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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. 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
  6. 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
  7. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    HSBC blames red tape for 12 per cent drop in profits

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 04:59pm by DON WEINLAND

    ... red tape hurt its business Banking giant HSBC said yesterday that group profits before tax fell to US$12.3 billion in the first half compared to a year earlier, down 12 per cent and worse than ... to deliver better returns and dividends for shareholders. The bank has axed more than 40,000 jobs and sold or closed 60 businesses, which it said had delivered annual cost savings of more than US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1566246/hsbcs-first-half-results-fall-below-analysts-expectations
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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