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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Moody's warns Hong Kong banks over increased loans exposure to mainland

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 11:38pm by DON WEINLAND

    ... a warning to investors that first-half profit would be around 20 per cent below that of the same period last year. The statement, which came after the Hong Kong stock market closed, sent ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Standard Chartered braced for more gloom

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 01:09am by DON WEINLAND

    ... said on Thursday its operating profit for the first half could fall by up to 20 per cent, dragged down by poor financial markets business. That slump could see its full-year profit fall below ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    China investment banks making market inroads

    Posted May 26th 2014, 05:06am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... the mainland. Before the crisis, mainland banks led virtually no bonds for mainland firms. During the crisis, they suddenly led more than half of all the issuances, and their market share has since ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    HKMA sees little risk in bank loans to China

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 01:21am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... that of the HK$2.6 trillion in lending, half went to giant state-owned enterprises and 31 per cent to the mainland arms of large international firms with mainland operations. Only 19 per cent ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Nearly all top US banks pass annual stress tests

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 01:30am by AP

    ... the US would undergo a recession in which unemployment- now at 6.7 per cent- would reach 11.25 per cent, stocks would lose nearly half their value and home prices would plunge 25 per cent. Under ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Standard Chartered net profit declines 17pc

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 06:51pm by KANIS LI

    ... was "not a great year" for Standard Chartered and warned that "performance in the first half of 2014 will remain challenged both at an income and profit level". Non-core businesses ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    BEA's China unit likely to stand out as growth driver

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 04:47am by KANIS LI

    ... revenue growth," DBS Vickers analyst Alexander Lee said, adding that property revaluation gains may not be as significant as in the first half of the year. Some analysts feel BEA may provide a surprise after a surge in the Shanghai interbank offered rate, or Shibor, handed robust interest income to net lenders. In the second half, the Shibor jumped as mainland banks faced a credit ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    JPMorgan to cut 5,000 more jobs

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 03:38pm by Reuters

    ... of America, have been laying off mortgage workers as higher interest rates in the second half of last year made refinancing less attractive to homeowners. Mortgage lending at JP Morgan fell 8 per cent ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Alibaba's online fund Yu E Bao rakes in the yuan as banks suffer

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 01:14am by Keira Lu Huang

    ... not optimistic about it." The fund researcher said the issuance of fixed-term offerings had been shrinking since the second half of last year amid a cooling of interest in the market. "The ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    19pc growth in HSBC pre-tax profit estimated as impairments stabilise

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 10:44am by KANIS LI

    ... in 2002, was a burden for the group for years as the United States' economy slowed, while the bank also recorded a spike in impairments in Brazil and Mexico in last year's first half ...




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