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  1. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Central banker sees no mainland threat to HK

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:31pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Financial reforms across the border will create opportunities for HK, Norman Chan says HKMA debunks doom view of mainland's rise The rise of mainland cities and Beijing's opening up of the capital account does not spell doom for Hong Kong, says Norman Chan Tak-lam, chief executive of the city's de facto central bank. "The closer ...

  2. Business - Economy

    Monetary authority on guard over capital outflows from Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:26am by Reuters

    ... Reuters HKMA on guard over outflows from city Hong Kong must stay alert to the possibility of large capital outflows even as its currency has had unusual strength recently due to inflows for acquisitions, share-dividends and related transactions, an official at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) said. Since July 1, the Hong Kong dollar has repeatedly hit the strong end of the currency ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    HKMA chief defends strict banking rules

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:29am by DON WEILAND

    ... Don Weinland don.weinland@scmp.com Monetary Authority head defends city's stringent regulatory rules, but sidesteps IMF comments over independence and mainland exposure HKMA chief ... international concern over the territory's banking system. The International Monetary Fund last week criticised the HKMA's lack of independence from Hong Kong's executive branch, which ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Overseas banks push back on HKMA's new deposit base rule

    Posted May 12th 2014, 02:58am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... Jasper Moiseiwitsch jasper.moiseiwitsch@scmp.com HKMA's new funding requirement may force loan business offshore as it puts international banks at a disadvantage over local ... according to market players. In January, the HKMA introduced its Stable Funding Requirement, which requires banks in Hong Kong to increase their deposit base if their loan book grows by more than 20 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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. ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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