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  1. Hutchison credit rating may face downgrade on bond issuance plan

    Posted Oct 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Hutchison Whampoa's credit rating is under review for possible downgrade by Moody's Investors Service, which cited a plan by a Hutchison subsidiary to issue guaranteed ... effect on shareholders' equity. Moody's senior credit officer, Elizabeth Allen, yesterday said the agency expected to confirm Hutchison Whampoa's A3 ratings with a negative outlook ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/728224/hutchison-credit-rating-may-face-downgrade-bond-issuance-plan
  2. CTI, i-Cable shares rise over free-to-air plans

    Posted Jan 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... an impact on CTI's Ba3 senior unsecured bond and corporate family ratings. It said the estimated maximum cost of the investment of HK$210 million was still a small proportion of its cash-flow ... Moody's expects CTI to exercise financial prudence with such opportunities. But any further aggressive debt-funded investments in this area may pressure its ratings,' said Moody's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/702834/cti-i-cable-shares-rise-over-free-air-plans
  3. Macau plays fall on grim outlook

    Posted Jan 20th 2009, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... yesterday downgraded the corporate family rating and senior unsecured debt rating of Galaxy Casinos to B3 from B1, with a negative outlook. Galaxy Casinos is a subsidiary of Galaxy Entertainment. Both B1 and B3 ratings are below investment grade. 'The downgrade reflects Moody's expectation that Galaxy's credit profile will remain weak in the near to medium term due ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/667575/macau-plays-fall-grim-outlook
  4. Air cargo volumes climb but rates still grounded

    Posted Jul 06th 2009, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... rates has some industry watchers asking whether there has been a fundamental change in the industry. The main fear is that lucrative long-term contracts are being replaced by less profitable ... under great pressure. Airlines are blaming the failure of rates to bounce back on changes in the length of contracts. Only a few airlines have been able to lock in long-term contracts this year, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/685989/air-cargo-volumes-climb-rates-still-grounded
  5. CLP plans invite close credit scrutiny

    Posted Mar 05th 2005, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Major agencies threaten to lower the power utility's rating if it proceeds with a substantial investment package in Australia Electricity supplier CLP Holdings' imminent business transformation in Australia has triggered scrutiny for a possible downgrade of its credit ratings. Worrying about CLP's decision to pursue higher risk energy and retail ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/491372/clp-plans-invite-close-credit-scrutiny
  6. HK banks refuse to join rate-cut spree

    Posted Dec 18th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Maria Chan and Enoch Yiu Critics say lenders should act to help economy Hong Kong lenders yesterday left their prime lending rates unchanged, ignoring another steep cut in rates for the US dollar, to which the local currency is pegged. The move was widely criticised by analysts, who said the banks should have reduced interest rates to help Hong Kong's economy and ease ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/664220/hk-banks-refuse-join-rate-cut-spree
  7. HSBC cuts loan rate, others follow; political pressure cited

    Posted Nov 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Natalie Chiu and Maria Chan HSBC, Hong Kong's largest lender, will lower its prime lending rate by a quarter percentage point, to 5 per cent, on Monday - a move that will lower rates on existing mortgages and some business loans. The rate cut was followed by other leading banks. Bank of China (Hong Kong) and Hang Seng Bank reduced their prime rate by 25 basis points to 5 per cent. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/659398/hsbc-cuts-loan-rate-others-follow-political-pressure-cited
  8. Lenders cut mortgage rates for select clients

    Posted Sep 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan Hong Kong lenders will continue to offer select customers lower mortgage rates but are unlikely to cut home-loan rates across the board, say analysts. 'Banks still face the challenge of having to raise mortgage rates if interbank funding costs creep higher,' said Peter Wong Tung-shun, an executive director of Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corp, the Asia-Pacific ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/651027/lenders-cut-mortgage-rates-select-clients
  9. HSBC raises rates for new homebuyers

    Posted Sep 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Natalie Chiu and Maria Chan HSBC, the largest mortgage lender in Hong Kong, will raise its interest rate for new homebuyers to offset higher funding costs stemming from the recent global financial turmoil. The lender, which had a 19.6 per cent market share as of last month, will lift its mortgage interest rates by 50 basis points. Interest rates on new home loans of HK$1.5 million ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/654194/hsbc-raises-rates-new-homebuyers
  10. Melco Crown slips into the red on lower win rate

    Posted Aug 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to a lower win rate at the tables and increased competition in the world's largest gaming market. Melco is a Nasdaq-listed joint venture between Lawrence Ho Yau-lung's Melco International ... significantly from the 3.1 per cent win rate during the first quarter. As a result, gross gaming revenue from high rollers (before tax, junket commissions and discounts) fell about 17 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/649139/melco-crown-slips-red-lower-win-rate

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