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  1. Business - Banking & Finance

    US steps up JPMorgan probe over Bear Stearns mortgages: sources

    Posted Aug 09th 2013, 11:34am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York The US Department of Justice has stepped up a probe in recent weeks into Bear Stearns mortgage dealings in the run-up to the financial crisis, adding to JPMorgan Chase’s legal problems, according to three sources familiar with the situation. JPMorgan bought failing Bear Stearns with government encouragement during the financial crisis in 2008, ...

  2. HSBC buyout of Bear Stearns seen as unlikely

    Posted Mar 16th 2008, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So Speculation is rife on Wall Street that big US investment bank Bear Stearns is a takeover target after it received emergency funding on Friday- and HSBC is among the institutions being touted as potential white knights. However, analysts in Hong Kong yesterday cast doubt on reports the British bank might absorb Bear Stearns. HSBC Holdings, the biggest European bank ...

  3. CCB soars on Bear Stearns report

    Posted Sep 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was boosted by news that the bank may acquire a stake in Bear Stearns, along with other potential investors such as Warren Buffett, the world's second-richest man. The H shares of the bank, the country's third-largest lender, gained 0.14 per cent to HK$7.11 yesterday. It was the fifth-most active stock with 460 million shares changing hands. Bear Stearns, the United States' ...

  4. Citic Securities teams up with Bear Stearns

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tim LeeMaster Citic Securities, the biggest brokerage in the country, and United States investment bank Bear Stearns have agreed to buy US$1 billion worth of each other's shares ... into an about 6 per cent stake in Bear Stearns, according to their joint statement yesterday. It has the option to raise the stake to 9 per cent. Citic Securities and Bear Stearns would get seats ...

  5. Beijing ends love affair with Wall St

    Posted Mar 17th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... to invest US$1 billion in United States investment bank Bear Stearns. 'We haven't signed any formal agreement and we haven't paid any money,' the mainland brokerage said in a statement. Citic's managers must be mightily relieved that they had not yet handed over any cash. When they first agreed to invest in Bear Stearns back in October, US$1 billion would have bought ...

  6. Beijing's market meddling costlier than moral hazard

    Posted Apr 26th 2008, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... American and European central bankers chose to bail out troubled players, such as Northern Rock and Bear Stearns. Ever since the Bank of England decided to nationalise Northern Rock late last year, ... Stearns, US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke pointed to systemic risk. He was concerned that the sudden failure of Bear Stearns would likely have led to a chaotic unwinding of positions, ...

  7. Quotes of The Week

    Posted Jan 26th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... a novel way to deal with doping by professional athletes The US sneezes and I catch a cold in Hong Kong. Bear Stearns analyst Mohan Singh, nicknamed 'Mr Unlimited Upside' in Chinese, ...

  8. Analysts forecast profit decline for HK Electric

    Posted Aug 06th 2003, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... to a deferred taxation provision. A South China Morning Post poll of four brokerages - Bear Stearns Asia, Citigroup Smith Barney, CLSA Emerging Markets and Nomura Asia Equity Research - resulted ... Citipower in Melbourne started to contribute and the Australian dollar appreciated. Nomura estimated the contribution of the Australian portfolio would grow by 41.4 per cent, while Bear Stearns ...

  9. Banks under subprime cloud

    Posted Mar 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... equal to a write-down of 20 to 30 per cent,' a Nomura Securities report said. Bear Stearns predicted BEA might have to make another provision of HK$543 million for CDOs and SIVs this year. ...

  10. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Jun 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Due to an editing error, a B2 article on direct marketing in China published yesterday misrepresented the gender of a senior Chinese leader. Our apologies to Madam Wu Yi (picture). The reported book value of Kowloon-Canton Railway Corp was $59.72 billion at the end of last year and Bear Stearns estimates its net present value to be $29.45 billion. This was misstated in a B2 ...




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