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  1. Gemdale taps UBS for cash with venture on mainland

    Posted Feb 01st 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... tightened lending last year. The Shanghai-listed developer yesterday said it had signed an agreement with the Swiss bank to form a real estate firm that would be registered overseas. The 50-50 ... projects with Gemdale. Mainland banks last year tightened property-related loans to curb an overheating property market. Market analysts expect banks will continue to face stricter controls from ...

  2. Business - Comment - WHITE COLLAR

    Banks take lead in fulfilling Qianhai's Manhattan dream

    Posted Feb 05th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com But the loan plan is seen as a baby step and HK players unlikely to get much out of the project Banks take lead in fulfilling Qianhai's Manhattan dream After many years of talk, the long-awaited Qianhai special zone finally kicked off last week. As part of the project, 15 banks in Hong Kong will be allowed to offer a combined two billion yuan ...

  3. News - China - BANKING

    Hong Kong banks may extend yuan loans to firms in Shenzhen's Qianhai zone

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Yuan loans from HK for firms in Qianhai Firms in Shenzhen's Qianhai development zone will be allowed to borrow directly from Hong Kong banks in yuan, the People's Bank of China branch in the mainland city said yesterday. The announcement, following months of planning and speculation, was taken as evidence of a fresh effort by authorities to energise ...

  4. News - China

    Qianhai economic zone chief says it won't compete with Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 28th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... reducing inflationary pressure on the mainland's financial system which is fuelled by capital controls, requiring the central bank to print bonds to absorb hundreds of billions of dollars ... will be built over the next few years in Qianhai, which also means a strong demand for bank loans. Cross-border yuan lending is a key part of the zone's ambition to become possibly the first ...

  5. HK banks may soon lend in Shenzhen

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen and May Chan Mainland bank stocks rose about 2 per cent in Hong Kong yesterday on reports that Shenzhen was pushing for a pilot project to allow city lenders to lend yuan directly to border city firms- and vice versa. This comes just days after the city of Wenzhou was cleared to launch a financial reform pilot programme. Mainland banks were the top three market ...

  6. Focus on Qianhai for yuan business

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Some of the largest banks and financial firms in Hong Kong and Japan, signed a non-binding agreement of interest to invest in Shenzhen's Qianhai development zone, which Beijing wants to use as a test ground for freer yuan use and possible capital account convertibility. HSBC and its subsidiary Hang Seng Bank, Bank of East Asia and Sun Hung Kai ...

  7. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Qianhai- a small zone with a big role

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... systems. But the central government has stalled or rejected several experimental proposals, such as establishing new banks focusing on online banking, a commodities futures exchange, a reinsurance ...

  8. Mid-sized mainland banks could have difficulty raising funds in HK

    Posted May 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen Mid-sized mainland-listed banks are poised to come to Hong Kong with capital-raising issues in the next few months, but local investors may have little stomach for buying shares at a premium to the price of their home-market shares, experts warn. Shanghai-listed China Everbright Bank received approval from the China Banking Regulatory Commission this week to launch a public ...

  9. Shenzhen and Beijing lead way as sales pick up

    Posted May 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... previous weeks. Meanwhile, tier-two and-three cities saw average growth of 34 per cent, with only Fuzhou posting a decline, said CCB International, a unit of China Construction Bank. Dalian ... upgrades, it said. Encouraged by the supportive tone set by the People's Bank of China earlier in February, most banks on the mainland are still offering mortgages to first-home buyers ...

  10. Mainland real estate observers divided over prospects amid credit squeeze

    Posted Dec 29th 2007, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Mr Ngai said. Steve Chow, a credit analyst at ING Wholesale Banking, said many people in the mainland wanted to buy their own home but were adopting a wait and see attitude because ... of austerity measures to that of 2004, when the central bank also tightened credit lending. However, at that time property prices continued to rise. Mr Tse said that was largely because interest rates ...




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