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  1. Business - Banking & Finance

    BNP Paribas seeks help from other banks over dollar clearing ban

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 09:44am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London and New York BNP Paribas has asked at least three banks to help it clear certain energy transactions in US dollars next year to make sure it can keep its energy trade ... still going on. “Discussions are ongoing and the process is moving forward in a constructive way,” a source close to negotiations said. Without getting help with the clearing, BNP will simply ...

  2. Business - Economy

    Slowing China economy would hit Singapore the worst, says BNP study

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:09am by NICK EDWARDS

    ... for its weakest year of expansion since 1990. Economists at BNP Paribas crunched the data immediately after April's surprise, going back 20 years to quantify the impact of a one percentage ... demand and commodity-producing countries are … more likely to catch a cold when China sneezes." The BNP Paribas team found on average that 0.7 percentage point was shaved from growth ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    BNP Paribas chief operating officer decides to step down

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 05:57am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Paris BNP Paribas veteran to step down The chief operating officer of BNP Paribas is to step down at the end of June and retire on September 30, France's biggest bank said as it wrestles with US authorities over a potential US$10 billion fine. BNP Paribas did not mention the investigation in its announcement. It said the departure of Georges Chodron de Courcel was at his ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    BNP faces US$10b sanctions settlement, source says

    Posted May 31st 2014, 12:59am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Washington BNP faces US$10b sanctions settlement, source says United States authorities are seeking more than US$10 billion from BNP Paribas to settle federal and state ... escalated: the bank said in April that it might need to pay far more than the US$1.1 billion it had already set aside for the case. Prosecutors are also pressuring BNP to plead guilty to moving funds ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    US prosecutors want US$3.5 billion to settle BNP Paribas sanctions case

    Posted May 15th 2014, 01:43am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New York US prosecutors reportedly want to settle with the French lender over its dealings with sanctioned countries like Iran and Sudan US$3.5 b sought over BNP sanctions case United States authorities are seeking more than US$3.5 billion from BNP Paribas to settle federal and state investigations into the lender's dealings with sanctioned countries ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - PHILANTHROPY

    BNP Paribas launches charity service for rich clients

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 01:20am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com BNP launches charity service for rich clients Many millionaires in Hong Kong and elsewhere in Asia now regard charity donations as an important part of their wealth management, prompting French lender BNP Paribas to set up a team in the city to handle such matters for wealthy clients. Wealth management co-chief executive Vincent Lecomte said the team ...

  7. Business - Money

    Chart of the day: China GDP gets real

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 04:46am by NICK EDWARDS

    ... well for many analysts, given the evident downward pressure on demand, swelling domestic debt and signs of manipulation of the GDP deflator. BNP Paribas economists have calculated a "real real" GDP measure based on nominal growth, consumer and producer prices. In the second quarter, it was 5.5 per cent year on year, compared with the official 7.5 per cent growth. BNP says data so ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    BNP Paribas plans to increase its stake in Bank of Nanjing to as much as 20pc

    Posted Dec 14th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Shanghai France's largest lender may increase its stake in Bank of Nanjing to 20pc, the maximum allowed BNP Paribas puts faith in mainland BNP Paribas, France's ... investments in Bank of Nanjing," T'ao said. "It's not surprising that you see the bank actually trying to get back to a higher level." BNP Paribas bought 19.2 per cent ...

  9. Business - Companies - PROPERTY

    MTR seeks expressions of interest for phase five of Lohas Park project

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 12:16pm by Peggy Sito

    ... rising 1.71 per cent week on week to 129.83. It has gained 9 per cent this year, according to investment bank BNP Paribas. In April, Sun Hung Kai Properties won the bid for the fourth phase ...

  10. Business - Money

    Chart of the day: Go with the flow

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 01:24am by NICK EDWARDS

    ... for the first time since 2012. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s favoured explanation for the local dollar’s strength is corporate demand. The more likely driver, according to BNP Paribas analyst Mole Hau, is hot money that is fleeing the mainland. BNP’s proprietary financial and monetary conditions index for the mainland has moved in lock-step with the Hong Kong dollar for the past two ...




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