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  1. Too big to fail? Yes. But HSBC might also be too big to save

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Authority and the Bank of England - will be obliged to consider the whole international financial services group primarily as the owner of a domestic retail bank. According to one former director of the Bank of England, this means that HSBC as a group will be penalised because it will be subject to stricter regulation than it would be as the owner of a British retail operation with its ...

  2. HKMA to banks: go on, gouge your customers

    Posted May 21st 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... of prudential supervision of the banking system to the Bank of England, while leaving the Financial Services Authority with responsibility for investor protection. The sooner Hong Kong recognises ... with Tom Holland Good news for Hong Kong's most rapacious banks: as far as the Hong Kong Monetary Authority is concerned, they can continue to gouge their customers- just so long ...

  3. talk back

    Posted Apr 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... written out to me as 'Richard Langford'. My name on my ID card is Richard John Langford. This has happened with three different banks here, and on one occasion I was considerably ... Now I try to remember to ask that cheques written to me include my middle name. Banks here seem to strictly follow the Chinese name principle, where middle names are much more important ...

  4. Few signs of relief ahead for Li's Bank of East Asia

    Posted Feb 18th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland For Bank of East Asia chairman David Li Kwok-po, 2008 was what the Queen of England would describe as an annus horribilis: a horrible year. It began on a bad enough note. ... or 12 per cent off the bank's interim profit. That admission helped unnerve depositors already rattled by the failure of Wall Street investment bank Lehman Brothers. As rumours swirled, ...

  5. On the Move

    Posted Sep 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and prime finance head, Asia-Pacific Citi Murphy will have regional oversight of all prime finance and Futures activity for the bank in the region. As head of prime finance in Asia for Deutsche Bank, he was instrumental in leading the bank's growth efforts in Asia over the last two years. Before that, Murphy ran the structured products group in New York and has extensive ...

  6. Every cloud has a silver lining

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Anand Pande, head of product management for Asia Pacific at the Royal Bank of Scotland's (RBS) global transaction services. 'This form of financing [enables] companies to react quickly ... suppliers to avoid supply chain disruption,' Pande says. 'RBS has been steadily growing its invoice finance service through its global transaction banking franchise in Asia. We have ...

  7. A banking tradition of note

    Posted Dec 16th 2003, 12:00am by Tony Latter

    ... by a select band of three commercial banks. Hong Kong is virtually unique in this respect. While commercial banks similarly issue notes in Scotland and Northern Ireland, the communities there are not solely reliant on them. English notes circulate on an equal footing although, curiously, neither the local notes nor the Bank of England ones have formal legal tender status in those territories- ...

  8. Lai See

    Posted Jun 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... bleeding obvious'. The Financial Services Authority has finally admitted that it might have dropped the ball during the banking crisis, Reuters reported yesterday. FSA chairman Adair Turner told the watchdog's annual meeting that the report will show why there were no grounds for a successful enforcement action against Royal Bank of Scotland. The failure of RBS in 2008 ...

  9. Battleground in bank boardrooms

    Posted Aug 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a former Bank of England banking supervision head who chaired the Basel Committee that drafted the initial 1988 international bank capital accord and ex-Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission ... Minister and Yes Prime Minister- sits in the head office of a sizeable mainland bank. To the uninformed outsider, he is a paper shuffler with the vague title of head of the administrative office. ...

  10. Lai See

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dialogue was yesterday graced by Sir Howard Davies. He's a former deputy governor of the Bank of England and until last year director of the London School of Economics when he resigned after ... by organisations such as the World Bank, a few weeks ago it pledged to make itself the 'greenest airport in the world'. Unless it treads carefully it will find itself undertaking the massive ...




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