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Tag Archives: Hongkong

China’s Banks 2012 lending targets | China Review & Insight

When early last month, China banks reported a 25% Y/Y slowdown to CnY 750 bln or $125 bln it was now so slow if including the Year of the Dragon … Continue reading

March 3, 2012

Bank Results Preview: Standard Chartered remains highly profitable in key markets

Again, with so much data at hand and so many gamechangers in play , all of HSBC, JP Morgan and the Emerging Markets Prince Standard Chartered would be posted in … Continue reading

February 29, 2012

Bank Results Preview: HSBC – The world’s best Commercial Bank

2011 results from HSBC were not worth a lightning review alone as th ebank outscored competitors on all parameters despiteĀ  a Net Interest Margin of just 2.5%, beating everyone to … Continue reading

February 27, 2012

An Adidas for you in the China shop | Insight China

International sales make 95% of Adidas sales globally, and its 2012 plan to grow profits in double digits depends on China. Sales lost in Japan in 2011 were easily made … Continue reading

February 20, 2012

Interesting Boardroom Tussles continue in Asia | Deal Insight / Governance Insight

While the boardroom vs London CEO battle in Olympus kept Dealmakers, auditors and regulators busy most of the last Quarter, the new battles which we will focus on are no … Continue reading

February 20, 2012

HSBC completes unit sales in Colombia, Thailand & Japan | Banking Insight

HSBC sold its vaunted operations in Thailand to local Bank of Ayudhya for a small $115 mln consideration while it had much more troubl eletting go of its LatAm assets … Continue reading

February 20, 2012

Sinar Mas of Indonesia cancels IPO | Asia insight – Deal Insight

The Hendersen Land deals apart a $175 mln issue was up for grabs this week from Indonesia’s Sinar Mas group . However after two weeks of road show. According to … Continue reading

February 15, 2012 · 2 Comments

Euro GDPs keep track except Italy | Insight Europe

France was the most pleasant surprise from iStat in the morning scoring 1.4% year on year ( and I would not worry with QOQ figures for any of today’s data) … Continue reading

February 15, 2012 · 2 Comments

China knows it is not there yet, it knows its the leader to be? | Insight China

Getting from Investment to Consumption As western journalists discover everyday, it is now okay to publish to their readers the weight of the empty malls and cities on the Chinese … Continue reading

February 12, 2012 · 1 Comment

Bloomingdale, Saks gets a shopping visa | Shopper Insight

Bloomingdales, Saks and Macys scored on the fortunes of Chinese Luxury shoppers used to the crowds of Hongkong and Singapore or the relative luxury of Paris and Rome. The new … Continue reading

February 9, 2012