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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

    ... the 2008-09 global financial crisis. Mis-selling of insurance by banks did not bring the system to its knees, but it was symptomatic of the way in which lenders over the previous two decades had lost sight of their role as providers of the financial services that keep the global economy turning, preferring to see themselves instead as manufacturers and sellers of products. Flint believes ...

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

    Brokers flee HSBC for Chinese investment banks in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 11:44am by George Chen; Kanis Li

    ... financial institutions in the past year and occupies two floors in Exchange Square in Central. "[The former HSBC staff] are extremely unhappy with HSBC's decision to suddenly change ... process for the mainland investment banks. "In the financial industry, it's all about money. It's just that simple." Late last year, HSBC announced internally that it would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1445953/dozens-brokers-flee-hsbc-chinese-investment-banks-hong-kong
  3. Business - Banking & Finance

    HSBC and Standard Chartered among first Shanghai free-trade zone banks

    Posted Sep 10th 2013, 12:00am by KANIS LI

    ... to yuan business, with the central government keen to make its currency more global. Raymond Yeung, an economist at ANZ Banking in Hong Kong, said Shanghai was the mainland's financial centre ... and bankers, with some worrying the city's position as an offshore yuan-trading centre and its financial industry might be threatened by Shanghai's rise. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1307200/hsbc-stanchart-fit-free-trade-zone
  4. Business - Banking & Finance - EARNINGS

    World economic recovery key to HSBC growth

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

    ... in the 2008-09 financial crisis. "The key catalyst for HSBC's revenue is primarily driven by any interest rate hikes in the next 12 months as the deposit-rich lender is adversely impacted ... to boost global economic output by 0.5 per cent a year over the next five years, cementing a change of tone for developed economies following years of post-financial-crisis austerity. Gulliver gave ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1434363/world-economic-recovery-key-hsbc-growth
  5. Business - Money - WHITE COLLAR

    Big players unlikely to heed welcome move by smallest MPF provider

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 11:27am by Enoch Yiu

    ... a combined share of 72.6 per cent, and the other 14 shared the remainder. The next top 10 houses had less than 5 per cent of the market each- Fidelity (4.6 per cent), Sun Life Financial (3.9 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/investment-products/article/1429490/big-players-unlikely-heed-welcome-move-smallest
  6. 'Big elephant' blunders its way to financial ignominy

    Posted Mar 18th 2009, 12:00am by Joseph Wong

    ... opposition from large, publicly listed companies. The government has a huge stake in ensuring Hong Kong's reputation as an international financial centre. It should therefore oversee the SFC ... if not generations. There may be sound financial reasons to pitch the rights issue at the ratio of five new shares to every existing 12. But with the lot size of 400, one has to hold 4,800 shares, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/673624/big-elephant-blunders-its-way-financial-ignominy
  7. Business - Banking & Finance

    British banks face yet more bills, this time for poor advice to customers

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 10:39am by Reuters

    ... only a fifth of the provision had been earmarked for customer compensation. It follows a “mystery shopper” undercover review by Britain’s financial regulator that checked on investment advice ... said at the time. HSBC is the first bank to specifically set aside money for the issue, included in its third-quarter results. “The Financial Conduct Authority [FCA] has said that suitability ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1348114/british-banks-face-yet-more-bills-time-poor-advice
  8. Business - Banking & Finance - BONDS

    HSBC unit taps into onshore debt market

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 04:28am by Jeanny Yu

    ... for non-financial issuers within the next two years. The rating agency expects the debt needs of mainland companies to reach US$18 trillion by the end of 2017, accounting for a third of the forecast US$53 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1381473/hsbc-unit-taps-onshore-debt-market
  9. Business - Banking & Finance - INVESTMENT

    Controversial investment-linked assurance schemes poised to make a comeback

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 10:50am by KANIS LI

    ... financial services, we strive to have a wide range of financial products to cater to our customers' various financial needs," he said. "We have complied with the new regulatory ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1373535/controversial-investment-linked-assurance-schemes-poised
  10. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Foreign banks shun China's Shanghai free-trade zone amid uncertain rules

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen, Jeanny Yu

    ... source familiar with the matter. "That would have been good for the city's image as the global financial centre." The Shanghai branch of the China Banking Regulatory Commission ... Citigroup, once the world's largest financial services provider, and DBS, the Singapore-based bank that is Southeast Asia's largest lender. The rest are all major state-owned banks. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1327556/foreign-banks-shun-chinas-shanghai-free-trade-zone-amid

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