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  1. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    It's risk-off again as troika plays with fire in Cyprus

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    .... Alternatively, the authorities might hold deposit rates down, keeping the spread between deposit and lending rates artificially wide in order to recapitalise the banks at depositors' expense; ... As a result, savers in Greece, Spain, Portugal and Ireland will naturally be prompted to reassess the security of their bank deposits. To be on the safe side, many are likely to decide to shift ...

  2. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Beware of bankers under the influence of bonuses

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... to this question, here is another: Why haven't you come to the same conclusion about your bank? At one time you yourself were the safeguard of your deposits. You didn't put money ... and you might not know what banks you could trust. They therefore came up with the concept of deposit insurance. If your bank fails your deposits will be safe. The insurance will cover what ...

  3. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Thank the Cypriot parliament for averting euro-catastrophe

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Proposal forcing residents to accept a tax on insured deposits would have triggered a chain reaction of bank runs across southern Europe Thank the Cypriot parliament for averting euro-catastrophe It can have surprised no one that members of the Cypriot parliament voted unanimously against plans to slap a tax on the islanders' bank deposits. Members ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by VAIROUS

    ... to seize up to 10 per cent of people's bank deposits to solve the country's financial crisis ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance

    Alibaba's Yuebao online funds vendor and its rivals will help savers but won't hurt the banks

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 11:46am by JOE ZHANG

    .... Not yet, at least. Let’s look at some inconvenient truths. First of all, despite the hoopla, the 250 billion yuan is just 0.24 per cent of the banking sector’s total deposit base. Second, none ... investment options are money market funds, treasury bonds and bank deposits. But money market funds must, in turn, invest the money somewhere, predominantly in bank deposits and treasury bonds. So, ...

  6. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Proof needed to show a crime has been committed

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Jailing of young mainlander over spate of bank deposits and transfers puzzling Proof needed to show a crime has been committed A young mainlander was yesterday jailed ... is it then that he is said to have done? The most I could find is that he made 4,800 bank deposits and 3,500 transfers. It certainly represents extraordinary activity. I mean, one bank deposit is bad enough ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How Chinese banking can profit from a borrowed idea of old Canton

    Posted Jan 19th 2013, 12:00am by Andrew Sheng

    ... and space, become adopted successfully in a different place, and then come back to where they started. Dr Frederic Grant Jnr's forthcoming book uncovered how the US bank deposit insurance system ... by other US states. The Banking Act of 1933 created the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) following the failure of many banks across the US. This idea of a national deposit insurance ...

  8. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Cypriot-style bank crisis could hit Hong Kong too

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... to the European authorities' ill-conceived first attempt to tax Cypriot bank deposits. But contagion is only part of the reason we should watch events in Cyprus closely. As a smallish place ... at first glance, the chances of a Cyprus-style recurrence seem slim. Whereas Cypriot bank deposits ballooned to 700 per cent of the island's gross domestic product, in Hong Kong the figure ...

  9. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Rate cuts may put China on road to debasing currency

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 04:39am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... points and deposit rates by only 25 would further squeeze bank margins. But, hey, that's the big banks. It is their turn for once. They can take it. Yes, they can, but not forever, ... Jake van der Kamp Move by the central bank does the health of the country's financial system no good by debasing the currency to sustain high growth China plays with fire in cutting ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Take a lesson from the West, yuan boost won't spur growth

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 06:02am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... air and encourages commercial banks to take that money and lend it on to their customers. If their customers take it, the money quickly comes back to these commercial banks as deposits and they can lend it out again. It then comes back as deposits once more and this multiplier effect goes on repeating itself. In this way, high-powered reserve money from the central bank can grow ...




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