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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Preferred bidders named for Woori Finance units

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 04:17am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Seoul Preferred bidders named for Woori Finance units South Korea named BS Financial Group and JB Financial Group preferred bidders for two regional banks as the government sells units of Woori Finance, the country's largest financial group by assets. BS Financial was picked for a 57 per cent stake in Kyongnam Bank, while JB Financial was chosen for a holding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1394353/preferred-bidders-named-woori-finance-units
  2. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Hong Kong's Islamic finance goal boosted by Basel III rules

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 04:28am by Enoch Yiu

    ... finance goal boosted by Basel III rules Tougher international banking requirements should help the Hong Kong government achieve its goal of turning the city into an Islamic finance centre ... they say, would mark a major difference from 2007, when the government tried but failed to make Hong Kong a centre of Islamic finance. "The Hong Kong government's plan to issue sukuks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1381481/hong-kongs-islamic-finance-goal-boosted-basel-iii
  3. Business - Banking & Finance

    Finance boss of RBS steps down

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 03:29am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New York Finance boss of RBS steps down Royal Bank of Scotland, Britain's biggest government-owned lender, yesterday said chief financial officer Nathan Bostock will step down, six months after chief executive Stephen Hester announced his own resignation. Bostock, 53, will return to Banco Santander's British unit as deputy chief executive and chief risk ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1378559/finance-boss-rbs-steps-down
  4. Business - Banking & Finance - GOVERNANCE

    Bankers' finances to be put under the microscope

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 11:32am by JANE CAI

    ... Bankers' finances to be put under the microscope The financial status of bankers’ families and the interests of their relatives will come under scrutiny when banks nominate top executives from ... sector will have more diversified shareholders as private companies are encouraged to set up banks and invest in other financial institutions,” Zhao Xijun, a finance professor at Renmin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1376700/bankers-finances-be-put-under-microscope
  5. Business - Banking & Finance - JAKE'S VIEW

    Swift too quick to hail yuan as a major currency in trade finance

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 06:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... to conclusion on yuan's usage The yuan has surpassed the euro to become the second most commonly used currency in global trade finance, after the US dollar. Yuan usage in trade finance grew to 8.66 ... if we have done cheering, let's look a little more closely at this remarkable statistic. Swift has used a narrow definition. It has measured only the portion of global trade financed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1373177/swift-too-quick-hail-yuan-major-currency-trade-finance
  6. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong must attract Islamic finance to remain a global market

    Posted Dec 07th 2013, 04:43am

    ... The fundamental premise is that money not be allowed to grow by time alone, i.e., by interest. The lender must accept some risk in the venture being financed. It also makes foreclosure on "pledged" assets somewhat difficult, and is in general more lenient towards the borrower than conventional debt. Islamic financing tries to, or is at least designed to, link social benefits ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1374552/hong-kong-must-attract-islamic-finance-remain-global-market
  7. Business - Banking & Finance - WHITE COLLAR

    Why Hong Kong still a long way from being an Islamic finance hub

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 05:45am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu A new law would allow the city to issue sukuk but few institutions appear keen to follow suit Long way to go for HK to become an Islamic finance hub The government has started its latest effort to transform the city into an Islamic finance hub with a proposed new law next year allowing it to issue Islamic sovereign bonds here. This is a grand plan but maybe a little ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1371432/why-hong-kong-still-long-way-being-islamic-finance-hub
  8. Business - Banking & Finance

    Yuan overtakes euro to become second-most used finance currency

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 05:27am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com Yuan takes No 2 spot in trade finance The yuan has surpassed the euro to become the second-most commonly used currency in global trade finance, after the US dollar. Yuan usage in trade finance grew to 8.66 per cent in October from 1.89 per cent in January last year, according to the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (Swift). ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1372353/yuan-overtakes-euro-become-second-most-used-finance
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Former finance chief Antony Leung laughs off talk of chief executive run

    Posted Dec 01st 2013, 06:14am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Antony Leung laughs off rumours of a return to the political spotlight a decade after he had to quit as financial chief amid 'Lexusgate' scandal 'Chief executive? Me? … how imaginative' Former financial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1369879/former-finance-chief-antony-leung-laughs-talk-chief-executive-run
  10. News - World

    Thai protesters burst into Foreign Ministry compound after taking over Finance Ministry

    Posted Nov 25th 2013, 08:13pm by AP

    ... BANGKOK (AP) — Thai protesters burst into Foreign Ministry compound after taking over Finance Ministry. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1365539/thai-protesters-burst-foreign-ministry-compound-after-taking-over-finance

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