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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    IMF latest to warn of Hong Kong banks' growing mainland exposure

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 01:18pm by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... Kong IMF latest to warn of mainland exposure The International Monetary Fund has warned of Hong Kong banks' rising exposure to mainland debt, saying loan growth to mainland entities has ... with the job of promoting international financial stability, comes as bankers said the Hong Kong Monetary Authority has informally cautioned them to tighten the approvals process on loans to mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1471206/imf-latest-warn-hong-kong-banks-growing-mainland-exposure
  2. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Hong Kong banks vie for edge in yuan deposits with high rates

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 11:14am by KANIS LI

    ... in yuan deposits with high rates Hong Kong banks are stepping up efforts in the battle for yuan deposits with high interest rate promotions in the currency, which has fallen the most among Asian ... It said the rate applied to those exchanging the Hong Kong dollar into yuan at the bank, but was limited to the daily conversion quota in Hong Kong of 20,000 yuan (HK$25,138) a day. "More ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1470983/hong-kong-banks-compete-offer-better-terms-yuan-depositors
  3. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Concerns grow over Hong Kong lenders' heavy credit exposure to mainland Chinese firms

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 06:34am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Debts to mainland firms soar from near zero to US$430b in just a few years amid default fears Concerns grow over HK lenders' loan books In just a few years, Hong Kong banks ... are making investors nervous. Even a modest increase in non-performing loans would have a significant impact on Hong Kong bank profits, suggesting the sector would be a sensitive indicator ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1457250/concerns-grow-over-hong-kong-lenders-heavy-credit-exposure
  4. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Account problems cloud Hong Kong hub hopes

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:45am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... Account problems cloud HK hub hopes An inability to open bank accounts is the latest threat to Hong Kong's business-friendly reputation. "It is getting extremely difficult to open bank ... to accept it, we will refuse it. It is entirely incompatible with Hong Kong's stated aim to be the service centre for the Far East," said Howard Bilton, the chairman of global corporate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1455809/account-problems-cloud-hong-kong-hub-hopes
  5. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Hong Kong banks battle for deposits earlier this year

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 10:12am by KANIS LI

    ... comes early for HK A regulatory directive that banks in Hong Kong fund the loans they make with deposits of longer tenure has spurred the lenders to begin their annual battle for deposits earlier this year. They are now offering higher interest rates on Hong Kong dollar deposits- including savings deposits, which tend to stay in place longer than time deposits- to enlarge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1448405/hong-kong-banks-battle-deposits-starts-earlier
  6. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Brokers flee HSBC for Chinese investment banks in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 11:44am by George Chen; Kanis Li

    ... George Chen and Kanis Li Disputes over salaries prompt dozens of brokers to leave British lender for rivals in Hong Kong Disgruntled HSBC brokers flee to Chinese banks Dozens of former stockbrokers at HSBC have recently found new jobs at two rapidly expanding Chinese investment banks in Hong Kong after they left the British lender over disagreements on salaries. People familiar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1445953/dozens-brokers-flee-hsbc-chinese-investment-banks-hong-kong
  7. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Liquidity concerns to slow loan growth in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 02:20pm by KANIS LI

    ... Kanis Li kanis.li@scmp.com Liquidity concerns to slow loan growth in HK Bank lending will increase in Hong Kong more slowly this year amid concerns about shrinking liquidity arising from the winding down of the bond-buying programme by the Federal Reserve in the United States, Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) chief executive Benjamin Hung Pi-cheng said. "Banks will be more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1442551/liquidity-concerns-slow-loan-growth-hong-kong
  8. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    HSBC stock set to fall in Hong Kong as Q4 profit disappoints

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 09:32pm by KANIS LI

    ... Kanis Li kanis.li@scmp.com HSBC stock to fall as profit disappoints Asian investors look set to sell HSBC stock when the market opens in Hong Kong today after Europe's biggest bank ... following the earnings report. The shares have fallen 0.29 per cent in Hong Kong this year and fell 0.53 per cent yesterday before the results announcement. Analysts said the lack of a growth driver ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1434297/hsbc-stock-set-fall-hong-kong-q4-profit-disappoints
  9. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Work stress blamed for JPMorgan banker's suicide in Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 01:46am by Ray Chan

    ... to police, the JPMorgan banker in Hong Kong who committed suicide, Dennis Li Junjie, 33, had recently told a colleague he was under work-related stress. Li was believed to be a junior-level employee. ... regulatory requirements for global investment banks have led to downsized business models as part of strategies to meet planned returns for investors. "About 10 per cent of the workforce in Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1431353/work-stress-blamed-jpmorgan-bankers-suicide-hong-kong
  10. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Standard Chartered looking to sell Hong Kong lender PrimeCredit

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 02:29pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters StanChart's HK consumer finance unit up for sale Standard Chartered is seeking buyers for Hong Kong consumer finance business PrimeCredit, according to people familiar ... they said. A spokeswoman for Standard Chartered said: "We don't comment on market speculation." PrimeCredit is a Hong Kong high-street lender specialising in high-interest loans ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1431076/standard-chartered-looking-sell-hong-kong-lender

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