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  1. 100pc bank deposit insurance urged

    Posted Oct 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Calls are mounting for better protection of private savings deposited in local banks to help restore public confidence in the banking system. Lawmaker Cyd Ho Sau-lan, ... In the Asia-Pacific region, Australia, New Zealand and Taiwan are offering blanket deposit protection for bank savers. 'The government should help boost confidence in the banking system,' Ms Ho ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/656221/100pc-bank-deposit-insurance-urged
  2. Business - Banking & Finance - INVESTMENT

    Mainlanders use ‘free money’ from Hong Kong banks to earn higher returns at home

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 09:34am by KEIRA HUANG; GEORGE CHEN

    ... the big gap in interest rates between Hong Kong, which has a market-based banking system, and the mainland, where the central bank tightly controls loan and deposit rates, it’s no surprise ... off for mainlanders Mainland Chinese working in Hong Kong have found a way to use “free money” from local banks to invest in profitable financial products across the border. They take ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1435473/mainlanders-use-free-money-hong-kong-banks-earn-higher
  3. Bank sued over HK$59m deposit

    Posted Sep 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Peter Brieger Well-known horse owner Eugene Chuang Yue-chien has sued Bank of East Asia to retrieve a HK$59 million deposit that he paid as collateral for a bank loan, according to a writ filed in the High Court this week. The collateral was no longer required under Mr Chuang's contract with the bank, but it had not promptly released the funds, the writ said. No other ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/654195/bank-sued-over-hk59m-deposit
  4. Business - Banking & Finance - COMMENT

    Acquisitions no easy way for Singaporean banks to win in Hong Kong, mainland China

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:38am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com OCBC sees opportunities with high-price deal for Wing Hang but it needs to outdo rivals Acquisitions no easy way to more business Can Singaporean banks win more business in Hong Kong or even in the much bigger mainland market simply through high-cost acquisitions? Some analysts ask if the HK$38.4 billion Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1466624/acquisitions-no-easy-way-more-business
  5. News - Hong Kong

    Customers no longer bank on safe boxes

    Posted Feb 13th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau, Patsy Moy

    ... Stuart Lau and Patsy Moy Shortage of locked repositories so severe that some must wait years to get one Customers no longer bank on safety boxes The shortage of safety deposit boxes has become so acute that some banks have stopped taking new customers or put them on a waiting list that can last for years. Safety deposit boxes in prime locations such as Central and Tsim Sha Tsui ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1148972/customers-no-longer-bank-safe-boxes
  6. Low-end delta factories gain reprieve on deposits

    Posted Sep 06th 2007, 12:00am by Denise Tsang, Enoch Yiu

    ... to pay cash deposits of up to 100 per cent when buying 1,853 types of raw materials such as plastics and metals. Under the revamped rule, they will be allowed to settle the deposit with a letter of credit, bank guarantee, or other unspecified payment instead of cash. The deposits, although refundable, would have meant locking up cash resources- a severe imposition for many small businesses. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/606825/low-end-delta-factories-gain-reprieve-deposits
  7. Business - China Business - Internet finance

    Paper cuts sharpest, says Alibaba's Jack Ma

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 12:00pm by George Chen

    ... comment was related to the central bank's crackdown on internet finance. Beijing is increasingly concerned over the supervision of the new online financial services, which may change the landscape of traditional banking services. Ma's complaint about a potential setback to his business came a few days after the People's Bank of China issued two drafts for consultation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1452331/paper-cuts-sharpest-says-alibabas-jack-ma
  8. Business - Companies - ANALYSIS

    Citic's mega takeover deal comes as win-win for Beijing and Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 01:40am by George Chen

    ... the mainland's top securities house and a major commercial bank, among others. To some extent, it is a bit like Singapore's sovereign wealth fund Temasek. But it has also been stuck and is unsure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1458753/citic-takeover-deal-comes-win-win-beijing-and-hong-kong
  9. Business - Money - MR. SHANGKONG

    Hong Kong should not be a dumping ground for middling IPOs

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 05:59am by George Chen

    ... tightening loan approvals from local banks and a 15-month suspension of domestic listings in Shanghai and Shenzhen where the mainland's two national bourses are based. But is this really good ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1444622/hong-kong-should-not-be-dumping-ground-middling
  10. Business - Banking & Finance

    Regulation delay puts foreign banks in a spot in Shanghai free-trade zone

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 08:51am by Jeanny Yu; George Chen

    ... delay puts foreign banks in a spot Foreign banks lobbied to set up in the mainland's first free-trade zone in Shanghai are grappling with a dilemma- what can they really do in the ambitious zone? Last week, Bank of East Asia and DBS became the first two foreign banks to be officially approved to open their branches in the zone for business. Both banks were among the first batch ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1405201/regulation-delay-puts-foreign-banks-spot-shanghai-free

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