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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Why HK needs to be cautious about deposit guarantee

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:14pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... of the global financial crisis in 2008, when the Government, in October that year, provided a full guarantee for all deposits in Hong Kong through the Exchange Fund, total deposits amounted to HK$5.8 ... Tak-lam, Blog, HKMA   I can't remember if that guarantee on all deposits is still in place. But, if not, it doesn't really change things. In good times we don't need ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1566181/why-hk-needs-be-cautious-about-deposit-guarantee
  2. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Hong Kong banks vie for edge in yuan deposits with high rates

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 11:14am by KANIS LI

    ... in yuan deposits with high rates Hong Kong banks are stepping up efforts in the battle for yuan deposits with high interest rate promotions in the currency, which has fallen the most among Asian units this year. The banks include HSBC, DBS, Wing Hang Bank and China Citic Bank International. HSBC is offering one-month deposits at 3.8 per cent per year, the highest among the lenders. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1470983/hong-kong-banks-compete-offer-better-terms-yuan-depositors
  3. News - World

    Pair accused of trying to deposit fake bonds in Vatican bank

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:57am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rome Police hold two men accused of trying to place fake bonds in Holy See's bank Vatican deposit scam alleged Vatican police apprehended an American and a Dutch man who were trying to deposit billions of euros and US dollars in fake bonds in the Vatican bank. The men were stopped by the police when they approached one of the guarded gates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1461086/pair-accused-trying-deposit-fake-bonds-vatican-bank
  4. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Hong Kong banks battle for deposits earlier this year

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 10:12am by KANIS LI

    ... comes early for HK A regulatory directive that banks in Hong Kong fund the loans they make with deposits of longer tenure has spurred the lenders to begin their annual battle for deposits ... rates on deposits in the second quarter to tidy up balance sheets by the end of June. But lenders including Bank of China (Hong Kong), Bank of East Asia, China Citic Bank International, Fubon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1448405/hong-kong-banks-battle-deposits-starts-earlier
  5. Business - Banking & Finance

    Beijing vows to insure bank deposits in push to liberalise interest rates

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 01:12am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Shanghai Banks will be granted more power to set interest rates as part of financial reforms Beijing vows to insure deposits The mainland plans to set up a system for insuring bank deposits this year as part of steps to reduce the government's role in setting interest rates. The government would introduce a deposit insurance system and banks would be granted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1442092/beijing-vows-insure-bank-deposits-push-liberalise-interest
  6. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    It's risk-off again as troika plays with fire in Cyprus

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    .... Alternatively, the authorities might hold deposit rates down, keeping the spread between deposit and lending rates artificially wide in order to recapitalise the banks at depositors' expense; ... As a result, savers in Greece, Spain, Portugal and Ireland will naturally be prompted to reassess the security of their bank deposits. To be on the safe side, many are likely to decide to shift ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1194011/its-risk-again-troika-plays-fire-cyprus
  7. Changes urged to bank disclosure tack on deposit protection cover

    Posted Aug 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan Banks must tell customers whether their accounts or the transactions they conduct are covered by the deposit protection scheme to strengthen disclosure, the Hong Kong Deposit Protection Board suggested yesterday. The government-appointed board also recommended simplifying the process of calculating accrued interest on deposits and liabilities in the event of a bank ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690139/changes-urged-bank-disclosure-tack-deposit-protection-cover
  8. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Beware of bankers under the influence of bonuses

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... to this question, here is another: Why haven't you come to the same conclusion about your bank? At one time you yourself were the safeguard of your deposits. You didn't put money ... and you might not know what banks you could trust. They therefore came up with the concept of deposit insurance. If your bank fails your deposits will be safe. The insurance will cover what ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1124112/beware-bankers-under-influence-bonuses
  9. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    China’s Evergrowing Bank hit by 4b yuan credit product default

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 02:40pm by Reuters

    ... deposits, but analysts warn the risk of defaults is rising as the world's second-largest economy slows. Evergrowing Bank guaranteed the repayment of 3.7 billion yuan of principal and 300 ... Reuters in Shanghai Mainland lender hit by 4b yuan product default An off-balance-sheet credit product default has left a small mainland bank on the hook for 4 billion yuan (HK$5 billion), ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1590852/chinas-evergrowing-bank-hit-4b-yuan-credit-product-default
  10. Business - Banking & Finance

    Yuan deposits in Taiwan sitting idle

    Posted May 13th 2014, 01:13am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Taipei Yuan deposits in Taiwan sitting idle Yuan deposits in Taiwan that surged fivefold in the past year are mostly sitting idle, according to global banks who say more investment options are needed to make the renminbi a global currency. Credit Suisse Group estimates that about half of the 268 billion yuan (HK$337 billion) of savings on the island are re-deposited ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1510913/yuan-deposits-taiwan-sitting-idle

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