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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Hong Kong banks vie for edge in yuan deposits with high rates

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 11:14am by KANIS LI

    ... more yuan-denominated products once the limit eases. The depreciation of the yuan, at 2.33 per cent this year, had attracted more retail customers to exchange the currency at a cheaper price, ... band. The move slowed the pace of depreciation. Yang said retail investors remained optimistic about the yuan, though some pressure for adjustments would be seen in the near term. HSBC's ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    China's nervous savers show need for deposit insurance

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 01:13am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Singapore Mainland government expected to complete law on protection soon, after recent bank run Nervous savers show need for deposit insurance This week's run on a small rural lender in Jiangsu province has underlined the urgent need for mainland authorities to unveil a framework that will protect retail depositors and wind down insolvent banks. On Monday, ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Brokers flee HSBC for Chinese investment banks in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 11:44am by George Chen; Kanis Li

    ... the bank had introduced a new incentive framework last year for the retail banking and wealth management arm and account executives in its broking services in Hong Kong. "The new scheme aims ... industrial enterprises controlled by Beijing. The brokerage business in Hong Kong is at a crossroads. Some banks, like HSBC, apparently want to scale back their retail brokerage services, while ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    HSBC to exit retail banking in South Korea amid profitability concerns

    Posted Jul 06th 2013, 12:00am by KANIS LI

    ... HSBC, Europe's biggest bank, will further scale down its South Korean operations next week by closing its retail business, following the sale of its insurance business in April. ... retail business in South Korea had been profitable overall despite recording losses in one or two years, but "the group questioned if the profits were sustainable". HSBC will no longer ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Chinese retail banks under pressure to embrace new technologies

    Posted Jun 29th 2013, 12:00am by JANE CAI

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing xuejun.cai@scmp.com The lack of innovation in retail banks is holding them back, experts say, with many institutions finding it hard to attain even moderate growth ... are captured by the bank in real time. Your interests are analysed and turned into recommendations for related bank products later when you meet your wealth manager. Is this the face of retail banking ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    HSBC targets higher lending margins

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 05:59am by KANIS LI

    ... profitability. Banks will remain cautious on liquidity flow and loan-deposit ratio Anita Fung, HSBC Net interest margins of Hong Kong retail banks fell nearly a third to 1.41 per cent from the beginning ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    HSBC stock set to fall in Hong Kong as Q4 profit disappoints

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 09:32pm by KANIS LI

    ... growth. "We have no plan to list our UK retail banking and wealth management business or any part of the UK bank at the moment," Gulliver said in a conference call yesterday, adding ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

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

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

    ... runs an internet retail venture and used to work at Bank of China International and HSBC. May Tung, managing director of recruitment firm DHR International, said: "More stringent ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Credit Agricole back in profit as Europe recovers

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 01:16am by BLOOM

    ... to €92 million, it said. Cariparma, Credit Agricole's Italian branch network, posted a €20 million fourth-quarter profit. Credit Agricole's total international retail-banking activities ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    HSBC may quit South Korean retail banking sector

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Seoul Review of operations by UK bank comes after failure of takeover talks for KDB Financial HSBC may exit Korean retail sector HSBC Holdings is considering closing its South Korean retail operations, the Yonhap news agency reported, citing unidentified industry officials and regulators. Europe's largest lender by market value is reviewing options for the unit, ...




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