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  1. 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 ...

  2. Global banks may fail over Europe's woes

    Posted Nov 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... May Chan may.chan@scmp.com Veteran Wall Street banking analyst Mike Mayo says banks could collapse because of their exposure to Europe's debt crisis. Mayo is known for his strong criticisms of United States banks and their role in causing the global financial crisis in 2008. 'There is a pretty good chance that some serious capital market losses will take place in another ...

  3. Bank losses show need for reform

    Posted Sep 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... had eliminated such risks from their investment operations. The scandal came as European leaders, banks and markets grapple with the uncertainty created by the euro zone sovereign debt crisis ... management, and remind investors, particularly in the euro zone, that shocks to the system may still lie hidden in banks' balance sheets. Investment banking is not without risks. It is worrying ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Why many aren't banking on it being a merry Christmas

    Posted Dec 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... One of the most bitter complaints against banks is that they needed a government bailout, using huge amounts of taxpayers' money during the financial crisis. The bailout and the economic ... and the entire staff are there to serve you. London banker friends have told White Collar that they dare not admit to anyone on the street that they are bankers, particularly those with banks that were ...

  6. Shrinking pay leads traders into temptation

    Posted Mar 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... 'But if a person makes profits on unauthorised trades, he should be fired. Not doing so sends the wrong signal- it's rewarding bad behaviour.' One question banks always asked, ... and many other examples over the last two decades. He said banks had undergone vigorous reviews after the UBS incident, which led to the resignation of chief executive Oswald Gruebel, and also ...

  7. British firms have no plans to reduce mainland investments

    Posted Oct 01st 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... to curtail their investments, according to China-Britain Business Council chairman Sir David Brewer. In the country's first bank run in 150 years, the Bank of England last Wednesday offered ... international banks or institutions plan to reduce or scrap their investments in China due to the recent market situation. As we all know, China is the fastest-growing market and many investors would ...

  8. BEA to raise Hibor home loan rate

    Posted Nov 17th 2010, 12:00am by Lulu Chen

    ... Lulu Chen The Bank of East Asia will raise its mortgage interest rate based on the Hong Kong Interbank Offer Rate, or Hibor. The rate will be increased today from Hibor plus 0.75-0.8 per ... The bank's prime rate is 5.25 per cent. Cash rebates will be kept at 0.5 per cent to 0.8 per cent for loans of HK$800,000 or above. Several other banks including Citibank, HSBC and Hang Seng Bank ...

  9. Pressure grows for investment flows

    Posted Feb 21st 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Bank of China official said. Runaway fixed-asset investment last year prompted the government to impose restrictions on lending. Money supply growth cooled to 14 per cent in December from 19 ... bank. The country needed new financial organisations to channel the trillions of yuan in national savings more efficiently to companies and individuals who needed productive capital, Wu Xiaoling ...

  10. Investors punish HSBC after US$35b bailout of two investment vehicles

    Posted Nov 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan HSBC Holding shares fell as much as 3.07 per cent yesterday after the bank unveiled plans for a US$35 billion bailout of its two troubled structured investment vehicles. At one point, HSBC traded as low as HK$129.40 before regaining some of its loss to close at HK$130.90, down 1.95 per cent. Still, HSBC's fall, along with that of Bank of China, helped drag the Hang ...




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