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  1. News - Hong Kong - SURVEY

    Debt and personal loans on the rise, bank survey reveals

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com 26pc surge in people taking out loans Almost one in three Hongkongers are in some form of debt, with about a quarter more people taking out personal loans in the first-half of the year compared with last year, a bank survey shows. The Citibank poll also found young people were more likely to pay in instalments when making purchases, Maggie Ng Leung Yuk-yee, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1036116/debt-and-personal-loans-rise-bank-survey-reveals
  2. China stocks catch up to European debt worries

    Posted Sep 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... European debt crisis. But analysts predict the market will soon bottom out amid expectations that Chinese inflation will ease thanks to Beijing's policy tightening. The benchmark Shanghai ... drop since August 19. Mounting worries of a default on Greece' sovereign debt dragged global markets down sharply on Monday, when the MSCI Emerging Markets Index lost 2.3 per cent. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/979030/china-stocks-catch-european-debt-worries
  3. Debt row with paper delays PICC listing plan

    Posted Jul 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com A dispute between state-run People's Daily and People's Insurance Company of China Group (PICC) is delaying the insurer's expected initial public offering. The IPO aims to raise between US$5 billion and US$6 bil ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/973885/debt-row-paper-delays-picc-listing-plan
  4. Asian growth drives high-yield debt issuance

    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck The flood of investment dollars entering Asia is fuelling a boom in high-yield debt issuance with defaults kept below the global average, thanks to the region's strong ... in 2004. The share of new debt that rated high yield was 47 per cent last year, up from 28 per cent in 2002. 'We can probably expect to see US$6 billion to US$8 billion of bond issues in Asia ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/539350/asian-growth-drives-high-yield-debt-issuance
  5. China Overseas cuts debt maturity to 7 years

    Posted Jul 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Anette Jonsson China Overseas Land & Investment has revived plans to sell debt in the international markets and is expected to price a US$300 million seven-year bond issue today, ... the money raised will be used to refinance existing debt and boost the company's general working capital. US treasuries rallied yesterday as money flowed into assets perceived as safe havens ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/507419/china-overseas-cuts-debt-maturity-7-years
  6. HSBC surprises with first-half profit surge despite bad debt

    Posted Jul 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan HSBC Holdings surprised the market with a 24.8 per cent surge in net profit for the first half of the year, despite the sharp rise in bad-debt provisions linked to its exposure ... per cent. The bank said its total bad-debt charge jumped 63 per cent to US$6.35 billion from a year ago, mainly due to its US subprime mortgage troubles. Its North American unit, which saw ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/602493/hsbc-surprises-first-half-profit-surge-despite-bad-debt
  7. Not a dead horse but debt market may not be ready for flogging

    Posted May 11th 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp 'Although the debt market has, over the past 15 years, become a significant channel of financial intermediation, sizing it against GDP it is still a lot smaller ... in the US, Europe and Japan.' Joseph Yam Chi-kwong, Hong Kong Monetary Authority BUT HE IS certainly doing his best to attract that greater retail interest in debt securities. He has a benchmark ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/500164/not-dead-horse-debt-market-may-not-be-ready-flogging
  8. Insurers can invest more in banks' bonds, debt

    Posted Jul 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... subordinated debt, to expand investment options and help recapitalise the country's lenders. The move has prompted concern pressure to support government plans to clean up the banking sector may ... in untraded fixed-term bank subordinated debt was doubled to 2 per cent of an insurer's total assets. Insurers in China can also buy bank subordinated bonds, which can be offered in the interbank ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/461566/insurers-can-invest-more-banks-bonds-debt
  9. Playing safe with bonds may backfire

    Posted Sep 12th 2010, 12:00am by Veronica O'Connell

    ... governments continue to issue large amounts of debt, leading to concerns about oversupply and default, investors might start dumping bonds. Either way, the scenario is not too bright for bond prices. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/724571/playing-safe-bonds-may-backfire
  10. Noble gets high premium for bond

    Posted May 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'Noble's not too bad a value given their exposure to the commodity cycle.' The company plans to use the bond sale proceeds to refinance existing debt and for general corporate purposes. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/593130/noble-gets-high-premium-bond

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