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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

    ... first issued its health warning on Hong Kong banks in June 2013. Since then the local economy has slowed and mainland loans have swollen while credit conditions have worsened. Hong Kong ... this month, Fitch Ratings said exposure to the mainland was equivalent to 34 per cent of Hong Kong banks' system-wide assets. Standard Chartered added to the downbeat banking outlook as it issued ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1541301/moodys-warns-hong-kong-banks-over-increased-loans-exposure
  2. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Hong Kong and mainland creditors seek Lehman Brothers payout

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 02:57am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Lehman liquidator works on HK payouts Some prominent institutions and companies in Hong Kong, the mainland and Singapore who are creditors of Lehman ... the motion on July 30. Several Hong Kong companies will be paid from the fund, including almost US$14,840 to Tullett Prebon (Hong Kong) and more than US$32,500 to Stark Investments Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1555919/hong-kong-and-mainland-creditors-seek-lehman-brothers
  3. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Bocom in reform push for increased private ownership

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:05am by DON WEINLAND

    ... it the first big state bank to allow significant foreign investment. Hong Kong Interbank Clearing owns 20 per cent and six other companies own small stakes, leaving the Ministry of Finance with just ... rose 3.3 per cent and Bank of China added 3 per cent. Investors in Hong Kong were less responsive to the rumour. Bocom's shares rose 6.2 per cent. "Usually A shares are more driven ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1561438/bocom-reform-push-increased-private-ownership
  4. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Espirito Santo problems spook global markets

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 01:31am by REUTERS. BLOOMBERG

    ... the health of Portugal's top listed bank was questioned, bringing back to markets the spectre of a weakened Europe. Espirito Santo Financial Group, the largest shareholder in Banco Espirito ... irregularities at ESI in May, which Banco Espirito Santo said represented reputational risks for the bank. The bank has sold debt issued by ESI, which has failed to reimburse some of its debt holders ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1551523/espirito-santo-problems-spook-global-markets
  5. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    BOC beefs up in push for larger share of debt market

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 01:22am by BLOOM

    ... a deputy general manager for global markets at Bank of China (Hong Kong). Wang said the mainland's fourth-largest lender was seeking to grow as companies stepped up offshore fundraising ... in countries including Canada, Angola and Kazakhstan. "As the yuan internationalises, more Chinese companies are expanding overseas and Hong Kong is their first choice," Wang said. "As ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1555493/boc-beefs-push-larger-share-debt-market
  6. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    BOCHK chief He Guangbei calls payout ratio cut a 'tough' decision

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 01:10am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com BOCHK's payout ratio cut a 'tough' decision Bank of China (Hong Kong) has described cuts to its payout ratio as a "tough" decision made in response to more stringent capital requirements under the Basel III framework. The bank's chief executive, He Guangbei, told its annual general meeting in Hong Kong yesterday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1530392/bochk-chief-he-guangbei-calls-payout-ratio-cut-tough
  7. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Foreign banks in Shanghai free-trade zone lack permits to transfer funds freely

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 11:58am by George Chen, Jeanny Yu

    ... of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking and Mizuho, as well as Hong Kong's Bank of East Asia and Hang Seng Bank, Singapore's DBS and Australia's ANZ. The Shanghai free-trade zone, ... to the central bank for a permit to allow them to open FTAs for their corporate clients. "It's funny to see all the banks competing with each other in issuing press releases to say they finally ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1549490/lack-permit-stalls-ability-foreign-banks-ftz-branches
  8. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    International Monetary Fund warns Hong Kong over mainland exposure

    Posted May 24th 2014, 01:52am by Jeanny Yu

    ... exposure The mainland is now Hong Kong's most systemically important exposure in terms of a potential shock to interbank markets, the International Monetary Fund said yesterday, urging the city's de facto central bank to remain focused on mainland lending exposures. "Surveillance and supervision of mainland exposures should remain a key supervisory priority for the Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1519196/international-monetary-fund-warns-hong-kong-over-mainland
  9. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    CBRC orders banks to create firewall around wealth management services

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:09am by Reuters, Ray Chan

    ... but they were unsure whether they applied to existing wealth management products or only ones that would be issued after the announcement. They said the rules might affect smaller mainland banks, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1553601/cbrc-orders-banks-create-firewall-around-wealth-management
  10. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    OCBC unfazed by hedge fund's stakebuilding in Wing Hang Bank

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 01:31am by BLOOM

    ... of more than 50 per cent of the Hong Kong lender, chief executive Samuel Tsien said. OCBC, as the Singapore lender is known, will forge ahead to garner more Wing Hang stock even as hedge fund Elliott Capital Advisors buys shares of the Hong Kong bank, Tsien said yesterday. "We know that they're there, but in terms of would it distract us or change us from what we're ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1551446/ocbc-unfazed-hedge-funds-stakebuilding-wing-hang-bank

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