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  1. HSBC cuts loan rate, others follow; political pressure cited

    Posted Nov 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on existing mortgages and some business loans. The rate cut was followed by other leading banks. Bank of China (Hong Kong) and Hang Seng Bank reduced their prime rate by 25 basis points to 5 per cent. ... to 'political pressure'. Banks had been reluctant to cut the prime rates despite the economic slowdown, in part because of narrowing interest margins during the financial crisis. A lower prime ...

  2. Politics may skew investment tool

    Posted Nov 18th 2007, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... has been welcomed by some analysts as an additional source of liquidity that will underpin demand, but raise alarms among others who fear that political agendas may be pursued on financial ... report Regional economic outlook- Asia and Pacific, with China accounting for the bulk of this year's growth because of its surging trade surplus (see table). Reserves of this level were ...

  3. Rate concerns plus political uncertainty weaken momentum

    Posted Mar 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... PAUL PONG The market seems to have lost some momentum over the past two weeks in the face of growing political uncertainty and shrinking liquidity. Speculation over Tung Chee-hwa's ... market has been gripped more by politics than fundamentals of late. In general, political change will hamper any stock market in the short run. However, I do not see Mr Tung's resignation ...

  4. News - China - FINANCE

    Savers boosting bitcoin demand in China, exchange says

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 05:26pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... of China’s biggest bitcoin exchange on Friday said there were “boundless opportunities” for the digital currency in the country because of the Chinese saving ethic. “The main reason why bitcoin has become big in China is because Chinese people are savers, and more people are seeing bitcoin as a way to store and invest their money,” Linke Yang, vice-president of BTC China, told reporters ...

  5. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Foreign M&A deals in China down 42pc

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by Lulu Chen

    ... security by diversifying away from politically unstable regions such as the Middle East. If successful, it will mark China's largest overseas acquisition. Chinese outbound deals accounted ... Mergers and acquisitions plunged by a third in China in the first six months from last year as the economy slowed down, but such deals are expected to pick up in the second half. A study, ...

  6. Let East Europe be the guide, China

    Posted Dec 15th 2003, 12:00am by Stephen Green

    ... the chances that the sales will be open to corruption, and maximises revenues. Of course, the way China has done them so far, IPOs have not been so good. State-owned enterprises have listed ... into private hands (good for efficiency), but the public would also get a chance to profit from the sale. Employees might also get some shares, to encourage them to support the sale. China is uniquely ...

  7. In the can-kicking Olympics, China could compete for gold

    Posted Oct 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... certainly be among the front runners, desperately trying to buy time because they know a solution to the euro zone's debt crisis is politically impossible in the near term. Then there is America's political class, to whom kicking the can down the road- rather than carrying it- is the instinctive reaction whenever anyone suggests tackling the government's fiscal deficit. ...

  8. China says deal puts reserves at risk

    Posted Aug 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ed Zhang ed.zhang@scmp.com The danger of a US debt default has been averted only for the time being, warn Chinese economists and business commentators. China can do nothing to protect its dollars, but will have to live with lingering troubles in America's economy, they say. China could still incur a heavy loss, in both the value of its dollar reserves and its holdings ...

  9. News - China - FINANCE

    China Investment fund reverses loss to earn 11 per cent on foreign assets

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing CIC reverses investment loss to earn 11pc abroad China's sovereign wealth fund, China Investment Corp (CIC), says its return on overseas investment was about 11 per ... said. Created in 2007, the sovereign wealth fund was tasked with earning higher returns from riskier investments using part of China's foreign exchange reserves, which at US$3.44 trillion ...

  10. Myths behind domestic banking in China

    Posted Aug 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... was building its iconic Central headquarters, designed by Norman Foster. In 1994, Wang became HSBC's head of China business. 'Some people even thought that we wanted to get back the bank's headquarters in Shanghai,' he says. After six years of negotiations with the People's Bank of China, which was then in charge of regulating foreign banks on the mainland, Wang ...




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