Showing signs of life, it appears Morgan Stanley is looking to reinitiate its ex-Japan Asia franchise. According to chatter in Hong Kong, the bank is seeking to hire someone in the SAR, having previously run its operations out of its Tokyo office.

Morgan Stanley has not completed a deal in ex-Japan Asia since the US$299.6 million offering for Korea's Samsung Life in late 2002 - the country's first cross-border MBS.

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