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  1. Mainland banks drive full speed into financing for new ships

    Posted Jan 13th 2011, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis Mainland banks are likely to have secured a record volume of ship finance deals last year as they supported Chinese and foreign shipowners with orders at Chinese shipyards while also competing in the global ship finance market. The top three lenders- Bank of China, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China and Export-Import Bank of China- advanced more than US$1.5 ...

  2. RBS chief regrets sale of 4.3pc stake in Bank of China

    Posted Nov 10th 2010, 12:00am by Lulu Chen, Naomi Rovnick

    ... Naomi Rovnick and Lulu Chen The chairman of bailed-out British bank Royal Bank of Scotland expressed regret at the lender's decision to sell its 4.3 per cent stake in Bank of China, ... government] were disappointed. And they were right to be disappointed. It was supposed to be a long-term deal.' RBS bought its Bank of China stake in 2005, in a deal that its previous chief ...

  3. Bank's partnership to strengthen research

    Posted Oct 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The mainland's rich are being targeted by several private banks in Hong Kong. They are expanding their reach by hiring bankers to cater to the needs of wealthy mainlanders who come here to get expert advice on investments. The Paris-based bank Societe Generale Private Banking is one such bank pushing hard to attract wealthy customers in Asia, particularly Hong Kong ...

  4. Agricultural Bank of China seen as big future winner

    Posted Jul 05th 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... in the Agricultural Bank of China's share sale. Although it is regarded as the worst of the country's Big Four state-owned banks, Agricultural Bank has lifted its game the most in recent years ... Standard Chartered's chairman for Greater China. 'Agricultural Bank has made the biggest improvement in the past few years,' she said. 'It has the highest growth rate in various ...

  5. China Mobile shares tipped to fall further over plan to buy bank stake

    Posted Mar 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a significant stake in Shanghai Pudong Development Bank. Chairman Wang Jianzhou has pitched the investment- possibly as much as 40 billion yuan- as key to growing the mainland carrier's mobile ... mobile phone network operator with 527.4 million subscribers as of January. 'The stock may fall a bit further because of that bank deal,' said Allan Ng, the telecommunications sector ...

  6. Alibaba, Bank of China in e-commerce alliance

    Posted Jul 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mainland internet giant Alibaba Group has forged a strategic long-term alliance with state-owned Bank of China Holdings to jointly pursue a range of e-commerce initiatives, including ... customers of the bank and the Hangzhou-based group's subsidiaries. These include online payments service Alipay.com, business-to-business e-commerce provider Alibaba.com, internet-based ...

  7. Rescued 3D-Gold to sell bullion to investors through Agricultural Bank

    Posted Nov 16th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... with a mainland state bank to sell gold bars to investors and other gold products as gifts. Not included in the HK$500 million price tag was the gold toilet, a gold chariot and gold Goddess of Mercy ... husband's HK$36 million in debts related to a stock-trading margin account of which she was a guarantor. Last month, the rescued 3D-Gold signed a gold consignment agreement with Agricultural Bank ...

  8. Deutsche Bank securities venture wins approval

    Posted Jan 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tim LeeMaster Deutsche Bank, the largest lender in Germany, has received Beijing's approval to set up a securities trading joint venture with Shanxi Securities. Deutsche Bank ... chairman of Deutsche Bank China. 'Deutsche Bank, Shanxi Securities and our clients will benefit significantly from this relationship.' The approval comes a week after Credit Suisse said ...

  9. Insurance giant's bank stake raises eyebrows

    Posted Jun 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... from Shenzhen Development Bank and acquire the entire 16.76 per cent stake from Newbridge Capital, the Asian arm of the US private-equity group TPG, for 11.45 billion yuan in cash or 299.09 million H shares of the insurer. This will give the insurer about a 30 per cent stake in the bank. The announcement of the deal worth more than 22 billion yuan immediately triggered a sharp debate ...

  10. Bank pays HK$1.39b for tower in Central

    Posted Sep 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Shanghai Commercial stuns market with HK$19,833 psf offer Shanghai Commercial Bank stunned the market by paying HK$19,833 per square foot, the highest since 2005, for its new Central headquarters at a time when speculators have withdrawn from the office market. The bank won the tender for the CNAC Building at 10 Queen's Road Central for HK$1.39 billion from CNAC ...




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