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  1. Home sales rebound runs out of steam

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... round of measures, including mortgage loans restrictions, to cool the property market. Flat sales on Hong Kong Island remained low with only 19 homes sold in nine housing estates during the July ...

  2. HKMA says outlook for loan demand clouded by subprime fallout

    Posted Jan 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan The Hong Kong Monetary Authority said there was some uncertainty in the outlook for loan demand given the potential spillover from the US subprime crisis and concerns about economic growth, particularly in the United States. 'So far there is no sign of significant slowdown in bank lending,' HKMA said in a document circulated to legislators. Domestic loans ...

  3. Analysts see greater risk in mainland mortgages

    Posted Jan 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... Ms Chu said. Banks issued 1.17 trillion yuan in new mortgages from the start of 2006 to the end of September last year, including loans issued by housing reserve funds, accounting for 18 per cent of total new loans. Another 25 per cent of new bank lending in the past two years went to property development separate from mortgages, estimated Arthur Kroeber, director of Beijing-based ...

  4. BOCHK net beats market forecast despite impact of mortgage crisis

    Posted Mar 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... provisions for its United States subprime investments. The local mortgage lender said net profit rose 10.3 per cent to HK$15.45 billion from HK$14.01 billion in 2006. Analysts polled by Thomson ... to 2.07 per cent. Goldman Sachs does not expect BOCHK's net interest margin gain to continue this year due to slowing loan growth, falling interbank rates and declining yields in its fixed ...

  5. HK loses syndication lead to Taiwan

    Posted Dec 09th 2004, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... Louis Beckerling Hong Kong's poor corporate loan demand has cost the city its top ranking in the regional syndicated loan market- taken this year by a resurgent Taiwan. Data released this week by the Asia Pacific Loan Market Association (APLMA) show year-to-date lending up strongly in most Asian markets, led by 84 per cent growth in loan volumes in Taiwan, to a total of US$22.94 ...

  6. HK mortgage rates to rise even if Fed cuts

    Posted Sep 07th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... banks' prime lending rates. And because mortgages are priced off the prime rate, interest payments on home loans would normally fall, too. But maybe not this time. A structural quirk of Hong ... Tom Holland If you think an interest rate cut from the United States Federal Reserve later this month will automatically lead to lower rates for Hong Kong mortgages, think again. Even ...

  7. Banking system still sound, but caution advised

    Posted Feb 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan Bad loans could rise at some Hong Kong banks as the impact of the subprime crisis ripples through the economy and financial markets, but overall, the city's banking system ... their loans for their declared purpose rather than for speculation. 'If the loan is used for speculative activities, the repayment ability of the borrowers can be affected if the asset price ...

  8. Valuable professionals

    Posted Nov 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... or calculate a mortgage, it turns to the services of a property valuation expert. Valuation is a business with a long history and is based on the need to independently determine the value of a property or asset. As in other developed countries, the local valuation industry plays a vital role in estimating the asset value of a property, financing and loan valuation. In Hong Kong, the Hong Kong ...

  9. Strong loan growth lifts Everbright Bank profit

    Posted Feb 14th 2007, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... to launch a fixed-rate housing loan early last year and had lent out one billion yuan worth of fixed-rate mortgage loans. ... Carol Chan China Everbright Bank, the mainland's eighth-largest lender, said profit jumped 21.65 per cent last year, thanks to strong loan growth and a higher margin from new ...

  10. Bocom eyes foreign assets after boosting net 65pc to 20b yuan

    Posted Mar 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... expects its domestic loan growth this year to slow slightly from 19.27 per cent last year as it continues to shift its focus away from business lending to personal loans. 'Still, we expect our loan growth to be much higher than the industry level,' chief financial officer Yu Yali said. Like other mainland banks, Bocom is diversifying to ease the impact of a tightening ...




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