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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Former RBS China chief financial officer questioned by police

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... Amro from 2003 before assuming the same post at RBS after the British bank's acquisition of its Dutch rival in 2007. On the mainland, a lack of efficient oversight has made it easier ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Former RBS China official questioned by police A former chief financial officer with the Royal Bank of Scotland's China operations was recently ...

  2. Mainland magnet draws foreign investors

    Posted Mar 07th 2007, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... reports tell of billions of dollars poured into the mainland property market by global investors that include big players such as Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, ING and Deustche Bank's RREEF. ... Hong Kong-based director and head of real estate investment banking at Citigroup. 'Short-term volatility in the market would not deter investor sentiment because they have typically a five ...

  3. Banks face ratings test for foreign investments

    Posted Jun 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... Jamil Anderlini in Beijing and Maria Chan Beijing anxious to reduce risks as local lenders take funds abroad under QDII China's commercial banks will not be allowed to invest directly in offshore stocks, commodity derivatives or bonds that rate below BBB under the qualified domestic institutional investor (QDII) scheme. The China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) announced ...

  4. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    My life: Muhammad Yunus

    Posted Oct 07th 2012, 12:00am by CHARLEY

    ... I create a separate bank?" I got permission from the government, but it was hard for me because I was reluc-tant to operate under the existing bank-ing law. My position was that if we did ... it happened. Microfinance was an accidental thing. Then I tried to connect borrowers to the local bank. I offered myself as a guarantor. The money involved was so small that it didn't bother me- ...

  5. Local insurers seek exemption from US tax law

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), which will take effect from January, aims to prevent wealthy Americans from avoiding tax by requiring companies and banks to provide more detail ... of the Hong Kong Federation of Insurers' FACTA task force and chief executive of ING Hong Kong. Yong said the industry had written to US tax authorities demanding an exemption from the US tax law ...

  6. Magazines - Money - INVESTMENT: SCANDALS

    A brief history of scandal

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... a newspaper these days without reading of some new financial scandal and it is notable that the companies and individuals involved are hardly minor. Two leading banks with major Hong Kong operations, ... and the fertile atmosphere of booms before they bust. Revisiting history we find that even the earliest of the big scandals have echoes today. Take Dutch tulip mania, which finally crashed in 1637. ...

  7. Greek euro exit fears rattle stock markets

    Posted May 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... their credit ratings. Royal Bank of Scotland said in a research note that Greece's exit would open up a 'Pandora's box' that could send shockwaves through Europe's periphery. Last night, jittery investors pushed Spanish 10-year bond yields above 6.2 per cent yesterday for the first time in more than five months, while German, Finnish and Dutch yields reached record ...

  8. Property - International - AUSTRALIA

    Little sign of housing market bubble in Australia, says Reserve Bank chief

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... begun to tick up again thanks to lower interest rates and a sound banking system still able and willing to lend. Yet mortgage arrears are negligible, household debt has stabilised, savings are up sharply and unemployment is low, suggesting the housing market represents a modest threat to the economy. The head of the country's central bank certainly wonders what all the fuss ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The limits of central banking

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by Andrew Sheng

    ... Andrew Sheng Andrew Sheng says an overreaching monetary policy only delays the inevitable and dents banks' credibility While politicians fiddle, central bankers seem only to be adding fizz to bubbles Central banking used to be an august profession- highly respected, almost revered, mainly because central bankers looked after everybody's money. But now that Wall Street ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW JAKE VAN DER KAMP

    Jake's View: China banks off on flight of fancy saying NPL ratios are less than 1pc

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake Van Der Kamp China banks' fanciful NPL ratioechoes absurdities of '97 crisis The average NPL ratio, or the percentage of bad loans to total outstanding loans, was unchanged from the first quarter ended March at 0.9 per cent. SCMP, August 16 An average non-performing loan ratio of less than 1 per cent for mainland banks? Hah! Let the record show that he said, ...




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