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  1. Moody's upgrades seven mainland banks

    Posted Jul 27th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Moody's Investors Service yesterday upgraded the long-term deposit and debt ratings on seven mainland banks from A2 to A1. They are the four state-owned banks, namely, ... and HSBC Bank (China). Moody's said the upgrade of the four state-controlled commercial banks reflected its view that the government was likely to maintain majority control and continue ...

  2. Big Four banks 'ill-equipped to cope'

    Posted Dec 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bei Hu Moody's says BOC and CCB lack adequate business models to defend against liberalisation of the sector Bank of China (BOC) and China Construction Bank (CCB) have yet to develop ... to cool economic overheating may further slow reform in the state banking sector. 'Overall, Moody's believes China's banking reform efforts have been positive and substantial,' ...

  3. Developers' credit at risk in China

    Posted Apr 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Foster Wong Moody's predicts a long learning curve before business grows in scale and realises substantial investment returns Hong Kong developers looking to China for brisker earnings face riskier, more volatile market conditions which may overshadow their credit ratings, says Moody's Investors Service. Moody's said the evolving regulatory environment ...

  4. Mainland banks see sharp jump in profits

    Posted Jan 24th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... it expected earnings for last year to jump 100 per cent. Meanwhile, Moody's Investors Service yesterday said there was no rating impact on Bank of China related to the subprime exposure. 'We ... quarter,' said Laurie Cang, a vice-president and senior analyst at Moody's However, there could be further losses in BOC's subprime-related investments, should market conditions ...

  5. Dividend cuts lift pressure on mainland banks

    Posted Feb 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... May Chan may.chan@scmp.com Leading mainland banks were unlikely to resort to issuing new shares or debts to raise money this year, international rating agency Moody's predicted yesterday. Christine Kuo, senior credit officer for financial institutions at Moody';s, said the recent cut in dividend payments would save them from raising capital on a 'massive' ...

  6. New scheme skews power ratings

    Posted Jan 10th 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... soundness of Hong Kong's two power companies. One day after Moody's Investors Services announced it put CLP Holdings under credit review, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services also ... equity funding and force the utility to take a debt-oriented strategy for funding. On Tuesday, Moody's said it was reviewing CLP's A1 rating and CLP Power's Aa3 rating. Meanwhile, ...

  7. ICBC fast-forwards listing to next year

    Posted Sep 10th 2005, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... sector's NPL ratio was about 8 per cent at the end of June, down 4.5 percentage points from January last year. Separately, Moody's has put China Construction Bank's 'E+' bank ... peers,' Moody's noted. 'A significant and prolonged downturn in the sector could adversely affect CCB's asset quality.' Sources said CCB planned to list its stock by early ...

  8. Hang Fung faces tight bond market

    Posted Oct 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Nevin Nie

    ... or three steps below investment grade, by Moody';s. Standard & Poor's rates it one step higher at BB. Several companies have delayed eurobond offerings because of higher financial ...

  9. Swire hands $1.8b long bond issue to HSBC

    Posted Mar 14th 2006, 12:00am by Ken Lo

    ... given that the capital cost of both vehicles is more or less equal. Moody's Investors Services assigned an A3 rating to the Hong Kong seven-year fixed-rate notes and the rating outlook ...

  10. E.U. loan rush hits Asian stocks

    Posted Dec 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... economic growth,' said Cheung, who expected 8 per cent GDP growth for China in 2012. Glenn Levine, senior economist at Moody's Analytics, said Asia would enter into a broad-based slowdown ...




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