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  1. Bank of China looks to London for polish

    Posted Aug 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bei Hu and Andrew K. Collier in Beijing Former Bank of England man could improve tarnished image China's largest foreign-exchange lender plans to bring on board a former Bank of England banking supervision head as an independent director. Peter Cooke's proposed appointment could help improve Bank of China's previously tarnished image ahead of the introduction ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/467982/bank-china-looks-london-polish
  2. Ex-England chief to lead HK reform

    Posted Oct 06th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... end to Glenn Hoddle's England leadership, and outbreaks of soccer violence. In 1998, Davies became acting chief executive of the FA when Graham Kelly resigned in a row over a GBP3.2 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/726658/ex-england-chief-lead-hk-reform
  3. Rural banks get green light to tap market

    Posted Jan 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai At least five rural banks in the eastern province of Jiangsu have got the banking regulator's nod to tap the mainland stock market for growth capital, a fresh sign that Beijing is stepping up efforts to boost the agricultural sector. Two bank officials said the banks in the cities of Zhangjiagang, Jiangyin, Wujiang, Changshu and Wuxi would join ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/736333/rural-banks-get-green-light-tap-market
  4. Skills, not Basel rules, the issue for banks

    Posted Sep 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mainland banks were virtually unscathed by the global financial crisis, but they are ill-prepared to take advantage of the opportunity created by new global capital reserve requirements, according to a partner with a leading global business consultancy. Their limited exposure to international markets insulated mainland banks from the ravages of the crisis and they have recently ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/724942/skills-not-basel-rules-issue-banks
  5. Nervous banks squeeze yoga centres' funds

    Posted Jan 17th 2011, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... the founding chairman of the Hong Kong Yoga Association, was worried about what lay in store for his own yoga centre- in the way of tougher conditions set by banks. A series of closures in recent months has made banks lose faith in yoga centres and other service industries. They are demanding large security deposits, or collateral, from such businesses- to compensate customers who pay ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/735901/nervous-banks-squeeze-yoga-centres-funds
  6. Listing could be the future for rural banks

    Posted Dec 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Lulu Chen

    ... Lulu Chen Rural banking reform on the mainland stands at the crossroads, as Chongqing Rural Commercial Bank (CRC Bank) prepares for an initial public offering in Hong Kong that could reap US$1.78 billion. Only two years ago, the Chongqing Rural Commercial Bank was hardly a name recognised of any importance. Hong Kong investors were still seized by the listings of the country's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/732304/listing-could-be-future-rural-banks
  7. Bank reports on asset quality keenly awaited

    Posted Jul 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing When mainland banks report second-quarter results next month, asset quality will be at the forefront as the lenders unveil the results of the reviews ordered ... (HK$16.26 trillion) of new loans disbursed over the past 18 months. The vehicles were set up to facilitate the funding needs of local governments because legally they are not allowed to secure bank ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/720745/bank-reports-asset-quality-keenly-awaited
  8. Ping An bid to merge bank unit with SDB

    Posted Jul 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing Ping An Insurance (Group), the mainland's second-largest insurer, is in talks to merge its banking unit with Shenzhen Development Bank as a step towards becoming a financial conglomerate. Shares of the insurance giant and the Shenzhen bank were suspended yesterday as they work on an 'unprecedented major restructuring', according to exchange filings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/718652/ping-bid-merge-bank-unit-sdb
  9. Haitong eyes investment banking after merger

    Posted Jun 04th 2010, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... Amanda Lee Haitong Securities will focus on building an investment banking business after fully integrating with Taifook Securities. Haitong took a 60 per cent stake in Taifook last year ... management, market research and investment banking, will be combined. The move would allow the two brokers to be rebranded into one company, Haitong International, and this could take place by the end ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/716179/haitong-eyes-investment-banking-after-merger
  10. Banks opening up more branches to stay in touch

    Posted May 04th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu While banks across the United States and Europe are cutting branches in the belief that the internet and mobile banking will one day replace the human teller, Hong Kong lenders are expanding their branch networks. Hong Kong Monetary Authority statistics show the number of bank branches at the end of last year was 1,293, up from 1,220 in 2006 but down from 1,405 in 2001. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/713361/banks-opening-more-branches-stay-touch

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