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  1. Fubon unit expects double-digit surge in wealth handling

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

    ... cent more staff this year, bringing the total in the financial markets group to about 100.' Fubon Bank, formerly International Bank of Asia, was bought by the Taiwanese parent firm ... Maria Chan Fubon Bank (Hong Kong), a locally listed unit of Taiwan's Fubon Financial Holdings, said its wealth management services for Taiwanese customers should again grow by double ...

  2. Fubon awaits nod for mainland push

    Posted Apr 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong unit] if there are any opportunities [for equity investment],' Mr Kung said. Fubon's acquisition of Fubon (HK), formerly the International Bank of Asia, in 2003 was seen ... banking unit, Fubon Bank (HK), will open its first representative office in the mainland despite delays in getting Taiwan's regulatory approval. Undaunted by the tangle of red tape, ...

  3. China Everbright soars back with $135m profit

    Posted Aug 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... contributed $36.35 million profit, making it the second-largest source of interim profit for China Everbright. By contrast, International Bank of Asia (IBA) - Hong Kong's smallest listed lender ... performances, with its 21.39 per cent-owned mainland lender Everbright Bank contributing 87.24 million profit. The bank, which operates 359 branches and offices across China, recorded a 34.2 per cent ...

  4. Fubon's mainland plan faces political hurdles

    Posted Jan 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the former International Bank of Asia for HK$3.2 billion in 2003 was seen as a springboard to tapping the mainland's fledgling financial market. However, Fubon (HK) has yet to receive the green ... Maria Chan Fubon Bank (Hong Kong), the locally listed unit of Taiwan's Fubon Financial Holding, plans to establish a leasing business on the mainland, but analysts say it must first ...

  5. Fubon Bank expects Taiwan business to drive earnings growth

    Posted Mar 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the political tension across the Taiwan Strait. It has been four years since Fubon Financial bought the former International Bank of Asia and turned it into Fubon Bank to be used as a springboard ... Maria Chan Fubon Bank (Hong Kong), the locally listed unit of Taiwan's Fubon Financial Holdings, expects its fast-growing Taiwan-related business to sustain the lender's growth ...

  6. Increase in predators likely to lift asking prices for lenders

    Posted Apr 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... deal, which saw Taiwan's Fubon Financial Holdings buy International Bank of Asia for just 1.15 times book value in September 2003. Martin Wardle, partner in charge of KPMG's financial ... in past transactions,' he said. The latest acquisition to which Mr Roder referred, was Public Bank's purchase of Asia Commercial Bank, a deal that stunned the market when it emerged ...

  7. Lai See

    Posted Jan 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... research note playfully listed some world-beating accomplishments of Hong Kong banks. Our favourite item on the top 10 list was item four, which noted that International Bank of Asia (IBA) might ... One director took home $12.5 million to $13 million. As Merrill concluded: 'No wonder Fubon Financial, which plans to acquire IBA, expects to be able to improve the bank ...

  8. Gallant Gallstone rides in as bogeyman for East Asia central bankers

    Posted Jan 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... that the ailment is widespread. What happened here essentially is that the central banks of Asia resolved after the 1997 financial crisis to build up their defences against the currency speculators whom ... extended to central bank accounting but even then, Asia's central banks are at present dissuaded from rebalancing their portfolios to hold a lower proportion of US dollar assets, although ...

  9. Revaluation push gains currency

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... banks have long intervened to manage currency appreciation pressure stemming from a development model that has relied on exporting at all costs. It has been a bargain for which developed ... aimed at keeping exports affordable, is past its sell-by date. Maintaining artificially weak currencies may help Asia's export industries, spurring a regional economic recovery, ...

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    HSBC Swiss unit accused of fraud and laundering

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 05:23am by AFP

    ... worth hundreds of millions of euros, mainly for diamond dealers in the industry's international hub of Antwerp. Swiss subsidiary HSBC Private Bank (Suisse), which is wholly owned by the Asia-focused banking giant, allegedly helped hundreds of clients cheat the Belgian state, the prosecutors said. It is the latest in a series of international investigations into practices ranging from ...




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