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Avista expands senior investment banking coverage

Now hiring - not

Avista Advisory Group (Avista), the Pan-Asian advisory firm headquartered in Singapore, and Houlihan Lokey, the international investment bank which holds a minority stake in Avista, has announced two senior hires to significantly strengthen Avista’s investment banking coverage capabilities in the region.

Facebook buys WhatsApp: A desperate move ?

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook's staggering $16 billion acquisition of WhatsApp is a sign of sheer "desperation", according to one industry watcher, who argues that the social networking giant has overpaid for the mobile-messaging start-up.




Max Bygraves Obituary

There was never much intellectual cachet in being an admirer of Max Bygraves. True, he was at one time, at £500,000 a year, Britain's highest-paid performer. But critics were at best patronisingly receptive and the intelligentsia tended to grope for the off switch whenever he was on radio or TV.