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  1. BOCHK among largest of Zhu Kuan's creditor banks

    Posted Jul 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Christine Chan, Jane Moir

    ... BOC Hong Kong (Holdings) (BOCHK) is among the largest of Zhu Kuan Group's 28 creditor banks which are owed a total HK$4.49 billion, a Zhu Kuan official has revealed. The key investment arm of Zhuhai's city government is in a standoff with the banks, which have refused to take an 82 per cent haircut on their loans and threatened to start liquidation proceedings ...

  2. New banking regulator sticks to the one-liners during debut

    Posted Oct 09th 2003, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... comes with a sturdy track record. Mr Ryback completed a 17-year stint at the United States Federal Reserve Board as a senior associate director in charge of banking supervision. He was also chairman of the Association of Supervisors of Banks of the Americas. In this respect, a different style again became evident. This time between New York and Hong Kong: 'It's very ...

  3. US Patriot Act clouds bank's future

    Posted Sep 24th 2005, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... Accusations of money laundering at Macau's Banco Delta Asia have serious political dimensions, writes Jane Moir For a man who had just seen his bank put on a de facto blacklist ... their frustration at me,' he joked with one customer. Backed by the Macau government- including direct support from Chief Executive Edmund Ho Hau-wah- it seemed the worst was over at the bank ...

  4. Malaysia sharpens focus on Islamic banking

    Posted Jul 07th 2005, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... Jane Moir When Malaysia decided to shape itself into an Islamic banking centre 20 years ago, in terms of market share the gulf between religion-compliant finance and the more conventional ... investor conference last month, Malaysia's central bank governor, Zeti Akhtar Aziz, launched an Islamic index for the country's bourse. The venture between Malaysia's RHB Securities ...

  5. Banks lost right to recover Semi-Tech loans, jurors told

    Posted Jun 28th 2005, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... summed up his case against the financier yesterday, saying he tricked banks into believing that the troubled company- then called Semi-Tech (Global)- was doing well, depriving the creditors of their right to take legal recourse to recoup loans. The consumer electronics firm in July 2000 posted the largest-ever corporate loss in Hong Kong's history. 'They (the banks) did not take ...

  6. Morgan Stanley faces suit over former researcher's lost options

    Posted Feb 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... who resigned after 13 years with the investment bank in July 2003 to join HSBC as global head of research, says in a High Court writ that he was denied the options after Morgan Stanley accused ... are relatively rare in Hong Kong, with both parties preferring to settle out of court. Without going into the specific allegations, one headhunter noted that investment banks tend to take a dim view ...

  7. Zhuhai government sets deadline for Zhu Kuan creditors

    Posted Sep 29th 2003, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... The banks have until October 8 to decide on restructuring The Zhuhai municipal government intends to withdraw all support from the debt-ridden Zhu Kuan Group unless creditor banks owed HK$4.49 billion accept a restructuring offer by October 8. A cash offer that would give the banks 21 cents in the dollar 'reflected the maximum support that the Zhuhai municipal government ...

  8. Fubon's foray into HK raises questions

    Posted Sep 10th 2003, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... The Taiwan company's acquisition of International Bank of Asia appears to be a long-term strategy to enter China There is no question that Arab Banking Corp has been keen to sell its 55 per cent stake in International Bank of Asia (IBA) for some time. The consensus also seems to be that Taiwan's Fubon Financial Holding is picking it up at a reasonable price. What ...

  9. SK Global rescue bid falters

    Posted Jul 11th 2003, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... sitting here waiting to negotiate,' a source close to the foreign creditor banks said. 'They are saying the negotiations have been terminated. This is coming from the Koreans. ... set by the foreign creditors last night. Reports in the Korean press, however, put the cash buyout figure at 72 per cent. A spokesman for Hana Bank, the leading domestic creditor, was quoted ...

  10. SK Global rescue talks continue

    Posted Jul 10th 2003, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... Foreign creditors reject 40 per cent cash offer as some banks demand up to 80 per cent of their debt Negotiations over the rescue of SK Global will enter another round in Hong Kong today ... empire), but it was knocked back. It is understood some foreign banks have demanded a cash offer of up to 80 per cent of their debt, while others have put a benchmark of 68 per cent on the table. ...




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