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  1. 5.1b yuan loss prompts call for BOC to trim forex exposure

    Posted May 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... represented 4 per cent of BOC's revenue and 9.4 per cent of its pretax profit, according to a pre-deal research by the investment bank, which, along with Goldman Sachs and BOC International ... deposits, BOC was more exposed than its domestic peers to the yuan's 2.5 per cent appreciation to 8.07 yuan against the US dollar at the end of last year. 'The surprising thing ...

  2. BOC seeking to buy insurance unit

    Posted Mar 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan Bank outlines plan to be full financial services group after record profit BOC Hong Kong (Holdings) is in talks to buy the life insurance business from its parent firm. It may ... services group with a powerful base in Hong Kong, a solid presence in China and a strategic foothold in the region,' he said. Mr He said BOC was mainly a commercial bank and would like ...

  3. Search begins for top BOC credit officers

    Posted Jun 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bei Hu Bank of China, the mainland's second-largest lender, has launched another global recruitment search for its top credit risk and financial officers. The bank would consider foreign candidates to replace Lonnie Dounn, the American who tendered h ...

  4. Beauty contest a sham, say banks

    Posted Aug 30th 2005, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei in Beijing and Bei Hu Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank are set to protest against a decision by the Bank of China (BOC) to hire rivals Goldman Sachs, UBS and Bank of China ... that a 'beauty contest' run by BOC to select sponsors was a sham and that the mandate decision, which could be announced as early as today, had been made beforehand and violated the rules of fair ...

  5. Arrangers chosen for $20b bond issue

    Posted May 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Anette Jonsson The government yesterday named BOC Group, Merrill Lynch and HSBC as the key arrangers of its planned HK$20 billion bond issue due for July. The bond will be issued in three ... and the Treasury Frederick Ma Si-hang told Dow Jones yesterday. According to the release, the government originally appointed BOC Group, which consists of BOC International and Bank of China (Hong Kong), ...

  6. Bond arrangers hired on low fees

    Posted Jun 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Anette Jonsson The Hong Kong government saved some taxpayers dollars last week as it managed to enlist BOC Group, Merrill Lynch and HSBC to arrange its upcoming $20 billion bond issue ... investors. The third will be in US dollars. When announcing the mandates last Friday, the government said it had originally appointed BOC and Merrill Lynch as joint global co-ordinators after ...

  7. CCB nears decision on listing role for CSFB

    Posted Sep 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... negotiations to take a stake in Bank of China (BOC), the nation's second-largest lender. RBS initially wanted to take up to 15 per cent of BOC but settled for a 5 per cent stake to allay ...

  8. Mainland firms seek to raise US$3b from IPOs

    Posted Sep 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Goldman Sachs are the arrangers for the Soho share sale while Goldman is also the sponsor of Bosideng's offering together with Morgan Stanley. BOC International is the sole bookrunner of Xing ... September 14 to 19. Trading is expected to begin on September 28. Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and BOC International are arranging the offering. 'The firm will bring in 10 cornerstone ...

  9. Royal Bank of Scotland in talks for stake in Suzhou Trust

    Posted Dec 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the mainland in a bid to tap the growing number of millionaires. Royal Bank of Scotland provided product development and technical assistance to BOC. British-based Barclays had won regulatory approval ...

  10. Merrill lowers BOCHK forecast

    Posted Jul 10th 2003, 12:00am by Christine Chan

    ... Merrill Lynch has lowered its profit forecast for BOC Hong Kong (Holdings) by 12 per cent to $7.17 billion for this year following a spate of meetings with the bank's management. BOCHK earned $6.67 billion last year. Merrill said in a research report that the markdown had largely been due slower growth in loans, narrower margins and softer non-interest income ...




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