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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Shanghai allows city-owned firm to buy bad loans from local banks

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 02:40pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Shanghai Shanghai gets bad-loan bank as concerns grow The Shanghai government has given approval to a city-owned investment company to buy non-performing loans from local banks, state media reported yesterday. It is the latest local government on the mainland bracing for an expected rise in bad debt. Shanghai's launch of a dedicated "bad-loan bank ...

  2. State looks at foreign investment

    Posted Jun 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... trade surplus. The State Administration of Foreign Exchange (Safe) is trying to limit foreign investment in the real estate sector. Last Friday it ordered its Shanghai branch to inform banks ... Foster Wong The central government is expected to look at new measures to curb foreign investment in the property sector to cool the market and stem the rise of the yuan. In addition ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance

    Regulation delay puts foreign banks in a spot in Shanghai free-trade zone

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 08:51am by Jeanny Yu; George Chen

    ... delay puts foreign banks in a spot Foreign banks lobbied to set up in the mainland's first free-trade zone in Shanghai are grappling with a dilemma- what can they really do in the ambitious zone? Last week, Bank of East Asia and DBS became the first two foreign banks to be officially approved to open their branches in the zone for business. Both banks were among the first batch ...

  4. Record 15 mainland brokers post losses

    Posted Jul 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... some of them have been losing money. Revenue from brokerage services usually account for about 60 per cent of total brokerage revenue. Revenues from investment banking and proprietary trading ...

  5. DBS sees rail investment plummet

    Posted Sep 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Investment in the mainland railway sector by DBS, Singapore's largest bank, has been hit by slowing infrastructure spending and the impact ... an investment director at DBS Asset Management, a subsidiary of the Singapore government-linked bank. Chan said DBS hoped to expand the fund to hundreds of millions of dollars in a year or two. Since ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    China Development Bank loans point to stealthy economic stimulus

    Posted Aug 15th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen, JANE CAI

    ... George Chen and Jane Cai in Beijing CDB loans will go towards investment in Hebei, Jiangsu and Qinghai in a further indication of the stealthy economic stimulus on mainland Bank provides three provinces funding boost China Development Bank (CDB) has agreed to fund massive infrastructure borrowing by three mainland provincial governments in the latest sign of an effort by Beijing ...

  7. Bank mortgages can be a problem

    Posted Dec 19th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Oliver

    ... upgraded fairly recently, requiring only superficial work. Buyers should be aware banks are rolling back mortgage ratios after steep price appreciation in recent years, while some refuse to lend ...

  8. HK, mainland markets take fall

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by the Agricultural Bank of China (ABC), weighed on investors who chose to dump shares on concerns that the rallies so far this year might have been overdone, brokers said. Shrinking manufacturing activity in Germany and France exacerbated the bearish sentiment. 'The annual results by ABC reminded investors of a potential bad-loan crisis likely to face the mainland's banking sector,' ...

  9. Home sales fall by average of 39pc in key mainland cities

    Posted Feb 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Home sales in mainland cities declined again in January from a month earlier as buyers continued to show reluctance to enter the market because of uncertain regulatory risks. Data compiled by Australian investment bank Macquarie show that in the top 10 key cities property transaction volumes dropped by an average 39 per cent over the first three weeks of January ...

  10. Without World Expo, investment pace slows in Shanghai

    Posted Jul 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... years. Shanghai is grappling with difficulties in financing infrastructure construction. Shanghai Rainbow Investment Corp recently asked for an extension on its bank loans as it was unable ... as the mainland's growth engine. Fixed-asset investment between January and June was 197.6 billion yuan (HK$238.76 billion), a drop of 5.8 per cent from a year earlier. This is the first time since 1999 ...




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