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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    HSBC boosts oversight on metals financing in wake of Qingdao probe

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:07am by Enoch Yiu

    ... by Platts. Prices lost 3.8 per cent last week and retreated in eight of the past nine weeks. Additional reporting by Bloomberg ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Concerns over a collapse in China’s underground banking sector resurface

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 10:07am by DANIEL REN IN SHANGHAI

    ... have fled Sheyang county in recent months after their illegal businesses failed. Li Xiang said he had been lucky enough to have benefited from the loan sharks, but he would never ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    IMF latest to warn of Hong Kong banks' growing mainland exposure

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 01:18pm by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... to HKMA data. Sonny Hsu, a banking analyst for Moody's, said the HKMA has special teams examining banks' exposure to mainland credit. "We have a negative outlook on nine out of 17 ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    19pc growth in HSBC pre-tax profit estimated as impairments stabilise

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 10:44am by KANIS LI

    ... UBS analyst Steve Andrews said. "Unfortunately this has been an area that has seen constant expectations downgrades over the past year." In the first nine months of last year, ... the regions accounted for 64 per cent of the bank's impairment charges in the first nine months of the year. US unit Household International, the credit card and mortgage lender HSBC acquired ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Japan's largest lenders advised to cut bond holdings

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 05:57am by Bloomberg

    ... by 56 per cent at its main lending unit in the nine months to December, as domestic loans rose 4.3 per cent last year. The central bank, which has driven 10-year yields down to 0.62 per cent, ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    China interest-rate reform edges forward with bank prime loan rate

    Posted Oct 26th 2013, 02:56am by Victoria Ruan

    ... bank will be phased out. The government paved the way for the reform by scrapping a floor for lending rates in July. The prime loan rates would be decided based on the daily reporting of nine ... the benchmark rate of 6 per cent. Analysts regarded this figure as reasonable as the banks' most favoured clients usually get some discount. The nine banks participating in the reporting system ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Lenders brace for surge in bad loans

    Posted Nov 01st 2013, 03:23am by JANE CAI

    ... lenders brace for debt pile Bad loans are expected to rise further at mainland banks in the coming months after a sharp increase in the third quarter hit lenders' profitability. The nine Hong ... The average NPL ratio of the nine listed lenders climbed 0.01 percentage point to 0.92 per cent over the quarter. However, the real asset-quality situation was more severe than the NPL ratio ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Chinese lenders face loan pressure

    Posted Oct 26th 2013, 02:55am by JANE CAI

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing xuejun.cai@scmp.com Mainland banks face loan pressure Bad loans are expected to batter mainland bank profits in the third quarter, with rising overdue debt likely to force lenders to accelerate capital-raising plans. The bad news on earnings comes at a time when investors are growing increasingly nervous about the outlook for the sector. Nine Hong ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Lenders boost deposit rates to attract funds

    Posted Jun 26th 2013, 12:00am by KANIS LI, Jeanny Yu

    ... after Moody's downgraded the outlook for the city's banking system to negative from stable, followed by a downgrade in the financial strength ratings of nine banks. Dah Sing Banking ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    BBVA cuts US investment jobs as revenue declines

    Posted Jan 19th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... let go included members of its mergers and acquisitions team, said four other people, who asked not to be named. BBVA joins banks around the world that are reducing their workforce. Nine major global banks- Deutsche Bank, Barclays, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Citigroup, UBS, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley- announced more than 30,000 job cuts in the first nine ...




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