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  1. Temasek puts its faith in mainland banks

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... (ICBC), Bank of China (BOC), China Construction Bank (CCB) and Agricultural Bank of China (ABC)- should have enough cash flow to handle a fall in return on equity. The loan-to-deposit ratio for mainland banks was kept under a ceiling of 75 per cent, while US banks had loan-to-deposit ratios of between 75 and 90 per cent, Curl said. Temasek allocated 70 per cent of its portfolio to Asia- ...

  2. Mainland banks post improved first quarter

    Posted Apr 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... cent to 17.7 billion yuan against the same period last year. Net interest margin was 2.7 per cent. The bank's loan-deposit ratio dropped 0.06 percentage point to 55.71 per cent. Minsheng ... Lulu Chen Agriculture Bank of China and China Minsheng Banking Corp got mainland banks' first-quarter results off to a good start as higher lending profitability and growth in fee ...

  3. A banking giant, at 25

    Posted Oct 01st 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... of China's lending and deposit-taking operations were spun off to allow the central bank to focus on setting monetary policy. That made ICBC's establishment a watershed moment in the reforms ... of last year, and total deposits exceeded 10 trillion yuan, making it the world's leading bank in terms of customer deposits. Its H-share market capitalisation was more than HK$1.78 trillion ...

  4. Industrial Bank books 54pc surge in income

    Posted Mar 28th 2007, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... limitations,' Industrial Bank said. Last year, the bank's bad-loan ratio declined to 1.53 per cent from 2.33 per cent in 2005. The loan-deposit ratio rose to 72.4 per cent from 64.8 per cent ... Andy Cheng Industrial Bank, a Shanghai-listed lender in which Hang Seng Bank has a 13 per cent stake, reported earnings leapt 54.2 per cent last year on higher interest income. Net profit ...

  5. HSI surges 4.6pc amid chase for banking stocks

    Posted Apr 15th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... and Commercial Bank of China reported its deposits are still increasing. The mainland lender said in an e-mailed statement that it had the most deposits among global banks after clients deposited 950 ... ahead for the global banking sector. The benchmark jumped 400.73 points at the start before finishing up 678.75 points or 4.55 per cent at 15,580.16. All but four of the 42 blue chips got ...

  6. Mid-sized mainland banks could have difficulty raising funds in HK

    Posted May 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen Mid-sized mainland-listed banks are poised to come to Hong Kong with capital-raising issues in the next few months, but local investors may have little stomach for buying shares at a premium to the price of their home-market shares, experts warn. Shanghai-listed China Everbright Bank received approval from the China Banking Regulatory Commission this week to launch a public ...

  7. Bank share rebound not the boon it seems

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland Yesterday's rebound in mainland bank shares was certainly spectacular, but- alas- less encouraging than it looked. After months in the dumps, Hong Kong-listed stocks of mainland banks rebounded with a vengeance after the central government announced it was buying bank shares. Agricultural Bank of China, for example, shot up by 12.8 per cent, while Industrial ...

  8. Foreign banks affected in latest PBOC measure

    Posted Dec 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with a 75 per cent loan-to-deposit ratio requirement, meaning banks must have a hundred yuan deposit before they can lend 75 yuan to customers. 'Other state-owned lenders are under similar ... Natalie Chiu Loan growth limit cut to 12 per cent China has once again tightened bank lending to cool an overheated economy and for the first time has widened its restrictions to include ...

  9. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Then & now: all that glisters …

    Posted Aug 12th 2012, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... combined the functions of pawnshop, bill and bullion broker, deposit-taker and short-term lender, usually at high interest rates. The first native bank to operate along Western banking lines ... by a disastrous run on deposits in 1965. As typically happens in Hong Kong, the herd mentality prevails at times of perceived crisis. Several banks had no real liquidity problems until an unsustainable, ...

  10. Income target on course, says StanChart

    Posted Nov 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... good revenue growth in the first nine months. At a time when many banks have struggled, the London-based lender stands to benefit from its strong positions in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, analysts said. Revenue grew by a high single-digit percentage for the first nine months and operating profit before tax was at a double-digit rate, the bank said in a statement without elaborating. ...




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