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  1. Bocom reins in lending amid tighter money supply

    Posted Mar 31st 2011, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih Loan growth at Bank of Communications (Bocom) this year will be slightly lower than last year, said the Hong Kong-listed bank's executive vice-president Qian Wenhui. Last year, the bank's loans grew 21.6 per cent to 21.9 billion yua ...

  2. Corporate loans help China Minsheng to a 45pc rise in net profit

    Posted Mar 29th 2011, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan China Minsheng Banking Corp booked a 45.25 per cent jump in net profit to 1.76 billion yuan (HK$2.09 billion) for last year from 2009, helped by robust growth in corporate loans. The bank's operating income went up 30.04 per cent to 54.7 bil ...

  3. Mainland bank loans exceed 1 trillion yuan despite squeeze

    Posted Feb 16th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai Mainland banks extended about 1 trillion yuan (HK$1.18 trillion) in loans last month, less than the market expected but more than Beijing wanted, and suggesting the central government will further intensify efforts to curb inflation ...

  4. Mainland reserve requirements at record

    Posted Jan 15th 2011, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... Sophie Yu Reserve ratio requirements for mainland banks have reached a record 19 per cent after Beijing announced another increase of 50 basis points yesterday. This is the first rise in lenders' reserve requirement ratio this year, following six suc ...

  5. Beijing uses new tools to fight loan growth

    Posted Jan 07th 2011, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih Beijing will not set a loan target for banks this year as it attempts to balance inflation control with maintaining job-creating economic growth. The mainland has announced annual loan growth targets in previous years to control overheating i ...

  6. Property sales rise again but crackdown is set to bite

    Posted Mar 12th 2011, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... brought forward their purchases of homes before banks tightened their mortgage lending and scrapped their mortgage discounts,' said Alan Chiang Sheung-lai, head of residential property ...

  7. The Big Short

    Posted Feb 06th 2011, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Eisman, who saw the subprime mortgage market as a Ponzi scheme, and Michael Burry, who realised that the road to riches lay in credit-default swaps on subprime mortgage bonds, even though ... triple-As to bonds worth less, and investment bankers who realised defaults on subprime mortgages were rising but did their best to hide the fact. Some books are more interesting than others. ...

  8. Property a local government money bin

    Posted Jan 06th 2011, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... to ensure that the bursting of a real estate bubble won't derail the country's recovery, having seen the effect of the subprime mortgage crisis in the United States. Numerous opinion polls ...

  9. Banks more willing to lend to homes sector

    Posted Dec 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... according to Alan Jin, head of regional property research at Mizuho Securities Asia. In cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Xiamen, banks have reportedly slightly eased mortgage lending ... banks now charge first-time homebuyers mortgage rates above the benchmark lending rate, said Alan Chiang Sheung-lai, of property consultant DTZ. 'When liquidity was very tight two months ...

  10. Smart Money

    Posted Nov 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peter Guy moneypost@scmp.com Some useful investing resources: http://reversemergerschina.com If you are on the lookout for the next listed Chinese company to short because of suspected fraud, this site provides resources for your strategy. It not only agg ...




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