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  1. Business - Banking & Finance

    Easing in liquidity rules raises banks' hope

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... of liquidity rules due to come into effect on banks raises hopes among some analysts of a recovery of lending in the euro zone. The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision announced over the weekend ... quickly into a strong credit impulse in the euro zone given the weak economy and continued uncertainty about sovereign finances, but that it was nevertheless a step in the right direction. ...

  2. Business - Economy - FINANCE

    Bank of Cyprus chairman quits post

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... to oversee the downsizing of the island's largest lender as a condition of a euro zone bailout, reports said. This comes as thousands of students and hundreds of bank workers protested ... in the capital Nicosia against the bailout deal while security guards were stationed outside bank branches for the first time during the crisis. Additional reporting by Reuters ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance

    Greek banks to be recapitalised separately: central bank

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 11:21am by AFP

    ... debt, is a condition for the continued release of EU-IMF rescue loans for Greece’s crisis-hit economy. A sum of 50 billion euros (HK$504.2 billion) out of the total EU-IMF bailout fund of 240 ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - EURO-ZONE BANKING

    ECB mulls tougher bank loan rules

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... countries of the euro region can accept as collateral last February in an attempt to reduce stress during the height of the debt crisis. Increased disclosure demands were being considered because ...

  5. Europe must have its banking house in order

    Posted Sep 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... capital standards for banks, and effective enforcement of them by regulators, very important. The new banking rules are a compromise, as evidenced by euro-zone resistance to US and British pressure for earlier implementation. If Asia is now the engine of global growth, Europe weighs on it. Having bailed out the banking system and even sovereign states, euro-zone financial authorities ...

  6. Puzzling times

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... volume for 50 major private housing estates reached a 19-week low. The reasons why fewer people are entering the market are well documented, particularly because of the euro-zone debt crisis ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Malaysian PM was ahead of his time

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... isn't this the euro we are talking about, the free currency of the euro zone? Iceland, another tiny country, has also imposed capital controls since 2008. It is not part of the euro zone ... minister of Malaysia was called an idiot, an ignoramus and a pariah for introducing capital controls during the Asian financial crisis. Now look what's happening in Europe, especially ...

  8. Bank losses show need for reform

    Posted Sep 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... had eliminated such risks from their investment operations. The scandal came as European leaders, banks and markets grapple with the uncertainty created by the euro zone sovereign debt crisis ... management, and remind investors, particularly in the euro zone, that shocks to the system may still lie hidden in banks' balance sheets. Investment banking is not without risks. It is worrying ...

  9. News - World - BANKING

    Ex-head of Spain's Caja Madrid accused over Florida bank takeover

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... as part of a major overhaul of Spain's financial sector. Bankia was nationalised last year, prompting Spain to turn to its euro-zone partners for tens of billions of euros of emergency aid ... mismanagement in the financial crisis. Miguel Blesa, 65, who has links to senior members of Spain's governing Popular Party, was held overnight in a Madrid jail and came out on Friday after putting ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Who will rescue Cypriot banks- the EU or Russia?

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... no choice but to cough up new rescue funds to help those well-connected Russian depositors. Cyprus is such a small part of the euro-zone economy that the Europeans may conclude the risk of contagion ... which has been widely condemned, actually makes a lot of sense. Its estimated €10 billion (HK$100 billion) is small change compared with other recent banking bailouts in the euro zone ...




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