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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Top state bank bosses motivated by government prospects

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:05am by DON WEINLAND

    ... local banks offer comfortable working hours and a less-pressured working environment." Clear guidelines have yet to be issued for pay cuts but across-the-board salary reduction could hurt ... chairman Jiang Chaoliang hopped to Jilin province as deputy party secretary. Jiang started his career at Agricultural Bank but left to work at the central bank for nearly a decade before ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Standard Chartered looking to sell Hong Kong lender PrimeCredit

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 02:29pm by Reuters

    ... 10 years of earnings growth likely ended last year, is also considering the sale of its Swiss private bank, it was reported last week. Standard Chartered is working with an adviser to sell ... Reuters StanChart's HK consumer finance unit up for sale Standard Chartered is seeking buyers for Hong Kong consumer finance business PrimeCredit, according to people familiar ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    BOE targets bankers' bonuses with seven-year clawback rule

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 01:24am by BLOOM

    ... 1 next year, are part of a move by global regulators to hit bankers' wallets if their risk-taking leads to large losses. While work at the international level has focused on so-called ... appropriate in cases where the individual has … responsibility BANK OF ENGLAND The British measures go beyond minimum EU standards, which require at least half of bonuses to be in shares or similar ...

  4. 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

    ... this month, Fitch Ratings said exposure to the mainland was equivalent to 34 per cent of Hong Kong banks' system-wide assets. Standard Chartered added to the downbeat banking outlook as it issued ... government attempts to reform its inefficient state sector. The key to keeping loan books healthy will be whether a raft of recent efforts to stabilise economic growth on the mainland work, according ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    HSBC boosts oversight on metals financing in wake of Qingdao probe

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

    ... the uncertainty of the situation in Qingdao, we are thoroughly assessing each transaction on its own merit." HSBC is the latest bank to join lenders such as Standard Chartered and Citi to monitor ... other than HSBC have been monitoring the situation just as closely. Arun Murthy, the global head of commodities at Standard Chartered Bank, said: "We are not pulling out of our commodity ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    13 banks in spotlight after Credit Suisse penalty in US tax probes

    Posted May 27th 2014, 01:34am by BLOOM

    ... Thirteen Swiss banks face rising stakes in criminal tax evasion probes after Credit Suisse Group set a new standard for punishment in the United States crackdown on offshore tax evasion. Julius ... in detail how the evasion worked. The data, compiled by the IRS, has strengthened the US hand against the 13 banks. With the Credit Suisse case over, the pace of the remaining cases would quicken, ...

  7. Business - China Business - BANKING

    Growth in China's trust sector slows amid curbs

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 12:57am by Reuters

    ... per cent increase in the second and third quarters, respectively. But it is still swift growth by most standards, highlighting the challenge facing regulators who want to tame the risk from ... on risky off-balance-sheet lending. The mainland's bank regulator has been considering new rules that could limit lenders' ability to work with trust companies to shift bank loans off ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Despite its regional ambitions, ANZ finds banks in Hong Kong too pricey to purchase

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 10:46am by KANIS LI

    ... to enter the city, Smith said: "It must work for them, but it wouldn't work for us. "It's too expensive," he told the South China Morning Post at the Asian Financial Forum in Hong Kong on Monday. He said ANZ would not want to dilute its earnings with such an acquisition. [Yue Xiu’s price] must work for them, but … it’s too expensive MICHAEL SMITH, ANZ CHIEF ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Barclays under fire over African tax haven promotion

    Posted Nov 25th 2013, 03:52am by GDN

    ... they work. The report does not directly accuse Barclays, or the companies it works with, of tax avoidance or suggest any illegal activity. "If people want to put their money offshore, ... to the standards ACTIONAID REPORT Estimates suggest African countries lose billions of dollars in unpaid taxes each year- and far more than they receive in foreign aid. Tax has risen up the global ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Hang Seng fine-tunes branch strategy

    Posted Aug 07th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu, KANIS LI

    ... Enoch Yiu and Kanis Li Lender plans to open more outlets in the New Territories and extend Saturday business hours at some others to cater for mainland tourists Hang Seng fine-tunes branch strategy Hang Seng Bank is set to open more branches in the New Territories and extend banking hours on Saturdays at some outlets to cater for mainland tourists. "Many mainland tourists now do ...




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