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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Espirito Santo problems spook global markets

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 01:31am by REUTERS. BLOOMBERG

    ... irregularities at ESI in May, which Banco Espirito Santo said represented reputational risks for the bank. The bank has sold debt issued by ESI, which has failed to reimburse some of its debt holders ... 10-year bond yields above 4 per cent, the troubles have begun to revive memories of its debt crisis, when it was forced to seek a bailout in 2011 from the European Union and International Monetary ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Moody's warns Hong Kong banks over increased loans exposure to mainland

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 11:38pm by DON WEINLAND

    ... and broadly benign credit market conditions. At the heart of the concern over rapid growth in exposure is mainland firms' ability to repay that debt as the economy there slows and the central ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Standard Chartered braced for more gloom

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 01:09am by DON WEINLAND

    ... banking business had been based on infrastructure finance in Asia, especially in markets such as China and India. As the mainland Chinese economy cooled and local debt soared, its demand for new ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    BOCHK chief He Guangbei calls payout ratio cut a 'tough' decision

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 01:10am by Jeanny Yu

    ... especially at a time of industry-wide worries about mainland banks' bad-debt problems. Some analysts expect the Hong Kong Monetary Authority could require a higher capital standard of Hong Kong ... with the bad-debt problem. The bank's capital ratio fell to 15.8 per cent last year from 16.8 per cent at the end of 2012. ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Chinese banks boost capital through hybrid securities

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 01:19am by Reuters

    ... US$120 billion in the next two years to shore up their balance sheets in the face of slowing growth and rising bad debts, but the funds could prove expensive and hurt earnings as investors demand ... a huge run-up in debt since 2008 and a marked slowdown in economic growth. Analysts said investors are expected to drive a hard bargain given the concerns about the mainland's opaque ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    China investment banks making market inroads

    Posted May 26th 2014, 05:06am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... of the offshore equity and debt deal volumes from mainland issuers. Post-crisis, their share is about 20 per cent. The impact was most pronounced in debt, by far the biggest source of issuance from ... to expand into the international debt capital markets business, especially for their [mainland] clients with which they have very close relationships and have been doing their onshore bonds," ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    RBS to sell stake in private equity arm for £100 million

    Posted May 30th 2014, 01:10am by BLOOM

    ... both debt and equity stakes in British firms, according to its website, and is majority owned by its managers. RBS, which posted its largest annual loss since 2008 last year, is weighed down ...

  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

    PBOC cuts reserve ratio for rural banks but analysts sound caution

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 12:50am by VICTORIA RUAN AND KANIS LI

    ... to ease barriers for local governments to issue debt directly.   ...




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