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  1. Business - Banking & Finance

    Fitch blasts S&P over Credit Suisse mortgage debt

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 03:50pm by Bloomberg

    ... of competitors’ grades on securitized debt after investors and lawmakers accused them of lowering standards to win business as issuers practiced so-called ratings shopping during the credit boom. A report ... soured debt that fails to match its promised quality. The deal allows the so-called representations and warranties to expire after 36 months, it said. In March, Fitch blasted a US$730 million ...

  2. Bank debt woes prompt insurance scheme plans

    Posted Jun 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... insurance is a regular feature of the financial system to protect bank depositors from losses in the event of a bank failing to repay its debts. Commercial lenders are supposed to deposit a portion ...

  3. Comment - Blogs

    CCB joins capital raising queue- again

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 02:18pm by Doug Young

    ... Doug Young CCB's new offering of 40 billion yuan in debt will be followed by more similar issues from other struggling banks, and could meet with mixed reception from global buyers. ... billion yuan, or US$6.5 billion, in subordinated debt to shore up its balance sheet. Similar to most recent cases, these bonds will be sold into the inter-bank bond market for domestic buyers, ...

  4. Mainland lenders to seek subordinated debt abroad

    Posted Apr 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... banking Maria Chan Mainland lenders are likely to head for offshore capital markets in growing numbers to raise subordinated debt to meet regulatory capital requirements and to fund ... from such a trend, if regulatory approvals were granted, Mr Lau said. Subordinated debt qualifies as Tier 2 regulatory capital for banks and is debt that is either unsecured or has a lower ...

  5. Great Wall recovers 6.6b yuan of bad debt

    Posted Jan 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Amy Gu Last year's amount brings Agricultural Bank stale loans retrieved to 33.4b yuan China Great Wall Asset Management, one of the mainland's four bad debt clearing houses, recovered 6.6 billion yuan in cash from selling non-performing loans last year. Great Wall said it had so far retrieved 33.4 billion yuan from selling 319.4 billion yuan worth of bad debts ...

  6. Construction Bank toughens policy on bad-debt limits

    Posted Mar 30th 2004, 12:00am by Christine Chan

    ... lending businesses could generate new stockpiles of bad debt. It coincides with the revelation that CCB's overall delinquency rate on new mortgage loans in Guangdong is 0.55 per cent. ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Reserve ratio raised for reckless banks

    Posted Jan 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai Beijing has ordered several banks to increase their reserve ratios, taking another step to curb a mainland lending spree as policymakers worry about asset bubbles and looming inflation. Lenders that granted loans at a torrid pace th ...

  9. Bank chief linked to loan sharking

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com The president of the Postal Savings Bank of China (PSBC), who has been taken into custody on suspicion of having committed economic crimes, is found to have been involved in illegal fund-raising activities as well. ...

  10. Listed companies cash in from the cash-starved

    Posted Aug 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com Some 58 listed mainland companies lent more than 16 billion yuan (HK$19.55 billion) in the first eight months of this year in so-called entrusted loans to cash-starved, mostly small and medium-sized enterprises and real estate ...




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