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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - EARNINGS

    Competition for deposits to weigh on BOCHK

    Posted Aug 30th 2013, 12:00am by KANIS LI

    ... Kanis Li kanis.li@scmp.com Profit rises marginally at the bank amid intense competition from smaller lenders who offer higher interest rates on deposits Scramble for deposits set to weigh on BOCHK Intensified competition for deposits is likely to cast a cloud over returns on lending at BOC Hong Kong (Holdings) - BOCHK - for the rest of the year, the bank's chief executive said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1300514/competition-deposits-weigh-bank-china-hong-kong
  2. Top banks raise deposit rates

    Posted Apr 08th 2005, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... Louis Beckerling Hong Kong's top four deposit-taking banks have raised interest rates offered on fixed-term deposits, but, even after adjustments ranging from five to 25 basis points, the new rates remain well below those offered by smaller banks. The biggest bank, HSBC, lifted its fixed deposit rates by 25 basis points across the board. It raised annualised interest paid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/495799/top-banks-raise-deposit-rates
  3. Smaller mainland banks struggle for deposits

    Posted Apr 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com Pulling in deposits continued to be a struggle for mainland banks in the first two months of the year, according to bankers and analysts. Lenders, especially ... that offer much higher returns. The president of China Merchants Bank, Ma Weihua, speaking at the Boao Forum, said that mainland lenders continued to face challenges in attracting deposits. Liu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/997385/smaller-mainland-banks-struggle-deposits
  4. Banks struggling to attract deposits

    Posted May 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com Hong Kong banks could come under pressure as deposit costs have been rising. A banker said this could hit their net interest margin (NIM), a measure ... at the bank's annual general meeting that it was among the many lenders in Hong Kong that had been aggressively seeking deposits in recent months with incentives such as higher interest rates. Though ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002469/banks-struggling-attract-deposits
  5. Please pass the buck and carry a soft stick

    Posted Oct 10th 2003, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... YEARS AGO, WHILE working in the stockbroking arm of a local bank that had just appointed a new managing director, I happened to be sitting near the stage at the bank's annual dinner, a big banquet with at least 50 tables. One of the features of the night was the Miss --- ---- Bank Contest with three shows, evening wear, swimwear and casual wear (I shall not give you ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/430559/please-pass-buck-and-carry-soft-stick
  6. Talk of higher yuan deposit rates 'untrue'

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Lulu Chen

    ... details with banks and planned to raise interest rates for yuan deposits in Hong Kong. However, HKMA spokeswoman Anissa Wong later told Bloomberg that the report suggesting the People's Bank of China would increase returns on yuan deposited in Hong Kong's clearing bank was incorrect. Several bankers told the South China Morning Post they had heard about the speculation, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/741753/talk-higher-yuan-deposit-rates-untrue
  7. Expensive loans and loss of deposits hit smaller banks

    Posted Apr 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... big and small are paying more for deposits than they can borrow on the interbank market is 'an anomaly', he said, noting that the banks were pursuing this strategy partly to keep their loan-deposit ratios in check. Adding to the pressure, 'many banks, especially mainland banks, have stepped up lending and funds gathering efforts in Hong Kong' in the past six months or so, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/965724/expensive-loans-and-loss-deposits-hit-smaller-banks
  8. Yuan deposits soar 402pc to hit 314.9b yuan

    Posted Feb 01st 2011, 12:00am by Lulu Chen

    ... Lulu Chen Yuan deposits soared 402 per cent to 314.9 billion yuan (HK$373.43 billion) last year, boosted by trade settlement and currency exchange, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority said. Although it did not break down the sources of yuan deposits, data from the HKMA showed cross-border trade settlement was a strong driver for yuan deposits in the city. Yuan remittance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/737333/yuan-deposits-soar-402pc-hit-3149b-yuan
  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    BOC, Agricultural Bank to allow relaxed mortgage policies

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 12:36pm by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Lenders encourage branches to enhance mortgage terms for homebuyers Mainland banks boost home lending Two of the mainland's biggest lenders, Bank of China (BOC) and Agricultural Bank of China, are encouraging their branches to bolster mortgage lending, and industry watchers say the news could boost market sentiment but be of little help ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1600133/boc-agricultural-bank-allow-relaxed-mortgage-policies
  10. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    BOC asset arm seeks 1 billion RQFII yuan quota for European investors

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 06:26am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com BOC seeks yuan quota for European investors Bank of China's asset management arm plans to apply for a one billion yuan (HK$1.26 billion) investment quota ... of a Chinese state-owned bank has partnered with a Western bank to sell fund products to retail and pension fund investors in Europe. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1599743/boc-asset-arm-seeks-1-billion-rqfii-yuan-quota-european

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