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JP Morgan Chase Sees 50% Drop in Office Rents
(Nov 19, 2008) With Hong Kong sliding into recession, JP Morgan Chase has lowered its forecast on the city's property prices over the next year. The investment house predicts that prices for residential property will drop by 35% from its peak in the second quarter this year to the second half of 2009 ...
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RMB To Pick up an International Role
(Nov 19, 2008) Renminbi is capable of becoming an international settlement currency and there is sufficient condition for the implementation, Wu Xiaoling, a member of the NPC's Financial and Economic Committee and the ex-deputy governor of the People's Bank of China, said. Addressing a forum in the Central University of Finance and Economics ...
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China Life Insurance Sees More M&As Coming
(Nov 19, 2008) China Life Insurance Co. Ltd. will look for potential merger and acquisition (M&A) opportunities on the international market although the financial tsunami is not completely over. China Life Insurance expects to see more M&A opportunities, especially those in the US, Europe and Asia. It particularly favours small and medium financial ...
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Guangdong Brings in First Credit Re-guarantee Company
(Nov 19, 2008) Guangdong provincial government will invest RMB1 billion to set up its first credit re-guarantee company. Liu Huanquan, Deputy Director of Guangdong Economic and Trade Commission, said the provincial level re-guarantee company seeks diversified capital structure. Private investment in the company will not be ruled out in order to allow participation ...
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Sumitomo Mitsui Teams up with More Banks
(Nov 18, 2008) Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation will strengthen its Asia development strategy through increased cooperation with Bank of East Asia of Hong Kong. Reported by Nikkei Net, Sumitomo Mitsui and Bank of East Asia have signed a memorandum of understanding to increase business ties in Hong Kong and China. The two particularly ...
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HSBC Lays off 450 Workers in Hong Kong
(Nov 18, 2008) HSBC has announced plans to lay off 450 staff in Hong Kong but promised to provide assistance to affected staff in the next seven weeks. The 450 staff, including middle and senior managers, come from different departments in the bank like retail banking, investment banking, information technology, security and marketing. ...
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Agricultural Bank Lends RMB50bn More
(Nov 18, 2008) Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) convened an urgent meeting yesterday and decided to add RMB50 billion credit loans to expand domestic demands. Xiang Junbo, the president of ABC, said that ABC should further improve the rural financial services and increase effective credit. ABC puts forward 8 specific measure of credit ...
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Trade Finance Needed to Resuscitate Industries
(Nov 18, 2008) Hong Kong should solve trade financing problems as soon as possible to maintain the city's competitiveness, experts say. Victor Fung, Chairman of the Greater Pearl River Delta Business Council, said the current economic condition put pressure on global trade finance, and Hong Kong needed to resolve trade financing problem. Fung ...
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NDRC: Fixed Assets Investment Will Pick up
(Nov 18, 2008) China fixed assets investment will grow fast in the near future, said Zhang Hanya, a researcher from National Development and Reform Commission. Speaking on the Urban Development Nanchang Forum, Zhang noted that it is essential for China to keep its GDP growth above 8% and the domestic demand supported by ...
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Lenders Regulation Slated For Approval
(Nov 18, 2008) The drafting of Lenders Regulation has been complete and will be submitted to the State Council for approval, said Liu Ping, Deputy Director of the Research Department of People's Bank of China. Speaking on the Second International CEO Roundtable of Chinese and Foreign Multinational Corporations, Liu said the biggest breakthrough ...
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