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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    European Central Bank cuts interest rates to record low

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 11:56pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Frankfurt Scheme announced to push €500 billion into flagging euro-zone economy European bank cuts interest rates to record low The European Central Bank cut interest rates to a record low yesterday and launched a new scheme that could push €500 billion (HK$5.05 trillion) into the flagging euro-zone economy. Underscoring concern about the currency bloc's health, ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    China’s Evergrowing Bank hit by 4b yuan credit product default

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 02:40pm by Reuters

    ... million yuan of interest payments under off-balance-sheet products issued by one of its shareholders and an affiliated company, the paper said on its website. That sum accounted for 57.8 per cent ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    China interest rate liberalisation to hit banks' interest margin: Ernst & Young

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am by KANIS LI

    ... Kanis Li kanis.li@scmp.com Bad loans could increase if mainland banks adjust portfolios by lending to riskier borrowers Interest rate reforms to hurt lenders' margins The impact of interest rate liberalisation on mainland banks will be reflected in a further compression of their net interest margin in their results this year, Ernst & Young says. Net interest margin ...

  4. Business - China Business - BANKING

    Shanghai free-trade zone approved to pioneer interest rate reform

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 04:51pm by REN WEI

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com City's free-trade zone gets approval to liberalise interest rates on foreign currency deposits, but authorities emphasise need for caution Shanghai to pioneer rate reform Reform of the mainland's interest rate mechanism will be spearheaded in Shanghai's free-trade zone (FTZ) after it received approval to scrap a cap ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Pressure builds within US Federal Reserve to signal new policy course

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 09:54am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Jackson Hole, Wyoming Improved economic data and growing anxiety over low interest rates have set stage for US central bank to look at rewriting policy statement Pressure on Fed ... for the central bank's first interest rate increase in nearly a decade. According to some US central bankers and their close advisers, signs of economic resilience and growing anxiety about the risks ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Zhang Hongli lawsuit 'will hurt Deutsche Bank's ICBC relationship'

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 03:33am by DON WEINLAND

    ... but forgoing accumulated interest of US$2.3 million. "Things have gone wrong," a person who worked with Zhang at Deutsche Bank said of the German lender's once-tight relationship ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    China interest-rate reform edges forward with bank prime loan rate

    Posted Oct 26th 2013, 02:56am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com Major banks will be allowed to charge prime rate based on lending to favoured customers Mainland reform on interest rates edges forward The People's Bank of China is easing its control over interest rates with the introduction of prime loan rates based on lending reports by the mainland's major banks. The arrangement, which ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Expectations mount for more China interest rate liberalisation

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 12:00am by JANE CAI

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing xuejun.cai@scmp.com Expectations mount for removal of deposit ceiling after PBOC's scrapping of lending floor Analysts mull next step of interest rate liberalisation What will be the next step in Beijing's interest rate liberalisation programme? The forecasting game has begun after the central bank freed up lending rates earlier this month, ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Alibaba teams up with mainland banks to offer loans to SMEs

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 01:33am by Sophie Yu

    ... are willing to join internet firms as more loans mean more interest income for them," said Ricky Lai, an analyst at Guotai Junan International. He expected to see more internet finance products launched in the second half of this year. The loan size a company will receive will be related to the size of its business on Alibaba.com The lowest interest rate for the loan is 8 per cent, ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Rate reform may serve interests of state companies

    Posted Jul 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Liberalisation of mainland bank lending rates raises suspicion it is to help indebted state firms Rate reform may serve interests of state companies China's decision last week ... is that what will happen is that a bunch of local government financing vehicles will get lower interest rates," he added. The announcement by the People's Bank of China (PBOC) was welcomed ...




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