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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Consumer credit fails to fulfil promise

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:24am by JANE CAI

    ... Consumer finance companies avoid competition with banks by targeting people with no credit cards. However, the emergence of online private lending companies and the growing ambition of retailers ... Jane Cai in Beijing xuejun.cai@scmp.com Consumer credit still struggling despite promise The mainland's 1.3 billion people may suggest boundless opportunities for consumer credit ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books - FINANCE

    Book review: Saving the Market from Capitalism, by Massimo Amato and Luca Fantacci

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by David Wilson

    ... economic development, the authors say. They also advocate a "clearing house" system, where credits and debits are reciprocally offset rather than accumulated, encouraging parity. ... The End of Finance refreshingly counter their field's "dismal science" image. Greece could use the Parthenon as collateral to satisfy stringent Dutch credit terms, they suggest. ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - FINANCE

    US Fed's Stanley Fischer wants new approach to global growth

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 04:25am by Reuters

    ... and the biggest decline in credit in China since 2009- suggested the recovery may be running out of steam. As Stanley Fischer, the new vice-chairman of the US Federal Reserve Board, lamented on August 11 ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    China trust asset growth slows amid tighter regulation

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 01:11am by BLOOM

    ... was 751 billion yuan. The country averted its first trust default in January as investors in a three billion yuan high-yield product issued by China Credit Trust were bailed out days before ...

  5. News - China - FINANCE

    Macau casinos to be handed card scam deadline

    Posted May 13th 2014, 11:44pm by Niall Fraser

    ... to be handed card scam deadline Macau casinos will be handed a deadline by which to get rid of illegal China UnionPay mobile swipe card devices or face a crackdown on the city's multimillion-dollar illegal cash-transfer business, gaming insiders say. The news comes a week after it emerged that tighter curbs on China's only payment card being used to circumvent national currency ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Mainland China authorities clash over securities launch

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:08am by REN WEI

    ... or loans pooled into financial instruments that can be sold to general investors. They were at the centre of the credit bubble of the mid-2000s and the financial crisis that followed in 2008. ... Ping An Bank, a unit of insurance giant Ping An Insurance, this month filed an application for credit-backed securities to the Shanghai exchange, which operates under the China Securities ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Leading mainland China brokers set for new dawn in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 05:08am by Reuters

    ... China's biggest securities company Citic Securities bought an 80 per cent stake in CLSA, formerly owned by French bank Credit Agricole. Hong Kong is a fragmented market with many small brokers, ...

  8. News - China - FINANCE

    Wealth management industry distorting economy and needs reform, PBOC official says

    Posted May 11th 2014, 05:25am by Reuters

    ... making credit unpalatably expensive and distorting the mainland economy. "This type of practice, where water is added at every layer and prices are raised in an exploitative way at every ... of other financing methods such as initial public offerings had been unsuccessful. Brisk credit expansion coupled with a slowing economy have led some experts to worry there may soon be another ...

  9. News - World - FINANCE

    Concerns persist that bitcoin aids crime as US probes online bazaars

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 11:21pm by AP

    ... directly to a merchant who accepts the currency or to private parties anywhere in the world, eliminating transaction fees and the need to provide bank or credit card information. Some bitcoin ... in locations in Malaysia, Russia and Vietnam with little or no money-laundering oversight. Once an account was funded, a customer, such as "Joe Bogus", could make deals, for stolen credit ...

  10. News - Asia - FINANCE

    Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange to liquidate after bankruptcy protection rejected

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 01:24am by AFP

    ... to start in the United States along with the action in Japan, but the timing was still unclear. It said there might be a buyer for its business but that was still undecided. Private credit research ...




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