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  1. Credit lines ease for mainland developers

    Posted Apr 13th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Zhou, Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito and Martin Zhou in Shanghai After enduring a credit squeeze for more than a year, cash-strapped mainland developers have reason to heave a sigh of relief, as they find it easier to raise cash from banks and capital markets these days. Over the past month, the major mainland developers have announced they had either won increased credit lines from banks or raised fresh ...

  2. More firms go bust as credit crunch bites

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

    ... their loose credit policy. The latest bankruptcy wave has wiped out electronics retail chain Tai Lin Radio Services and garment maker and retailer U-Right International Holdings, which filed ... figures that showed another big rise in October, with anecdotal evidence that suggested a tightening in lending and credit standards. 'Call it a brutal truth. But one cannot blame banks ...

  3. Credit crisis hits Sands' Macau resort plan

    Posted Oct 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Macau- including funding for a hotel resort complex- due to the credit crunch and a weak appetite among lenders amid the market turmoil, sources said. 'Right now it is a pulled deal. ... 'It was still too large and the banks were offering to lend with only limited creditability. Any kid on the street knew they did not have the balance sheets,' said a banker who walked ...

  4. More bankruptcies on horizon with credit crunch yet to take hold

    Posted Oct 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are certainly starting to see the impact of the crisis.' The initial throes of the global credit crisis have already claimed five local victims in recent weeks. Last week electronics retailer Tai ... in New York trading and closed at 88.72 US cents to the dollar on Friday, according to an index compiled by Credit Suisse. In effect, the market is already pricing in a wave of Asian companies ...

  5. Credit crunch

    Posted Oct 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... to calm customers after thousands queued outside their branches overnight to withdraw money following rumours that the bank was about to collapse. There is no easy answer to the credit crunch- a term that refers to banks reconsidering how, and to whom, they lend money. One cause of the credit crunch is the way banks lent money during the last decade, when the US economy was booming. ...

  6. Heavy minibond provisions likely at HK banks

    Posted Mar 16th 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu, Maria Chan and Natalie Chiu Local banks, led by Bank of China (Hong Kong), are likely to be forced into setting aside huge provisions in their results announcements, due in the next few weeks, to meet settlement payments arising from their dist ...

  7. Exporters' credit insurance claims decline by 18.2pc

    Posted Mar 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Sars and improved efforts to pursue clients for payment have led to the lowest payouts since the financial crisis The Hong Kong government's export credit insurer last year recorded its lowest payouts since the Asian financial crisis, as exporters increasingly turned to international debt collectors to recover payments rather than seek compensation. The Export Credit ...

  8. Lehman claims' bill HK$257m

    Posted Dec 17th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man, Paggie Leung

    ... which sought bankruptcy protection amid the global credit meltdown. Most bought minibonds- high-risk, credit-linked products which derived part of their value from the performance of complex ...

  9. Citigroup settles US$2.6b fraud suit

    Posted May 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... coverage for WorldCom, and the allocation of shares in initial public offerings. Meanwhile, Citigroup's credit ratings were affirmed by all three leading agencies yesterday in the wake ...

  10. DBS may offer tiered rates on credit cards

    Posted Aug 14th 2003, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... The lender is investigating options to reward good customers DBS Bank (Hong Kong) expects to offer tiered interest rates for its credit-card customers by the end of the year, according ... of a scheme to allow banks to share positive credit information of retail customers. The options being evaluated include a reduction on revolving interest charges and credit-card fees and an increase ...




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