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  1. Why local officials are in a hurry to invest their capital

    Posted May 08th 2010, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... funding entity and try to figure out the answer. The past year or so has been like heaven. Encouraged by Beijing's investment spree, banks have been showering you with money. All you need ... market and put the money somewhere else. Equity investments in yet-to-list manufacturers will be a good deal. The bank can't grab it. Under the current bad-debt classification system, ...

  2. Gatekeepers who reduce risk

    Posted May 14th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma When people think about investment banking, they picture bankers shouting into their phones buying and selling all sorts of exotic securities. They are much less likely to dwell ... office and technical function at investment banks. Christina Fong, a consultant with Page Personnel, says traders' assistants support daily trading activity by recording and checking trades ...

  3. Keypads to be covered after latest ATM scam

    Posted Apr 30th 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung HSBC and Hang Seng Bank have pledged to install keypad covers for all their ATMs by the end of next month after a dozen customers lost money in a scam. The vow came as Hong Kong Association of Banks chairman Benjamin Hung Pi-cheng yesterday called on banks to tighten security and monitoring measures at ATM terminals following the latest fraud case. The case ...

  4. Bank officer charged over minibond investments

    Posted Nov 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A bank customer service officer appeared in Eastern Court yesterday accused of inducing five customers to invest HK$1.26 million in Lehman Brothers' minibonds. Chan Lai-ha, 51, did ... Ruilan to invest HK$200,000 in Minibonds Series 35, by claiming that the issuers of the product were the following - HSBC Bank, Hutchison Whampoa, the MTR Corporation, the People's Republic ...

  5. Investment banks remain positive

    Posted Dec 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Despite the government's get-tough measures to cool the property market, reports from investment banks remain positive about the sector's long-term prospects. In a report entitled 'New measures unlikely to keep prices from rising', Goldman Sachs believes suppressing speculative activities does not change the housing supply/demand picture and that prices ...

  6. Low interest rates can force bank depositors to gamble on investments

    Posted Sep 21st 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... on the interest payments from her husband's pension money, which is invested in time deposits. When interest rates are over 10 per cent, she lives high on the hog. She and her husband can afford ... for her. It is so bad that in Hong Kong you can put HK$2 million in a bank for a year and only receive about HK$20 in interest- not quite enough to buy a cup of coffee. So my retired aunty and her ...

  7. Investment bank seeks new talent

    Posted Sep 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'Since the beginning of the year, we have already finalised 100 hires across a range of roles,' says Nancy Lee, the bank's head of human resources for Asia. 'During the remainder ... from the usual attributes expected of candidates looking to build a career in the banking sector, RBS Coutts hopes to attract applicants with an entrepreneurial spirit who are able ...

  8. Haitong eyes investment banking after merger

    Posted Jun 04th 2010, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... Amanda Lee Haitong Securities will focus on building an investment banking business after fully integrating with Taifook Securities. Haitong took a 60 per cent stake in Taifook last year ... management, market research and investment banking, will be combined. The move would allow the two brokers to be rebranded into one company, Haitong International, and this could take place by the end ...

  9. Banking and investment services lead in 16pc ad spending surge

    Posted May 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... share, outdoor advertising 9.52 per cent, radio 3.99 per cent and online 3.65 per cent. The banking and investment services sector remained the top group in terms of advertising spending, admanGo ... Chartered Bank and UA Finance. Although five sectors were ahead of it in admanGo's rankings, the property and real estate sector posted the largest year-on-year increase in spending at 58 per ...

  10. Bank employee jailed for forging signature on investment products

    Posted Feb 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A former relationship manager at American Express Bank was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment yesterday for forging the signature of a wealthy mainland woman and using the money to buy investment products valued at HK$164.6 million without her knowledge. Deputy District Court Judge Gary Lam Kar-yan said in sentencing Lo Hoi-luen that the offences were serious ...




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