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  1. Business - Money - THE VIEW

    Investing between the lines in China

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 10:35am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... Cathy Holcombe Despite policy uncertainty and a high equity risk premium, investors in Chinese assets who accurately interpret the sector can reap large rewards Investing between the lines ... interest rates. Then we have China, where sometimes no one is sure what is going on. [Uncertainty] makes for a more exciting investment environment This has many downsides- including a high risk ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance

    Time for ECB to man the quantitative easing pumps

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 03:33am by DAVID BROWN

    ... needs to raise the bar much higher. The ECB needs at least to match the quantitative easing investments put in by the US Federal Reserve and the Bank of England to get roughly similar results. ... pumps The European Central Bank has been long on promises and short on delivery for too long. Two years after president Mario Draghi pledged to do "whatever it takes" to save the euro, ...

  3. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Haeco grounded by elite bank jobs that pay more

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 12:34am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Haeco grounded by elite bank jobs that pay more A shortage of labour is limiting Hong Kong's position in the aircraft maintenance industry even though it is home to the world's ... impressed me right from my investment analyst days when they used to offer us tours at Kai Tak once a year and showed how they had all the equipment to put together a Boeing 747 from the ground up. ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - INVESTMENT

    China’s role in global investment is growing, but the scale remains small

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 11:59am by Gerard Burg

    ... Gerard Burg As China’s economy has grown over the past decade, so too has China’s overseas investment. This has become a highly controversial issue in a number of countries, in part due to the difficulties faced by firms and individuals when attempting to invest in China, as well as the considerable influence of state-owned enterprises in China’s major industries. While China’s foreign ...

  5. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS

    Evergrande a case study in being too big to fail despite 350b yuan liability

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 01:20am by Shirley Yam

    ... or a third-party one to launch a fund or investment scheme backed by the developer's bond. Bank A will then subscribe to the fund with its own money. That arrangement disguises a loan as a bond investment. The banks love it for two reasons. First, the return is more than double the official lending rate- 10-11 per cent for the first two years, 12-13 per cent for the third and 16-18 per cent ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Due diligence by IPO sponsors paramount

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:49am by SCMP Editorial

    ... The move to tighten oversight of investment banks acting as sponsors was prompted by regulators' concerns, documented repeatedly in SFC reports, about failure to conduct proper due diligence, ... word without checking, rather than risk a lucrative listing or loss of business to a rival bank. This does nothing for the city's reputation as a financial centre. Liability ...

  7. Business - Companies

    Big names line up to invest in Citic

    Posted May 16th 2014, 11:41am by Doug Young

    ... as China's banks and brokerages come under mounting pressure due to the nation's slowing economy. The banks are already gearing up for a massive bad-debt crisis, and have recently announced ... listing includes the likes of insurance giant AIA (1299.HK), Singaporean sovereign wealth fund Temasek, and Japan's Mizuho Bank. The group of major foreign investors have committed a total ...

  8. Business - Money - THE VIEW

    The cost of regulation in asset management industry

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 03:33am by Peter Guy

    ... Peter Guy Asset managers need to preserve their skills in detecting investment opportunities in the face of sweeping rules and rigid corporate culture Cost of regulation A beleaguered ... instead. "Because nowadays lawyers and compliance officers are guaranteed longer careers than investment managers at every financial institution." Today, investment bankers are shocked ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    BRICS development bank should challenge the Washington Consensus

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 01:05pm by ANDY XIE

    ... The five countries in the BRICS group have set up a development bank and a reserve fund to increase their influence in world affairs. Their desires are justified. Their combined economies are equal to America's in gross domestic product and far bigger in trade. And, yet, they have little influence in international financial institutions like the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - THE VIEW

    Too big to regulate?

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 03:56am by Peter Guy

    ... for their investment decisions. Risk taking is the necessary lifeblood of banks, and investors will always seek to take risk. The central mission of financial institutions is no longer financial service ... Peter Guy As compliance becomes the new name of the game in the banking world, one option for the likes of HSBC is to dismantle into separate entities Too big to regulate? HSBC Holdings ...




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