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  1. Bank of Communications

    Posted Jun 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The bank's principal activities are the provision of corporate banking, retail banking and treasury operations. Corporate banking provides a range of products and services such as loans, bill discounting, settlement, trade finance, fund custody and guarantees. Retail banking business provides a range of retail banking products and services such as deposits, mortgage loans, ...

  2. Make retail prime focus, veteran says

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... May Chan may.chan@scmp.com Retail, not corporate, clients hold the key to the future for Asian banks, says Dick Kovacevich, former chairman and chief executive of US bank Wells Fargo. 'Right now, I think Asian banks are taking a lot of deposits and lending the money to commercial clients,' Kovacevich said. 'They should focus more on consumers and small businesses ...

  3. 500 'spies' uncover investing minefield

    Posted May 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to more investment choices. Seventeen bank sales staff asked the spies to sign a consent form that would allow their banks' sales staff to access their deposit information even though ... walks of life and including housewives, retirees and youngsters, were picked by the Productivity Council and visited branches of 20 banks and 10 brokerage firms between July and November last ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - LISTINGS

    Pick me (and only me), Alibaba and JD.com told banks

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 12:00pm by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Bitter rivals in mainland e-commerce draw lines for sponsors of their initial public offerings Banks forced to choose between Alibaba and JD Top investment banks have been forced to choose between two important clients- bitter rivals Alibaba and JD.com the mainland's largest e-commerce firms. Both companies are planning to list in New York. ...

  5. CSRC pushes for bank loans to brokerages

    Posted May 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) has proposed allowing brokerages to raise loans from commercial banks - a move aimed at helping ... securities firms' financing channels,' the document said. 'Securities firms should be allowed to borrow money from banks as their ordinary clients.' Presently, mainland brokerages ...

  6. Banking watchdog tightens scrutiny of finance companies

    Posted Mar 08th 2007, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... their banking with five different banks and would find it more efficient to internalise a lot of their deposit and lending business,' BNP Paribas analyst Isaac Meng said. 'Most overseas ... Jamil Anderlini in Beijing The China Banking Regulatory Commission has issued new rules to regulate internal finance firms by large corporations which also further open them for foreign ...

  7. Slippery products for banks' clients

    Posted Sep 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com Worried about the mainland's housing bubble and his low-yield bank deposits, Chen Wei, a 51-year-old chemical company manager in Beijing, sold one of his ... and maturity of 26 days. He earned 6,389 yuan, more than double what he would have gotten from leasing out the apartment, and nine times what he would have received on a bank deposit over the same ...

  8. Focus on China, Islamic banking

    Posted Jul 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of Islamic finance, including commercial contracts and financial transactions. They will study the history of and current trends in Islamic banking, deposit products, retail and enterprise financing, ... are expected to become well-rounded in banking knowledge and skills,' Young says. As a global finance programme, PDGF offers overseas trips. For example, students can visit Shanghai to learn about ...

  9. Foreign lenders unlikely to achieve overnight success

    Posted Feb 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... banks also faced limitations on their lending, such as maintaining a 75 per cent loan-to-deposit ratio which means they can lend only 75 yuan for each 100 yuan deposit they attract. ... this year, analysts said. 'It is estimated that it could take five years for foreign banks to see their market share [in terms of assets] reach 2.5 per cent to 3 per cent from less than 2per ...

  10. Opportunity knocks in mainland, but hurdles abound in tough rules

    Posted Apr 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Andrea Li Private banks look at the mainland wealth market as a vast, unplucked opportunity. The region is the third largest wealth generator in the world, according to a Credit Suisse report, and the pace of accumulation is growing rapidly. Wealth management is a new concept to the mainland and its legion of newly rich have yet to be converted into private banking clients. ...




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