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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - EARNINGS

    Long, hard road ahead for HSBC and StanChart

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:05am by DON WEINLAND

    ... than US$550 million for bad practices in its mortgage-backed securities business before the global financial crisis. Standard Chartered agreed to a US$300 million fine for failing to flag ... are in Africa and the Middle East. Just days after their interim reports, the World Health Organisation called the Ebola outbreak in West Africa an international crisis. In the third quarter, ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    HSBC pays US$550m to settle US claims over mortgage-backed securities

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:35am by AP

    ... government agreement over actions related to the financial crisis that struck in 2008. The meltdown, triggered by vast sales of high-risk mortgage-backed securities, plunged the US economy ... at the height of the financial crisis in September 2008 when they were on the verge of collapse. The companies received taxpayer aid totalling US$187 billion. They have since become profitable ...

  3. Business - THE VIEW

    HSBC seems to find it easier to pay fines than fix corporate culture

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:09am by Peter Guy

    ... the financial crisis, global banks have evolved from "too big to fail" into "too big to jail". Each new fine, like BNP Paribas' US$8.9 billion penalty, sets a new, ignominious ... in physical US dollars from Mexico. According to Taibbi, HSBC played a key role in exchanging currency for Mexican and Colombian drug cartels. HSBC's communications strategy has failed ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - BONDS

    HSBC and Citi compete for Asian bond supremacy

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:26am by Bloomberg

    ... offering of notes in the US currency by an Asian issuer in more than a decade. The amount matched a sale in November 2003 by Hutchison Whampoa. CNOOC, the mainland's largest offshore explorer, ...

  5. Shooting down some common misconceptions about the HK$

    Posted Nov 29th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... of yuan deposits in Hong Kong, and concluded that the city should bow to the inevitable and abandon its long-standing currency link to the US dollar in favour of a peg to the yuan. These ideas ... First, they rebut the often-repeated charge that since the 2008 financial crisis Hong Kong has decoupled from the US economic cycle and that as a result a peg to the US dollar is no longer ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance

    HSBC private bank bets on new hedge funds in Asia

    Posted May 15th 2014, 01:43am by BLOOM

    ... financial crisis in attempts to cut costs, raising barriers for smaller hedge funds to expand assets. "With less proprietary trading than before and less assets under management trading those ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - MONEY LAUNDERING

    US monitor says HSBC’s anti-money-laundering fixes leave ‘much work to be done’

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 03:51pm by Reuters

    ... prior to the agreement, an order by HSBC’s regulator, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, cited failures to properly police high-risk cash transactions and ordered ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - STRATEGY

    HSBC retail revamp key to end drag of redress on profits

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:38am by NICK EDWARDS

    ... the 2008-09 global financial crisis. Mis-selling of insurance by banks did not bring the system to its knees, but it was symptomatic of the way in which lenders over the previous two decades had lost ...

  9. Half of SMEs in HK may trade in yuan within a year, survey finds

    Posted Jan 21st 2011, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... of which 48 per cent were between 100,000 and 500,000 yuan. About 54 per cent of respondents said they intended to hold yuan deposits because of concerns over the volatility of foreign currencies- 38 per cent rated dealing in foreign currencies as their top concern in conducting international business, up from 28 per cent in the last survey. 'If a mainland trade settlement is made ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - EARNINGS

    World economic recovery key to HSBC growth

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 01:24am by Ray Chan

    ... in the 2008-09 financial crisis. "The key catalyst for HSBC's revenue is primarily driven by any interest rate hikes in the next 12 months as the deposit-rich lender is adversely impacted ... to boost global economic output by 0.5 per cent a year over the next five years, cementing a change of tone for developed economies following years of post-financial-crisis austerity. Gulliver gave ...




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