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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 - Banking & Finance

    Standard Chartered nears sale of PrimeCredit consumer unit

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 06:13am by Reuters

    ... fetch between US$500 million to US$700 million, sources said. Standard Chartered is sharpening its focus on global corporate banking and high-net-worth clients. High-risk, unsecured lending to Asian consumers does not fit with its current outlook. Pepper and Hong Kong-based Chow Tai Fook Enterprises were the top two contenders for the London-based bank's PrimeCredit unit, racing ...

  4. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China's factories pick up pace but credit costs hold back recovery

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 10:35am by Victoria Ruan

    ... growth Factories lift but credit still key Mainland manufacturing activity picked up speed this month, but rising borrowing costs have prevented a recovery in overall economic growth that has ... of stabilisation in manufacturing, HSBC chief China economist Qu Hongbin said: "Overall, the data still points to modest expansion. The property downturn remains the biggest downside risk to growth. ...

  5. 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, ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    China’s Evergrowing Bank hit by 4b yuan credit product default

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 02:40pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Shanghai Mainland lender hit by 4b yuan product default An off-balance-sheet credit product default has left a small mainland bank on the hook for 4 billion yuan (HK$5 billion), ... deposits, but analysts warn the risk of defaults is rising as the world's second-largest economy slows. Evergrowing Bank guaranteed the repayment of 3.7 billion yuan of principal and 300 ...

  7. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China credit fluctuation stirs policy uncertainty

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 12:15pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Tianjin victoria.ruan@scmp.com Mainland credit fluctuation stirs policy uncertainty The mainland's overall credit supply has rebounded from earlier lows but is still ... restructuring. However, analysts say keeping the tap tighten in certain areas such as property and infrastructure investment would make borrowing even more expensive and risk a sharp economic downturn. ...

  8. Business - Money - RECRUITMENT

    Credit funds in recruitment drive for local experts in Asia

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 04:42am by Reuters

    ... that means for credit risk." ... Reuters As Asian bond markets grow, hiring focuses on analysts who can monitor trends on the ground Credit funds in drive for local experts in Asia Asset managers are looking to hire more ...

  9. 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, ...

  10. 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 ...




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