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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Alibaba teams up with mainland banks to offer loans to SMEs

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 01:33am by Sophie Yu

    ... are Bank of China, China Merchants Bank, China Construction Bank, Ping An Bank, Postal Savings Bank of China, Bank of Shanghai and Industrial Bank. This is the first time traditional banks ...


    GE considering future of its 33 pc stake in Bank of Ayudhya: sources

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 02:46pm

    ... billion holding, sources familiar with the matter said. The stake sale has been a constant source of media speculation since GE started to shrink its businesses. This is the first time the company ... Thailand limits foreign ownership in domestic banks at 49 per cent, but buyers can negotiate with the central bank and the government if they want to own more than that. “Anyone who is interested ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Chinese banks boost capital through hybrid securities

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 01:19am by Reuters

    ... a premium. For the first time, banks will raise capital by issuing preferred shares and other so-called hybrid securities, a funding technique that avoids the need for issuing ordinary shares ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    CCB expects loan quality to remain stable this year

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by JANE CAI, KANIS LI

    ... according to senior executives. The bank has worked out a plan to help finance the mainland's urbanisation drive. It will focus on helping to fund first-time homebuyers and various ... "slightly" this year, Zhang said, as the lender re-prices deposits and loans. The central bank, for the first time, last summer allowed lenders to offer deposit rates up to 10 percentage points ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Standard Chartered looking to sell Hong Kong lender PrimeCredit

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 02:29pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters StanChart's HK consumer finance unit up for sale Standard Chartered is seeking buyers for Hong Kong consumer finance business PrimeCredit, according to people familiar with the matter, as the Asia-focused bank sells peripheral businesses. The move comes after the London-based bank said in November that it aimed to use capital more effectively. It said it would close ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Crunch puts Big Four valuations near record lows

    Posted Jul 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... borrowing. The interbank cash crunch led to ICBC's brief displacement last week as the world's most valuable bank for the first time since September 2008. San Francisco-based Wells Fargo ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Singapore targets UBS over Libor

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... are conducting investigations into whether it and other banks tried to manipulate rates. More than a dozen banks are under investigation by regulators in the US, Europe and Asia. This is the first time ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    China to set up deposit insurance to protect savings in banks as risks rise

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 12:00am by JANE CAI

    ... as lenders become more willing to take risks. The State Council raised the subject of a deposit insurance system to ensure depositors' interests were protected for the first time in 1993. Big ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Standard Chartered keen to grow branch numbers on mainland China

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 12:00am by KANIS LI

    ... years. For the first time last year, Standard Chartered recorded US$1 billion in income from its operation on the mainland, where it has 100 branches. Sands refused to give a specific target ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Book clue to future of China's central bank head

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... of the international turmoil, the China Business News, reported. The most recent was from June, and 24 items were being published for the first time, the newspaper said, quoting a publisher's description. ...




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