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  1. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS

    Leung the politician needs to explain arrangement with UGL

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 04:15am by Shirley Yam

    ... talks with its debt-ridden British peer DTZ Holdings to buy its business. Under the arrangement, UGL paid Leung- a director and the Asia-Pacific chairman of DTZ- an agreed sum for not forming ...

  2. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS

    Evergrande a case study in being too big to fail despite 350b yuan liability

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 01:20am by Shirley Yam

    ... Shirley Yam Mainland developer's massive debt a case study of China's bad loan problem and the banks and wealthy investors who stand to benefit from it Evergrande too big to fail despite 350b yuan liability For those wanting to get below the surface of China's bad debt problems, nothing is more instructive than a look into the 350 billion yuan liability at Evergrande ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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, ...

  6. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS

    Casino junket stocks much the same as playing slot machines

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 12:32am by Shirley Yam

    ... they are not. The guarantee is largely on the profit, not the accounts receivable. Yet, a major issue for junkets is collecting debt from gamblers. In 2010, Sino Credit sold a profit-sharing deal with a junket because of the latter's rising unpaid debt. It lost HK$140 million in the deal. Besides, the penalty for failing a guarantee can be quite meaningless in some cases. First Natural Food ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - MONEY MATTERS

    Cinda's sweetener fails to hide toxins of sugar-coated poison

    Posted Nov 30th 2013, 04:27am by Shirley Yam

    ... to mask sugar-coated poison Bad-debt management is a business not easy to understand. After spending two days trying to make sense of the 3.5cm-thick prospectus of China Cinda Asset Management ... the numbers, Cinda looks promising. Its profit increased from 2.1 billion yuan (HK$2.65 billion) in 2011 to 8.4 billion yuan in 2012 and stood at 3.5 billion yuan as of end of June. Yet, bad-debt ...

  8. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS

    Axed Railways Ministry is reborn, with little changed

    Posted Mar 16th 2013, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... Shirley Yam shirley.yam@scmp.com The much-maligned ministry's replacement will lack checks and balances and commercial incentives, with its huge debt left untouched Axed Railways ... assets, debt and personnel of the present Ministry of Railways will be transferred to the CRC. "Regarding its debt, the CRC continues to enjoy policy support from the government. Under ...

  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

    In the shadows, the quickness of the loan deceives the eye

    Posted Jun 08th 2013, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... are guaranteed. What if the underlying asset or debts get into trouble? Mmm … that's a good question. shirley.yam@scmp.com ...




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