FINANCIAL SERVICES | Staff Reporter, Hong Kong

Hong Kong banks find new revenue source in cash trapped in China

Hong Kong's yuan banking business is thriving.

According to a Bloomberg report, banks in Hong Kong are finding a new source of revenue in helping multinational companies deal with a growing headache: how to cope with tightening restrictions on transferring profits and dividends out of China.

As Beijing clamped down on outflows that threatened to destabilize its currency, companies are suddenly turning to lenders in Hong Kong to hedge their currency risks, bolster the yield on money trapped inside China and for new loans, according to bankers and analysts.

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