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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - EARNINGS

    HSBC and StanChart pin growth hopes on rate rises

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 03:56am by DON WEINLAND

    ... Don Weinland don.weinland@scmp.com HSBC and StanChart pin growth hopes on rate rises Sit tight, investors. That seems to be the message from Standard Chartered and HSBC Holdings after ... rates in the United States and Britain. The banks' cyclical rate distress has not been over-exaggerated and an uptick, even a small, gradual one, would greatly improve operating conditions. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1570896/hsbc-and-stanchart-pin-growth-hopes-rate-rises
  2. Business - Banking & Finance - EARNINGS

    HSBC shares rally even as compliance costs bite

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 10:45pm by DON WEINLAND

    ... effects of rising costs, low rates HSBC profits are being squeezed by the twin pressures of rising regulatory compliance costs and low global interest rates that make profit growth increasingly ... analyst at Sanford C Bernstein in London. HSBC remains highly sensitive to interest rates, so even small increases in rates in the United States or Britain, which are likely in the coming months, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1566538/dual-pressures-rising-costs-and-falling-profits-behind
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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