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  1. Mainland banks lower bad loans, but asset fears linger

    Posted Aug 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing xuejun.cai@scmp.com The amount of bad debt held by mainland commercial banks - a concern for Beijing and investors - declined during the second quarter, the China Banking Regulatory Commission said yesterday. Analysts, however, noted t ...

  2. HK banks may suffer for risky business

    Posted Jan 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lulu chen lulu.chen@scmp.com With a stalling economy, Hong Kong banks are likely to see more of their customers struggle to make loan payments on time this year, after an aggressive expansion in the amount of money lent out in 2011, analysts said yesterda ...

  3. Mainland banks see improved profits

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing xuejun.cai@scmp.com Major mainland banks yesterday reported improvements in profits and asset quality but analysts warned net income growth would cool and bad loans would pick up in the near future. Three listed banks released third-qu ...

  4. CCB profit soars 49pc despite US$630m subprime provision

    Posted Apr 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Natalie Chiu China Construction Bank Corp posted a 49.07 per cent growth in profit despite a US$630 million provision to cover potential losses on its US$1 billion worth of US subprime-related securities. Net profit rose to 69.05 billion yuan (HK$77.02 bi ...

  5. Investors dump banking stocks after Goldman downgrade

    Posted Feb 16th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... Nick Westra The financial sector took a beating yesterday as investors fearing exposure to further downside risks cashed out of banking stocks. Investors took their cue from a Goldman Sachs report yesterday that cut its rating on Hong Kong's banking ...

  6. Thai bank stocks leave HK peers looking expensive

    Posted Sep 29th 2005, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... might be found- assuming incomplete market information about earnings' outlooks in the respective marketplaces- the Thai bank sector could be in demand. In the Asia ex-Japan universe, Thai ...

  7. Utilities off the hook in tariff row

    Posted Feb 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Environment officials and the city's two power utilities have been spared from having to surrender information used to justify this year's ... opposed to the move said it would hurt investor confidence and interfere with CLP Power and Hongkong Electric's business operations by pressing them to surrender sensitive information ...

  8. Sinopec sets up HK$10m pellet fund

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Commercial Holdings vice-president Zhang Guoming said the pellets were non-toxic and not dangerous. Zhang also denied any cover-up or delay in making the information public. He said the company had still not received detailed reports from the shipping agency and the carrier. The government, which has been accused of not keeping the public informed about the spill, said it had acted ...

  9. HKEx cites tough times for listed firms' troubles

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to disclose price-sensitive information as early as possible in the light of weakening market and corporate performances. About 340 companies, or 23 per cent, of Hong Kong-listed firms have issued profit warnings in the past three months. Of those, at least 10 were listed in just the past 12 months, according to data compiled by the South China Morning Post based on HKEx information ...

  10. Mainland banks to spend more on core systems

    Posted Jan 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Retail banks on the mainland are primed to increase spending on information technology hardware, software and services to more than US$6 billion this year ... Ovum. According to Ovum, information technology investment by retail banks on the mainland will rise 8.8 per cent to US$6.2 billion this year from an estimated US$5.7 billion last year. ...




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