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  1. Hang Seng Bank plans US dollar bond sale

    Posted Jun 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hang Seng Bank, the sixth-largest Hong Kong-listed lender by market capitalisation, plans to sell US dollar-denominated bonds to strengthen its tier-two capital, according to market sources. The preliminary target on the 10-year subordinated bonds was about US$500 million, although the final size would depend on demand and market conditions, sources said. The bonds ...

  2. PetroChina pencils US$36b gas contract in top-dollar deal

    Posted Sep 07th 2007, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... be worth up to US$36.7 billion. The accord, signed in Sydney in a ceremony witnessed by Australian Prime Minister John Howard and President Hu Jintao, could herald the mainland's first LNG ... could bring in revenues of between A$35 billion (HK$224.8 billion) and A$45 billion, or US$36.7 billion. This compares with the US$13 billion deal signed by China National Offshore Oil Corp ...

  3. BOC moves to limit US dollar risks

    Posted Dec 25th 2006, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... the return on US dollar assets is about two percentage points higher than the return on yuan assets, so if the yuan appreciates more than that, BOC's financial performance will be affected. ... Jamil Anderlini in Beijing With an unhedged forex exposure of US$17b, the bank diversifies its offshore assets as yuan strengthens Bank of China is diversifying its offshore assets away ...

  4. Two more reasons to doubt the alarm over the HK dollar

    Posted Sep 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to HK$6 to the US dollar outweigh the costs. Ackman maintains that 'the costs of acting today are low'. But as Friday's Monitor explained, a revaluation would hammer the local ... one way to bet on a revaluation would be to short the Hang Seng index. But Ackman himself recommends buying call options on the Hong Kong dollar against the US dollar, arguing 'call ...

  5. HK dollar falls to 7.80 on interest rate plays

    Posted Dec 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan The Hong Kong dollar yesterday fell to HK$7.80 to the US dollar, the lowest level since August, mainly due to interest rate arbitrage. The Hong Kong dollar was at HK$7.8007 ... interbank rate was at 3.65 per cent. These marks were more than one percentage point lower than US dollar interest rates, which was at 4.25 per cent for overnight loans and 4.95 per cent for one ...

  6. CCB float sends dollar, rates higher

    Posted Oct 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... according to sources. Such demand ensured that the Hong Kong dollar remained firm yesterday, holding near $7.7579 against the US dollar, levels not seen since October 2003. Stanley Wong Yuen-fai, ... Similarly, one-year Hong Kong dollar-US dollar currency forwards closed at a small discount yesterday, reflecting an expectation that local interest rates might exceed US rates in the near future. ...

  7. Yuan deposits set to climb as HK dollar yields fall

    Posted Mar 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to strengthen, possibly by as much as 15 per cent this year, bankers said. The yuan rose to a new high yesterday after the People's Bank of China set the mid-price at 7.0512 to the US dollar ... this year, and not just 9 per cent, as it predicted earlier. Under that scenario, the mainland unit would be trading at 6.35 to the US dollar by end of the year. Standard Chartered cited continued US ...

  8. Banks face reality- yuan is stronger than the HK dollar

    Posted Jan 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... closed at 7.809 to the US dollar. Foreign exchange dealers expect the yuan to continue climbing and level with the Hong Kong dollar soon. 'It could happen within one to two weeks,' said ... Ka Wah Bank expects the yuan will strengthen by 5 per cent against the US dollar to below 7.42 by the end of the year, when the Hong Kong dollar 'may fall to 93 to 95 yuan for every ...

  9. Expats take advantage of soft HK dollar

    Posted Dec 08th 2004, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... purchase in Hong Kong since arriving five years ago. The weakness of the US and Hong Kong dollar has prompted expatriate professionals to eye the Hong Kong property sector. Among them are younger ... the weakness of US currency at the moment would make Hong Kong apartments more affordable. 'We have seen more expatriates entering the purchase market,' she said. Agents said they were ...

  10. Banks home in on Hong Kong dollar bonds

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Nevin Nie

    ... Kong-dollar bond issuers. They tap the market to raise funding for their Hong Kong business expansion or exchange the proceeds into US dollars in the swap markets. Foreign commercial and investment ... that are tapping into liquidity in Hong Kong. Local and foreign commercial banks have dominated the primary market, raising HK$82billion, or 76 per cent of the HK$108billion worth of Hong Kong dollar bonds ...




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