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  1. Monetary Authority chief calls for full review of banking rules

    Posted Oct 10th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man Responding to snowballing complaints from investors in minibonds linked to bankrupt US bank Lehman Brothers, the Monetary Authority chief said yesterday that there were 10 issues the government had to look at. How the collapse of Lehman Brothers 'played out in Hong Kong raised questions about the adequacy of investor protection', Joseph Yam Chi-kwong said in Viewpoint, ...

  2. Banks' loan growth set to slow this year

    Posted May 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com Hong Kong banks have indicated they will slow loan growth for the rest of the year but some might have to moderate expansion even further because of their 'overly optimistic' estimate of deposit growth, according to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. In light of the rapid loan growth, the authority last month asked lenders to submit ...

  3. Little old ladies and pregnant women, this is a warning

    Posted Jul 13th 2010, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp Under a planned 'mystery shopper' scheme, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and Securities and Futures Commission will organise senior citizens and pregnant ... agencies at the time that most of them were sold in Hong Kong. That made them investment-grade and entirely appropriate to retail portfolios. If we had had mystery shoppers back then, they would ...

  4. Financial loopholes have to be closed

    Posted Jun 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and develop a regulatory system which functions better. Hong Kong has two official regulators, along with Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, which has oversight over listed companies. The Monetary ... With every great financial crisis comes new regulatory reform. The world is focusing on the regulatory shake-up US President Barack Obama has just tabled. But back in Hong Kong, we, too, ...

  5. Exchange Fund to cast wider net

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... it would put more money into property and yuan-based products. Norman Chan Tak-lam, chief executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), which handles the fund's investments, said ... The fund had HK$2.55 trillion in total assets as of June 30 and has a mandate to stabilise the Hong Kong dollar under the HKMA's supervision. Its core investments in low-risk bonds and stocks ...

  6. Exchange Fund set to widen portfolio

    Posted May 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for it to increase returns while diversifying risk. The fund, which has the mandate of supporting the stability of the Hong Kong dollar under the oversight of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), ... assets, and the rest in property. The HKMA's chief executive, Norman Chan Tak-lam, said in an article posted on the Hong Kong Monetary Authority website yesterday: 'Compared ...

  7. HKMA told to explain soaring fund costs

    Posted Apr 24th 2006, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Pressure is growing on the Monetary Authority to explain why Exchange Fund's operating expenses have rocketed over the past few years. The Democratic Party yesterday ... to $811 million, over the past nine years, according to figures compiled by the party from the authority's annual reports. Democrat legislator Sin Chung-kai said the authority, Hong ...

  8. Minding their own business

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... investors. After every solicited trade with a client, the banker has to send them a form letter designed by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority that describes the rationale and liquidity situation ... Peter Guy No other investment concept and term has come under more scrutiny and generated more debate than what defines a 'professional investor'. Hong Kong's private ...

  9. Authority considers options to boost fund

    Posted Aug 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan The Hong Kong Monetary Authority may make more use of outside fund managers and allow more deviations from benchmark indices in an effort to achieve a higher investment return ... must be invested in bonds and 23 per cent in equities while most of its investments must track benchmark indices. About 88 per cent of its portfolio is in US dollar-bloc (including Hong Kong ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - INVESTMENT

    Hong Kong brokers seek institutional business

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... an exposure," he said Evidence of that is the capital inflow into the city in recent weeks that has forced the Hong Kong Monetary Authority to buy billions of US dollars and sell the Hong Kong dollar ... to institutions for business growth Hong Kong brokers who depend for their basic business on the city's small investors are gearing up to serve big institutional clients as retail transactions dry up ...




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