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  • Aug 21, 2014
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Lehman Brothers

Lehman Brothers, one of the largest investment banks in the United States, filed for bankruptcy in the early hours of September 15, 2008, after an exodus of clients, drastic falls in its stock prices and downgrades by credit rating agencies. Its collapse has been described as a key point in the global financial crisis, with some commentators referring to a “Lehmans Moment”.


Why China cannot have a 'Lehman moment'

People are going to be discussing the flaws of Chinese finance for many years. Here's a helpful guide: as soon as you see or hear "China's Lehman moment" used seriously, stop paying attention.

Tuesday, 25 February, 2014, 5:23am 4 comments

Scarred by the financial crisis, families around the world play safe with their money

Five years after US investment bank Lehman Brothers collapsed, triggering a global financial crisis and shattering confidence worldwide, families in major countries around the world are still hunkered down, too spooked and distrustful to take chances with their money.

8 Oct 2013 - 12:45pm

Who suffered most and least from the Lehman crash

As we approach the fifth anniversary of the Lehman Brothers crash in September 2008, we might well ask: have we fixed the problems?

3 Aug 2013 - 1:29am

RBS agrees to buy back structured notes sold by Lehman at 100pc

RBS is the latest bank to reach a settlement with the Securities and Futures Commission and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority after investigations into whether bank staff mis-sold risky products to customers.

19 Jul 2013 - 5:32am

Memory of Lehman curbs Hong Kong retail investor access to bonds

If you want to invest in equities, you can buy stocks, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, warrants and equity-linked notes, along with an array of insurance instruments that link to equity funds.

15 Jul 2013 - 5:05am

Hong Kong mediation centre aims to end Lehman minibonds investor pain

Although the taxpayer-funded Financial Dispute Resolution Centre has handled far fewer cases than expected in its first 10 months of operation, industry players say it has made banks and brokers handle client complaints more seriously.

20 May 2013 - 4:18am

Talking Points

Colombia, rebels resume peace talks

19 Nov 2012 - 3:24am

Plugging the gaps in financial regulation in HK

When I became the first non-executive chairman of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in 2006, the world was cruising on a path of moderate growth, stable employment and subdued inflation, and asset prices were continuing to rise. Less than a year later, the world was hit by the subprime crisis that shone a spotlight on opaque markets that operate in the shadow of regulated markets.

22 Jul 2013 - 4:41pm

Three Australian councils win case against Lehman Bros unit

Three Australian councils on Friday won their case against a Lehman Brothers subsidiary over losses they incurred on complex investment products that crashed during the global financial crisis.

21 Sep 2012 - 4:36pm

Global economy 'to take toll' on BOCHK loans

Bank of China Hong Kong, the overseas arm of Bank of China, expects loan demand to weaken even further in the current half as Hong Kong's economy suffers from the uncertain outlook in Europe and the United States.

24 Aug 2012 - 2:47am