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  1. SME credit guarantor to debut in HK listing first

    Posted Jan 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... A corporate credit guarantee provider for small and medium-sized enterprises will become the first new entrant for the year to the Hong Kong market with a plan to raise more than HK$25 ... assets through its Hong Kong subsidiary. Credit-tightening measures to tame inflation and an overheated property market have made it difficult for many SMEs to get loans from commercial banks, ...

  2. Warning over sky-high interest rates for dual currency credit cards

    Posted Oct 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei The consumer watchdog is warning of a huge disparity in the interest charged for dual currency credit cards, rates for which can rise above 40 per cent a year for users who fail to pay on time. The alert comes after the Consumer Council looked at eight credit cards issued by seven companies that can be used to spend and pay in yuan and Hong Kong dollars. Purchases made ...

  3. BOCHK tips 1m users for dual-pay credit cards

    Posted May 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com Bank of China (Hong Kong) said it had opened 725,000 dual-currency credit card accounts by March since launching the service in December 2008. The bank also ... Guangbei, vice-chairman and chief executive of BOCHK. The dual-currency commercial credit card enables yuan and Hong Kong dollar transactions under one account. Transactions conducted ...

  4. Business - Economy

    Asian central banks seen entering currency markets if Fed tapers off

    Posted Jun 15th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... I can't see any other central bank in Asia raising rates," said Credit Suisse economist Robert Prior-Wandesforde, who argues the market slump is nearing its end. He also reckons the currency ... in the past 48 hours. Moreover, corporations and retailers have binged on the central bank largesse. Credit growth is running at double digits in most parts of Asia. The region's debt-to-gross ...

  5. HKMA measures may ease credit but rates globally driven, experts say

    Posted Oct 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan The emergency measures introduced by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority on Tuesday to ease the credit crunch in the interbank market should help banks obtain funding, but interbank rates are unlikely to fall significantly if global credit tightening persists, analysts said. They said the real effectiveness of the five measures still depended on external market ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Taiwan curbs bullish bets as local dollar rises

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Cheung, a strategist at Credit Agricole CIB in Hong Kong. "The Taiwan dollar has been depreciating against the greenback lately, but the yen depreciates even more. The purpose is to keep ...

  7. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    G20 pledges against devaluation to help exporters

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... will discuss the draft statement and changes may be made before its public release. "Fiscal drag, policy uncertainty, impaired credit intermediation, private deleveraging, and an incomplete ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Doors will open for Hong Kong businesses switching to renminbi trade

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 12:00am by ALBERT CHAN

    ... logistical nature: international markets are still in the process of developing and spreading the renminbi-denominated hedging and credit products that help smooth international trade financing. Hong ...

  9. Lehman claims push up BOCHK operating costs

    Posted Feb 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the same amount from parent company Bank of China, which it drew down during the height of the credit crisis in December 2008. The new notes will carry a yet-to-be-negotiated fixed coupon ... on the issue. Standard & Poor's rated the notes three levels above junk, a discount to BOCHK's regular counterparty credit rating. Shares in BOCHK rose 3.05 per cent following the morning ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time the US stopped bashing China's currency policy

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 12:00am by BERND DEBUSMANN

    ... BERND DEBUSMANN Bernd Debusmann says the US would do well to give credit to changes in the past few years Stop bashing Beijing over its currency policy If Washington were a place where ... pressure on Beijing. He is leaving and his successor would do well to put China's currency policy into context and give credit to changes made. The new man could take his cue from a prominent ...




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