Apac investment bank revenues at five-year low

Australasia was the best performing region across Apac in 2017, with Ficc and equities revenues remaining stable

A street in Japan
In decline: Japan saw a contraction in Ficc revenues, according to Coalition

Investment banking revenues in the Asia-Pacific region have hit their lowest levels in five years in 2017, with the decline driven mainly by a contraction in Japan and emerging Asia fixed income, currencies and commodities (Ficc) revenues, according to financial consultancy Coalition’s Investment Banking Dynamics Australasia FY17 report.

The gloomy picture matches the one in the US, where depressed volatility and low client activity at US banks over the course of last year drove sales and

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