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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - BONDS

    HSBC unit taps into onshore debt market

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 04:28am by Jeanny Yu

    ... into onshore debt market HSBC's asset management arm is stepping up efforts to tap the mainland's onshore bond market, the fourth-largest in the world, but one still largely closed to foreign investors, as a key part of its strategy to take advantage of Beijing's sweeping plans to globalise the yuan. Relatively higher yield and abundant liquidity has made mainland onshore debt ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - BONDS

    HSBC and Citi compete for Asian bond supremacy

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:26am by Bloomberg

    ... debt issues Competition to underwrite record bond sales in Asia is the most intense in five years as more banks seek business in the world's fastest-growing regional economy. The gap ... to increase even if the percentage fee on each deal varies," said Mark Follett, the head of high-grade debt capital markets for Asia ex-Japan at JP Morgan Chase, which is in third place with 8.4 ...

  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 ...

  4. HK stocks tumble on debt woes in Europe

    Posted Sep 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong stocks tumbled to a two-year low yesterday as Europe's debt woes weighed heavily on equity investors after Greece pledged more austerity to avoid a default. At a weekend meeting, EU finance ministers failed to make progress on debt talks and postponed approval of a second tranche worth Euro8 billion (HK$85.9 billion) in a rescue package for debt-laden Greece. ...

  5. Fall in bad debts lifts Hang Seng's profits

    Posted Mar 01st 2011, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... earlier. A key driver for the profit growth was a 52 per cent drop in its bad debt charge last year to HK$390 million as an improved economy allowed companies to repay loans and individuals settle their credit card debts, said vice-chairman and chief executive Margaret Leung Ko May-yee. 'The economy this year is full of uncertainties, with the global economy clouded by the Middle East ...

  6. Subordinated debt may weigh on Bank of East Asia interim earnings

    Posted Aug 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... expected a revaluation of its subordinated debt will likely determine its first-half earnings. The lender, traditionally the first of the Hong Kong banks to report its earnings, will release ... to post a fall of 62 per cent in interim profit partly due to a potential mark-to-market loss on its subordinated debt as credit spreads narrowed this year. 'Most of this mark-to-market loss ...

  7. Markets take a battering amid worries over Dubai's debts

    Posted Nov 28th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... to delay its debt repayments, becoming the latest casualty of the global downturn. The emirate said on Wednesday that Dubai World, a state investment arm, would ask lenders to postpone ... the Dubai debt problem is not expected to have a substantial impact on mainland lenders, it could influence Beijing's decision on whether monetary tightening is necessary. Reports ...

  8. Bad debt leaves HSBC puzzle

    Posted Mar 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan Profit forecasts swing as analysts struggle to nail provision Analysts are in a quandary predicting HSBC Holdings' 2007 earnings- estimates range from a 5.6 per cent decline to a 26 per cent gain- largely because they do not know how much the lender will set aside for bad debt, mainly for subprime woes. Forecasts from six brokerage houses suggest the bank ...

  9. HSBC isolates fallout from subprime debt

    Posted Nov 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their existing papers for the notes issued by one or more new vehicles when their debt falls due. These new vehicles will be funded either by commercial papers backed 100 per cent by liquid facilities, ... solution for the SIV sector 'is not likely'. The value of SIVs has plunged as investors started to shun mortgage-related debt when the US subprime crisis surfaced. Most SIVs were unable ...

  10. HSBC gets debt underwriting role

    Posted Feb 18th 2004, 12:00am by Christine Chan

    ... not a 'big deal', but the mandate would let the bank enter a tightly protected and highly attractive market. 'The move could see us expand into other debt businesses, which we are very good ... debt paper under new foreign-exchange rules. More such foreign underwriting licences for government bonds are likely. Foreign firms active in China's bond market, including Citibank, ...




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