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

    Why HK needs to be cautious about deposit guarantee

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:14pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... of the global financial crisis in 2008, when the Government, in October that year, provided a full guarantee for all deposits in Hong Kong through the Exchange Fund, total deposits amounted to HK$5.8 ... Tak-lam, Blog, HKMA   I can't remember if that guarantee on all deposits is still in place. But, if not, it doesn't really change things. In good times we don't need ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1566181/why-hk-needs-be-cautious-about-deposit-guarantee
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1194011/its-risk-again-troika-plays-fire-cyprus
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1124112/beware-bankers-under-influence-bonuses
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Removing chains on deposit rates will free capital for more efficient use

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 03:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... that People's Bank of China Governor Zhou Xiaochuan envisages a time frame for the last, vital step- the liberalisation of deposit rates. Speaking on the sidelines of the NPC meeting, Zhou said ... on official deposit rates that has created a huge, unregulated shadow banking sector. With an unattractive official deposit rate, distrust of the stock market and wariness of a property bubble, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1449533/removing-chains-deposit-rates-will-free-capital-more
  5. Business - Economy - MARKETS

    EU easing under ‘Draghinomics’ a pipedream

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 11:25am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... as Draghinomics runs out of puff Investors continue to underestimate the determination of Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank (ECB), to help shore up the euro zone's depressed ... members. Last week, Draghi surprised markets again by announcing a further cut in the ECB's already negative deposit rate and pledging to buy hundreds of billions of euros of asset-backed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1590030/eu-easing-under-draghinomics-pipedream
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Turning on the money tap will do little to ease China's liquidity bottlenecks

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 11:50am by Hu Shuli

    ... a drop of 546 billion yuan from a year earlier. The news follows dismal drops in both new loans and new bank deposits, so it's clear this is no cyclical fluctuation. In fact, growth in total ... imposed on banks remains unchanged, commercial banks could lose a chunk of their deposits. Yet, if the benchmark deposit rate remains unchanged while the lending rate is lowered, this would reduce ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1584332/turning-money-tapwill-do-little-ease-chinas-liquidity-bottlenecks
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    European Central Bank may need to join the quantitative easing club

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:51am by SCMP Editorial

    ... rate to 0.15 per cent, from 0.25 per cent; charging commercial banks a 0.1 per cent interest rate on money they deposit at the central bank, in other words making them pay to park money there; ... SCMP Editorial Europe may need a stronger tonic The European Central Bank has finally moved to counter sluggish growth, persistently high unemployment and the threat of deflation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1528949/european-central-bank-may-need-join-quantitative-easing-club
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Distant central bankers drive home prices up in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 03:56am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... downturns. It hasn't worked. The money just comes back as deposits with the central bank. You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink. You can lead a potential borrower ... Jake van der Kamp Distant central bankers drive HK home prices up The European Central Bank cut interest rates to a record low yesterday and launched a new scheme that could push €500 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1586672/distant-central-bankers-drive-home-prices-hong-kong
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Short-term pain ahead as China pushes on with economic reforms

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 02:53pm by DAVID LIAO

    ... the low-hanging fruit- were made some time ago. The thorniest decisions- stripping big state firms of an implicit government guarantee; opening sectors such as banking to competition; and reforming ... or 160 per cent of GDP; China's SOEs absorb a disproportionately large share of bank credit. Breaking the SOE monopoly and relaxing price controls are a crucial part of opening the door ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1588601/short-term-pain-ahead-china-pushes-economic-reforms
  10. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    Banking chiefs preoccupied with looming Occupy Central

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:08am by George Chen

    ... such as providing a nearby secured location where customers can deposit, withdraw or transfer money on a timely basis. Other banks also considered allowing their staff to work remotely, for example from ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Mention of protest movement is taboo as lenders spend time preparing plans to ensure all operations run smoothly in case event hits district Banking chiefs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1538530/banking-chiefs-preoccupied-looming-occupy-central

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