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  1. Mainland banks, HKEx and brokers await investment scheme

    Posted Nov 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wong Ka-chun Mainland banks, the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx) and local brokerages would be the main beneficiaries of the 'through-train' investment scheme, expected ... trading volume from the mainlanders,' said Ricky Tam Siu-hing at Champlus Asset Management. 'Also, since accounts will have to be opened at mainland banks, they will receive commissions ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Capital investment scheme's great sleight-of-hand trick

    Posted May 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jake van der Kamp 'We want to enhance the competitiveness of this [Capital Investment Entrant] scheme. As you know, many countries are thinking of ways to attract capital.' ... immigration bureaucrats are allowed to deem themselves experts on capital investment. Let's get some things straight about the Capital Investment Entrant Scheme, which gives Hong Kong ID cards ...

  4. Banks' loan growth set to slow this year

    Posted May 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com Hong Kong banks have indicated they will slow loan growth for the rest of the year but some might have to moderate expansion even further because ... their business plans and funding strategies by April 30. Reviewing the plans, HKMA chief executive Norman Chan Tak-lam said the de facto central bank could introduce more measures to maintain stability ...

  5. HK Post ignores chance to help small bank clients

    Posted May 11th 2006, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... against money laundering, and at the same time play the good Samaritan to migrant Philippine workers...' Forgive us if we crow a little but that was the introduction to a Banking World column ... but profitable, could follow. As a model for the service, we urged Hongkong Post to consider the example of Kiwibank, the banking arm of New Zealand Post, which was capitalised with tax-payers' ...

  6. HSBC trims services in seven-day banking

    Posted Sep 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Donald Asprey HSBC's eagerly anticipated seven-day banking, which starts next week, will actually represent a drop in overall weekend banking services. Fifty branches will stay open ... the Hong Kong Bank Employees' Association sent a letter to Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen expressing concerns that weekend shifts would cut into their family time. At the same time, ...

  7. Dah Sing, Carlyle buy into China bank

    Posted Dec 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... moment for us as we really step into our homeland to expand our banking business,' Dah Sing chairman David Wong Shou-yeh said. Mr Wong said the bank had decided to invest in Chongqing ... an equity investment in a mainland city commercial bank and will become the second-largest shareholder of the Chongqing bank after the deal, which is expected to be completed in the first quarter ...

  8. Why a boardroom 'golden triangle' should raise red flag

    Posted Jul 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Shirley Yam Last week I suggested investors watch out for three red flags in assessing an investment in a listed private-sector company based on the mainland- a company that has experienced unusually rapid success; a young Hong Kong-based financial controller; or independent directors who are young accountants, professors at regional universities or local businessmen. Many ...

  9. China Investment Corp forecast to zoom in on HK stocks

    Posted Oct 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... banks, China Investment Corp will have at least tens of billions of US dollars to invest in foreign financial markets,' Mr Wong said. 'Hong Kong stocks will definitely be one of its top ... Investment, previously known as the investment arm of the People's Bank of China, had already made a controversial entry into the financial markets. In May, the unit bought a 10 per cent stake ...

  10. City banks find plenty of takers for yuan accounts

    Posted Aug 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Asia would be interested in using Hong Kong as a hub to invest in yuan products. Claude Haberer, head of Asia wealth-management operations at Swiss private bank Pictet, said non-residents had ... Haberer said. 'Offshore yuan accounts and related investments- bonds in particular- have become basic products a Hong Kong-based private bank must offer.' Hong Kong also has to compete ...




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