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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - FINANCING

    Developers offer buyers financing to get around banks’ loan-to-value curbs

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 03:22pm by Sandy Li

    ... to HK$22 million, which would subject them to a maximum LTV ratio of 50 per cent under the Hong Kong Monetary Authority's instructions to banks. One agent said the higher second loans mainly ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Norman Chan reappointed as Hong Kong Monetary Authority chief

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:15am by Johnny Tam, Eddie Lee

    ... Johnny Tam and Eddie Lee Monetary Authority chief reappointed Hong Kong's de facto central banker, Norman Chan Tak-lam, has been reappointed with an 8 per cent pay rise, in a move seen by bankers as a bid to sustain the city's financial stability. Chan, 59, would serve a second five-year term as Monetary Authority chief executive after his current term ends ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Sales of traditional insurance products benefit from tighter rules on investment-linked policies

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 11:51am by Enoch Yiu

    ... investment-linked policies since the Monetary Authority imposed tougher regulations on these products in July. The tightening of the rules came after policyholders complained of mis-selling. ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Hong Kong banks battle for deposits earlier this year

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 10:12am by KANIS LI

    ... the funding base for their loan business. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority brought forward its deadline for banks to review their lending policies from June to the end of this month after growth ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Liquidity concerns to slow loan growth in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 02:20pm by KANIS LI

    ... prudent in the lending business," he said. "I expect loans [in Hong Kong] to grow 10 per cent this year." Outstanding loans rose 16 per cent last year, Hong Kong Monetary Authority figures showed. The authority has warned of accelerating credit growth and ordered banks to match their funding, such as deposits with longer tenures, to loans so as to reduce the risks ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Hong Kong needs to develop global network to maintain its leading role in yuan business

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 02:17pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Monetary Authority chief says Hong Kong needs to develop a global network to maintain its leading role in the offshore yuan business Yuan hold won't last, ... that could grow by 300 per cent over the next decade, Hong Kong Monetary Authority chief executive Norman Chan Tak-lam (pictured) said. The head of the de facto central bank warned local lenders ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    HKMA to highlight liquidity risk in stress test for local banks

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 02:02pm by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com Stress test model will be thorough, transparent and examine every possible scenario banks may face in capital outflow, says regulator City's banks to be put to HKMA stress test The Hong Kong Monetary Authority plans to conduct a thorough stress test on local banks this year, warning of excessive credit growth and mounting liquidity risk ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    The moral hazards of intervening in the market

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 04:47am by SCMP Editorial

    ... that froze credit markets during the crisis. The FSB, on which the city is represented by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, was set up to co-ordinate the work of national regulators and international ... transfers by multinational firms. The HKMA, the Securities and Futures Commission and the Insurance Authority would be able to override property rights and transfer ownership of banks, brokers, fund ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - INVESTMENT

    Controversial investment-linked assurance schemes poised to make a comeback

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 10:50am by KANIS LI

    ... Monetary Authority, the Securities and Futures Commission, the Insurance Authority and the Federation of Insurers introduced changes this summer to the way ILAS may be sold after the HKMA issued ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance

    Banks told to match loan growth with stable funding

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 04:33am by KANIS LI

    ... credit growth in the city, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority has told banks to ensure they match deposit and loan tenors to maintain a stable source of funding. And early signs are that the authority is likely to achieve its aim, with some bankers already saying they would prefer to slow lending growth rather than leave money in idle deposits. The comments came after banks received ...




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