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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Alibaba teams up with mainland banks to offer loans to SMEs

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 01:33am by Sophie Yu

    ... launched in the second half of this year. The loan size a company will receive will be related to the size of its business on Alibaba.com The lowest interest rate for the loan is 8 per cent, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1557338/alibaba-teams-mainland-banks-offer-loans-smes
  2. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    CBRC orders banks to create firewall around wealth management services

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:09am by Reuters, Ray Chan

    ... the benchmark interest rate of 3 per cent for one-year deposits, the CBRC said. Beijing has been pushing to strengthen regulation of the wealth management sector as it looks to diversify funding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1553601/cbrc-orders-banks-create-firewall-around-wealth-management
  3. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Move on loan-deposit ratio in China comes with risks

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

    ... Without major progress on how the state spends its money, an end to the ratios could be the start of a new wave of low-quality, high-risk investment. "The current benchmark rate is not going to restrain loans to [state-owned firms] even if the return is low," said Wang Qinwei, an economist at research firm Capital Economics, in London. The PBOC unofficially uses the interest rate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1548270/move-loan-deposit-ratio-china-comes-risks
  4. 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

    ... Don Weinland don.weinland@scmp.com Increased exposure to mainland borrowers poses risks to banks, says ratings agency, amid concerns over companies' ability to repay loans Moody's casts new cloud over city's lenders Ratings agency Moody's restated its negative outlook on the city's banking system yesterday in a new report highlighting the risks ...

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

    Standard Chartered braced for more gloom

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 01:09am by DON WEINLAND

    ... last year's. During the past five years, the British bank has dug deep into financial markets business such as rates and foreign exchange, which have been showing structural and cyclical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1542080/standard-chartered-braced-more-gloom
  6. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Hong Kong banks vie for edge in yuan deposits with high rates

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 11:14am by KANIS LI

    ... Kanis Li kanis.li@scmp.com Against falls in the currency, lenders in HK are offering rates as high as 3.8 per cent for one month per year amid signs demand is holding up Banks vie for edge in yuan deposits with high rates Hong Kong banks are stepping up efforts in the battle for yuan deposits with high interest rate promotions in the currency, which has fallen the most among Asian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1470983/hong-kong-banks-compete-offer-better-terms-yuan-depositors
  7. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    International Monetary Fund warns Hong Kong over mainland exposure

    Posted May 24th 2014, 01:52am by Jeanny Yu

    ... if the default rate in the mainland banking system's interbank obligations hit 80 per cent, the losses because of Hong Kong banks' exposure to the mainland interbank market would wipe out all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1519196/international-monetary-fund-warns-hong-kong-over-mainland
  8. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Chinese banks boost capital through hybrid securities

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 01:19am by Reuters

    ... of the returns that investors will demand on hybrid capital securities. China Citic Bank International sold capital securities in the offshore market last month at an interest rate about 1 percentage point above that available on the bank's subordinate bonds. Benchmark five-year subordinate debt from the mainland's top-rated banks trades at a yield of 5.25 per cent, suggesting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1517403/chinese-banks-boost-capital-through-hybrid-securities
  9. Business - China Business - BANKING

    Shanghai free-trade zone approved to pioneer interest rate reform

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 04:51pm by REN WEI

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com City's free-trade zone gets approval to liberalise interest rates on foreign currency deposits, but authorities emphasise need for caution Shanghai to pioneer rate reform Reform of the mainland's interest rate mechanism will be spearheaded in Shanghai's free-trade zone (FTZ) after it received approval to scrap a cap ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1435645/shanghai-free-trade-zone-approved-pioneer-interest-rate-reform
  10. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Time for PBOC to switch to policy rate system, Yam says

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 05:38pm by KANIS LI

    ... Kanis Li kanis.li@scmp.com Yam says the existing reserve ratio mechanism is not efficient enough in managing money supply PBOC urged to use policy rate system Beijing should adopt a Western-style interest rate policy mechanism to make capital allocation in the banking system more efficient, said Joseph Yam Chi-kwong, the former chief of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. Yam, who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1429652/former-hkma-chief-urges-beijing-adopt-us-style-policy-rate

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