US-China trade tensions fuel exchange and deposit rate

US-China trade tensions fuel exchange and deposit rate

The US-China trade tensions and China’s currency devaluation have cast adverse impacts on interest rates in the local banking system.
Avalanche of credit programmes to support SMEs and individuals

Avalanche of credit programmes to support SMEs and individuals

Southern banks are deploying major credit programmes in anticipation of higher capital requirements from individuals and businesses in the coming months.
Banking sector bad debts under microscope

Banking sector bad debts under microscope

Local credit institutions have been praised for combating bad debts last year, challenging other private and state lenders to follow suit.
Gold anticipated to keep climbing in 2019

Gold anticipated to keep climbing in 2019

Global uncertainties, the weakening US dollar, and the growing trade tension between the US and China are anticipated to drive the gold forward in 2019.
Volatility in top management positions at banks

Volatility in top management positions at banks

Despite high incomes, top-level bank personnel are witnessing rapid face changes this season.
Bad debts landscape at small banks

Bad debts landscape at small banks

There has been great variations in small banks’ bad debts performance in the first half, with some showing great improvements, while others struggle to cope.
Central bank adamant on credit growth cap

Central bank adamant on credit growth cap

Local banks might struggle more in the second half of the year as the central bank refuses to increase the credit growth limit.
Bank tickers anticipated upbeat momentum ahead

Bank tickers anticipated upbeat momentum ahead

Despite some corrections in the first half, bank tickers are expected to lead the market in the second half, buoyed by dwindling provisioning and upbeat profit prospect.  
Banks get back into M&A deals after a two-year lull

Banks get back into M&A deals after a two-year lull

Since early 2018, domestic banks have mulled over charter capital hike plans and sought shareholders’ approval for mergers and acquisitions in a bid to improve their competitiveness and expand their growth scale.
Banks report rosy first-half profit picture

Banks report rosy first-half profit picture

Banks expect a buoyant profit picture in the first six months of this year in the wake of positive credit growth and rising incomes from the services segment.
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