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  1. Regulator imposes limits on bank investments by insurers

    Posted Oct 17th 2006, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... Insurance Regulatory Commission announced that insurance firms, which only in April were granted permission to begin investing in banks, can buy stakes of more than 5 per cent in just two lenders, and only with permission, and they can use no more than 3 per cent of their total assets to invest in the sector. 'Insurance institutions must take a cautious approach to investing in banks ...

  2. CCB gears up by reviving investment banking unit

    Posted Jul 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bei Hu China Construction Bank is re-establishing an investment banking platform on the mainland less than two years after being forced to divest itself of a stake in China's most profitable securities firm. CCB's reborn investment banking department is designed to meet the growing investment needs of its clients and compete with diversified foreign banks that will gain ...

  3. New central bank adviser calls for investment boost

    Posted Sep 08th 2006, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... on the central bank's advisory board, said infrastructure investment took up about 30 per cent of total fixed-asset investment. He said much investment, including that made in the property sector, ... Cary Huang in Beijing Rapid growth in capital investment remains essential to boost the economy because the government's push to raise consumption has yet to yield results, a new ...

  4. Woori opens investment banking business in Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan Woori Bank, a unit of South Korea's third-largest financial services company, has set up an investment banking arm in Hong Kong, targeting potential clients in Asia, ... Hwang said Woori Bank already has a branch in Hong Kong to serve its Korea clients. By setting up an investment banking arm, the bank will be able to further expand its presence overseas. ...

  5. The Greed Merchants- How the Investment Banks Played the Free Market Game

    Posted Jun 11th 2006, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb The Greed Merchants- How the Investment Banks Played the Free Market Game by Philip Augar Penguin, $135 By Philip Augar's calculation, investment banks have sucked US$180 ... and the same. Augar seems to not much like modern investment banks and says so in The Greed Merchants. Edmond Warner, who is in finance himself and reviewed this book for The Observer, wrote ...

  6. Bank turns its back on Japanese investment

    Posted Jun 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... million investment from Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi over business and political concerns. Bank chairman Qin Xiao had said the bank was not interested in strategic investors but that did not stop ... to others. The Shenzhen-based bank plans to offer 2.2 billion shares, or 15 per cent of its share capital. Political concerns over a Japanese investment also influenced the bank, sources familiar ...

  7. Banks face ratings test for foreign investments

    Posted Jun 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... Jamil Anderlini in Beijing and Maria Chan Beijing anxious to reduce risks as local lenders take funds abroad under QDII China's commercial banks will not be allowed to invest directly ... mean fixed-income products which indirectly invest in equity may be allowed,' he said The rules stipulate banks must clearly spell out investment objectives and the risks involved ...

  8. Bank warns of risks in rampant investment

    Posted May 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... This time the focus is on infrastructure-related investment and property. Property is where the government is going to put most of the emphasis.' In April, the central bank raised its benchmark ... employment opportunities, are facing many problems,' it said. The bank noted that fixed-asset investment was especially high, which could further place pressure on industries with overcapacity. ...

  9. State looks at foreign investment

    Posted Jun 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... trade surplus. The State Administration of Foreign Exchange (Safe) is trying to limit foreign investment in the real estate sector. Last Friday it ordered its Shanghai branch to inform banks ... Foster Wong The central government is expected to look at new measures to curb foreign investment in the property sector to cool the market and stem the rise of the yuan. In addition ...

  10. Bank of Communications

    Posted Jun 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The bank's principal activities are the provision of corporate banking, retail banking and treasury operations. Corporate banking provides a range of products and services such as loans, bill discounting, settlement, trade finance, fund custody and guarantees. Retail banking business provides a range of retail banking products and services such as deposits, mortgage loans, ...




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