major pieces of art in prominent areas of the capital such as outside St Paul’s Cathedral.

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BLOG: Finding positives in City job figures

Friday 02 September 2011 at 11:34 am

There’s no denying it. The bad news about UK figures just keeps coming. On the back of government cuts and economic stagnation, the private sector job market simply isn’t picking up the slack in the way the government hoped. But is that a good reason for finance candidates like you to despair? We would argue, no.

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Barcap appoint a managing director

Friday 02 September 2011 at 10:47 am

Andrew Richards has switched from Morgan Stanley in Europe to Barclays Capital (Barcap), to lead private equity coverage in Asia Pacific, the website CityAM has reported.

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Future bright for Asian economy, says private bank

Thursday 01 September 2011 at 4:07 pm

Private bank Julius Baer has predicted that Asia will greatly increase the number of 1.66m dollar-millionaires over the next four years, and is claiming that the rapidly growing economies of China and India are the catalyst

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