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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    HKMA remains vigilant in 'unstable' environment

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 01:09am by KANIS LI

    ... Kanis Li kanis.li@scmp.com Value of Exchange Fund's private equity and real estate investments totalled HK$88.6b last year HKMA remains vigilant in 'unstable' environment ... the top official of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority said. "In the face of the expected unstable financial and investment environment in 2014, the HKMA will continue to closely monitor market ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    HKMA sees little risk in bank loans to China

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

    ... Jasper Moiseiwitsch jasper.moiseiwitsch@scmp.com Most of the HK$2.6tr in lending goes to big state and global firms and the HKMA has taken steps to ensure liquidity in the system Little ... finance- far less than the headline figure of HK$2.6 trillion. The HKMA has taken steps to ensure banks do not suddenly withdraw massive amounts of capital from the Hong Kong-mainland market. ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Surge in personal loans spurs HKMA order on stress tests

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 01:38am by KANIS LI

    ... to review personal loan exposures and approval procedures, and by March, bring them in line with the parameters set by the authority. The HKMA said that while the growth of property mortgage loans ... indebtedness to gross domestic product rose to 61.2 per cent from 50.4 per cent over the same period, according to the HKMA. The higher the ratio, the more vulnerable banks are to an increase ...

  4. Property - International

    HKMA in London property project

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 01:57am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com HKMA in London property project The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has entered into a 50-50 joint venture with British-based Great Portland Estates to develop ... as a mixed-used project of office, residential and retail spaces. A spokesman for the HKMA said yesterday the regulator would pay £101 million for a 50 per cent stake of the site. "We believe ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - INVESTMENT

    Exchange Fund posts gains of HK$49 b

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 01:43pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Third-quarter rebound follows HK$23.2b investment loss in the previous quarter, but HKMA chief warns markets remain challenging Exchange Fund posts gains ... conditions remained challenging. The Exchange Fund, the reserve the HKMA uses to defend the Hong Kong dollar, reaped investment gains of HK$49 billion during the quarter, turning around from ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - LENDING

    HKMA acts to ensure banks get stable funds sources

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 12:21pm by Kwong Man-ki

    ... Kwong Man-ki in Beijing HKMA acts to ensure banks get stable funds sources The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) is set to require lenders to secure a stable funding source to match ... The growth of loans used in Hong Kong and outside the city has been rising fast since June, Norman Chan Tak-lam, chief executive of HKMA, said noting that the number was expected to have increased ...

  7. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    Peg shift would mean pay cuts, deflation: Chan

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 12:00am by NICK EDWARDS

    ... Nick Edwards nick.edwards@scmp.com Too early to consider linking with the yuan as preconditions do not exist, HKMA chief says HK will see pay cuts, deflation with peg shift Pay cuts ... into the economic impact of a change in the value of the currency. HKMA officials say it is the first time such a detailed analysis of the competitive risks involved in a change to the linked exchange rate ...

  8. Business - Economy

    Hong Kong Monetary Authority keeps close eye on United States debt crisis

    Posted Oct 12th 2013, 12:00am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... Benjamin Robertson benjamin.robertson@scmp.com HKMA keeps close eye on debt crisis The Hong Kong Monetary Authority says it is closely monitoring the US debt ceiling crisis, while fears ... as required," the HKMA said.   Any default would have ripple effects across the globe. However unlikely it may be, the prospect of default- coupled with the US government shutdown- has seen a run ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Rising interests rates means more pain for Hongkongers, says HKMA

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 12:00am by KANIS LI

    ... Kanis Li kanis.li@scmp.com Ratio of household debt to GDP increases to a high of 62 per cent, putting families at risk Interest rate rise will bite, HKMA says Rising interest rates ... ratio was a "warning signal" to the economy, HKMA chief executive Norman Chan Tak-lam said in May. Household debt includes credit card loans, personal loans and home loans- which ...

  10. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    HKMA warns of capital outflow as US stimulus ends

    Posted Sep 07th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com Norman Chan says HK$100 billion that has flowed in since the financial crisis will exit city HKMA warns of capital outflow as US stimulus ends The Hong Kong ... government borrowing costs and mortgage rates around the world low. An exit from it would push up rates. The HKMA is "closely watching" the US central bank for signs of its readiness ...




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