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  1. Banks warned of subprime-linked bad debts and tightening policy

    Posted Feb 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Natalie Chiu Bad loans at mainland lenders will start to emerge this year because of increasing credit risk from their exposure to the United States' subprime mortgage crisis ... lenders' earnings will be hurt by more provisions for investments linked to subprime-related securities. 'Mainland banks can't remain unaffected by the credit crisis from which US ...

  2. Sharks quick on the scent of easy money

    Posted Mar 05th 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp I WOULD LIKE to pride myself on being an accomplished internet sleuth, one of those people who can always be relied on to prise little secrets out of far corners of the Web. But I am far from that yet and if the following story still has ...

  3. Mortgages may hit sales

    Posted Jun 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Colliers International has warned that tighter mortgage policies by banks may affect the growth of residential sales. It says mainland buyers now represent about 40 per cent of total buyers in the super-luxury sector, while average luxury residential prices have exceeded their peak in 1997 by 41 per cent. Colliers points out that between November last year and April, overall ...

  4. New credit set for first fall since 2008

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com New credit in the mainland could fall for the first time since 2008, amid a weakening real economy and banks' tightening liquidity. Ratings agency Fitch adjusted its estimate for total societal financing (TSF), a measure ...

  5. Grade A rent gains seen capped by credit crisis

    Posted Feb 13th 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Fulton Mak and Yvonne Liu Grade A office rents in Central are expected to peak this year as the United States subprime mortgage crisis and subsequent credit crunch add pressure ... to the Hong Kong economy this year. Andy Yuen Chun-yin, a director of business space at DTZ, said: 'The negative impact of the subprime mortgage crisis may arise in the middle of this year, when ...

  6. Stock market faces tough week

    Posted Nov 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... news has already been discounted by investors, who have shifted attention back to fundamental problems like subprime and macroeconomic controls in China,' said Ben Kwong Man-bun, associate ...

  7. Measures to curb lending expected

    Posted Apr 21st 2006, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Faster-than-expected growth has been fuelled by unchecked capital spending The central government is taking measures to curb lending as credit growth and a surge in capital spending propelled the economy to expand at a faster-than-ex ...

  8. Flow of hot money to Shanghai slows

    Posted Feb 18th 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai Banking regulator warns of rising mortgage defaults as housing prices decline on weakening demand As Shanghai property prices continue to fall, the banking regulator has warned of a rising number of mortgage defaults while reporting a drop in the secondary market and purchases by non-Shanghai people. The report by the Shanghai office of the China ...

  9. Beijing to raise rates to slow lending

    Posted Mar 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... development loans to individual mortgages, also suggested that the increase in the first two months was regular. The National Bureau of Statistics is today expected to release fixed-asset investment ...

  10. Subprime fallout may stretch to US$200b

    Posted Nov 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... mortgages were linked to borrowers' collateral in some structured products, the collapse of the subprime market could cause liquidations and thus create losses. As an indirect result, some ... affected. Frances Cheung, an economist at Standard Chartered, agreed that the worst of the subprime mortgage crisis was not yet over but said it was hard to quantify the losses that the subprime ...




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