UPDATE 2-Weak trading, bleak commissions drag profits drown for China's brokers
* 2017 bright spots include bonds, IPOs, M&A (Recasts with overview on brokerages; adds background on other brokerages)
Oct 6 The following financial services industry appointments were announced on Thursday. To inform us of other job changes, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Singapore state investor hired veteran Goldman Sachs dealmaker John Vaske as joint head, North America, effective Jan. 16.
LLOYDS BANKING GROUP
The company's private banking unit hired Jon Wingent as head of portfolio specialists.
Imran Ahmad has been appointed investment director in the company's emerging market debt team.
(Compiled by Laharee Chatterjee in Bengaluru)
* Trump vows to move on to tax cut legislation (Adds Trump quotes, lawmaker reaction)
WASHINGTON, March 24 After failing to repeal Obamacare, Republicans in the U.S. Congress quickly pivoted on Friday to President Donald Trump's next priority: overhauling the federal tax code, but their plan has already split the business community.