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  1. BOC chairman says he wants to slash loan growth to 10pc

    Posted Mar 10th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Bank of China is targeting new loan growth at about 10 per cent this year, a sharp slowdown from last year's record pace when the lender topped other banks in extending new loans, chairman Xiao Gang said yesterday. Xiao also sai ...

  2. In Brief

    Posted Jul 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in turnover to $3.43 million. wharf offers mortgages Wharf (Holdings) plans to provide fixed-rate mortgages with the support of banks, in view of rising interest rates. A company official said ...

  3. State-sector profits nothing but a mirage

    Posted May 04th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland Last week Beijing announced that profits at key state-owned enterprises, or SOEs, rebounded in March. Earnings were up 26 per cent compared with the same month last year, officials claimed. The news was greeted with profound relief by inv ...

  4. No shortage of cash but risk by the shovel load at mainland banks

    Posted Apr 19th 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp 'We cannot conclude that the whole [state banking] sector is having problems and cannot let this shake our confidence in reforms and opening up, and alter our judgment that credit risk is still the main risk facing the banking ...

  5. Study shows loan abuse, excesses at urban banks

    Posted Feb 07th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai Despite their improved NPL records, the lenders are found wanting in terms of debt provisions and governance A State Council study of 20 leading urban commercial banks found a non-performing loan (NPL) ratio of 14.6 per cent ...

  6. HSBC calls for rate rises to fight inflation

    Posted May 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan HSBC Holdings, which as early as 2006 became the first lender to sound an alarm over subprime mortgage woes, is calling on central bankers to raise interest rates to curb ... in Asia would continue to grow, although not as strongly as last year. In the US, he said the bank might suffer more losses stemming from its subprime mortgage exposure, although the increase ...

  7. Noble Jewelry earnings up 7.7pc on cost controls

    Posted Jul 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... million from HK$6.53 million but the United States unit recorded a loss as the subprime mortgage crisis bit, Mr Tang said. He said the group would tap markets in Latin America to compensate ...

  8. Hang Seng free of risky investments, says Or

    Posted Mar 04th 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... the crowd sometimes', such as in taking part in cut-throat competition for corporate lending or investing in products with exposure to US subprime mortgages. Hang Seng also did not sell ...

  9. Henderson Land sees core profit rise 15pc but faces tough future

    Posted Sep 19th 2008, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Kong and mainland property markets. Developers are facing an increasingly tough environment amid the stock market slump and fallout from the US subprime crisis, which has led to global ... confident of the local market. He said low mortgage rates, reasonable affordability and low completion volume of private houses in the next few years should support the local residential property ...

  10. Beijing lenders maintain status quo

    Posted Mar 24th 2005, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Set of mortgage guidelines issued by the central bank to help curb overheating prices have yet to produce any effect Banks in Beijing show no signs of tightening lending restrictions for home buyers after new mortgage guidelines were issued by the central bank, according to a leading developer in the city. The People's Bank of China issued a circular last week ...




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