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Property developer lending can add risk, says Fitch

KUALA LUMPUR: The decision to grant lending licences to property developers can add to the risks associated with rising household debt, says Fitch Ratings.

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US pension funds sue six of the world's largest banks over stock lending market

NEW YORK: Three U.S. pension funds sued six of the world's largest banks on Thursday, including Goldman Sachs Group Inc and JP Morgan Chase & Co N>, accusing them of conspiring to stifle competition in the more than US$1 trillion stock lending market.

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Bank Negara urged to ease lending rules for 1st time house buyers

PETALING JAYA: There are growing calls for Bank Negara to look into easing the stringent lending policy, especially for first-time house buyers in an effort to reduce the rising number of unsold properties in the country.

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Fintech lending boom in Indonesia

JAKARTA: Fintech firms, offering loans of as little as a few hundred dollars, are seeing a spike in lending in Indonesia where tens of millions of people have little or no access to bank credit – helping alleviate a financing shortfall estimated at more than US$73bil.

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Indonesia's fintech lending boom exploits shortfall in bank loans

JAKARTA: Fintech firms, offering loans of as little as a few hundred dollars, are seeing a spike in lending in Indonesia where tens of millions of people have little or no access to bank credit - helping alleviate a financing shortfall estimated at more than $73 billion.

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Securities borrowing and lending for retail investors

KUALA LUMPUR: Affin Hwang Investment Bank (Affin Hwang IB) has launched its securities borrowing and lending (SBL) facility for retail investors and is initially targeting to achieve RM50mil in securities lending in 2019.

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Banks to lower lending rates after OPR cut but by how much?

KUALA LUMPUR: Banks are expected to lower the lending and saving rates after Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) unexpectedly lowered the Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) by 25 basis points to 3% on Wednesday.

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China launches new benchmark lending rate

BEIJING: China has launched a new benchmark lending rate in another step towards letting markets set the cost of funds and reducing distortions that have led to excessive investment and overcapacity now dogging the world’s second-largest economy.

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China central bank pledges more policy support as bank lending slides

BEIJING: China’s central bank has pledged to further support the slowing economy by spurring loans and lowering borrowing costs, following data that showed a sharp drop in February’s bank lending due to seasonal factors.

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Affin Hwang Investment eyes RM50m securities lending for 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: Affin Hwang Investment Bank Bhd is eyeing to achieve RM50 million in securities lending book size this year following the official launch of the Retail Securities Borrowing and Lending (Retail SBL) programme.