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  1. Investors show interest in fixed-income choices

    Posted Mar 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... though, of just how fast a downturn can erase paper gains in an equity or mixed-asset fund, investors are showing new interest in fixed-income choices in the hope of keeping their heads above ...

  2. Raise interest rates, economist urges

    Posted May 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com An adviser to the central bank has called for an increase in interest rates, just days after the People's Bank of China raised commercial ... interest rates further to rein in inflation. On Thursday, the PBoC announced that the reserve requirement ratio for commercial banks would be raised by another 0.5 percentage point, effective ...

  3. Future looks interesting

    Posted May 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... as it is possibly more important to global markets and, by extension, Hong Kong's property market. The issue is United States interest rates. Ben Bernanke gave the first press conference, after ... to 3.9 per cent. With the second round of quantitative easing set to end next month, Bernanke indicated there was no time frame to tighten monetary policy, which means US interest rates ...

  4. Do not fear interest rate tool, says adviser

    Posted Apr 04th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... Tom Miller in Beijing Too much money is moving around the mainland economy and Beijing should not fear raising interest rates, despite concerns about growing inflows of hot money, ... remained 'severe' and that further monetary tightening measures might be necessary. Although he did not specify that interest rates should be raised for the first time since December, he ...

  5. Fees help boost DBS profit 16pc despite dip in interest income

    Posted Feb 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Natalie Chiu Higher revenue from fees and commissions offset a dip in interest income in Hong Kong for DBS Group, Southeast Asia's biggest lender by assets, to boost the local division's profit by 16 per cent to HK$3.56 billion last year. Driven by stockbroking, loan syndication and wealth management, non-interest income jumped 56 per cent year on year to HK$2.88 billion. ...

  6. Homebuyers lose interest

    Posted Nov 27th 2007, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... to be drawing to a close last month as the weight of four interest rate rises this year finally began to bear on buyer sentiment and drive sales' volumes down to a seven-year low. ... measures. 'Residential property is showing signs that higher interest rates are reining in the strength evident in the market in late 2006 and earlier this year,' notes Chris ...

  7. Interest gap with US dollar figures narrows

    Posted Apr 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... capital mobility, fixed exchange rates can attract speculative capital flows, which can produce unwanted side-effects,' he said in a report. 'Very low interest rates can promote ... with a floating exchange rate and an inflation target that the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) would manage through short-term interest rates, Mr Condon argued. 'Such an exchange rate regime ...

  8. Interest rate worries

    Posted Jul 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Major banks yesterday lifted prime lending rates by half a percentage point, raising concerns about mortgage defaults and an impact on consumer confidence. Are the increases too aggressive? Share your views. Write to us ...

  9. Banks surprise market with cut in interest rates

    Posted Sep 20th 2007, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng and Tim LeeMaster Fed move spurs reduction, propels stock index past 25,000 Hong Kong banks yesterday followed the United States Federal Reserve in cutting interest rates, with analysts expecting more reductions before the end of the year as further efforts are made to fight a global credit crunch. Despite earlier speculation they would not follow the Fed in lowering ...

  10. Expect further increases in interest rates, say analysts

    Posted Mar 20th 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Analysts expect the mainland's central bank to raise interest rates and introduce other tightening measures in the coming months because they view the weekend's rate increase as far from enough to rein in overheating fuelled by excessive liquidity in the banking system. The People's Bank of China raised interest rates for the third time ...




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