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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Worst to come for China's bad debt, says DAC

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 04:59am by Bloomberg

    ... one." DAC manages about US$400 million of its own and clients' money onshore in China. It first bought Chinese bad loans in December 2001 from China Orient Asset Management Corp, one ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Standard Chartered sticks with commodities trade

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 04:46am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in London StanChart sticks with commodities trade Standard Chartered chief executive Peter Sands said financing commodity trade will remain an essential part of its business even after falling prices worldwide helped curb a decade of profit growth. The company was tightening lending criteria to reduce risk from its US$61 billion of credit exposure to commodities, ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Standard Chartered to axe up to 100 bank branches next year

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 06:29am by Reuters

    ... said the bank aimed to increase assets under management in its wealth management and private banking businesses by 10 per cent or more next year, from US$66 billion and US$56 billion, ... bank Standard Chartered plans to cut up to 100 retail branches next year, or 8 per cent of its network, to help save US$400 million a year to improve profitability. The bank is under pressure ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Time for rules on bankers' fixed pay, Bank of England chief says

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 05:23am by Reuters

    ... "This will help rebuild trust in financial institutions." His comments came less than a week after five banks in different countries were fined a total of US$4.3 billion for failing ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    HSBC among five banks fined US$3.4 billion for rigging foreign exchange market

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 05:38am by AP, Bloomberg

    ... Agencies in London Banks fined US$3b for rigging forex market US, British and Swiss regulators fined HSBC and four other global banks more than US$3 billion for attempting to manipulate foreign exchange markets- the latest penalties for an industry previously criticised for rigging interest rates and for their role in triggering the global financial crisis. The US Commodity ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    China's shadow banking market third-largest in the world

    Posted Nov 01st 2014, 05:21am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com With a growth of more than 30 per cent last year to US$2.7 trillion, the mainland market is the third-largest after the US and Britain ... banking market, estimated using a "narrow measure" at US$2.7 trillion at the end of last year, "focuses on the subset of non-bank credit intermediation which potentially poses ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    China, Hong Kong committed to global alliance to end banking secrecy

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 11:03pm by AFP

    ... Gabriel Zucman, a specialist in fiscal fraud, has calculated that about US$7.4 trillion is stashed away in tax havens, depriving authorities all over the world of US$100 billion in revenue each ... in 2017, the banks will collect data from 2016 on accounts holding more than US$250,000. The delay will be sufficient for tax evaders to carve up their assets and place them into multiple accounts. ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Ding Xuedong named as chairman of CICC

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 01:07pm by Ray Chan, Daniel Ren

    ... chairman of the mainland's US$575 billion sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corp, will take over as chairman of mainland investment bank China International Capital Corp (CICC) after the resignation of Jin Liqun. Jin, 65, had been head of the mainland's first investment bank for about a year. He is expected to be named president of the new US$50 billion Asian Infrastructure ...

  9. Business - Economy - BANKING

    US-UK 'war game' to simulate failure of global bank

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 06:38am by Bloomberg

    ... to simulate the failure of a major cross-border bank as they test their defences against the type of crisis that crippled the financial system in 2008. The exercise, involving US Federal Reserve ... is too big to fail, according to the British finance ministry. US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin and British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne will also ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    BOC asset arm seeks 1 billion RQFII yuan quota for European investors

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 06:26am by Jeanny Yu

    ... of institutional business at BOCHK Asset Management. The company currently has 800 million yuan of quota under the RQFII (renminbi qualified foreign institutional scheme) and all of that has been invested ... to invest in China's interbank bond market. The current size of the high-yield bond fund, whose investors are mainly from Hong Kong, stands at about US$165 million. The company recently ...




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