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  1. Cross-border bank controls stronger

    Posted Aug 26th 2003, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... of investigations over questionable loans being granted to troubled Shanghai tycoon Chau Ching-ngai by the Bank of China - which has already resulted in the dismissal of bankers in Hong Kong ...

  2. Turning adversity into opportunity

    Posted Oct 17th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Industry professionals gather in HK next week to discuss how to succeed during the global economic crisis. Reports by Raymond Ma Appropriately, in the wake of the string of inauspicious events in the global financial sector since investment bank Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy last month, organisers of next week's Wealth Management Conference 2008 have chosen ...

  3. JP Morgan seeks to double Asia business

    Posted Oct 16th 2003, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... JP Morgan's private banking division is aiming at doubling its business in Asia by 2006. Chairwoman and chief executive Maria Elena Lagomasino said the mainland market would play a pivotal role in the private banking giant's goal of expanding it ...

  4. Retail banks hopeful for yuan trading

    Posted Oct 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Hong Kong retail banks are keeping hopes alive that yuan banking for local individuals remains on the horizon. The latest comments by the heads of Bank of East Asia (BEA) and Standard Chartered Bank in Hong Kong suggest cautious optimism on a proposed pla ...

  5. Mortgage lending slides 32pc as buyers await support measures

    Posted Sep 30th 2003, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Residential mortgage lending fell 32.3 per cent last month, as homebuyers stood on the sidelines waiting for government measures to prop up property prices. However, analysts yesterday warned against reading into the numbers, citing upbeat sentiment for t ...

  6. Sars is no barrier to life insurance sales

    Posted Aug 26th 2003, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Sales of new life insurance policies rose steadily in the first half of the year despite the Sars outbreak, according to the latest statistics from the Office of the Insurance Commissioner. Excluding retirement schemes, premiums from new life insurance bu ...

  7. Mortgage proposal rejected

    Posted Aug 08th 2003, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Banking legislator David Li Kwok-po yesterday dismissed a government suggestion that lifting the mortgage ceiling for second-hand flats could help revive the flagging property market. On Saturday, Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands Michael Suen Min ...

  8. Treasury operations boost Dah Sing profit

    Posted Aug 06th 2003, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Sales of debt securities from treasury operations saved Dah Sing Financial Holdings from reporting a decline in profit yesterday, as the credit-card specialist continues to be hit by consumer bad debt. The mid-tier lender took advantage of favourable cond ...

  9. Sector employees pay price in bonuses for harder times

    Posted Jul 31st 2003, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Banking and finance salaries remained generally steady last year but bonuses slipped by up to 40 per cent, a recent survey found. Bonuses fell between 10 and 40 per cent across the banking sector in Hong Kong, as dampened investor sentiment from volatile ...

  10. Shakeout in tax haven leaves hard choices for firms

    Posted Jul 25th 2003, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Local companies will be hurt by the new rules in the British Virgin Islands Hong Kong offshore companies registered in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) must lodge bearer shares with a custodian before 2005 under the island's newly revised company law ...




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