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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

    ... Reuters in London HSBC to halve countries served by private bank HSBC is halving the number of countries its private bank serves after selling a portfolio of Swiss banking assets, ... customers from about 150 countries but was being reduced to about 70. Most of that cut will be achieved through a deal to sell US$12.5 billion of its Swiss private banking assets ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1539895/hsbc-asset-sale-lgt-will-halve-countries-served-its-private
  2. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    HSBC to exit retail banking in South Korea amid profitability concerns

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

    ... The bank will shut 10 of its 11 branches in the country and axe 230 staff. The outlook for consumer banking in South Korea remains a concern to firms there. Standard Chartered said earlier that it had seen a decline in asset quality in the country and would reassess the value of its goodwill. HSBC said it "remains committed to South Korea" but would now focus on its global ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1276386/hsbc-exit-retail-banking-south-korea-amid-profitability
  3. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Banks rush to open branches before Shanghai free-trade zone anniversary

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 01:54am by George Chen

    ... including the first privately owned bank. Sources familiar with the situation told the South China Morning Post that a newly established bank mainly funded by the Juneyao Group and other private ... open special onshore and offshore trade accounts and how to make money transfers between different accounts. Follow the reporter on Twitter: @george_chen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1549229/banks-rush-open-branches-shanghai-free-trade-zone
  4. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Foreign banks in Shanghai free-trade zone lack permits to transfer funds freely

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 11:58am by George Chen, Jeanny Yu

    ... sensitivity of the matter, told the South China Morning Post he believed the central bank- the People's Bank of China- might be delaying FTA approval to foreign banks on purpose because Beijing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1549490/lack-permit-stalls-ability-foreign-banks-ftz-branches
  5. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Moody's warns Hong Kong banks over increased loans exposure to mainland

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 11:38pm by DON WEINLAND

    ... Moody's casts new cloud over city's lenders Ratings agency Moody's restated its negative outlook on the city's banking system yesterday in a new report highlighting the risks ... exposure to the mainland grew by 29 per cent in 2013, accounting for 20 per cent of total banking assets, or HK$2.3 trillion, by the end of last year, according to the report. In a report earlier ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1541301/moodys-warns-hong-kong-banks-over-increased-loans-exposure
  6. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    HSBC boosts oversight on metals financing in wake of Qingdao probe

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:07am by Enoch Yiu

    ... at metals financing HSBC, the city's largest bank, which has been aggressively expanding on the mainland, is carefully examining all commodities financing transactions following reports of alleged irregularities at Qingdao Port. "We continue to provide commodities financing support to our customers," an HSBC spokeswoman told the South China Morning Post. "Recognising ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1533603/hsbc-boosts-oversight-metals-financing-wake-qingdao-probe
  7. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    HSBC may quit South Korean retail banking sector

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

    ... for HSBC; we continue to invest in developing our Korean global banking and markets." KDB, South Korea's largest state-owned banking group, earlier this year said it failed to reach ... branches. HSBC, which began business in Korea more than 100 years ago, started retail banking services in 1998, and had total assets in the country of 25 trillion won (HK$178 billion) as of December ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1094074/hsbc-may-quit-south-korean-retail-banking-sector
  8. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Chinese and Japanese banks lead surge in Australian loans

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 01:04am by BLOOM

    ... "Japanese and Chinese lenders will be inspired by the stable asset quality of Australian banks to deploy their funds in the country," said Brett Le Mesurier, an analyst at BBY. "Clearly, ... banks' interest in Australian corporate loans certainly adds to competition for the Big Four banks in the country," said John Buonaccorsi, an analyst at CIMB Group. Japanese and Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1541218/chinese-and-japanese-banks-lead-surge-australian-loans
  9. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    BNP Paribas chief operating officer decides to step down

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 05:57am by Reuters

    ... de Courcel as part of a settlement for alleged violations of sanctions against Iran, Sudan and other countries, a person familiar with the matter said. Chodron de Courcel is one ... raising red flags. BNP has said publicly only that it is in talks with US authorities about "certain US dollar payments involving countries, persons and entities that could have been subject ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1531139/bnp-paribas-chief-operating-officer-decides-step-down
  10. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Tighter scrutiny of potential mainland clients by banks in Hong Kong

    Posted May 20th 2014, 11:12am by George Chen

    ... the South China Morning Post. Hugo Williamson, managing director of Risk Resolution Group, a British risk consultancy, said anti-money-laundering and "know your client" regulations had ... to take advantage of the country's reputation for bank secrecy. A relative of a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference- the mainland's top political ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1516079/tighter-scrutiny-potential-mainland-clients-banks-hong-kong

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