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  1. Business - China Business - MONEY MATTERS

    Old habits die hard for Chinese phoenix Guangdong Enterprises

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 09:56pm by Shirley Yam

    ... but it seems old habits die hard While doing research into state enterprise reform, Money Matters found on the shelf a dust-covered book titled Chinese Phoenix- the Debt Restructuring of Guangdong ... hundred banks suffered, resulting in the shutdown of the loan market to mainland enterprises for almost three years until the completion of the debt restructuring in 2001. It cost the Guangdong ...

  2. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS

    Evergrande puzzles with buy-back on one hand, borrowing on the other

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 01:23am by Shirley Yam

    ... had acquired a debt of 134 billion yuan by the end of last year. Its gearing ratio is expected to reach 240 per cent this year. What matters is not just the size of the debt but also ...

  3. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS

    Entrusted loans can be an opaque state of affairs in China

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 01:21am by Shirley Yam

    ... last year. It is running on a debt of 7.7 billion yuan. That liability does not reflect the 2.4 billion loan guarantee it has provided for local firms such as hospitals, restaurants, ...

  4. What remains to be done to revive trust in Citic Pacific

    Posted Nov 15th 2008, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... with Shirley Yam Beijing appears to be doing everything possible to restore investors' confidence in Citic Pacific. It has given cash. It has even taken up the destructive currency contracts, shielding the company from further loss. But an important ...

  5. Key to bottom fishing lurking in the details

    Posted Oct 18th 2008, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... with Shirley Yam Okay, okay, I am going to answer the No1 question that has crowded my mail box, popped up in alumni gatherings and even taxi trips last week. Is it time for bottom fishing? Those of you who have just arrived in this town to escape from th ...

  6. Expect bloody fight over HSBC in derivatives market

    Posted Mar 21st 2009, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... Tzar-kai's internet-cum-property firm. PCCW issued billions of dollars worth of convertible bonds to repay part of its debt. The convertible bond, basically a bond plus an option to buy, provides ...

  7. Legacy of minibond fiasco more than investor losses

    Posted Jul 11th 2009, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... with Shirley Yam What has the minibond fiasco cost our society? Here is my answer, having spent an hour applying for a meagre 50,000 yuan (HK$56,670) worth of bonds issued by the Bank of East Asia. 1.45pm: I entered branch in Festival Walk where it took m ...

  8. Money on tap, but will it reach those in need?

    Posted Dec 13th 2008, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... And, to a lesser extent, the bad-debt concern remains valid. Third, if this case does reflect bankers' more conservative mentality, I would not put too much faith in the multiplier effect ...

  9. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS

    Huirong IPO prospectus should give potential investors pause for thought

    Posted Oct 19th 2013, 02:45am by Shirley Yam

    ... Shirley Yam Rollover of debt comprising 16pc of loan book, sale of defaulted loans to third parties at par and convoluted corporate structure raise questions Huirong's listing prospectus should give pause for thought Lending to small business is on the lips of every mainland banker and official nowadays. And now here comes China Huirong Financial with the first public ...

  10. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS

    Still too much murkiness around the details of the Ping An deal

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... possibly gone ahead anyway because the China Insurance Regulatory Commission has decided that the share sale came under the law that says investment in insurers cannot be financed by debt. (How can ...




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