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  1. Bank share rebound not the boon it seems

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... overall credit has continued to expand rapidly, thanks to the growth of the shadow banking system. In theory the banks should have little exposure to this under-the-counter lending, much of which ... Tom Holland Yesterday's rebound in mainland bank shares was certainly spectacular, but- alas- less encouraging than it looked. After months in the dumps, Hong Kong-listed stocks ...

  2. HK, mainland markets take fall

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... over the outlook for both the global and mainland economy. The market correction cast a shadow over a raft of mega initial public offerings (IPOs) in the pipeline, some of which were making ... by the Agricultural Bank of China (ABC), weighed on investors who chose to dump shares on concerns that the rallies so far this year might have been overdone, brokers said. Shrinking manufacturing activity ...

  3. Why Beijing will not want to see a buoyant stock market

    Posted Jul 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... among the highest in the world. Its economic outlook is brighter than that of the United States, where the shadow of a double-dip remains. The mainland's prospects are better than ... lost only 9.01 per cent this year. The result is a widening price gap between the same company trading on the mainland and in Hong Kong. For example, mainland banks are trading here at a 14 ...

  4. Rising rates cast shadow over sales

    Posted Jun 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Foster Wong Rising interest rates will continue to cast a shadow over home sales in the third quarter, although a fresh supply of new projects may provide some stimulus to the flagging market, property consultants say. Sales of medium-priced properties, between $2 million and $5 million, are expected to remain slow. 'The fact that US interest rates show no clear sign ...

  5. Mainland muscle to pace Hong Kong momentum

    Posted Dec 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be shadowed by a weakening US economy in 2008 but, as long as the mainland economy remains robust, I am cautiously optimistic,' said Winson Fong, head of greater China strategy at Societe ... sparking a possible recession. By contrast, according to the Asian Development Bank's forecast, the mainland's economy will grow 10.5 per cent next year. Nelson Chan Kai-fung, general ...

  6. Key index slides for fourth day

    Posted Apr 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... said concerns over property developers and uncertainties over the city's property policies would continue to cast a shadow over the index. International institutional investors, in particular, would avoid investing in companies that had corporate governance concerns or ongoing lawsuits, Kwong said. According to Kwong, concerns over mainland banks' non-performing loans would ...

  7. Super-regulator is one idea that officials may deem worthwhile

    Posted Apr 17th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Two incidents last week showed it may be worth the government's while to consider a super financial regulator covering the whole sweep of banks, brokers, insurance companies, fund management companies and pension fund providers. Last Monday, the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC)- the mainland banking regulator- signed a memorandum of understanding ...

  8. Business - China Business - PROPERTY

    Longfor Properties banks on lower profit margins in 2013

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Longfor banks on lower profit margins in 2013 Mainland developer Longfor Properties is confident about its business outlook even though it expects a drop in gross profit margin next year. ... gearing ratio. As at June 30, Longfor Properties had 17.47 billion yuan in cash and bank balance, a record high. Net gearing ratio stood at 49 per cent and the average annual cost of borrowing ...

  9. City banks find plenty of takers for yuan accounts

    Posted Aug 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Tourists, businessmen and overseas Chinese nationals were among the first non-residents to open yuan deposit accounts with Hong Kong banks this week. Starting from Wednesday, in the latest move to support the city's bid to become an offshore centre for the yuan, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) said local banks could open yuan accounts ...

  10. Euro-zone worries trigger sell-off

    Posted May 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... would create confusion in the market as to how the debt crisis was going to resolve, Kwong said. It would also cast a shadow over corporate earnings, which could, in turn, affect ... further quantitative easing by the Federal Reserve in the United States and an anticipated cut by the Chinese government in the reserve requirement ratio for banks. Mainland Chinese markets were ...




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