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  1. Credit Suisse grooms high-flyers

    Posted Apr 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Pacific, for Credit Suisse. 'By having transparent career paths and performance compensation criteria, we are better positioned to retain talent, leverage their strengths, and drive ...

  2. Developers turn to private equity as Beijing tightens grip on credit

    Posted Apr 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... by the government. Developers have been actively raising funds from the real estate private equity market because the central government has been tightening credit since last year, Wang said. Developers ... in the mainland housing market. Wang anticipated further strong growth in the sector this year amid continuing credit-tightening measures and with the central bank expected to raise interest rates. ...

  3. For Credit Suisse, it's time to get clever

    Posted Apr 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Cremer Every investor performs a balancing act between risk and return, fixed assets and equities, short positions and longer. Stefan Keitel, the global chief investment officer for Credit Suisse's asset management division, oversees assets in the region of US$500 billion, and finding that balance requires a complex combination of skill, insight, research and instinct. ...

  4. Iata blames credit crunch for slower passenger traffic growth

    Posted Feb 27th 2008, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So The credit crunch in the United States has started to take its toll on air traffic. Last month, international passenger numbers rose 4.3 per cent from January last year, down ... or 1 per cent of US$500 billion in sales, this year, down from US$5.6 billion last year. Given the wider impact of the credit crunch and the surge in the price of crude oil from about US$78 ...

  5. Hiring as usual despite credit crisis

    Posted Jan 11th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... [investment] banks, where they were putting things on hold and only making the most critical hires,' Ms Williams said. Whereas it normally took six weeks to make hires before the credit crisis, ... change jobs in the investment banking sector this year would be rewarded with pay increases of at least 15 per cent. Despite a temporary decline due to the US credit crunch, Ambition said ...

  6. Credit crunch to pressure factories despite gains posted in mainland

    Posted Oct 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng The mainland's manufacturing activity, which last month rose at the quickest pace in five months, may slow as a result of the global credit crunch, analysts have warned. The credit crunch triggered by the United States subprime mortgage crisis would undermine consumer confidence globally and lead to fewer manufacturing orders for mainland firms, the analysts said. ...

  7. Credit shake-out bringing needed market correction

    Posted Aug 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the markets remains problematical while concerns remain about the quality of the world's enormous credit bubble. Though Hong Kong's lenders are believed to have little exposure to subprime ... expansion of credit. After the bursting of the technology market bubble in 2000 and the shock of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the US, cheap credit that offset risk premiums became ...

  8. Export credit insurer is optimistic on growth

    Posted Apr 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kelvin Wong The Hong Kong Export Credit Insurance Corp (ECIC) is expecting a strong year after falling short of expectations last year amid the economic downturn brought on by Sars ... credit insurance to Hong Kong companies against the risk of non-payment for exported goods and services. ECIC is keen to gain higher exposure to the market in exports to the mainland, although Mr ...

  9. Banking on the environment

    Posted Mar 01st 2008, 12:00am by Victoria Burrows

    ... energy and broker carbon credits.' Sustainable banking has a wide reach and includes a diverse spectrum of customers, from corporate to commercial to community clients. Affluent individuals ... involvement in climate change. Only 14 adopted risk-management policies or lending procedures that address climate change in a systemic way, and only six said they were formally calculating carbon ...

  10. Question of liability as the big blame game goes on

    Posted Apr 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of civil and legal claims involving billions of dollars. According to industry figures, about 43,000 investors in Hong Kong ploughed more than HK$15 billion into minibonds or credit default swap ...




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