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  1. Moody's considers HK ratings upgrade

    Posted Sep 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... improving financial situation and its links to the mainland economy. Moody's Investors Service said it might also upgrade its credit ratings for the mainland, citing its low debt, high amount ... such as the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement. Moody's said it would consider upgrading credit ratings for Macau as well, adding that the ratings of both special administrative regions should ...

  2. Moody's rates HK above the mainland

    Posted Oct 17th 2003, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... It marks the first time in 10 years that our long-term foreign currency bond standings are higher than China's International credit rating agency Moody's Investors Service raised its foreign currency debt ratings on Hong Kong by two notches yesterday and lifted its ratings on the mainland by one level. Moody's said it raised its foreign currency bond rating ...

  3. Moody's considers upgrades for China Merchants and SPDB

    Posted Oct 04th 2003, 12:00am by Christine Chan

    ... The two lenders' ratings are under review after six months of strong growth Moody's Investors Service has put the ratings of China Merchants Bank and Shanghai Pudong Development ... for financial strength. According to Moody';s, the reviews will focus on the sustainability of the banks' performance and growth strategies, competitive positioning and ability to maintain ...

  4. NPLs cloud Big Four banks

    Posted Nov 06th 2003, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Moody's is concerned that the slow pace of clean-up of bad loans could pose problems for mainland lenders The slow pace of disposal of the non-performing loans of China's Big Four state banks poses credit risks for the banking sector, according to a report by credit rating agency Moody's Investors Service. Moody's said the mainland's four ...

  5. Recovery may put strain on developers' credit ratings

    Posted Sep 19th 2003, 12:00am by Carrie Chan, Peggy Sito

    ... A rebounding property market could prompt developers to step up spending plans, hurting their ability to repay debt and adversely affecting their credit ratings, Moody's Investor ... and the real-estate market, said Clara Lau, vice-president of Moody's in Hong Kong. But the period of belt-tightening could be coming to an end as developers consider new investments to take part ...

  6. Lai see

    Posted Sep 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... insiders say it may be slightly more complicated in the keeping-regulators-happy department. Moody's quick fix Someone at Moody's Investors Service must be missing their beauty sleep. ... 22,' a spokeswoman for Moody's said. 'We accidentally left out three banks and that is why we issued the correction.' Those left out included the Hong Kong branch of Bank ...

  7. In Brief

    Posted Sep 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was $7.4 million against a profit of $30.1 million a year ago. No interim dividend was proposed. Moody's may lift rating Moody's Investors Service will review Kowloon-Canton Railway Corp's A3 foreign-currency issuer rating and senior unsecured debt rating for a possible upgrade. This follows Moody's decision to place Hong Kong's A3 foreign-currency country ceiling ...

  8. Economy looking up but let's not drop our guard

    Posted Oct 18th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Are Hong Kong's economic prospects improving? Just ask Moody's Investors Service, the World Bank or Hong Kong's own Dickson Concepts. Moody's has raised the rating ... outbreak. The rapid recovery is proof of what Moody's calls 'a high degree of adaptability to changing external conditions'. As an entrepot economy with a limited home market, Hong ...

  9. Flat earnings fail to sway optimism over takeover

    Posted Aug 15th 2003, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... statement next year,' Mr Fung said. Wing Hang has said it plans to reinvest Chekiang First's excess liquidity into its treasury activities to enhance returns. Last week, Moody's ... at the end of last year. Executive director and deputy chief executive Frank Wang yesterday said the bank was confident it would maintain its existing Moody's credit ratings. 'A 10 per cent ...

  10. China steps closer to sovereign bond debut

    Posted Sep 26th 2003, 12:00am by Christine Chan

    ... coupled with recent regulatory curbs on loan expansion, will also draw state banks to the bonds. Foreign investors may also be interested in the bond, as a possible Moody's Investors Service ...




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