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  1. Business - Economy - US FEDERAL RESERVE

    Perceived shift in US Fed's monetary policy causes uncertainty

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 09:30am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... with China's attempts to tame its credit boom and, more recently, geopolitical tensions over Ukraine- is being undermined. For a central bank that insists its policy stance remains steadfastly dovish, ...

  2. Credit easing not likely to stem home price falls

    Posted Feb 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Paggie Leung paggie.leung@scmp.com Easier access to credit for developers is unlikely to stop home prices on the mainland from falling, according to analysts. Their comments follow ... because of abundant supply,' he said. Chiang said the relaxation of credit conditions signalled that the 'toughest' period for property developers was over and that Beijing ...

  3. Bond sale axed amid credit squeeze

    Posted Jun 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com China Development Bank cancelled a bond sale yesterday, a move possibly caused by Beijing's squeeze on liquidity and investors' reluctance to buy low-yield bonds when inflation is high. CDB cited 'market conditi ...

  4. Scepticism over Chinese credit growth a hard habit to break

    Posted Jun 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... questioned the success of the authorities' efforts to slow credit creation, arguing that off-balance-sheet lending by the country's banks disguises the true extent of their activity. ... a large quantity of cold water on each of these sceptical views. First, Qu tackles fears that the authorities are failing to control credit growth. He argues that a combination of mandatory ...

  5. Credit easing a mixed bag for mainland banks, say analysts

    Posted Nov 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... deposit rate, which will alleviate some margin pressure,' Credit Suisse said in a research note. Citigroup estimates the cuts will narrow net interest margins of six Hong Kong-listed mainland ... the capacity for healthy growth in credit extension, Morgan Stanley said. Citigroup said the lowered borrowing cost for companies and individuals could provide near-term support to credit quality. ...

  6. Central bank to tackle inflation with tighter credit, stronger yuan

    Posted Feb 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... Tom Miller in Beijing and Maria Chan The People's Bank of China has signalled a tougher stance against accelerating inflation, saying it will use further credit tightening ... month, the fastest growth since May 2006, while banks lent out 22 per cent of their annual credit quota last month alone. 'The latest developments in both domestic credit and foreign ...

  7. Regulator orders credit risk watch

    Posted Aug 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai The banking regulator has ordered mainland lenders to curb loan growth in the second half of the year and closely monitor credit risk, especially for property and other ... 15. Anyway, the bank will look at signs in economic and financial data before issuing any new policies,' Ms Zuo said. Credit Suisse's chief economist for Asia, Dong Tao, said: ...

  8. Central Bank hints at further credit-tightening measures

    Posted Jun 20th 2006, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing China's central bank yesterday hinted at the likelihood of continued tightening of credit and money supply to rein in runaway economic growth. After ... 'initiative' twice in the context of financial controls and yuan trading, a sign that more credit-tightening measures- including a possible further rise in interest rates- were in the pipeline. It also ...

  9. Don't bet on easy credit, interest-rate merrymaking will be cut short

    Posted Nov 17th 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp HOW NICE IT IS to get surprise interest-rate cuts. Just when you thought lending rates had nowhere to go but up, our banks decide to repeal an increase of 12.5 basis points that they had posted only six weeks earlier. Do not make yoursel ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance

    Amid China market stand off, calls for a more transparent central bank

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 10:59am by Reuters

    ... channelling money into the informal banking sector, known as “shadow banking”, which authorities worry is creating significant credit risks. For years, the central bank has made stability its ...




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