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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Business - Money - CURRENCIES

    Dim sum bonds open new profits path for investors in Taiwan

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:01am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com New bonds open yuan channels for Taiwan deposits Taiwan’s commercial banks have been earning sizeable profits through yuan deposits from the public, ... Most of them, even institutional investors, chose to save yuan as deposits at banks,” Zhou said. Taiwan has fewer than 30 Formosa bonds in issue since Beijing approved them last year. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1575791/dim-sum-bonds-open-new-profits-path-investors
  8. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    China's nervous savers show need for deposit insurance

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 01:13am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Singapore Mainland government expected to complete law on protection soon, after recent bank run Nervous savers show need for deposit insurance This week's run on a small ... deposits now with the noise of recent bank runs and corporate defaults," said Mike Murphy, managing director and restructuring specialist at Alix Partners. Onshore market players now expect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1459895/chinas-nervous-savers-show-need-deposit-insurance
  9. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    China's rural bank struggles to attract deposits

    Posted Nov 25th 2013, 03:52am by JANE CAI

    ... Jane Cai in Qichun, Hubei xuejun.cai@scmp.com BOC Fullerton cites lack of working-age people in county, but urbanisation may lift hopes Mainland rural bank struggles to attract deposits ... the lender was one of 1,000 rural bank outlets across the country set up since 2007 in response to Beijing's call to serve farmers and rural areas. A lack of deposits is a problem shared by many ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1364846/chinas-rural-bank-struggles-attract-deposits
  10. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Japanese regulators scrutinise risk to banks of future interest rate rise

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 03:56am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Authorities scrutinise risk of rate rise in Japan Japanese financial authorities are joining forces to scrutinise for the first time banks' exposure to a potential spike in interest rates, with a focus on the risks to regional lenders when the central bank eventually ends its massive easing. Japan's 105 regional lenders hold 40.8 trillion yen (HK$3.09 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1570898/japanese-regulators-scrutinise-risk-banks-future-interest

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