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  1. Business - Banking & Finance

    SMFG chairman Oku concerned over US, UK banking rules

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:29am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Masayuki Oku takes issue with regulations that exceed demands of Basel III regime SMFG head concerned over US, UK rules The chairman of Japan's third-largest bank Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, has spoken of his concern about the United States and Britain imposing banking standards over and above hard fought-for global rules due to come into force in 2019. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1528244/smfg-chairman-oku-concerned-over-us-uk-banking-rules
  2. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Rising rents see banks reluctant to offer safe deposit boxes

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... cost of real estate makes banks reluctant to expand the service. A banker, who declined to be named, said banks did not want to install more safe deposit boxes as it was not a profitable business. "The rent in Hong Kong is so high that bank branch areas are very valuable," the banker said. "Deposit boxes take up a lot of space, so this is a type of business ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1038682/rising-rents-see-banks-reluctant-offer-safe-deposit-boxes
  3. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Yuan deposits set to outpace Hong Kong dollar, HSBC says

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 05:45am by KANIS LI

    ... part of Hong Kong dollar deposits and result in tightening liquidity as the yuan is still not a fully convertible currency, she said. "More banks will have to strengthen their stable ... in the future." In 2011, Hong Kong banks were less able to lend out money, usually in Hong Kong dollars and US dollars, because only yuan deposits were growing in the system. Banks had to pay higher ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1371325/yuan-deposits-set-outpace-hong-kong-dollar-hsbc-says
  4. Business - Banking & Finance

    Banks need a deposit protection scheme

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Bank chairman makes remarks amid fears of deteriorating asset quality of lenders Banks need a deposit protection scheme The mainland needs to establish a deposit insurance system as it liberalises its interest rate regime, Bank of Shanghai chairman Fan Yifan said yesterday. The remarks by Fan, who is also a vice-president ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1027327/banks-need-deposit-protection-scheme
  5. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    China's banks slash deposit rates as companies hoard US dollars

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg Loss of confidence in yuan's appreciation leads mainland companies to accumulate greenbacks As firms hoard US dollars, lenders slash deposit rates China's biggest banks are cutting US dollar deposit rates as the most bearish outlook for the yuan since 2009 prompts mainland companies to hoard the greenback. Industrial and Commercial Bank of China cut its one-year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1026542/chinas-banks-slash-deposit-rates-companies-hoard-us-dollars
  6. 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
  7. Business - Banking & Finance

    ECB holds interest rates at record low

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 01:41am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Frankfurt ECB holds interest rates at record low The European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged at record lows yesterday, holding fire while it assesses the impact of a barrage of measures launched last month to pep up the flagging euro-zone economy. The ECB held its main refinancing rate at 0.15 per cent and its deposit rate at minus 0.1 per cent, effectively ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1546119/ecb-holds-interest-rates-record-low
  8. Smaller banks join rush to higher deposit rates

    Posted Jun 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing xuejun.cai@scmp.com Second-tier banks followed major lenders in offering higher deposit rates than the benchmark, boosting competition in the finance sector after a recent move towards interest rate deregulation. China Minsheng Banking Corp, China Merchants Bank and China Citic Bank were among other joint-stock lenders that raised deposit rates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003735/smaller-banks-join-rush-higher-deposit-rates
  9. Bank deposit protection not the whole answer

    Posted Oct 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Deposit protection for Hong Kong bank customers followed the 1998 Asian financial crisis. No locally licensed banks failed then, though we might never know how close any came. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority backed the idea, but it so bitterly divided banks that it was not introduced until 2006. Now, just two years later, pressure is building to raise the cap on our deposit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/655188/bank-deposit-protection-not-whole-answer
  10. 'Heritage' mansion perfect for a dim sum tourist hang-out

    Posted Sep 05th 2010, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... depositors. If the bank in which they make their deposits goes bust they will still be the first to get their money back, after wages and taxes are paid, but they will not be guaranteed full payment ... They nationalise one side of that balance sheet by guaranteeing deposits. The depositors then don't really care in which bank they place their deposits. These deposits are safe. All they look ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/723878/heritage-mansion-perfect-dim-sum-tourist-hang-out

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