Unicorn Securities and a former employee have been penalised for mishandling clients' money and securities, while an ex-employee of China Merchants Securities has received a 10-month ban.
May 9, 2013
Domestic securities firms and locally incorporated foreign banks are jostling for sunshine fund business as the mainland's securities regulator awaits applications.
The Dutch firm sells its 33% holding in China Merchants FMC to its two local partners in an industry first. While any future sale of a stake in the firm could be pricey, it might be money well spent.
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