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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    World Bank urges Beijing to license collateral management firms

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 04:54am by CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... Chim Sau-wai sauwai.chim@scmp.com License collateral firms, World Bank urges Beijing The Ministry of Commerce should set up regulations and a licensing system for collateral management companies in wake of the Qingdao metals and other major financing frauds. In making the call, Lai Jinchang, the World Bank's principal operations officer for East Asia and Pacific finance ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - BONDS

    Central banks cut US Treasuries holdings

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 05:01am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York Central banks cut US Treasuries holdings Foreign central banks have slashed their holdings of US Treasuries at the Federal Reserve to their lowest level since May, Fed ... dollar, which hit a four-plus-year peak earlier this month. "Some central banks might be selling dollar to arrest its rise against their currencies. While export-oriented countries typically ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Sydney expected to get yuan clearing bank soon

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:41am by Jeanny Yu

    ... trading partners Australia and Singapore. Sydney was on track to become the next offshore city to obtain a yuan clearing bank- as early as December- Elmer Funke Kupper, the chief executive of Australian's securities exchange, told the South China Morning Post. The central banks of the two countries were engaged in talks on ways to boost yuan liquidity in Australia, Funke Kupper said, adding ...

  4. News - World - ESPIONAGE

    British war hero ‘Jack King’ revealed as bank clerk Eric Arthur Roberts

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 10:13pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in London Bank clerk who fooled wartime traitors Hans Kohout had a plan, according to secret documents released yesterday. At the height of the second world war, ... with the National Archives, whose documents revealed that King was actually Eric Arthur Roberts, a bank clerk without special training. Twigge said King's work helped to defuse a potential "fifth ...

  5. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Hong Kong in lukewarm response to European Central Bank rate cut

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:37am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... Benjamin Robertson benjamin.robertson@scmp.com ECB's rate cut draws lukewarm response Hong Kong investors reacted nonchalantly yesterday to the European Central Bank's decision ... a floor under expectations for the euro-zone economy. It's not going to be the trigger for a dramatic turnaround," said Tim Condon, Asian chief economist at ING Financial Markets. ...

  6. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Volatility crimps banks’ risk-taking, spikes expose cracks in markets

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 12:01pm by Reuters

    ... in the system A dramatic upswing in volatility is putting post-crisis financial markets to the test, as curbs on banks' ability to take risks and an increase in technology-driven trading expose potential new cracks in the system. While investors and traders say markets have become safer since the 2008 financial crisis- there is less leverage in the system and banks are better able ...

  7. Business - Economy - BANKING

    HSBC in Nathan Road now the only bank branch closed in Mong Kok

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 11:47am by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com All but one of the bank branches that were affected by the pro-democracy protests in Mong Kok have resumed operation, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority said ... totalled 36 branches, offices or ATMs of 20 banks. ...

  8. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    South Africa enlists Bank of China to help pull in Chinese investment

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 05:08am by Toh Han Shih

    ... enlists BOC to help draw investment South Africa's Department of Trade and Industry will sign a memorandum of understanding with the Bank of China during the state visit of South African President Jacob Zuma to Beijing next month in a bid to attract more Chinese investments into South Africa's troubled economy. Under the memorandum, the Chinese state-owned bank will recruit ...

  9. Business - Money - CURRENCIES

    Pound rallies, underscoring Britain's economic recovery

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 06:10am by Bloomberg

    ... performers in the year ahead versus the greenback. The pound has already rallied against 30 of its 31 most-traded peers the past month, underscore ing the strength of Britain's economy. "I ... this year and next, compared with 3.9 per cent for the G10, based on economist forecasts. The growth outlook may help persuade Bank of England policy makers that it is time to begin raising interest ...

  10. Business - Economy

    World Bank says China needs to speed up reforms

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:28am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Official says the country cannot rely just on monetary and fiscal policy for growth Speed up reforms,World Bank tells Beijing China needs to accelerate reforms and not rely solely on monetary and fiscal policy to drive growth, a top World Bank official said yesterday. "I would recommend not really relying more on their macro policy, specifically ...




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