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  1. Celebrities shrug off questionable discretion amid rumours over bank that didn't crash

    Posted Sep 30th 2008, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... with Annemarie Evans. Additional reporting by Clara Mak. Whoops. As the world's banks crash around us, here's a cautionary celebrity tale about the Bank of East Asia, which ... mistake'. He stressed that 90 per cent of his savings were still in his BEA account and he had not 'taken a penny out', adding that he had always been satisfied with the bank ...

  2. Viewers banking on Olympic spirit

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The Olympic Games is arguably the world's most-watched event. Every four years, the international spectacle arouses the interest of hundreds of millions of people around the globe. A relatively small number of people can afford to make their way to t ...

  3. Banking on business without protection

    Posted Mar 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the 'public utilities' of banking from proprietary trading- the casino aspect of contemporary banking that helped bring about the western financial crisis. The porn industry's threat carries ... public service and both claim self-regulation is best. Los Angeles is sticking to its guns for now, as are banking regulators in the US and elsewhere. But there are glaring loopholes ...

  4. Orchestra banks on a season of premieres

    Posted Jul 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Oliver Chou oliver.chou@scmp.com Despite an HK$18 million budget shortfall, the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra plans to push ahead with an ambitious and wide-reaching programme for its 35th season. The orchestra is planning to put on 22 programmes, including ...

  5. Lai See

    Posted Sep 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... and hawing, Bank of China (Hong Kong), Hang Seng Bank, Bank of America and Citic Ka Wah all announced they would raise deposit and lending rates by 25 basis points. Standard Chartered and Bank of East ... with Ben Kwok Smaller lenders shuffle their feet as heavyweights drag theirs Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corp traditionally leads the local pack when it comes to reacting to the US ...

  6. Lai See

    Posted Aug 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... by a mainland rate jump for the second time. BOC (Hong Kong) yesterday told us it would leave the deposit rate at 0.45 per cent per annum as the mainland clearing bank did not raise the corresponding ... correction ahead', citing a possible US rate rise and the upcoming mega-listings of China Merchants Bank and ICBC which could dry up market liquidity as happened when China Construction Bank ...

  7. Comedy with a human touch in midst of the banking crisis

    Posted May 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of this novel, which satirises Britain's slide into recession on bad bank loans and toxic mortgages. Yet the only person surprised at its irresistible comedic pull is Cartwright himself. 'I ... that struck me as a sign of some sort,' he chuckles. It begins in the south of France, where stroke victim Sir Harry Trevelyan-Tubal, patriarch of the venerable 350-year old private bank, Tubal ...

  8. Old-fashioned is best

    Posted Jun 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the important moments in our lives. Photos are like money that we deposit in the banks of our memories to pay us later when we wish to recall those times. When we are older they will spark fond ...

  9. Master of finance and wing chun with movie-making under his belt

    Posted Apr 12th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... over banks because we are more focused and flexible. Since we do not collect deposits, we do not need a full banking licence from the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and this allows us to be more ... a jack-of-all-trades with a career spread over banking, martial arts and movie-making. But he is certainly not a master of none. In business, he is chairman of First Credit, a company he co-founded to grant ...

  10. More than 100 stars to join forces for 7-hour fund-raiser

    Posted Jan 06th 2005, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... be screened around the world. To donate, call 1872 822 tomorrow between 4pm and 11pm, or deposit money into the following accounts: Bank of China (Hong Kong) 012-875-0-0342166; Shanghai Commercial Bank 025-32882-46366-3; HSBC 004-636-428831-001. The account name is 'Crossing Borders Fund-raising Show'. ...




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