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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - BONDS

    HSBC and Citi compete for Asian bond supremacy

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:26am by Bloomberg

    ... between this year's first and second-ranked arrangers of notes denominated in US dollars, euros or yen has narrowed to 1.4 percentage points, the least since 0.9 in the same period in 2009. ... jumped 26 per cent from the previous high last year. Thirty-two borrowers sold dollar-denominated deals valued at a minimum US$1 billion, more than double in the same period last year. ...

  2. Business - THE VIEW

    HSBC seems to find it easier to pay fines than fix corporate culture

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:09am by Peter Guy

    ... collapse because HSBC could not have survived for long if it was sanctioned from dealing in US dollars. But after a year, has the bank really learned anything from its ordeal and about its culture ... in physical US dollars from Mexico. According to Taibbi, HSBC played a key role in exchanging currency for Mexican and Colombian drug cartels. HSBC's communications strategy has failed ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - MONEY LAUNDERING

    US monitor says HSBC’s anti-money-laundering fixes leave ‘much work to be done’

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 03:51pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters HSBC has made some progress in improving its anti-money laundering programme, as required by a 2012 deferred prosecution agreement with the US Justice Department, but there remains “much work to be done”, federal prosecutors said in a court filing on Tuesday. The British bank paid nearly US$2 billion in penalties in December 2012 to resolve charges that it failed to stop ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Buyers borrow in US dollars in bet on a revaluation

    Posted Jan 11th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Oliver

    ... Most applicants are seeking dollar-denominated mortgages. 'Owing to speculation of [currency] appreciation, I would say 99 per cent of people have applied for mortgage loans in US dollars,' says Mike Yeung, HSBC's head of personal finance services in China. In the first half of 2003, HSBC's mainland residential book saw US$33 million in new mortgages, up from US ...

  6. News - World - IRAN

    Iran lobbies HSBC to clear humanitarian transactions

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 09:45pm by Reuters

    ... of as much as US$9 billion and other penalties over allegations of US sanctions breaches involving Iran and other states between 2002 and 2009. Iran was never barred from buying food or other ... in this climate," a banking source said. European and US trade sources, who also declined to be named, said HSBC had in recent weeks frozen some transactions for approved goods. "My direct experience ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    HSBC asset sale to LGT will halve countries served by its private bank

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 02:37am by Reuters

    ... customers from about 150 countries but was being reduced to about 70. Most of that cut will be achieved through a deal to sell US$12.5 billion of its Swiss private banking assets ... assets under management of about US$382 billion at the end of 2013, and about 15 per cent of the Swiss private bank's assets of about 75 billion Swiss francs (HK$649 billion). HSBC said ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance

    HSBC private bank bets on new hedge funds in Asia

    Posted May 15th 2014, 01:43am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Lender with US$25bto invest sees potential in the region'searly-stage managers HSBC unit bets on new hedge funds in Asia HSBC Holdings private bank unit, which invests US ... abound in the US and Europe, "we feel Asia provides just as good opportunities and we are willing to spend time doing it". It is cheaper to run a hedge fund in Asia, where small funds ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    HSBC boosts oversight on metals financing in wake of Qingdao probe

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:07am by Enoch Yiu

    ... US$160 billion, or 31 per cent of the mainland's total short-term foreign exchange loans. Gary Cheung Wai-kwok, the chief executive of Tung Shing Futures (Brokers), said the scandal would ... cent iron content delivered to the port of Tianjin declined 0.7 per cent to US$90.90 a dry tonne on Friday, the lowest level since September 2012, according to the Steel Index published ...

  10. Dollar in for long decline: HSBC

    Posted Oct 30th 2004, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... Louis Beckerling The US dollar faces a prolonged 'structural decline' and could fall to an interim level of US$1.35 against the euro by the end of next year, before heading even ... to deal with the deficit by allowing the dollar to weaken, rather than trying to finance the deficit through significantly higher interest rates,' Mr King said. Capital flows into the US ...




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