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  1. Property - International - SOUTH KOREA

    Low interest rates prompt switch from deposit-based rentals in South Korea

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:16am by Reuters

    ... from deposit-based rentals For a country trying to avoid the menace of deflation, South Korea is receiving timely help from unusual quarters- landlords and their tenants. Interest rates ... for decades operated the jeonse rental system, whereby tenants pay a deposit that can be more than half the home's value instead of having to pay a monthly rent. There is a huge pool of funds ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance

    Beijing vows to insure bank deposits in push to liberalise interest rates

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 01:12am by BLOOM

    ... based on weighted average costs charged to the best clients by nine major mainland lenders and in December, it allowed banks to sell negotiable certificate of deposits with yields set ... Bloomberg in Shanghai Banks will be granted more power to set interest rates as part of financial reforms Beijing vows to insure deposits The mainland plans to set up a system for insuring ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Bets on appreciation no longer the driver of yuan deposits in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 01:32am by Jeanny Yu

    ... certificates of deposit in the city totalled more than 1 trillion yuan (HK$1.25 trillion) at the end of last year, accounting for 70 per cent of the global offshore yuan liquidity pool. Expectations ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com Interest rate difference and the city's economic growth have become the driving forces behind the rise in yuan deposits in offshore markets Hopes ...

  4. Beijing to issue farmers land-use rights certificates

    Posted Nov 05th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma Farmers are to be issued certificates stating their permanent land-use rights, according to a senior agricultural official. Huang Yanxin, deputy director of the Department of Sectoral Policy and Law under the Ministry of Agriculture, said the certificates would not specify lease duration. A policy blueprint issued by the third plenum of the Central Committee ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Yuan deposits set to outpace Hong Kong dollar, HSBC says

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 05:45am by KANIS LI

    ... the globe and the long-awaited removal of the 20,000 yuan daily conversion limit in the city. HSBC expects the pool of yuan in Hong Kong, including customer deposits and certificates of deposit ... Kanis Li Kanis.li@scmp.com HSBC says expansion of the mainland currency globally is spurring its greater use in the city, with total deposits expected at 30pc by 2015 Yuan deposits set ...

  6. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    GM foods in limbo in China as safety certificates expire

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:36am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Rice-tasting events continue as developers await nod for commercial sales GM foods in limbo as papers expire Safety certificates for the only homegrown ... Advocates of GM rice hold tasting events in China The ministry issued the certificates for one GM corn and two GM rice varieties five years ago to great controversy because they were the first ...

  7. Depositors pay the price as lenders show little interest

    Posted Dec 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is now offering four new tranches of certificates of deposit that pay annual interest rates of between 1.75 and 3.23 per cent. On offer until Christmas eve, the tranches come in US and Hong Kong ... there is no such thing as a free lunch and, as with everything else, independence comes at a price. Our lenders' decision to keep interest rates unchanged- savings deposit rate at 0.001 per cent and prime ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance

    Bank of Communications hits back at new deposit constraint

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:23am by DON WEINLAND

    ... Don Weinland don.weinland@scmp.com Mainland bank hits back at new rule Bank of Communications has shot back at a new constraint on bank deposits, calling the rule issued jointly by three mainland regulators an obstacle to growing deposits and saying banks would simply find a way around it. The People's Bank of China, the Ministry of Finance and the China Banking Regulatory ...

  9. Business - Money - REGULATION

    Mainland regulators cap end-month bank deposits to limit window-dressing

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 09:53am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Shanghai Mainland Chinese regulators have imposed measures to stop banks from collecting large amounts of deposits at the end of a month to flatter their financial position, a practice that traders have said threatens the stability of China’s financial system and markets. Deposits at banks at the end of any given month must not exceed 3 per cent of the average daily ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Islamic banks face challenge from Basel III deposit regulations

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 04:13am by Reuters

    ... expensive for them: how regulators will treat their deposits. In most ways, Islamic banks look well-placed to cope with Basel III, which will be phased in across the globe over the next few years. ... capital standards. But their deposit bases could become a headache. Because interest payments are not allowed by sharia principles, Islamic banks obtain deposits mostly through profit-sharing ...




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