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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Citigroup to pay US$7b in settlement on US subprime mortgage fiasco

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:36am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Citi settles subprime probe for US$7b Citigroup will pay US$7 billion to settle an investigation into risky subprime mortgages, the type that helped fuel the US financial crisis. The settlement stems from the sale of securities made up of subprime mortgages, which fuelled both the housing boom and the bust that triggered the Great Recession ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1554353/citigroup-pay-us7b-settlement-us-subprime-mortgage-fiasco
  2. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Hong Kong and mainland creditors seek Lehman Brothers payout

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 02:57am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Brothers may get a payout from the bankrupt bank, while others are more uncertain of getting their money. James Giddens, a US-based trustee for the liquidation of Lehman Brothers, filed a motion in a US court on June 26 to establish the first interim distribution fund to repay unsecured creditors of the bankrupt US bank. The size of the fund will be US$3 billion or more, according to a US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1555919/hong-kong-and-mainland-creditors-seek-lehman-brothers
  3. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    BOC beefs up in push for larger share of debt market

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 01:22am by BLOOM

    ... and cement its position as one of Asia's top 10 debt underwriters. Surging sales of Chinese corporate US dollar debt and dim sum bonds justified the additional headcount, said Tony Wang, ... to finance overseas acquisitions. He declined to say how many people the bank intended to recruit. We are [also] expanding … in syndicate, sales and trading [businesses] TONY WANG, BANK OF CHINA ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1555493/boc-beefs-push-larger-share-debt-market
  4. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Alibaba teams up with mainland banks to offer loans to SMEs

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 01:33am by Sophie Yu

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com Alibaba and mainland lenders to offer SME loans Mainland e-commerce giant Alibaba, preparing for a high-profile US public offering, announced yesterday ... launched in the second half of this year. The loan size a company will receive will be related to the size of its business on Alibaba.com The lowest interest rate for the loan is 8 per cent, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1557338/alibaba-teams-mainland-banks-offer-loans-smes
  5. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    US prosecutors want US$3.5 billion to settle BNP Paribas sanctions case

    Posted May 15th 2014, 01:43am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New York US prosecutors reportedly want to settle with the French lender over its dealings with sanctioned countries like Iran and Sudan US$3.5 b sought over BNP sanctions case United States authorities are seeking more than US$3.5 billion from BNP Paribas to settle federal and state investigations into the lender's dealings with sanctioned countries ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1512313/us-prosecutors-want-us35-billion-settle-bnp-paribas
  6. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    BNP faces US$10b sanctions settlement, source says

    Posted May 31st 2014, 12:59am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Washington BNP faces US$10b sanctions settlement, source says United States authorities are seeking more than US$10 billion from BNP Paribas to settle federal and state ... escalated: the bank said in April that it might need to pay far more than the US$1.1 billion it had already set aside for the case. Prosecutors are also pressuring BNP to plead guilty to moving funds ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1522181/bnp-faces-us10b-sanctions-settlement-source-says
  7. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

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

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

    ... on the probe. The 13 Swiss banks vary in size and scope of business, with only HSBC having substantial operations in the US. Like Credit Suisse, HSBC could seek the blessing of regulators to operate ... Bloomberg in Newark 13 banks face rising stakes after rival lender's guilty plea marks watershed in American crackdown on offshore evasion Credit Suisse offers map in U.S. tax probes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1519811/13-banks-spotlight-after-credit-suisse-penalty-us-tax
  8. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Fears of tough action by Beijing following allegation BOC launders money

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 11:34pm by Daniel Ren

    ... and Economics, said. Technically, Youhuitong enables mainlanders to transfer unlimited amounts overseas, despite the annual cap equivalent to US$50,000 set by the central bank. Rich mainlanders have increasingly been seeking to migrate, baulking at the deteriorating business climate and worsening pollution problem at home. According to the Hurun Report's survey of China's richest people, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1552389/fears-tough-action-beijing-following-allegation-boc
  9. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Standard Chartered braced for more gloom

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 01:09am by DON WEINLAND

    ... Don Weinland don.weinland@scmp.com StanChart expected to face more gloom Standard Chartered will find peers to commiserate with this year as their financial markets business wanes, analysts said. But, they also said, its departure from retail business set it apart from other global players and opened it up to unwanted exposure to slowing Asian economies. Standard Chartered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1542080/standard-chartered-braced-more-gloom
  10. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    OCBC unfazed by hedge fund's stakebuilding in Wing Hang Bank

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 01:31am by BLOOM

    ... Elliott Capital Advisors buys shares of the Hong Kong bank, Tsien said yesterday. "We know that they're there, but in terms of would it distract us or change us from what we're ... OCBC bid US$5 billion for Wing Hang in April, an offer that has been accepted by 50.4 per cent of the shareholders, including the family of Wing Hang's chairman Patrick Fung Yuk-bun ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1551446/ocbc-unfazed-hedge-funds-stakebuilding-wing-hang-bank

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