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  1. Deutsche Bank unit fined HK$6m over facilitation trading

    Posted Dec 17th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu The Securities and Futures Commission has reprimanded a Hong Kong securities unit of Deutsche Bank and fined it HK$6 million for failing to prevent potential conflicts of interest while trading with clients. An SFC probe found that from May 2001 to September 30, 2005, Deutsche Bank Securities Asia failed to put in place an adequate system to identify and resolve ...

  2. CBRC tightens risk control rules for banks

    Posted Oct 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai Regulator phases in Basel II policy The mainland's banking regulator yesterday announced new rules on risk management and internal controls for the country's banks ... of the so-called Basel II rules for the nation's banks. The guidelines cover credit risk classification including the option for lenders to adopt an internal rating system, loan supervision, capital ...

  3. HKMA base-rate cut lends banks some relief

    Posted Oct 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... discourage banks from increasing their lending rates. The move is in part a reflection of a drop in the United States federal funds rate yesterday and in part the result of a change in the way Hong Kong's de facto central bank calculates its discount rate. 'I hope the pressure for banks to raise their prime rate or other lending rates, such as mortgage rates, can be alleviated,' ...

  4. The gaping hole in HK's blanket deposit guarantee

    Posted Nov 13th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland If you think your Hong Kong bank deposits are fully guaranteed under the blanket deposit protection scheme announced last month by Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah, ... Last month, with faith in the worldwide financial system crumbling, the Hong Kong government moved to restore trust in local banks by announcing it would 'guarantee the repayment of all ...

  5. No escape for the wealthy

    Posted Oct 17th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Bank earlier this week warned its Asian clients that emerging markets are likely to suffer further losses in the coming months. It said holdings of its Asian clients who maintained ... investments,' said Alex Fung, chief executive officer for Hong Kong and North Asia at SG Private Banking. Despite the poor sentiment in the financial sector, a select number of institutions have ...

  6. Derivatives review puts spotlight on regulators

    Posted Sep 29th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... in the marketplace to mean that curbs on their sale were likely to follow. His comments came after thousands of retail investors complained that they were misled by some banks and brokers into buying Lehman ... was invested in other credit-linked notes related to Lehman. Holders of the paper panicked after the United States investment bank collapsed earlier this month. The Securities and Futures Commission ...

  7. Bank rejects HK$100m offer in hotel dispute

    Posted Aug 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui An offer of HK$100 million was not enough to settle the marathon tussle between the Bank of East Asia and the owner of Tatami Hampton, the Mong Kok budget hotel embroiled in a long-running debt row. Yesterday the money talk filled a courtroom in the Court of Appeal after barrister Steven Kwan, acting for the bank, told Mr Justice Anthony Rogers that the bank rejected ...

  8. Mainland bank earnings expected to run out of steam in second half

    Posted Aug 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... six listed lenders in Hong Kong have given positive half-year profit outlooks. Medium-sized China Merchants Bank and China Citic Bank are the star performers, both expecting first-half earnings to more than double from the same period last year. Their larger rivals, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China and China Construction Bank Corp, have flagged first-half profit growth ...

  9. Banks may need government cash

    Posted Oct 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Exchange Fund to refund bank depositors was small since the likelihood of a bank collapsing in Hong Kong was very low. However, he did not rule out the possibility of the government injecting capital into banks. On Thursday, the Hong Kong government pledged that it would guarantee all bank deposits for two years and provide more capital to 23 local lenders if necessary. 'It may ...

  10. True skills put to final test

    Posted Jun 10th 2008, 12:00am by Jacqueline Tsang

    ... 'We come across participants from all walks of life, with qualified representatives from the banking, insurance, hotel and even gaming industry,' said John Allison, chairman ...




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