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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Time for PBOC to switch to policy rate system, Yam says

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 05:38pm by KANIS LI

    ... conducts so-called open-market operations to adjust the supply of reserve balances maintained by banks to keep market interest rates roughly in line with the target it sets at its policy meetings. ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Tighter bank rules may see some borrowers turning to shadow loans

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 04:47am by KANIS LI

    ... and ordered banks to bring existing policies in line with the guidelines by the end of March. Such requirements include applying a stress test on each bank's entire personal loan portfolio, ...

  10. Business - China Business - BANKING

    Chinese lenders ready to fight back if profitability is threatened

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 01:57am by JOE ZHANG

    ... the banks from offering even better products, given their vast capabilities to cross-subsidise between various lines of business? After all, investing in money market funds and treasury bonds ...




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