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  1. Monetary Authority director clarifies minibond deal rules

    Posted Jul 26th 2009, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... describing themselves as professional investors, the Monetary Authority executive director says. Raymond Li Ling-cheung's comments yesterday came after a number of minibonds buyers raised questions over whether they would be eligible for a payout under a deal agreed with 16 Hong Kong banks which sold minibonds guaranteed by Lehman Brothers. In the days since the announcement ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Yuan funding rules eased to shore up Hong Kong's offshore lead

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... eased to shore up HK's offshore lead The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has introduced two measures to enhance local banks' yuan liquidity in its latest effort to fend off ... spokesman said past experience showed the peak of Hong Kong bank borrowing from the authority was nine billion yuan (HK$11.3 billion) in a single day, before a long holiday. "The two measures ...

  3. Monetary Authority chief 'did enough'

    Posted Feb 25th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man The Monetary Authority chief did enough but regulators did not give warning signs before Lehman Brothers collapsed, the financial services secretary said yesterday. Monetary ... services firm, and Professor Chan is the first to testify. Lawmaker James To Kun-sun asked whether the government inquired about Lehman minibonds after the Monetary Authority received complaints ...

  4. Financial secretary denies rift with head of Monetary Authority

    Posted Oct 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung and Maria Chan Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah has dismissed rumours that he is at loggerheads with Hong Kong Monetary Authority chief executive Joseph Yam ... oversees the Monetary Authority. He also praised Mr Yam for his professionalism and said they had talked on the telephone several times a day recently to discuss developments in the global ...

  5. Monetary Authority chief executive urges banks to keep lending

    Posted Oct 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan Monetary Authority chief executive Joseph Yam Chi-kwong urged local banks yesterday to support companies by continuing to lend rather than tightening credit across the board. ... about the stability of retail deposits after last month's run on the Bank of East Asia. However, he said, the Monetary Authority had introduced measures to make it easier for lenders ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Hong Kong banks battle for deposits earlier this year

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 10:12am by KANIS LI

    ... the funding base for their loan business. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority brought forward its deadline for banks to review their lending policies from June to the end of this month after growth ... comes early for HK A regulatory directive that banks in Hong Kong fund the loans they make with deposits of longer tenure has spurred the lenders to begin their annual battle for deposits ...

  7. High time for Monetary Authority to abandon ambiguous policy

    Posted Nov 11th 2004, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... Louis Beckerling The Hong Kong Monetary Authority is once again under pressure to abandon its 'constructive ambiguity' and declare a specific trigger point at which it will step into the market and sell Hong Kong dollars to cap further gains against the US dollar. Under the currency board system practised in Hong Kong now, the Hong Kong dollar is pegged to the US dollar ...

  8. 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, ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - LITERATURE

    Hong Kong Book Fair pulls in crowds but needs to attract bigger-name authors

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:07pm by Kate Whitehead

    ... Kate Whitehead Hong Kong's own book fair celebrates 25 years with rising attendances, but the line-up of visiting authors leaves room for improvement, writes Kate Whitehead ... to Chinese readers. The author of the year is Dung Kai-cheung and other Hong Kong writers include Chung Hiu-yeung, Liu Wai-tong and Wong Pik-wan. Mainland writers include Jiang Fangzhou, Jing Yucheng ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central 'may hurt Beijing's confidence in Hong Kong as financial centre'

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:21am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Beijing may lose confidence in Hong Kong's role if protests spiral out of control, warns Joseph Yam, former head of the Monetary Authority Occupy 'may hurt city's finance centre status' Beijing's confidence in Hong Kong as a financial centre could be shattered if the Occupy Central protests spiral out of control, ...




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