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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

    ... with fewer deposits in rate-sensitive accounts. Low interest rates and a flat line in volatility led to rapid deterioration of its financial markets businesses in the first half, in which income fell ... the bad news comes not long after it launched an aggressive new strategy. Last month, the Financial Times reported that shareholders were calling for an immediate succession plan for Sands. ...

  2. Industry gets back to basics

    Posted Jul 18th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... every crisis creates opportunity. 'The financial crisis can be seen as having a positive or negative influence on the financial planning industry. But, for those who really want to make a career in the industry, now is a golden opportunity. These are times when committed financial consultants can excel and demonstrate their real value,' Mr Cheung said. Altruist is aiming ...

  3. Business - THE VIEW

    HSBC seems to find it easier to pay fines than fix corporate culture

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:09am by Peter Guy

    ... the financial crisis, global banks have evolved from "too big to fail" into "too big to jail". Each new fine, like BNP Paribas' US$8.9 billion penalty, sets a new, ignominious record. Governments fear that a criminal conviction and closure of a major bank would prove far too disruptive to the financial system. But big banks are not making significant progress towards ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance

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

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

    ... failures have been widespread in the industry, so it is unlikely that HSBC are alone,” said Rob Moulton, a partner at law firm Ashurst. The Financial Conduct Authority has said that suitability ... 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 ...

  5. News - World - IRAN

    Iran lobbies HSBC to clear humanitarian transactions

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 09:45pm by Reuters

    ... to have stopped processing financial transactions for allowable humanitarian trade," the source said, adding that this could have wider implications given that "the [financial] ecosystem ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER AFFAIRS

    HSBC customer forced to make 16,000-kilometre trip to access account after bank blunder

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:30am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Robert Lewis had to fly from Australia to Hong Kong 16,000km journey to solve bank bungle When former Hong Kong resident Robert Lewis opened an account with the 'world's local bank' he thought HSBC would be able to cater for all his financial needs, wherever in the world he went. Little did he know that due to a breakdown in communication over his ...

  7. Financial IT experts wanted

    Posted Jun 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Davis Rising costs and greater demand for efficiency are prompting many Hong Kong banks and financial organisations to invest in growth-enabling technologies as a way to retain ... relationships with them. In the banking and financial environments, EDMS technology can help integrate numerous disparate information systems that would otherwise work independently of each other. Banks ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - MR SHANGKONG

    HSBC's Gulliver becomes poster boy for Brobdingnagian bonuses

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... year found most people still believed ethical issues remained the biggest challenge facing the financial industry since the 2008 global financial crisis. What did we really learn from ... in the US." He is right, to some extent. After all, it may not be just Gulliver who is overpaid, but the whole industry. Gulliver was just the unlucky one to be caught in the media spotlight. ...

  9. Enriching financial knowledge

    Posted Dec 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with special attention to risk and return assessment. Mr Ng said this combination served to enrich his financial knowledge, in addition to preparing him for a pending promotion at work. 'I am ... for succeeding in this industry.' ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    Ping An as seen by the media: tip-offs, denials and rows

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... the behind-the-scenes buyer was. Today, I will try to offer a personal look at the coverage from behind the scenes. As a journalist who has covered the mainland's financial industry for more than a decade ... out from the shadows for an interview, but he declined. When we tried to follow up the news tip through other channels and sources, the respected mainland financial magazine Caixin Century ...




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