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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - EARNINGS

    China’s big banks wave red flag over rising bad debts

    Posted Aug 30th 2013, 12:00am by JANE CAI AND JEANNY YU

    ... flag over bad debts Bank of China and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China completed a run of forecast-busting profit reports by the mainland's Big Four lenders yesterday, but both institutions signalled a risk of rising bad debts that investors worry are building across the banking system. ICBC, the mainland's biggest bank by market capitalisation, said it made net profit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1300508/big-banks-wave-red-flag-over-bad-debts
  2. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    London challenges Hong Kong with BOC's yuan bond

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 01:49pm by Jeanny Yu

    ... as a hub of yuan fundraising for European debt issuers and posing a threat to Hong Kong. European deals account for more than 10 per cent of global yuan debt issues every year and have so far been ... to Dealogic. That compares with 77.1 per cent issued in North Asia. Offshore yuan debt issuance could rise by up to 60 per cent to 520 billion to 570 billion yuan this year, HSBC has estimated. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1401430/london-challenges-hong-kong-bocs-yuan-bond
  3. Hang Seng profit up 14pc as bad debts rise

    Posted Jul 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hang Seng Bank has reported better-than-expected growth in first-half net profit, but its bad-debt provision also rose substantially. The Hong Kong-based subsidiary of HSBC yesterday ... prudent].' Lee said Hang Seng had very little European sovereign debt exposure and had stopped investing in Europe. But a high bad-debt figure cast a cloud over the otherwise strong results. Bad ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1008156/hang-seng-profit-14pc-bad-debts-rise
  4. BOC debt proposal aims to lift capital

    Posted Jan 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Bank of China proposes to issue up to 40 billion yuan (HK$45.45 billion) of A-share convertible bonds, paying up to 3 per cent, and to seek a general mandate to allow it to issue 20 per cent more new A shares and H shares. The issues will allow ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/704446/boc-debt-proposal-aims-lift-capital
  5. BOC profits pick up as bad debt shrinks

    Posted Apr 19th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Chan

    ... Elaine Chan in Beijing Bank of China (BOC), the country's biggest foreign-exchange bank, yesterday posted improved first-quarter earnings as its proportion of bad debt shrank. ... compared with the first quarter last year to 17.72 trillion yuan, according to figures released by the China Banking Regulatory Commission yesterday. However, the state lenders' bad debt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/497153/boc-profits-pick-bad-debt-shrinks
  6. CR Logic gets HK$1.5b new loan to repay debt

    Posted Mar 15th 2007, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... five-year loan to repay its existing debts. The loan facility, in the form of a club deal for participating banks including Calyon, Bank of China (Hong Kong), Mizuho Corporate Bank, The Bank ... CSMC's,' chief financial officer Ken Ong Thiam-kin said. Mr Ong said the new loan would be used mainly to repay debt to keep the company's gearing, or net debt to net assets, at 44 per cent. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/585031/cr-logic-gets-hk15b-new-loan-repay-debt
  7. Bailout of banks delays first direct bad-debt sale

    Posted Mar 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of bad debt has been delayed in part because of the government's US$45 billion bank bailout and the announcement of new guidelines for the four asset management companies, people close ... at the bank level, then there are two schools of thought,' said one source involved in debt restructuring work on the mainland. 'One says they could transfer the net amount to the asset ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/447758/bailout-banks-delays-first-direct-bad-debt-sale
  8. Huadian Power in yuan-debt deal

    Posted Apr 28th 2007, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... Carol Chan Huadian Power International, the fourth-largest Hong Kong-listed mainland power producer by market value, has received approval from the People's Bank of China to sell four billion yuan of short-term debt for refinancing. The yuan-denominated notes, which will be sold in the nation's interbank market, carry a maturity of 272 days, Huadian said yesterday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/590781/huadian-power-yuan-debt-deal
  9. Policy lender offers 'generous' 3pc yield in yuan debt issue

    Posted Jun 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan Mainland policy lender China Development Bank is to offer an annual interest rate of 3 per cent for the first bonds it will issue in Hong Kong, according to sources. The two-year bonds denominated in yuan would be available for Hong Kong invest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/597856/policy-lender-offers-generous-3pc-yield-yuan-debt-issue
  10. HK must improve debt markets structure

    Posted May 24th 2006, 12:00am by Leland Sun

    ... loan-to-deposit ratios (see table). Second, Hong Kong's debt capital markets continue to be used as an arbitrage market, with many foreign entities issuing Hong Kong dollar bonds and then swapping ... cost of funds in the foreign currency. For Hong Kong to become a true debt capital markets centre and help mainland Chinese companies issue debt in the future, similar to its successful role ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/550025/hk-must-improve-debt-markets-structure

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