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HSBC to offer Hang Seng Structured Investments

Hang Seng’s strong capital position prompts HSBC to woo investors to take part in the former’s growth potential.

HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad has introduced the 4-Year MYR Equity Linked (Hang Seng Bank Ltd) Structured Investment which provides customers the opportunity to invest in the potential growth of Hang Seng Bank Ltd, according to a report in the Bernama.

Hang Seng Bank's capital position remains strong with a Tier 1 ratio of 13.1 per cent (relative to the industry ratio of 8 per cent) and capital adequacy ratio of 16.6 per cent.

As of June 2009, its mainland business contributed 11.7 per cent to Hang Seng Bank's pre-tax profit, a 2.3 per cent increase from first-half of 2008.

HSBC said the investment is available from Oct 1 to Oct 15, 2009 and a minimum investment amount of RM250,000 is required to be placed as principal for a four-year tenure.

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