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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

    ... salaries at state enterprises and the media reported earlier this month that Construction Bank would be a testing ground for the cuts. The bank reportedly plans to implement a so-called ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Nearly all top US banks pass annual stress tests

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 01:30am by AP

    ... lenders pass tests More than five years after the global financial crisis struck, the biggest banks in the United States are better able to withstand a severe recession than at any time since the meltdown, the Federal Reserve has determined. The results of the Fed's annual stress tests showed on Thursday that all but one of the top 30 banks passed muster with sufficient capital buffers ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Stress-test parameters set for European lenders

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 02:45pm by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Frankfurt Stress-test parameters set for European lenders The European Central Bank said yesterday that the euro area's largest banks will have to show their capital will not fall below 5.5 per cent of their assets in an economic crisis, matching stress-test parameters set by the European Banking Authority. In an update on its three-part comprehensive assessment ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Britain steps up fight against cyber crimes

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 01:15am by Reuters

    ... framework to spot and test possible weak points at lenders. The central bank says hacking represents a growing risk for the financial system, which handles money for millions of customers ... the techniques used by hackers to devise a test to see how successful an attack on a company might be and whether it is resilient enough to resist it. "The results should provide a direct readout ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    International Monetary Fund warns Hong Kong over mainland exposure

    Posted May 24th 2014, 01:52am by Jeanny Yu

    ... funding requirements and agree to regular stress testing and onsite examinations of credit underwriting processes. A 44.5 per cent annual surge in total loans in the Hong Kong banking sector ... the global body acknowledged that soaring exposure to the mainland was a key risk factor for Hong Kong's financial stability and economy, the IMF said stress tests that they conducted ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Homebuyers may face tougher mortgage stress test

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 12:00am by KANIS LI

    ... a tougher stress test on interest rates to screen out people who cannot afford loan payments when rates rise, a top banker says. Miranda Kwok, the chief executive and president of China Construction Bank (Asia) in Hong Kong, said a tougher stress test would be an option for the regulators if the government got worried about the long-term ability of homebuyers to make their mortgage ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Fed says no to Citigroup payout and buy-back plans

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 01:40am by AP

    ... of the five banks whose plans were rejected by the Fed as part of its so-called "stress tests", an annual check-up of the country's biggest financial institutions. This year, 30 banks underwent the tests to determine if their capital buffers were large enough to keep them lending through another financial crisis. Citigroup had asked the Fed's permission to buy back US$6.4 ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    IMF calls for tougher 'stress testing'

    Posted Oct 06th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Brussels IMF calls for tougher stress tests The International Monetary Fund wants countries to improve stress tests on banks and other major financial institutions to identify ... reflected analytical shortcomings and implementation difficulties, it said. "Closing these gaps is the key priority for the community of stress-testing practitioners today," the IMF said. ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Concerns grow over Hong Kong lenders' heavy credit exposure to mainland Chinese firms

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 06:34am by Reuters

    ... tested," said Mirza Baig, head of foreign exchange and interest rate strategy at BNP Paribas. "That is a concern in the backdrop of the rapid rise in exposure." Foreign bank claims ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Regulation of mainland China's banking risks to intensify, says Fitch

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 05:01am by KANIS LI

    ... test required by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority would protect both borrowers and banks from a potential interest-rate rise, but banks' exposures to the mainland remained a major worry ... ordered banks to conduct internal stress tests on their personal loan portfolios after interest rates rose three percentage points. They were also told to review personal loan exposures ...




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