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  1. Business - Banking & Finance

    Why Hong Kong’s renminbi sweet spot will sour

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 12:33pm by Cathy Holcombe

    ... at the end of last year, a sharp rise from 11 per cent in 2010. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority point outs that mainland business loans are “largely backed by guarantees or collateralised”, and we ... Cathy Holcombe Hong Kong banks are awash with cheap funds, and some of this liquidity has been spilling over to the mainland. The results are higher-risk premiums and risk warnings, ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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, ...

  7. Business - Money

    Swiss-Asia starts new platform in Hong Kong for small hedge funds

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 01:19am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore Small hedge funds are joining services that help them cut costsas regulations tighten Swiss-Asia starts new platform in Hong Kong Swiss-Asia Financial Services has started a hedge-fund platform in Hong Kong, adding to one in Singapore, to meet rising demand from smaller funds seeking to cut costs amid tighter regulations. Omar Taheri, Swiss-Asia's ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Hong Kong banks to undergo mortgage loan checks

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by KANIS LI

    ... portfolios, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority would look at the robustness of the banks' entire loan portfolios, deputy chief executive Arthur Yuen Kwok-hang said. "After four to five years ... banks have been using this model to manage their capital, including HSBC, Standard Chartered, Bank of China (Hong Kong), Hang Seng Bank and Bank of East Asia. Yuen said it would take time ...

  9. Business - Money - FUNDING

    Islamic finance still a pipe dream for Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 01:19am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... that] Islamic finance is getting more prominent in the global market," said Peter Pang Sing-tong, deputy chief executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA). The member states ... September 2009 Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) signs memorandum of understanding with Bank Negara, Malaysia's central bank, to promote Islamic finance October 2011 Khazanah, the investment ...

  10. Hong Kong SAR's Monetary and Exchange Rate Challenges

    Posted Mar 15th 2009, 12:00am by Sean Kennedy

    ... Monetary Authority chief executive, is a contributor to this book. Anyone hoping to understand what makes Hong Kong unique as a banking centre should take it as their starting point. ... Sean Kennedy Hong Kong SAR's Monetary and Exchange Rate Challenges edited by Catherine R. Schrenk Palgrave Macmillan, HK$670 We live in interesting times. Those interesting times have ...




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