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  1. Credit fever that led to property frenzy is running its course

    Posted May 09th 2010, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... in a clamour for the resumption of subsidised sale housing. We are talking here of a monetary phenomenon more than we are of a property phenomenon. We are talking mostly of a credit explosion ... in the world would spread to China. The result, as the chart shows, is that credit growth on the mainland rose to 34 per cent year on year right through the summer of 2009, high by any standard. Easy ...

  2. Mainland's bankers face reckoning over easy credit

    Posted Apr 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... credit binge, ordered by the central government at the height of the global economic crisis. Now, it appears the bankers will have to face the music. If there is any consolation, ... manage to fill the gap on their own? If not, they will have to go to the central government for help. Most banks, of course, can always slow lending when they don't have enough capital. ...

  3. Mosse bags the grand slam and gives credit to HK's talent pool

    Posted Dec 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Punters latched onto the pace angle too, and the Tony Cruz-trained runner was the major firmer in win and place betting as tickets flowed into scanners all over the course. Melbourne Cup winner ...

  4. Microcredit still sowing the seeds of success

    Posted Dec 21st 2010, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... by the project for a training course on poultry rearing and the project contributed 60 per cent of the cost, as seed money to get him started. After a month's hard work, he was able to earn a profit ...

  5. Quiet man John Coverdale keeps the HSBC ship on a steady course

    Posted May 01st 2010, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick

    ... HSBC's financial strength compared to competitors which are still licking their self-inflicted credit crunch wounds. He is obviously at his best toiling quietly in the background, making sure ... of that, these losses can be absorbed.' Solid as ever From 2004-09, HSBC has been on a steady course, making a profit of about, in US$: $30b ...

  6. Directory of courses- Local tertiary institutions

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... award-bearing programmes and short courses. Postgraduate programmes conducted in collaboration with CUHK's SCS leading to overseas awards (taught in English) Britain University of Lancaster: MA ... courses to part-time top-up programmes for sub-degree holders, continuing and professional development courses, and non-local doctoral and master's programmes. Student enrolment was about ...

  7. Regulator orders banks to report on loans to polluting industries

    Posted Jun 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of this month. The China Banking Regulatory Commission has also asked commercial banks to withdraw loan-granting authority from branches and sub-branches. Headquarters must approve credit for expansion ... ICBC credit department deputy general manager Wei Xuekun said. Wei said the bank made no new loans to the sectors targeted by the central government for lending curbs in the second half of last ...

  8. Mainland can 'foot the bill' of a credit bubble

    Posted Jan 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Isabella Steger China's credit boom is unlikely to lead to a credit crunch as the government is fiscally strong enough to absorb a bubble, Fitch Ratings said. But nonetheless it must remain cautious of the timing of its stimulus withdrawal this year, according to Fitch senior director Peter Tebbutt. Speaking at a banking conference yesterday, Tebbutt said the credit crunch ...

  9. Think before you flash that plastic

    Posted Sep 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Credit cards are a convenient way of getting what we want. Just by flashing a piece of plastic, we can sign up for the latest phone package, get a discount on a fashion must-have and buy ... advantages that easy credit brings to us come some real risks. As we pull away from the global financial crisis, that should be kept firmly in mind. Reckless credit card debt was, in part, ...

  10. Mainland eyes greater say in credit ratings

    Posted Jul 28th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing The head of the mainland's largest credit-rating agency believes the failure of the world's top credit-rating agencies to provide warnings of the global financial crisis could give the country a golden opportunity to increase its say in the industry. Guan Jianzhong, chairman of Dagong Global Credit Rating, blamed Moody's Investors Service, ...




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