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  1. Bank accused of duping client into investment

    Posted Jan 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Peter Brieger Hang Seng Bank Limited has been sued over claims a senior executive improperly instructed a client to sign English documents that put his HK$8 million savings in a high-risk investment. According to the writ, a former vice-president of private banking told Zheng Weiqiang the documents, which he could not read, concerned a risk-free loan application. He was later told he ...

  2. Business - Money - MARKET DISTORTIONS

    Investing for abnormal times

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Satyajit Das

    ... on investments- directly or indirectly through their effect on company earnings- is unpredictable. Investment outcomes are now heavily influenced by government and central bank policies. Major central ... in the past. There has been a marked shift in the investment climate. Investors must reshape their tactics for abnormal times. The world is moving to a slower growth path, affecting corporate earnings ...

  3. Banking on right attitude

    Posted May 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to be immersed in a company's business and learn everything on the job. HSBC is now recruiting fresh and recent graduates with up to three years of work experience for its new General Banking ... Cheng Wai-ching, head of the bank's human resources, regional personal financial services and Hong Kong. 'We look for graduates with general qualities like good commercial acumen ...

  4. US bank sues HK company over wrong transfer

    Posted Sep 19th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu An American bank is suing a Hong Kong company for refusing to return US$823,000 it mistakenly transferred into the electronic company's account three months ago. The National Bank of Indianapolis submitted a writ in the High Court yesterday seeking an order that U Way Electronics Co and its directors must return the funds that it intended to transfer ...

  5. Lai See

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... before the financial crisis. 'What we should probably do is go and split up investment banking from banking,' he told CNBC this week. 'Have banks do something that's not going ... cash-flow positive and what you plan to do with the cash. Hmm, a possible buying opportunity is looming- perhaps. Not such a good idea after all Good to see Sandy Weill, 79, now thinks big banks ...

  6. Investment tips are just twaddle for greedy stock market punters

    Posted Feb 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp Investors should identify their investment goals. Gov't investment adviser No 1 Investors should have risk management measures in place Gov't investment adviser No 2 I CAN OFFER YOU absolutely top investment advice too. My tips are, in fact, the same as those quoted above but are worded differently. One is for investors seeking capital gain ...

  7. China Life looks to greater stock investment for growth

    Posted Apr 19th 2007, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... and Commercial Bank of China, when they listed. China Life, which has 45 per cent market share in the mainland life insurance market, would also invest in the 20 billion yuan Bohai Industry Investment ... Carol Chan China Life Insurance, the country's largest life insurer, plans to step up equity investments to support earnings growth, saying shares listed in the mainland market ...

  8. Punters in China often in the dark

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 'When acting for themselves, they become just like other individual retail investors and override their own rules every time,' says Alan Luk, once a trader and now head of private banking and trust services for Hang Seng Bank. Most noticeable is the reluctance to cut losses. Instead of accepting the short-term consequences of a poor pick and selling up, the individual investor ...

  9. Scotiabank gets in on the act

    Posted Sep 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com Canadian-based Bank of Nova Scotia said yesterday it would invest about C$719 million (HK$5.7 billion) in Bank of Guangzhou, representing nearly a 20 per cent stake, to develop its foothold in China. The bank, also known as Scotiabank said it expected the deal to close by December and hopes the investment will contribute to earnings next year. Bank ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - STOCKS

    Time to buy, StanChart tells local bargain-hunters

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Standard Chartered Bank says. Investors should not miss the chance to buy during the dip, as the Hang Seng will enjoy a strong rebound in the second half and is likely to climb as high as 28,000 points by the end of the year, said Will Leung Chun-fai, head of investment strategy at the bank's wealth management unit. The Hang Seng Index was the worst performing developed-world stock ...




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