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  1. Financing laws face overhaul

    Posted Mar 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... showed the mainland lacks an important means of financing that caters specifically to SMEs. Large banks often prefer to lend to state-owned companies because it poses less risk. Liu Kegu, ...

  2. E.U. woes threaten trade financing

    Posted Dec 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Denise Tsang and Lulu Chen A new danger has emerged to Hong Kong from the spiralling debt crisis in the European Union as financing for everything from infrastructure to factories dries up. Manufacturers, bankers and economists said the deepening crisis could stifle trade financing including letters of credit and syndications for infrastructure and aircraft and vessel ...

  3. National Bank of Pakistan's general manager in Hong Kong sees solid career prospects in Shariah finance

    Posted Aug 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Nick Walker Mumtaz Rafi, general manager of the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) in Hong Kong, offers a case study in successful Islamic banking. '[It] works very well for both customers and the banks that serve them,' he says. 'The global b ...

  4. BOC plans aggressive push in overseas financing

    Posted Feb 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... much-needed cash flow to quality overseas companies squeezed by the global credit crunch. 'The global economic slowdown and tightened credit market have pushed earnings from financing to a very good level,' BOC chairman Xiao Gang said yesterday, adding the bank was 'in a very good position to cash in on this situation' by expanding its financing operations overseas. Mr ...

  5. Drought amid plenty for rural financing

    Posted Oct 29th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Chan

    ... by non-government organisations across the country, money is hard to come by. The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, which runs four micro-finance projects, says a prohibition on taking deposits ... deeper. Rural financing is an old and complicated issue that dates back to the early political development of the country - the result of an ill-structured system that operated on the basis ...

  6. Mainland investment agency financing bond set for issue

    Posted Aug 16th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... Tom Miller in Beijing Agricultural Bank to buy 600b yuan worth for central bank The first batch of special bonds to finance the mainland's investment agency might be issued as early ... the Ministry of Finance on behalf of the central bank, which is banned from purchasing the coupons directly, the newspaper said, citing an unnamed bank source. 'The first 600 billion yuan ...

  7. Courses pave the way to the world of finance

    Posted May 01st 2004, 12:00am by Wendy Ng

    ... and finance. 'As our group chief executive, Mervyn Davies, has pointed out, you have to be continuously and consistently learning in order to be a world-class leader.' The institute was set ...

  8. Pace of loan growth may point to easing of policy

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... direct financing, even though they contribute more than 60 per cent of the country's annual economic growth. Analysts believe the government is working on helping SMEs get loans more easily. ...

  9. Mainland regulators set to rein in banks' lending

    Posted Jan 25th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai Mainland authorities are set to use administrative forces to curb bank loans by this month following a two-week lending spree since the beginning of the year, reflecting mounting pressure on Beijing to rein in rising consumer prices ...

  10. Bank initiative gives students a head start

    Posted Oct 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... experience, in-house rotations, coaching, and academic courses to learn the technicalities of banking and finance. What he hadn't expected was how soon he would be meeting customers and working ... year, has decided to focus on human resources, which the bank designates as one of four specialist functions, along with finance, corporate real estate services, and group internal audit. She ...




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