BitMEX: A bitcoin journey from bags of cash to the Cheung Kong Center

BitMEX: A bitcoin journey from bags of cash to the Cheung Kong Center

July 01, 2019
By CHRIS WRIGHT

Arthur Hayes felt the golden days of finance had gone by the time he got started in investment banking in Hong Kong – until cryptocurrency gave him the opportunity to establish platform BitMEX, now one of the most successful bitcoin exchanges in the world.

Lost in translation: Has a comment on pigs cost UBS a bond deal?

Lost in translation: Has a comment on pigs cost UBS a bond deal?

June 17, 2019
By CHRIS WRIGHT

A UBS economist made an innocuous comment about swine flu in China, and five days later a belief among Chinese speakers that he used a racist term has led to him being suspended, UBS apologizing and it disappearing from a key Chinese bond mandate.

Analysts sound warnings on South Korea’s risks

Analysts sound warnings on South Korea’s risks

June 14, 2019
By JEREMY WELTMAN

Economic deterioration and foreign-policy obstacles present tough political challenges for the president and DPK ahead of legislative elections next year – and require utmost vigilance from investors.