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  1. Six in plot remanded

    Posted Sep 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong Six people convicted of conspiracy to commit fraud with jailed Shanghai property tycoon Chau Ching-ngai over a HK$2.15 billion loan were remanded in custody yesterday pending sentencing this afternoon. District Court Judge Colin Mackintosh di ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Concern grows in Hong Kong over fake HK$1,000 notes

    Posted Dec 27th 2013, 04:55pm by Emily Tsang and Carol Cheung

    ... of HSBC and Bank of China (BOC) earlier this week. Since then, several more fake notes have been seized in Macau. Businesses are worried about being stung by fake notes during the coming Lunar New ... HK$1,000 notes. Most drug stores in the Tsim Sha Tsui tourist area are rejecting 2003 BOC HK$1,000 notes. One money exchange shop said it would avoid all HK$1,000 notes. But the executive director ...

  3. Key investors get US$1.9b of BOC float

    Posted May 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the limit. BOC, which began pre-marketing its float yesterday, intends to sell its shares at a discount to its Hong Kong-listed mainland peers such as Bank of Communications and China Construction Bank Corp, says a report by BOC International. BOCI, Goldman Sachs and UBS are the bookrunners. In the report, BOCI said the bank might float its shares at two to 2.3 times their estimated book ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    China's Big Four banks lend 53pc more in March on investment boom

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 12:00am by JANE CAI

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing xuejun.cai@scmp.com Jump highlights liquidity available to fuel urbanisation push while exacerbating fears of those worried about property market bubble Lending by Big Four rises 53 pc in March New loans doled out by the mainland' ...

  5. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Airlines urged to use bonds to fund purchases

    Posted Nov 16th 2013, 03:11am by Charlotte So

    ... for aircraft finance poised to drain liquidity in the markets, carriers are being encouraged to turn to bonds. BOC Aviation, the largest Asia-based aircraft leasing firm, said at an industry forum ... Robert Martin, managing director and chief executive of BOC Aviation, said at the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines' 57th assembly of presidents in Hong Kong. The concerns arose partially ...

  6. BOC profit soars to record but bad loans raise fears

    Posted Mar 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and Commercial Bank of China. BOC's non-performing loans in the fourth quarter rose 1.4 billion yuan. Analysts described it as a bad sign, predicting bad debts would continue to grow this year. ... that a big portion of the loans would turn sour this year as some of the projects would not be able to generate enough cash to pay back the debts. BOC said net interest margin was 2.33 per cent last ...

  7. BOC yuan trade centre boosts Shanghai hub hopes

    Posted Mar 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... a global financial centre. BOC, one of the mainland's Big Four banks, would use the unit, which it describes as its second headquarters, to boost trading in bond, gold and money market products, it announced yesterday. Shanghai mayor Han Zheng hailed the opening as a milestone on the city's path to becoming a global financial hub. 'It is an important step the BOC took ...

  8. Geared derivatives buck trend

    Posted Oct 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amanda Lee amanda.lee@scmp.com While the Hong Kong stock market continues to yo-yo, business in exchange-traded derivative products has reached record high volumes as speculators load up on their bets. The Hang Seng Index has lost 19.65 per cent since the ...

  9. Time to relax rules for first-time buyers, BOC says

    Posted Dec 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that could be used for lending. The BOC economists suggested banks provide preferential lending rates to first-time home buyers in a move to support a stable development of the property sector. ... slowdown and could weaken commercial banks' asset quality. BOC predicted home prices would continue to soften, while sales volume would drop about 15 per cent next year. The bank also ...

  10. B.O.C. tipped to open Shanghai headquarters

    Posted Feb 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com The Bank of China, one of the country's Big Four state lenders, plans to set up a second headquarters in Shanghai next month, a move seen as bolstering the city's ambitions to become a global financial centre in ...




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