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  1. Business - Banking & Finance

    US dollar loan rise triggers warning for Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Sharp growth in greenback funding spurs Monetary Authority to raise risk alert and order banks to tighten credit controls U.S. dollar loan rise triggers warning Hong Kong banks are building up a potentially dangerous exposure to foreign currency loans after an explosion in US dollar loans in May. That lending surge triggered moves by the Hong Kong ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Yuan funding rules eased to shore up Hong Kong's offshore lead

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com With an eye on global rivals, HKMA acts to boost banks' yuan liquidity with overnight and one-day options, including same-day service Yuan funding rules eased to shore up HK's offshore lead The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has introduced two measures to enhance local banks' yuan liquidity in its latest effort to fend off ...

  3. Business - Companies - REMUNERATION

    HKMA staff to get 4.5pc pay increase

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com HKMA workers get 4.5pc pay increase The Hong Kong Monetary Authority will give its staff a pay rise of 4.5 per cent this year - slightly more than the market average but less than that at the Securities and Futures Commission. The city's de facto central bank announced all its staff would get a general increase of 4.5 per cent of their fixed ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Loans by Hong Kong banks to mainland firms drop sharply

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Relatively weak economy leads to growth in borrowings dropping sharply in first 9 months Mainland loans by HK banks slow down sharply Growth in loans made by Hong Kong banks to mainland companies slowed substantially last year as a result of the relatively weak economy on the mainland. Total lending to non-bank mainland companies rose 13 per cent ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    New round of mortgage tightening likely amid fears of property bubble

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 08:30pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Fears of property bubble set to lead to sixth round of tightening measures since 2009 HKMA warns against overheated property market The Hong Kong Monetary Authority is poised to launch its sixth round of mortgage tightening measures since 2009 and has given its strongest warning yet of a bubble in the property market. "The overheating property ...

  6. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Exchange Fund looks to yuan, emerging markets

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com After bumper year thanks to strong second half here and overseas, fund to invest more in shares and bonds in China and developing economies Exchange fund looks to yuan, emerging markets The city's Exchange Fund, which had its second-best investment gain on record in 2012, will invest more in yuan-denominated bonds and shares this year. The Hong Kong ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Property tightening measures break new ground, say bankers

    Posted Feb 23rd 2013, 12:00am by ENOCH YIU AND KANIS LI

    ... Enoch Yiu and Kanis Li Bankers say the HKMA's latest steps against property speculation will reduce their risks but may not do much to bring down housing prices Tightening measures break new ground Bankers said last night that the Hong Kong Monetary Authority's new rules for mortgages would help reduce their lending risks but might not succeed in bringing down ...

  8. SFC says fake websites target unwary investors

    Posted Oct 07th 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Fraudsters have been targeting the Securities and Futures Commission, with several fake websites found to have been posing as the internet site of the city's financial ... Yiu-wing, the chairman of the Hong Kong Securities Association, said the fake regulatory website might be targeting mainland or some overseas companies seeking a listing in Hong Kong. He said some ...

  9. 'Professional investor' definition is too broad

    Posted Jul 28th 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu What is a professional investor? Someone who wears a suit and tie as opposed to shorts and a T-shirt or reads Bloomberg rather than the form guide? Following the minibond debacle, the Securities and Futures Commission and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority really need to work out what and who exactly is a professional investor. The SFC and the HKMA announced a HK$6.3 ...

  10. It's high time to consider financial super-regulator

    Posted Jul 21st 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu We are pleased to see the government finally put 16 years of talk into action by deciding to consult the market at the end of the year about setting up an independent insurance authority to protect policyholders and regulate the industry. The issue was first raised in 1993, when the local insurance market was much smaller. Now we have 8.7 million policies in the market. ...




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