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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    CBRC may tap shadow banking to free up funds

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 01:13am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... of credit asset securitisation to improve banks' cash flow, Wang said. CBRC also considered easing loan to deposit ratios to allow banks flexibility in increasing credit. Chinese banks ... at adapting to market changes as the current level of mainland banks' loan to deposit ratio was around 65 per cent, far below the ceiling, he said. Shadow banking could also provide a channel ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Stress test shows Chinese banks relatively strong

    Posted May 01st 2014, 01:28am by BLOOM

    ... in lending and deposit rates, according to the central bank. ... Bloomberg in Beijing Fivefold surge in bad loans could see lenders' capital adequacy ratio dive to 10.5 per cent Stress test shows mainland banks relatively strong The mainland's ...

  3. Business - Economy - REGULATION

    US central bank faces an economic balancing act

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:08am by DAVID BROWN

    ... and to the central bank winding down its bond-buying programme. Both headline and core consumer price inflation are already back at the Fed's 2 per cent target and the underlying trend is pointing ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    HKMA to highlight liquidity risk in stress test for local banks

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

    ... in need of specific measures to stabilise their capital bases, most of them local branches of foreign banks with no outlets in the city to absorb deposits, Cheng said. Unlike previous tests, ... 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 ...

  5. Property - International - REGULATION

    Britain's cooling measures to hit property price growth

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:49am by Peggy Sito, Bloomberg

    ... Peggy Sito and Bloomberg peggy.sito@scmp.com UK cooling measures to hit price growth The Bank of England’s move to tighten mortgage lending criteria will act as a drag on price growth ... including a cap on lending for home loans. The bank’s Financial Policy Committee recommended that property loans of 4.5 times a borrower’s income or higher should comprise no more than 15 per cent ...

  6. Business - China Business - REGULATION

    Beijing to tighten regulation of internet finance products

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 01:38am by JANE CAI, Kwong Man-ki and Victoria Ruan

    ... listed mainland banks. The online products invest most of their funds in interbank deposits, which are not subject to the cap governing retail deposits and thus reflect rates in a free market. This structure lets Alibaba pass on higher interbank yields, but it hurts banks’ profits by reducing their supply of low-cost deposits. The China Banking Association,  on behalf of commercial lenders, ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    BIS sees danger signs in property prices and credit growth

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 01:40am by Reuters

    ... leave borrowers vulnerable to interest rate rises or sharp downturns, the Bank for International Settlements said yesterday. The global forum for central banks said rock-bottom official interest rates, cut to revive sluggish economies, had contributed to a boom in lending and real estate prices in some countries. While the European Central Bank has cut interest rates to record lows ...

  8. Business - China Business - REGULATION

    China to step up reform of financial sector

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 01:35am by Ray Chan

    ... deregulation of interest rates, introduction of a deposit insurance scheme and implementation of new fiscal initiatives for the banking sector, could come about in five to 10 years, if executed well. Liu said deposit-rate deregulation would add to banks' funding costs, and consequently put pressure on net interest margins. State-owned lenders have long enjoyed huge profits and near ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    E-commerce operators add banking to basket

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 01:02am by JANE CAI

    ... a former central bank vice-governor openly advocates granting Alibaba or its payment company Alipay a formal bank licence as microcredit companies are barred from taking deposits. "With a bank ... Jane Cai in Beijing xuejun.cai@scmp.com Along with appliance makers, they are seen as best prospects on mainland to land new licences E-commerce operators add banking to basket E-commerce ...

  10. Business - Companies - REGULATION

    Money laundering law could extend to non-financial firms

    Posted May 28th 2014, 11:10am by Toh Han Shih

    ... challenge that many solicitors' firms have encountered over recent years is where mainland clients attempt to deposit large amounts of cash into the firms' accounts with their banks ... took effect in April 2012, covers banks, securities companies and insurance firms, as well as money service operators (remittance agents and foreign exchange firms). There has been a huge jump ...




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