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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    European Central Bank cuts interest rates to record low

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 11:56pm by Reuters

    ... with it. The euro zone flat-lined in the second quarter and the Ukraine crisis is now weighing heavily on business confidence. "The governing council sees the risks surrounding the economic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1585437/european-central-bank-cuts-interest-rates-record-low
  2. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Pressure builds within US Federal Reserve to signal new policy course

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 09:54am by Reuters

    ... time" after it shelves an asset-purchase programme in October. Another line that has drawn internal objections is the recent statement that "significant" slack remains in the labour ... to be in," Philadelphia Fed president Charles Plosser said on the sidelines of the central bank's annual Jackson Hole conference. Plosser dissented against the "considerable time" line ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1580504/pressure-builds-within-us-federal-reserve-signal-new-policy
  3. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Agricultural Bank, BOC to raise up to US$29b worth of preference shares

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 09:41am by Toh Han Shih, DON WEINLAND

    ... financial institutions seek to boost their capital-adequacy ratios before a 2018 deadline to fall in line with a set of international financial guidelines known as Basel III. Industrial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1574123/agricultural-bank-boc-raise-140b-yuan-preference-shares
  4. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    HSBC asset sale to LGT will halve countries served by its private bank

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 02:37am by Reuters

    ... and needed to be simplified. The streamlining of the private bank is in line with that wider group strategy, HSBC said. The assets sold to LGT represent about 3 per cent of HSBC private banking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1539895/hsbc-asset-sale-lgt-will-halve-countries-served-its-private
  5. News - China Insider - BANKING

    Promotion of young Chinese banker with alleged military links sparks controversy online

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 04:14pm by Amy Li

    ... to speak on condition of anonymity, confirmed with the South China Morning Post on Thursday that Sun was in line for promotion. The employee said Sun’s father is 60-year-old Sun Huangtian, ... rise was considered out of the ordinary by colleagues and “didn’t seem to be in line with HR regulations”. On Thursday, many mainland netizens also questioned the timing of the leak about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1463806/promotion-young-banker-military-links-sparks-controversy-online
  6. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Lenders see credit threat on earnings

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 01:13am by KANIS LI, KWONG MAN-KI AND RAY CHAN

    ... Kanis Li, Ray Chan and Kwong Man-ki in Beijing Merchants Bank and Citic Bank warn that good results may not be enough if bad loans increase and asset quality deteriorates Lenders see credit threat on earnings A set of strong bottom-line numbers for a pair of second-tier banks on the mainland may not be good enough in the long run as they warned that credit quality issues pose ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1459906/lenders-see-credit-threat-earnings
  7. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Account problems cloud Hong Kong hub hopes

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:45am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... services firm Sovereign Group. Over the past decade, successive initiatives to combat money laundering have forced banks into the front line in the fight against illicit money flows. This has led ... of positioning the city as a regional trust centre. Lau worries that goal is at risk. Sergio Men, a managing partner at corporate services firm Intercorp, said the blame partially fell on front-line bank ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1455809/account-problems-cloud-hong-kong-hub-hopes
  8. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Beijing unlikely to cut banks' buffer

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 01:25am by Victoria Ruan

    ... concern as Beijing aimed to improve the quality of growth. "My understanding is that 7 per cent is the authorities' new psychological bottom line," he said. Starting a new cycle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1447315/beijing-unlikely-cut-banks-buffer
  9. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

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

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

    ... eyebrows and sparked concern among analysts about a lack of core growth. "We continue to believe a return of top-line growth is a prerequisite for a sustainable rerating of the stock," ... margin should have contributed to top-line growth last year. Goldman Sachs said it expected an improvement in impairment charges from North America and Latin America in the fourth quarter after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1431570/19pc-growth-hsbc-pre-tax-profit-estimated-impairments
  10. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Work stress blamed for JPMorgan banker's suicide in Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 01:46am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com Work stress blamed for banker's suicide The suicide of a JPMorgan employee in Central on Tuesday has been blamed on the stressful environment of investment banking, which insiders say has worsened since regulators tightened rules in the wake of the global financial crisis. The pressure of front-line sales and trading jobs has spread through ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1431353/work-stress-blamed-jpmorgan-bankers-suicide-hong-kong

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