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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - INTEREST RATES

    Increased Fed fund rate to prick Hong Kong's credit bubble

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:28am by DON WEINLAND

    ... Don Weinland don.weinland@scmp.com HK banks have enjoyed cheap credit for seven years due to rock-bottom US interest rates but upcoming changes could be about to hit them hard Increased Fed fund rate to prick city's credit bubble Hong Kong banks have been awash with cheap credit for nearly seven years but the wellspring is about to dry up. After a meeting of its Federal ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - PRIVATE BANKING

    Credit Suisse bets on Spain recovery in expansion push

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:39am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Madrid Wealth manager looks to acquisitions to boost growth after client assets increase by 80pc Credit Suisse bets on Spain recovery in expansion push Credit Suisse Group, ... offerings] and private equities funds investing. We are seeing new wealth creation." Credit Suisse said in its second-quarter earnings report that its private banking and wealth management unit ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - MACROSCOPE

    Banco Espirito Santo may need bail-in as agencies slash credit ratings

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 01:15am by Reuters

    ... billion in exposure to the Espirito Santo family empire, Moody's and Standard & Poor's both slashed its credit ratings further into junk territory. One surprising aspect ... Santo may need bail-in as ratings slashed Banco Espirito Santo's woes may not reignite the euro crisis but could give useful information about who will pay the inevitable costs. Under ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Beijing's credit easing gives hope to cash-strapped property developers

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 04:05am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Credit easing lowers liquidity risk for developers For cash-strapped developers on the mainland, credit-relaxation measures announced by Beijing offer ... Regulatory Commission last Tuesday announced the first easing of housing policies since 2010. They redefined first-time buyers and lowered the preferential mortgage rate for them. Those who have ...

  5. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Non-bank lenders offer easy credit to US landlords as rental market grows

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 07:16am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York Loans to property owners mark shift to less regulated shadow banking, with non-banks accounting for a quarter of home loans in the first half Lenders offer easy credit to landlords Mortgage credit remains tight for most US borrowers, but one group is having little trouble getting loans: landlords. For example, at Boston-based real estate lender Edward Voccola & ...

  6. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Roll the credit

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 10:09pm by Mathew Scott

    ... the cast of HBO Asia's latest offering, Grace, as he delves into an industry that is being turned on its head Roll the credit It turns out the revolution is being televised, after all. ... and pace, it could be essential viewing." Although coy on viewership figures, HBO Asia reported it was "very, very pleased" with the show's ratings and reiterated ...

  7. Business - Economy - CREDIT RATINGS

    Standard & Poor’s hikes Ireland’s credit rating, maintains negative outlook for Italy

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 02:21pm by Agence France-Presse in Dublin

    ... languishes in negativity Standard & Poor’s on Friday revised up Ireland’s sovereign credit rating to ‘A-’ with a positive outlook from its previous ‘BBB+’ assessment, citing the eurozone member’s improved domestic prospects. In contrast, the ratings agency held Italy’s credit rating at ‘BBB’, which is two notches above junk level, and maintained its negative outlook. “The upgrade reflects ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance

    Drop in swaps points to rate cut

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:05am by Bloomberg

    ... to address slower growth," said Dariusz Kowalczyk, a strategist at Credit Agricole in Hong Kong. The mainland's one-year lending rate has been 6 per cent since July 2012. Aggregate ... Bloomberg in Taipei Drop in swaps points to rate cut The cost of locking in borrowing costs on the mainland is poised to drop below the savings benchmark for the first time since 2012 ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - MONETARY POLICY

    China seen staying away from interest rate cuts, stay on reform wagon

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 01:35pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Central bank faces growing pressure on easing as economic slowdown fuels debate over reform and monetary policy PBOC expected to stand pat on rates The People's Bank of China is likely to hold its line against an interest rate cut even as growth slows to a 25-year trough, as the politics of reform influence the conduct of monetary policy, government ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance

    Deutsche Bank sees US$300b stash debunking credit doomsday

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:28am by Bloomberg

    ... by giving in to the pervasive concern that a credit-market Armageddon is coming, according to strategists at Deutsche Bank. While cash may flee mutual funds when sentiment turns and Wall Street may have little interest in making markets, private-equity firms have raised at least US$300 billion to invest in credit and are likely buyers in a selloff, said Oleg Melentyev, who heads US credit ...




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