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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - STRATEGY

    HSBC retail revamp key to end drag of redress on profits

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:38am by NICK EDWARDS

    ... to manage conduct risk alongside credit risk, he said. But while the consensus view on HSBC stock of 22 analysts tracked by Reuters has improved over the past three months, they still rate it barely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1466623/hsbc-retail-revamp-key-end-drag-redress-profits
  2. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    HSBC targets higher lending margins

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 05:59am by KANIS LI

    ... the double-digit growth rate, according to Anita Fung Yuen-mei, chief executive of HSBC's Hong Kong office. Banks with the bulk of their funds as customer deposits suffered in the ultra-low interest rate environment as excess liquidity drove them to offer cheap credit to compete with rivals for business volume, which in turn pushed down net interest margins, a gauge of lending ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1444816/hsbc-targets-higher-lending-margins
  3. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKS

    HSBC’s shares drop after it misses earnings forecasts

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 11:29am by KANIS LI

    ... target for HSBC to HK$90 from HK$93 but reiterated its “overweight” rating, citing the bank’s strong position in Asia. UBS also cut its price target, to HK$85.50 from HK$91.50, and maintained its “neutral” rating. It said the total dividend payout for last year, 49 US cents per share, was lower than the expected 51 US cents. Barclays said it expected economic growth in China to continue ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1434761/hsbcs-shares-drop-after-it-misses-earnings-forecasts
  4. Business - Banking & Finance - EARNINGS

    World economic recovery key to HSBC growth

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 01:24am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com Analysts say the banking giant's prospects depend on how developed countries fare and the timing of interest rate increases in the US World recovery key to HSBC growth HSBC's revenue and profit prospects are likely to rest on the pace of economic recovery in developed countries and the timing of interest rate increases by the United States ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1434363/world-economic-recovery-key-hsbc-growth
  5. News - Hong Kong - SINO-BRITISH NEGOTIATIONS

    Deng Xiaoping urged London to persuade HSBC to stay in Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 03:14am by Gary Cheung

    ... opposed the idea. The governor cited reasons such as low rates of registration and turnout for the referendum.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1399349/deng-xiaoping-urged-london-persuade-hsbc-stay-hong-kong
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Mortgage rate hikes add note of caution to markets

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Rate hikes add note of caution The decision by HSBC and Standard Chartered to raise mortgage lending rates by 0.25 percentage points should not come as a surprise. Other ... loan rates to between 2.85 and 3.15 per cent, from between 2.6 and 2.9 per cent, while Standard Chartered has adjusted its best lending rates to between 3.1 and 3.5 per cent. The two banks have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1190985/mortgage-rate-hikes-add-note-caution-markets
  7. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Small banks may gain from rate wait

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:00am by KANIS LI

    ... The latest increase in mortgage rates in more than a year may offer some small banks a rare opportunity to grab a greater market share if they continue to hold their rates for some time. Hang Seng Bank yesterday raised the rate for new applicants by 0.25 percentage point, taking the cue from HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank, which did the same the day before. Hang Seng's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1190942/small-banks-may-gain-rate-wait
  8. Business - Banking & Finance - PROPERTY

    Hong Kong's new homebuyers hit by rise in interest rates

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 09:49pm by KANIS LI

    ... Kanis Li kanis.li@scmp.com HSBC and Standard Chartered raise mortgage rates by quarter point, prompting some owners to slash asking prices by up to 10pc New home buyers face higher mortgage costs after HSBC and Standard Chartered raised mortgage lending rates by 25 basis points yesterday. Centaline Property Agency said last night that some owners had immediately slashed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1190056/hsbc-standard-chartered-raise-mortgage-rates
  9. Business - Property - PROPERTY

    Further mortgage rate rise 'could cut home prices by 20pc in two years'

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:00am by Paggie Leung, Yvonne Liu, Sandy Li

    ... in two years following the increase in mortgage lending rates, an investment bank predicts, but some developers and bankers believe the impact will be small. Deutsche Bank, which forecast mortgage rates to rise a further 0.75 of a percentage point, said prices could drop by 20 per cent in the coming years. Its prediction came on a day that saw Hang Seng Bank follow HSBC and Standard ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1191006/further-mortgage-rate-rise-could-cut-home-prices-20pc-two-years
  10. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Property firms take hit from rate rise

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:00am by Ray Chan, Jeanny Yu

    ... Investors dump shares of developers in favour of financials after three major banks raise mortgage rates by 25 basis points Shares of Hong Kong developers fell yesterday after three major banks raised mortgage rates by 25 basis points amid mounting risk in the property market. In response to the first rate rise in 18 months, Sun Hung Kai Properties, the world's largest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1191060/property-firms-take-hit-rate-rise

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