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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    IMF latest to warn of Hong Kong banks' growing mainland exposure

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 01:18pm by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... Kong IMF latest to warn of mainland exposure The International Monetary Fund has warned of Hong Kong banks' rising exposure to mainland debt, saying loan growth to mainland entities has ... in loans outstanding from Hong Kong banks to mainland entities. However, the HKMA said only US$110 billion relates to non-bank debts. "Therefore, the US$430 billion figure includes normal bank ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Mainland bad loans rising but manageable

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 01:40am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... Yan said the banking regulator would also encourage micro and small enterprises to expand their funding channels to equity financing, instead of relying on debt financing. Regarding recent ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Mainland China banks to sell stock to bolster capital

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:45am by Bloomberg

    ... for an industry facing slower loan growth and rising bad debts amid more competition and interest-rate deregulation. The four biggest lenders will face a capital shortfall of US$87 billion under the new ... yuan (HK$64 billion) of bad debt, more than double that in 2012. The total was the most since at least 2009. Declining profit growth at the biggest lenders curbs their ability to retain ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Major Chinese banks triple debt write-offs

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 03:46am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Big five lenders triple debt write-offs The mainland's biggest banks tripled the amount of bad loans written off in the first half, cleaning up their books ahead of what may ... billion) of debt that could not be collected, up from 7.65 billion yuan a year earlier, filings showed. That did not pare first-half profits, which climbed to a record US$76 billion, as provisions ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Concerns grow over Hong Kong lenders' heavy credit exposure to mainland Chinese firms

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 06:34am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Debts to mainland firms soar from near zero to US$430b in just a few years amid default fears Concerns grow over HK lenders' loan books In just a few years, Hong Kong banks ... of the mainland's debt markets in the year ahead. A landmark domestic bond default earlier this month and headlines of bankruptcies, highlighted last week by Zhejiang Xingrun Real Estate, have underscored ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Banks face credit woes as market reform spurs defaults

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 01:14am by KANIS LI

    ... be manageable for the sector. He believes only small and medium-sized enterprises in the steel and mining sector might have trouble paying their debts. The bad loans in those sectors would continue ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Shanghai allows city-owned firm to buy bad loans from local banks

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 02:40pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Shanghai Shanghai gets bad-loan bank as concerns grow The Shanghai government has given approval to a city-owned investment company to buy non-performing loans from local banks, state media reported yesterday. It is the latest local government on the mainland bracing for an expected rise in bad debt. Shanghai's launch of a dedicated "bad-loan bank" ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Chinese banks' asset quality remains under pressure

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 01:47am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... amid the deceleration in economic growth. The risk associated with local government debts would remain, but the overall economic slowdown would be the main reason to drive up bad loans, she ... the loan quality of mainland banks was expected to deteriorate noticeably this year. "Banks remain heavily exposed to debt-laden local government financing platforms and manufacturers saddled ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Rafael Hui paying back debt in batches, BEA chief says

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by KANIS LI

    ... Kanis Li kanis.li@scmp.com Bank's writ asks ex-chief secretary, charged with corruption, to repay loans reportedly in millions Hui paying back debt in batches, BEA chief says Bank ... in its lending business?" she asked. Li said he could not talk about the details of the debts, which are the subject of a writ BEA filed against Hui in the High Court last month, asking ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    JPMorgan to cut 5,000 more jobs

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 03:38pm by Reuters

    ... because the bank cannot fund as many of its assets with debt, a measure of the profit it generates from equity will likely be lower. In particular, return on tangible common equity was likely ...




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