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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    HSBC pays US$550m to settle US claims over mortgage-backed securities

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:35am by AP

    ... government agreement over actions related to the financial crisis that struck in 2008. The meltdown, triggered by vast sales of high-risk mortgage-backed securities, plunged the US economy ... at the height of the financial crisis in September 2008 when they were on the verge of collapse. The companies received taxpayer aid totalling US$187 billion. They have since become profitable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1591986/hsbc-pays-us550m-settle-us-claims-over-mortgage-backed
  2. News - Hong Kong - FINANCE

    SFC launches legal action against Citic to demand compensation for investors

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 11:17pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... a false or misleading statement about its financial position. The circular concerned a transaction of its subsidiary Dah Chong Hong Holdings but contained a statement saying "the directors are not aware of any adverse material change in the financial or trading position of the Group since 31 December 2007." The company issued another announcement on October 20, 2008, saying it had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1590457/sfc-launches-legal-action-against-citic-demand-compensation-investors
  3. Business - Companies - FINANCE

    Under-fire Citic seeks legal advice on SFC's HK$1.9 billion lawsuit

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:28am by Enoch Yiu

    ... a subsidiary, was false or misleading when it said "the directors are not aware of any adverse material change in the financial or trading position of the group since 31 December 2007." Six ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1591313/under-fire-citic-takes-legal-advice-sfc-writ-analyst-call-action
  4. Business - China Business - FINANCE

    Alibaba seeks to raise more than US$24 billion in record IPO

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 03:13pm by CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... The company last month said it was selling its small-business lending arm to the parent company of Alipay, Small and Micro Financial Services. The move was seen as a bid to reduce exposure to loan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1586594/alibaba-seeks-raise-us243b-ipo-record
  5. Lifestyle - Books - FINANCE

    Book review: Saving the Market from Capitalism, by Massimo Amato and Luca Fantacci

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by David Wilson

    ... inflationary pressure. Worse, contrary to popular assumption, China was rocked by the global financial crisis, they say, citing evidence of a slowdown across the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, ... such as Greece, politicians should get practical and radical: rein in the market that has come to lord them all- the financial market. Local currencies should be created and used to foster neighbourhood ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1574187/book-review-saving-market-capitalism-massimo-amato-and-luca-fantacci
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - FINANCE

    US Fed's Stanley Fischer wants new approach to global growth

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 04:25am by Reuters

    ... on track Why is the world economy still so weak and can anything more be done to accelerate growth? Six years after the near-collapse of the global financial system and more than five years ... that policy can do to stimulate growth or employment, a view shared by many financiers and politicians. Fischer is not among these sceptics, and neither are the other leading central bankers. The gist ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1575070/us-feds-stanley-fischer-wants-new-approach-global-growth
  7. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    China trust asset growth slows amid tighter regulation

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 01:11am by BLOOM

    ... Premier Li Keqiang is grappling with sustaining economic growth and containing risks to the financial system after shadow-banking assets jumped more than 30 per cent in 2013 to 38.8 trillion yuan, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1572391/china-trust-asset-growth-slows-amid-tighter-regulation
  8. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    FSDC sees bigger role for Hong Kong in helping Chinese firms go global

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:31am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Bigger role seen in helping China firms go global The Financial Services Development Council will study how Hong Kong professionals and the market could better ... work overseas. Many stakeholders told us that Hong Kong has not done as well in marketing its financial services as Singapore. The FSDC this year would put more focus on promotion to let more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1554321/fsdc-sees-bigger-role-hong-kong-helping-chinese-firms-go
  9. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Every penny of HK$3 trillion Exchange Fund needed for ‘crises’, says HKMA chief

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:50am by Enoch Yiu

    ... for infrastructure projects or welfare. Norman Chan Tak-lam, the chief executive of the Monetary Authority, said the fund needed every cent to cope with unexpected financial crises. Some HK$800 billion ... of the government's reserves and the fund's accumulated surpluses. The fund has grown from HK$350 billion in 1993 to HK$3 trillion, prompting suggestions there is more than enough to maintain financial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1561450/hands-hk3-trillion-exchange-fund-says-monetary-authority
  10. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Mainland China authorities clash over securities launch

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:08am by REN WEI

    ... or loans pooled into financial instruments that can be sold to general investors. They were at the centre of the credit bubble of the mid-2000s and the financial crisis that followed in 2008. ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Central bank criticised as asset-backed product is blocked, with investors saying such securities had been approved as part of financial reform ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1538534/mainland-china-authorities-clash-over-securities-launch

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