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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Standard Bank writes off US$80m for Qingdao metal financing exposure

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 08:24am by Chim Sau Wai

    ... Chim Sau Wai South Africa’s Standard Bank has booked an US$80 million writedown from its exposure to a suspected aluminium financing fraud in China. Mainland authorities are investigating suspected fraud and detained a cargo of metals that included aluminium and copper at Qingdao port, the third busiest port in the country. Standard Bank- 20 per cent owned by Industrial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1574106/standard-bank-writes-us80-million-qingdao-metal-financing-exposure
  2. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Pressure builds within US Federal Reserve to signal new policy course

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 09:54am by Reuters

    ... to adjust policy course Pressure is building within the Federal Reserve for officials to move as early as next month to more clearly acknowledge improvements in the US economy and lay the groundwork ... an unpredictable market reaction, Fed chairman Janet Yellen will have to contend with a potentially uncooperative world economy that could upend US economic progress. During the Jackson Hole meetings, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1580504/pressure-builds-within-us-federal-reserve-signal-new-policy
  3. News - World - BANKING

    Bank of America to pay US$16 billion over flawed security mortgages

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 01:26am by GDN

    ... crisis that devastated our economy in 2008, it, Merrill Lynch and Countrywide sold billions of dollars of RMBS [residential mortgage-backed securities] backed by toxic loans whose quality ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1578802/bank-america-pay-us16-billion-over-flawed-security-mortgages
  4. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Agricultural Bank, BOC to raise up to US$29b worth of preference shares

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 09:41am by Toh Han Shih, DON WEINLAND

    ... shares. Several mainland banks have also issued tier-two capital bonds in recent weeks in what analysts said was an attempt to protect against growing risk in the mainland economy. Agricultural ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1574123/agricultural-bank-boc-raise-140b-yuan-preference-shares
  5. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Moody's warns Hong Kong banks over increased loans exposure to mainland

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 11:38pm by DON WEINLAND

    ... first issued its health warning on Hong Kong banks in June 2013. Since then the local economy has slowed and mainland loans have swollen while credit conditions have worsened. Hong Kong's ... and broadly benign credit market conditions. At the heart of the concern over rapid growth in exposure is mainland firms' ability to repay that debt as the economy there slows and the central ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1541301/moodys-warns-hong-kong-banks-over-increased-loans-exposure
  6. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Citigroup to pay US$7b in settlement on US subprime mortgage fiasco

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:36am by AP

    ... debt obligations (CDOs), plunged in value when the housing market collapsed in 2006 and 2007. Those losses triggered a financial crisis that pushed the US economy into the worst recession since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1554353/citigroup-pay-us7b-settlement-us-subprime-mortgage-fiasco
  7. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Fears of tough action by Beijing following allegation BOC launders money

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 11:34pm by Daniel Ren

    ... is determined to make the yuan an international currency, but rampant capital outflows could wreak havoc in the domestic economy and potentially spark social unrest. Reform-minded bankers and analysts ... and markets abroad, but flow into the domestic economy," Guo said. "It will take some time before detailed rules are set." An official with the China Banking Regulatory ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1552389/fears-tough-action-beijing-following-allegation-boc
  8. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Espirito Santo problems spook global markets

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 01:31am by REUTERS. BLOOMBERG

    ... of Spiro Sovereign Strategy in London. The euro snapped a three-day climb against the US dollar as the Espirito Santo scare raised concern the region's economy remains vulnerable to shocks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1551523/espirito-santo-problems-spook-global-markets
  9. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Foreign banks in Shanghai free-trade zone lack permits to transfer funds freely

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 11:58am by George Chen, Jeanny Yu

    ... sensitivity of the matter, told the South China Morning Post he believed the central bank- the People's Bank of China- might be delaying FTA approval to foreign banks on purpose because Beijing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1549490/lack-permit-stalls-ability-foreign-banks-ftz-branches
  10. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Move on loan-deposit ratio in China comes with risks

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:26am by DON WEINLAND

    ... ratio comes with risks Beijing might be gearing up to ditch a rigid stalwart of command economy banking: loan-deposit ratios. Regulators took their first swing at the rules last week when ... trillion) into the economy or to lower the overall loan-deposit ratio by 1.1 per cent. But more than anything, it is a signal for change in the market. "The important thing is that CBRC finally ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1548270/move-loan-deposit-ratio-china-comes-risks

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