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    Arafat’s remains said to be exhumed on Tuesday

    Posted Nov 24th 2012, 08:39pm by Associated Press in Ramallah, West Bank

    ... Associated Press in Ramallah, West Bank The remains of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat will be exhumed on Tuesday as part of a renewed investigation into his death, a Palestinian ... tomb in Arafat’s former government headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The Palestinian Authority, the self-rule government in the West Bank, had hesitated before agreeing to exhume ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Shadow banking grows to US$67tr

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Brussels Industry has grown by US$41 trillion since 2002, with regulators worrying about systemic risks from such off-balance sheet transactions Shadow banking grows to US$67 tr The shadow banking industry has grown to about US$67 trillion, US$6 trillion bigger than previously thought, leading global regulators to seek more oversight of financial transactions ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Look beyond shadow banking for the real threat to financial stability

    Posted Dec 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Andrew Sheng

    ... Andrew Sheng Andrew Sheng explains why using quantitative easing to shore up banking risks is misguided Look beyond shadow banking for the real threat to our financial instability Bond market guru Bill Gross coined the term "shadow banking" to identify the role of non-banking institutions in creating money-like credit that could implode and affect the traditional ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCIAL PRODUCTS

    Lenders told to monitor shadow banking sales

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 12:00am by KWONG MAN

    ... Kwong Man-ki in Beijing phoenix.kwong@scmp.com Lenders told to monitor shadow banking sales The mainland's banking regulator has called on lenders to tighten checks on third-party products sold through their branches in a bid to step up regulation of the shadow banking sector. The China Bank Regulatory Commission (CBRC) has issued an urgent internal circular requiring banks ...

  5. Business - Economy

    Global regulators push ahead with plans to curb ‘shadow banks’

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:19pm

    ... Reuters in Mexico City and London International watchdogs, working to tighten-up global regulation after the financial crisis, are moving ahead with plans to extend their reach to “shadow banks” such as money-market funds that handle trillions of dollars in short-term investments. Policymakers have already tightened regulation for mainstream banks, but are keen to stop higher-risk ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - LENDING

    Thousands fall victim as shadow bankers vanish amid China's slump

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... and petrol, having found himself one of a growing number of victims of the mainland's nebulous world of shadow banking. A "friend", who he said had been paying him 2,400 yuan (HK$2,945) ... in existence," He said. The country's slowest economic growth in three years and a slumping property market, where many so-called shadow-banking investments are parked, are squeezing millions ...

  7. Out of the shadows

    Posted Apr 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... declaration last month that it is legalising the shadow-banking system spurred elation, relief, and even some confusion in the city of 9 million people. Fang Peilin, a shadow-banking trailblazer ... shadow-banking system, dubbed the spiritual capital of the mainland's private business sector, has been compared with loan sharking, but local entrepreneurs are more comfortable with the term ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Mainland banks' bad loans worse than expected

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by PHOENIX KWONG

    ... by simply borrowing from other sources to repay maturing bank loans. Second, an increasing source of credit through so-called shadow banking is actually kept off the banks' balance sheets ... " We are concerned about the risk of shadow banking," which mainly refers to often high-yielding wealth management products, underground finance and off-balance-sheet lending, ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Bad-loan risks of mainland banks manageable, says industry watchdog

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 12:00am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... said. He also warned of the default risks in the country's "shadow banking" sector, referring to non-bank loans such as trust loans and wealth management products. Shadow banking ... Kwong Man-ki in Beijing phoenix.kwong@scmp.com Non-performing debt on the rise but industry watchdog says it is nothing to worry about Bad-loan risks of mainland banks ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - UNDERGROUND BANKING

    Underground banking may become thing of the past in Wenzhou

    Posted Nov 24th 2012, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... to shadow banking, into the nation's financial services centre. In March, Beijing endorsed the plan to begin a pilot project in Wenzhou, in a move to legalise shadow banking after dozens ... businesses. Mainland authorities turned a blind eye to it all as the shadow banks benefited private businesses, which find it difficult to get loans from state-owned banks. But after the 2008 global ...




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