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  1. HSBC sells U.S. card business for US$32.7b

    Posted Aug 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 11,'' said Stuart Gulliver, the chief executive of HSBC, who announced at the time that he wanted to sell the US credit card business since it had little cross-selling value with other HSBC businesses and was not a core business for the bank. Gulliver said yesterday the sale would allow the bank to focus its US business on the international needs of customers in commercial banking, ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Galaxy Securities to expand margin financing business

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by Ray Chan

    ... and securities lending businesses to tackle fragmented and low-margin operating conditions at home. The Beijing-based company, which is controlled by Central Huijin Investment, a subsidiary of the sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corp, said it planned to use about 60 per cent of its US$1.37 billion proceeds from its initial share sale to develop the lucrative but tricky broking ...

  3. New business drives up AIA earnings 10pc

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... business rose to US$512 million, up 28 per cent from the year-earlier period. Tucker said first-half new business growth was driven by an expanded agency sales team. 'The continuing momentum ... growth, with Hong Kong's new premium business in the first half at US$243 million and Thailand at US$244 million. The fastest-growing market was Singapore, which shot up 27 per cent to US ...

  4. Banks lose shine among local business students

    Posted Jun 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for the slide in popularity of bank jobs, although accounting firms and management consultancies surged up the list. HSBC retained its top spot as the most desired employer for the city's business ... for example, saw profit before tax fall US$22 million year on year to US$286 million in the first quarter. Understandably, the 2,473 students polled by Universum lowered their salary expectation ...

  5. Credit Suisse eyes business heirs in region

    Posted May 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... use Hong Kong as a platform to do business with mainland clients who visit the city regularly. Currently, the entry level for a private banking account at Credit Suisse in Asia is US ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Credit Suisse is targeting the second generation of successful entrepreneurs on the mainland for its private-banking business in Asia, where the number ...

  6. Business Digest

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... ENN to seek green light on proposed China Gas offer Gas supplier ENN Energy is to seek shareholders' approval on July 6 for a US$2.2 billion takeover offer for its bigger rival China Gas Holdings, even though the bid is significantly below the China Gas stock price. ENN, which has teamed up with the mainland's second-largest oil firm, Sinopec, in the unsolicited bid, ...

  7. Time for US to get its financial house in order

    Posted Sep 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson has lamented that he did not leave investment bank Goldman Sachs to go to Washington to espouse government intervention in the financial markets. ... have posed systemic risk to the global financial system, damaged the credibility of the US government and undermined confidence in the US dollar. Intervention was necessary to protect ...

  8. Minding their own business

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... or partnership having a portfolio of not less than HK$8 million or total assets of not less than HK$40 million; and any corporation whose sole business is to hold investments and which is wholly owned ... even be classified as derivatives. They accuse some regulators as being militant and anti-business. Many fear over-zealous regulators may drive private banking business away from Hong Kong ...

  9. The business of doing good

    Posted Dec 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Cremer The real key to any business-based degree is striking the right balance between theory and practice. Students must have a good grasp of the economic theory, structures ... skills- and that is just to get past the first base in the recruitment process. For this reason, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School provides a holistic education, ...

  10. Business - China Business - RETAIL

    Exclusive: Jingdong targets US$1b in private capital after IPO delay

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Investment banks said to be pitching investors to raise more than US$1 billion for 'China's Amazon' Jingdong targets private capital after IPO delay Top online retailer Jingdong Mall, often dubbed China's Amazon.com is trying to raise more than US$1 billion from institutional investors, after the company was forced to delay ...




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