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Banking in Hong Kong

Financial firms plan to increase Hong Kong hires

In a recent poll, 38 per cent of 1,100 senior executives from banks and financial institutions based in seven economies, including Britain, the United States, Canada and Hong Kong, said they would add to their permanent headcount in Hong Kong this year.

Friday, 7 June, 2013, 3:46am

Hong Kong brokers face funding squeeze in rush for iBonds

Some Hongkongers hoping to buy the government's third batch of iBonds with a loan from a stockbroker rather than a bank may be out of luck, as banks have been cutting off credit to brokers in a battle for new customers.

7 Jun 2013 - 2:30am

Bank of East Asia gives branches a makeover to attract younger clients

Adrian Li Man-kiu, the bank's deputy chief executive, unveiled a plan yesterday to equip its 88 retail branches with brand displays sporting a new look based on a band of five coloured rays of light over the next two months. It will be the lender's first revamp in 10 years.

18 Apr 2013 - 5:33am

BOCHK set to offer transactions via mobile

Bank of China (Hong Kong), one of the biggest credit card issuers in the city, says it will launch a near-field communication (NFC) mobile payment system in the second half of this year.

18 Apr 2013 - 5:33am

Cypriot-style bank crisis could hit Hong Kong too

Several people have asked why this column has spent so much time over the last couple of weeks looking at the Cypriot banking crisis. At just 0.2 per cent of the euro zone's gross domestic product, they argue that Cyprus is unimportant to Europe and irrelevant to Hong Kong. Who cares if a few dodgy Russian oligarchs take a haircut on their offshore deposits?

2 Apr 2013 - 4:57am 3 comments