MF Global hires Kuijs as chief economist for Asia

A former senior economist at the World Bank in Beijing, Kuijs will provide clients with insights into macroeconomic developments and key policy actions in the Asia-Pacific region.
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Louis Kuijs, MF Global </div>
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MF Global Holdings has made a significant addition to its growing business in Asia with the hire of former World Bank senior economist Louis Kuijs as its chief economist in the region.

The US-headquartered broker-dealer, which specialises in commodities, said the hire is in line with the firm’s ongoing transition into an investment bank and will strengthen its global macro research platform in a region characterised both by rapid growth and rapid change.

Kuijs will be based in Hong Kong and will be responsible for providing the firm’s clients with insights into macroeconomic developments and key policy actions that drive the financial markets in...

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