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  1. Business - Money - DEBT

    Global watchdogs search for new credit bubble risks

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 01:31am by Reuters

    ... bubble risks As global watchdogs warn that euphoric financial markets are divorced from economic reality and acting out some reprise of the credit bubble and bust of the past decade, fears ... that depress borrowing rates and credit spreads ever lower nearly everywhere. "Exuberant" equity and real estate and rock-bottom financial volatility merely fed off that picture, it said. ...

  2. Business - Commodities

    Traders at risk from bank credit clampdown

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 01:04am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Traders at risk from clampdownon bank credit A warehouse fraud in Qingdao's port has forced banks and trading houses to consider new controls in the mainland's massive ... materials. Any new requirements would also increase the risk that customers who do not regain credit lines may default on payments for services such as hedging, or for imports. "The fear ...

  3. Business - China Business - MANUFACTURING

    Yangtze River Delta becomes epicentre for China credit risk

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 01:21am by Reuters

    ... from the region, and credit is getting harder to come by. "The more banks do this, the more they promote a vicious cycle, and companies are even less able or willing to repay ... in the long run for China, by improving risk pricing and the efficient allocation of capital. But there is a risk that defaults could trigger a chain reaction that has the potential to destabilise ...

  4. Business - Money

    Credit default swaps booming in China

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Trading in sovereign CDS contracts takes off as Asia hedge tool amid economy fears Default swaps boom on mainland Trading in mainland sovereign credit default swaps has ... their cross-asset exposure," said Salih Unsal, a Hong Kong-based credit trader at Citigroup. "The China (CDS) sovereign curve is arguably now one of the most liquid credit products in the region. ...

  5. 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 ... elsewhere in Europe would never face a similar situation. A potential but real risk to a bail-in is that it spooks those who lend to banks, driving up the cost of bank fundraising and complicating ...

  6. Home prices to stay firm despite curbs, Fitch says

    Posted Feb 18th 2011, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... of the credit risks in the property market, vowing to take many more efforts to address the problem. He said the banking system will focus on how to prevent such risks this year. This includes closely ... loans and maintain ample unutilised bank credit lines, she noted. 'In addition, most Hong Kong-listed Chinese property developers achieved or exceeded their target contracted sales in 2010, ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance

    British CFOs ready to take on more risk, bank loans

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 01:48pm by Reuters in London

    ... began. Some 57 per cent of those surveyed said that, with credit easing and economic uncertainty retreating, now was a good time to take risk onto their balance sheets, the most positive response ... Reuters in London The finance chiefs of Britain’s biggest companies say their appetite for risk has returned, with a poll showing they believe access to bank lending will ease this year, ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Chinese developer's zero-interest loans highlights industry risks

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 01:59am by Reuters

    ... a practice reminiscent of the US housing boom that precipitated the global financial crisis. The easy credit shows the gamble Chinese developers are willing to take to keep sales on track, but also highlights the risk of a broader industry correction if buyers default. Such defaults have been rare in China, where household debt is low by Western standards and banks have traditionally required ...

  9. Business - Money

    Credit risk rising as swaps avoided

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 01:34am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Shanghai Credit risk rising as swaps avoided China's credit-market gauges are triggering alarm bells, as banks grow cautious in lending to each other while investors ... second-largest economy by driving up borrowing costs need to be handled carefully to avoid wrecking confidence in the financial system, according to Nomura. While China's bond risk has risen ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Fall in yuan can have upside, too as credit risk can be properly priced

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 04:35am by SCMP Editorial

    ... has had to become more efficient. A 30 per cent-plus appreciation over time has compelled exporters to move up the value chain. Now, having squeezed credit domestically, the central bank ... rates and seek more stability in interbank rates as an instrument of the availability and pricing of credit. Such reforms may appear incremental. But if they expose companies to more market ...




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