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  1. Business - Money - THE WEEK EXPLAINED

    The Week Explained: Low interest rates

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines moneypost@scmp.com A meditation on inflation negation We are stuck in a low interest rate environment likely to remain at this level for some time, not least because ... environment, but bad for cautious savers and investors who have modest aspirations for the growth of their funds but would really like to beat inflation. Putting money in various interest-bearing bank ...

  2. Warning over sky-high interest rates for dual currency credit cards

    Posted Oct 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei The consumer watchdog is warning of a huge disparity in the interest charged for dual currency credit cards, rates for which can rise above 40 per cent a year for users who fail ... 42.5% The interest that can be charged on dual-currency credit cards for retail purchases when users fail to pay the bill on time ...

  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. Interest rates and stamp duty put pressure on developers

    Posted Apr 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sandy Li Rising interest rates and penalty stamp duty rates aimed at cracking down on speculation could end last year's brisk growth in property sales and present Hong Kong developers ... profit to HK$2.43 billion for the six months to December. An interim dividend of 10 HK cents was recommended, the same as the previous year. But developers are now wrestling with rising interest ...

  5. Carry trade is risky but interesting

    Posted Sep 28th 2008, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... Louis Beckerling The global financial crisis this month brought down the curtain on one of the longest-running investment plays of the decade- the interest rate carry trade between the Japanese yen and the Australian dollar. But with interest rate differentials between the two currencies remaining a temptation at above 6 per cent, currency punters could be lured back ...

  6. 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. ...

  7. Interest income drives Citic 1616 profit surge

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

    ... Frederick Yeung Citic 1616 Holdings, a telecommunications value-added service provider, said last year's net profit rose 30.4 per cent, mainly driven by interest income as its core ... HK$2 billion from a Hong Kong listing in April last year. It had HK$780 million in cash at the end of December, thanks to HK$61.8 million of interest income generated by bank deposits. ...

  8. Coal and interest costs deal blow to Huadian's earnings

    Posted Aug 26th 2005, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng Coal costs and interest expenses are expected again to weigh on Huadian Power International Corp's profit in the second half of the year, according to analysts. The company- ... by a 25.6 per cent rise in its unit fuel costs and a 30.9 per cent jump in its interest expenses. Separately, the National Development and Reform Commission has announced a timetable for the closure ...

  9. Retail investors reveal strong interest in HK's first yuan bond

    Posted Jun 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at Bank of China (Hong Kong), said his bank had seen strong demand for the bond, with many investors taking advantage of the higher interest rate it offered than available for yuan deposits, ...

  10. Negative interest rate to lift prices

    Posted Feb 28th 2007, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Bank deposits will move to higher-yielding investments such as property, say analysts Hong Kong's interest rate is fast returning to negative in the Year of the Pig, ... to be between 3 per cent and 5 per cent this year and the saving rate likely to stay flat at 2.3 per cent (for deposits less than HK$100,000), analysts believe negative interest rates will soon ...




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