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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Pressure builds within US Federal Reserve to signal new policy course

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 09:54am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Jackson Hole, Wyoming Improved economic data and growing anxiety over low interest rates have set stage for US central bank to look at rewriting policy statement Pressure on Fed to adjust policy course Pressure is building within the Federal Reserve for officials to move as early as next month to more clearly acknowledge improvements in the US economy and lay the groundwork ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1580504/pressure-builds-within-us-federal-reserve-signal-new-policy
  2. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Standard Bank writes off US$80m for Qingdao metal financing exposure

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 08:24am by Chim Sau Wai

    ... Chim Sau Wai South Africa’s Standard Bank has booked an US$80 million writedown from its exposure to a suspected aluminium financing fraud in China. Mainland authorities are investigating ... and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC)- said in its interim results, published yesterday, that its exposure to the commodity financing arrangements under investigation was US$167 million at the end of June, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1574106/standard-bank-writes-us80-million-qingdao-metal-financing-exposure
  3. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Agricultural Bank, BOC to raise up to US$29b worth of preference shares

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 09:41am by Toh Han Shih, DON WEINLAND

    ... Toh Han Shih and Don Weinland Other banks likely to seek approval to issue shares following Agricultural Bank and BOC Mainland banks can raise US$29b in preferred stock Agricultural Bank of China and Bank of China have been cleared to raise up to US$29 billion worth of preferred stock in a sector-wide push to meet international capital-adequacy requirements. The China Banking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1574123/agricultural-bank-boc-raise-140b-yuan-preference-shares
  4. 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
  5. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Mainland banks’ preferred shares have appeal for analysts

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 12:06pm by DON WEINLAND

    ... through to the end of 2014 could be sizeable and, as a result, may face a challenging market," Fitch said in a statement, noting that the five biggest banks were expected to issue up US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1593012/mainland-banks-preferred-shares-have-appeal-analysts
  6. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    European Central Bank cuts interest rates to record low

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 11:56pm by Reuters

    ... with it. The euro zone flat-lined in the second quarter and the Ukraine crisis is now weighing heavily on business confidence. "The governing council sees the risks surrounding the economic ... risks could have a further negative impact on business and consumer confidence." The euro dropped to a 14-month low after the rate cut, while stocks rose to a two-month high and bond prices ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1585437/european-central-bank-cuts-interest-rates-record-low
  7. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Top state bank bosses motivated by government prospects

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:05am by DON WEINLAND

    ... universities, US recruitment firm ManpowerGroup found recent graduates often preferred jobs at state banks over international lenders despite lower pay. General positions at foreign banks paid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1588905/top-state-bank-bosses-motivated-government-prospects
  8. News - World - BANKING

    Bank of America to pay US$16 billion over flawed security mortgages

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 01:26am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in New York Bank of America to pay a record fine of US$17b Bank of America has agreed to pay a record US$16.65 billion to settle charges it sold flawed mortgage securities in the run up to the financial crisis, the largest fine ever levied by US authorities on a single company. "This morning we demonstrate once again that no institution is either too big or too ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1578802/bank-america-pay-us16-billion-over-flawed-security-mortgages
  9. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    China’s Evergrowing Bank hit by 4b yuan credit product default

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 02:40pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Shanghai Mainland lender hit by 4b yuan product default An off-balance-sheet credit product default has left a small mainland bank on the hook for 4 billion yuan (HK$5 billion), the latest default to hit the shadow banking sector, the People� ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1590852/chinas-evergrowing-bank-hit-4b-yuan-credit-product-default
  10. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Zhang Hongli lawsuit 'will hurt Deutsche Bank's ICBC relationship'

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 03:33am by DON WEINLAND

    ... Don Weinland don.weinland@scmp.com Sources say Deutsche Bank once enjoyed tight business dealings with the mainland bank Lawsuit 'will hurt German lender's ICBC relationship' The US$6.3 million lawsuit filed by Deutsche Bank against Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) executive Zhang Hongli will hurt the German lender's long-term relationship ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/article/1580475/zhang-hongli-lawsuit-will-hurt-deutsche-banks-icbc-relationship

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