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  1. 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
  2. Deposit protection no substitute for supervision

    Posted Apr 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong bank customers could lose the temporary, full protection offered by the government on bank deposits next year. The government says it will depend on the state of the global ... by the government's provision of a full guarantee. Thanks to prudent capital-reserve and lending practices, our banks have passed the stress tests of the Asian and world financial crises. Deposit insurance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/678385/deposit-protection-no-substitute-supervision
  3. Plan to raise deposit protection

    Posted Apr 25th 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu and Maria Chan A government-appointed board will propose lifting the ceiling on Hong Kong's bank deposit protection to between HK$300,000 and HK$500,000. That would be up ... per cent of depositors of a failed bank will be able to get their money back in full. The paper follows a review, by the Hong Kong Deposit Protection Board, of the city's deposit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/678049/plan-raise-deposit-protection
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    European Central Bank may need to join the quantitative easing club

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:51am by SCMP Editorial

    ... rate to 0.15 per cent, from 0.25 per cent; charging commercial banks a 0.1 per cent interest rate on money they deposit at the central bank, in other words making them pay to park money there; ... SCMP Editorial Europe may need a stronger tonic The European Central Bank has finally moved to counter sluggish growth, persistently high unemployment and the threat of deflation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1528949/european-central-bank-may-need-join-quantitative-easing-club
  5. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Yuan deposits set to leap to one trillion by end of 2013

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... in Qianhai can borrow yuan from banks in the city, Hang Seng Bank says. The pool of yuan deposits in Hong Kong rose 5.6 per cent last month from November to 603 billion yuan. It has surged from less ... economist of Hang Seng Bank, said: "Hong Kong's offshore yuan deposits could grow at a faster pace, reflecting an expected rebound in cross-border trade settlement flows and potentially ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1140632/yuan-deposits-set-leap-one-trillion-end-2013
  6. Mainland deposit insurance scheme expected to be launched next year

    Posted Nov 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Adam Chen and Jane Cai in Beijing A plan to insure bank deposits on the mainland has been submitted to the State Council and the scheme is expected to be launched next year, according to a central bank official. People's Bank of China research chief Zhang Jianhua told a conference in Beijing yesterday that the authorities started designing the deposit insurance scheme in 2003. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/661684/mainland-deposit-insurance-scheme-expected-be-launched-next-year
  7. Business - Banking & Finance - STRATEGY

    Wells Fargo takes retail out of game plan for China

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:40am by DON WEINLAND

    ... Don Weinland don.weinland@scmp.com Instead of competing with its mainland peers for deposits, the US player plans to leverage its global network and corporate banking businesses Wells ... deposits. Instead, it plans to leverage what Yorke calls its competitive advantage: its global financial institutions and corporate banking businesses. In other words, it will work with its mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1565748/wells-fargo-takes-retail-out-game-plan-china
  8. Bankruptcy system on agenda for banks

    Posted Dec 15th 2006, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... Jamil Anderlini in Beijing China's banking regulator plans to introduce a bankruptcy system for financial institutions at the same time it prepares the new national commercial ... and responsibilities of financial institutions' clients, creditors, government departments, regulators, the central bank and other affected parties,' China Banking Regulatory Commission Communist ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/575526/bankruptcy-system-agenda-banks
  9. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Lenders boost deposit rates to attract funds

    Posted Jun 26th 2013, 12:00am by KANIS LI, Jeanny Yu

    ... Kanis Li and Jeanny Yu Lenders boost deposit rates to attract funds Tight liquidity on the mainland and in Hong Kong has led to banks raising interest rates for deposits to attract funds. ... months. Wing Lung Bank raised its rate to 1.23 per cent from 0.75 per cent for two-month fixed deposits of HK$500,000 and above. A spokeswoman at the lender said the offer would end on Friday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1268918/lenders-boost-deposit-rates-attract-funds
  10. 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

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