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  1. Here's one prediction you can bank on

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... says Tim Condon, chief economist for Asia at the Dutch bank ING. Many currency traders and investors assume the obvious alternative would be to peg the Hong Kong dollar to the yuan. ... in line with US rates. Unlike central banks elsewhere, the HKMA has no freedom to stimulate the local economy in a downturn by cutting interest rates. Nor can it raise rates to rein in rising ...

  2. Lai See

    Posted Apr 25th 2007, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... Ben Kwok Dutch fly orange flag as Barclays acquires bank Let bygones be bygones. The Dutch in town had something to lament this week as the country's largest bank, ABN Amro, looked ... are not letting the loss of the bank's identity- its roots go back 183 years- spoil their celebrations of Holland-Hong Kong week, marking the 150-year presence of the Dutch community in Hong Kong. ...

  3. MPF losses at record 12.2pc, with individuals taking HK$12,636 hit

    Posted Nov 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... since 1974. The worst three performers were ING's MPF Master Trust Basic Hong Kong Equity (down 32.54 per cent), ING's MPF Master Trust Comprehensive Hong Kong Equity (32.44 per cent) and ING's MPF Master Trust Comprehensive Asian Equity (29.91 per cent). Lau Ka-shi, managing director and chief executive at Bank Consortium Trust, said losses this year would mostly hit double ...

  4. Pitch-perfect day draws crowd for charity soccer

    Posted Dec 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Other corporate teams included Colliers, Daiwa, UBS, Clifford Chance, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, HK Strollers, ING, Allen & Overy, Avery Dennison, Deutsche Bank, Linklaters, Swire, White ... Tai Po Industrial Estate, New Territories, Hong Kong Donations of HK$100 or more are tax-deductible. If you would like a tax receipt, please send the completed donation form and original bank ...

  5. In Brief

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

    ... Park-and-ride scheme urged for visitors from mainland, Macau Lawmakers yesterday urged the government to introduce a mandatory park-and-ride scheme for Macau and mainland drivers when limits on using the Western Corridor to go to and from Hong Kong are re ...

  6. HKMA move on currency unlikely

    Posted Oct 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... analysts say. 'Any move to widen the trading band could only trigger endless speculation on the Hong Kong dollar,' said Daniel Chan Po-ming, a senior investment strategist at DBS Bank ... of HK$1.55 billion by the HKMA into the banking system last week. Some analysts say that is because investors are increasingly buying stocks, speculating the strong Hong Kong dollar will force ...

  7. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    Pegging Hong Kong dollar against yuan 'could take years'

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by KANIS LI

    ... strengthen relatively. Discussing how to optimise the peg, Greenwood said the government had rolled out "macroprudential" tools, such as getting banks to reduce the growth of lending, which ... with those macro measures in place, he said. Raymond Yeung Yue-ting, a senior economist at ANZ Banking, said when the yuan became a currency that inspired wide confidence, as well as a global reserve ...

  8. Banks struggling to attract deposits

    Posted May 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com Hong Kong banks could come under pressure as deposit costs have been rising. A banker said this could hit their net interest margin (NIM), a measure of the difference between banks' interest income and the amount of interest paid to lenders, relative to their assets. Bank of China (Hong Kong) chief executive He Guangbei said yesterday ...

  9. HKMA steps in as rate gap drives greenback demand

    Posted Mar 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Authority to step in and buy its own currency three times in less than 24 hours. The purchase of a total $1.31 billion would reduce the liquidity in the banking system- as measured by the aggregate ... said Tim Condon, the head of financial markets research at ING Financial Markets. The outflow of Hong Kong dollars was slightly less this week than the previous week, partially reflecting ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong not gaining from peg

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... yearly assessed rate and increasing interest rates for those borrowing from banks, excluding first-time home buyers, also helps to narrow the wealth gap, without harming our competitiveness. ...




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