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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. Raise deposit protection to HK$500,000, board says

    Posted Apr 28th 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu and Maria Chan A government agency has proposed lifting the ceiling on Hong Kong's bank deposit protection to HK$500,000. As reported by the South China Morning Post last ... that is cost-effective, provides protection for depositors and prevents moral hazard in banking,'' Mr Li said. The deposit insurance scheme, launched in 2006 and funded by the banks, offered up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/678387/raise-deposit-protection-hk500000-board-says
  3. Business - Banking & Finance - INVESTMENT

    Banks fight back against online investment products

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 03:25pm by Reuters

    ... bricks-and-mortar banks are launching a counterattack against the assault on their business from Alibaba and other internet heavyweights, in an attempt to staunch the outflow of bank deposits ... the customer deposits held by the five smallest listed Chinese banks. Similar online products from Baidu and Tencent contributed to a fall of 1 trillion yuan in traditional bank deposits last month. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1434068/banks-fight-back-against-online-investment-products
  4. 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
  5. Two women sue bank over minibond losses

    Posted Jan 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui A 69-year-old woman and her daughter-in-law are seeking a full refund and damages from the Bank of China (Hong Kong) over their losses in Lehman Brothers minibonds. Chin Yee-ching, a retired woman living in Malaysia, and her daughter-in-law Chan Lai-mei, who lives in Po Shan Road, filed a writ in the High Court against Bank of China (Hong Kong) on Friday. The bank ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/666602/two-women-sue-bank-over-minibond-losses
  6. Business - Banking & Finance

    Australia plan to tax bank deposits

    Posted Aug 02nd 2013, 01:21pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australia plans to slap a levy on bank deposits to help boost its coffers with the money raised used to protect savings against a bank collapse, sparking criticism on Friday from the industry. It was widely reported that a 0.05 per cent tax on deposits up to A$250,000 (HK$1.74 million) will be collected from 2016, raising a forecast A$733 million ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1293811/australia-plan-tax-bank-deposits
  7. News - Hong Kong - SECURITY

    Safety deposit box shortage at Hong Kong banks sees rise in home safe sales

    Posted Jul 21st 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... deposit boxes due to a severe shortage at banks, but police say that is not the best idea. Along with a spate of brazen daylight robberies, retailers say more people are buying safes to protect ... deposit facility." For months, a number of major banks have stopped taking applications for the boxes. There are more than 100 people on some waiting lists and a vacancy may not arise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1287259/safety-deposit-box-shortage-hong-kong-banks-sees-rise-home-safe-sales
  8. Business - Banking & Finance - DEBT

    China loans grow along with vigilance at Hong Kong banks

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:01am by DON WEINLAND

    ... grow along with vigilance at HK lenders A default at a small property developer on the mainland could spook bankers thousands of kilometres away in Hong Kong. That is because the city’s banks ... – was the riskiest bet, said Brian Li, an executive director at Bank of East Asia. During a press conference this month for the release of the bank’s first-half earnings, Li called Zhejiang province ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1575779/china-loans-grow-along-vigilance-hong-kong-banks
  9. Business - Banking & Finance

    China's deposit protection plan ready to go

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 01:41am by JANE CAI

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing xuejun.cai@scmp.com Deposit protection plan ready to roll out China is closer to launching a deposit insurance system to protect savers against the risk of bankruptcy at a time when the banking sector is rolling out the welcome mat for more private sector investment. People's Bank of China, the central bank, said last week that "preparations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1405001/chinas-deposit-protection-plan-ready-go
  10. Business - Banking & Finance - EARNINGS

    HSBC and StanChart pin growth hopes on rate rises

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 03:56am by DON WEINLAND

    ... the two banks posted disappointing, albeit widely anticipated, declines in profits last week. HSBC reported a 12 per cent drop in profits before tax in the first half to US$12.3 billion. Standard ... banks. But Standard Chartered chief executive Peter Sands and his HSBC counterpart, Stuart Gulliver, would like investors to wait as the banks tiptoe through a period of historically low interest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1570896/hsbc-and-stanchart-pin-growth-hopes-rate-rises

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