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  1. Cepa to boost HK banks' investment appeal

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Clearer guidelines on the status of institutions would help, says KPMG Hong Kong banks will become more attractive to investors from China and elsewhere with the implementation ... and the mainland - due to come into effect in January - would add to the appeal of bargain-priced local bank assets, providing the rules behind Cepa were clarified. 'There is still some lack ...

  2. Investment banks launch credit default swaps index

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

    ... both investment and non-investment grade, the brokerages said. The Asian index is the seventh addition to the TRAC-X indices. The first series of the TRAC-X Asia Index will mature on March 24 ...

  3. UBS is banking on a generous return

    Posted Dec 15th 2003, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan Financial and banking services firm UBS has pledged to donate more to Operation Santa Claus this week, pushing its total contribution above $200,000. The news came ... to the communities was integral to achieving that goal. Radio 3's Question of Sports quiz last Saturday pitted long-time rival banks UBS and Credit Suisse First Boston against each other in a test ...

  4. CSFB adopts defensive approach

    Posted Nov 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is hard at work shifting its portfolio focus to a defensive one. Since the beginning of last month, the investment bank had changed its regional market focus almost 180 degrees, chief Asian ... months. The bank's view is that the macroeconomic momentum, the leading indicators and the earnings momentum will remain supportive for now, but the positive influence will probably fade ...

  5. Regional banks to benefit most from reforms

    Posted Dec 31st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... investment perspective- will be found in the smaller, regional banks, and in non-bank financial services. The latest evidence of this is the HSBC-Ping An 50-50 joint investment in Fujian Asia Bank ... investment in any one bank. Foreign lenders will be allowed to conduct yuan business with enterprises in four new cities- Jinan, Fuzhou, Chengdu and Chongqing, while capital requirements have been ...

  6. NPLs cloud Big Four banks

    Posted Nov 06th 2003, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... of China's Big Four state banks poses credit risks for the banking sector, according to a report by credit rating agency Moody's Investors Service. Moody's said the mainland's four ... year. The asset managers had issued bonds to the banks in exchange for the loans and needed to sell the loans to investors to raise the money to pay interest and principal. The slow pace of loan ...

  7. Hysan investing in retail property

    Posted Nov 15th 2003, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito The group's Hennessy Centre is due for a hefty facelift as confidence returns Hysan Development is considering a $1.2 billion facelift for the Hennessy Centre in Causeway Bay as part of its drive to draw quality tenants. Hysan, a major lan ...

  8. China Life IPO puts banks on 7am start

    Posted Dec 11th 2003, 12:00am by Christine Chan

    ... Bei Hu, Hui Yuk-min and Christine Chan Fifty-three bank branches will open two hours early today in anticipation of overwhelming investor response on the last day that mainland giant China Life Insurance's hotly contested initial public offering (IPO) is available for retail subscription in Hong Kong. The banks will accept applications from 7am until midday from China Life ...

  9. New Products

    Posted Nov 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Clerical Medical Investment (CMI), created when the Halifax Group merged with the Bank of Scotland, last week launched a Flexible Savings Plan in Hong Kong. The product is structured so there is no risk to initial capital if the investment is held until maturity. The plan allows monthly contributions of as little as HK$1,670. Investors can select from 35 funds offered by CMI with varying ...

  10. Stock gains to benefit bank returns

    Posted Sep 26th 2003, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Market strength will energise second-half profits as the desire for securities and mutual funds mounts The bullish stock market is likely to boost the second-half profits of domestic banks as their securities and mutual funds business increases, a leading accountant said yesterday. 'Local banking sector profits in the second half will be better due to booming stock markets,' said ...




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