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  1. HK's Fort Knox ready for business at airport

    Posted Sep 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Soon the coffee and the duty-free handbags will not be the only expensive buys at Hong Kong International Airport. The city's version of Fort Knox has opened at Chek Lap Kok ... role as a trading hub for gold. Raymond Lai Wing-cheung, the Airport Authority's finance director, said it would lobby other central banks in the region to put their physical gold reserves ...

  2. Airport Authority clears Islamic bond tax hurdle

    Posted Feb 09th 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Maria Chan and Enoch Yiu The Airport Authority has resolved a major hurdle for its planned Islamic bond- how it will be treated for tax purposes- but is waiting for improved market ... a worthwhile investment. The Airport Authority planned to sell Hong Kong's first Islamic bond in the third quarter of last year, a move that could take the city a step closer to establishing ...

  3. Tang: we'll privatise Airport Authority

    Posted Aug 07th 2003, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Analysts say $30 billion could be raised to ease the government's budget woes The government plans to float part of the Airport Authority as it seeks to accelerate its privatisation ... in the process,' Mr Tang said. 'The government considers that privatisation of the Airport Authority will be conducive to maintaining and further developing Hong Kong International Airport as a centre ...

  4. Progress made on choice of adviser for airport sale

    Posted Aug 11th 2003, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... which was expanded last week to include the Hong Kong Airport Authority. According to a government source, the first appointment - to work on the airport privatisation - will be announced within weeks. The government is also vetting applicants to advise on the disposal of assets in three other sectors: transport (excluding the airport), property and tourism. 'The adviser ...

  5. Political unrest hinders investment in Thailand

    Posted Feb 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... The chairman of the Hong Kong-Thailand Business Council's mother was trapped in Bangkok late last year as protesters took over the city's two airports, bringing back bitter memories ... as the airports were closed. She had to spend two weeks in Bangkok, almost a week longer than her original plan. What will be the impact of the riots on the tourism and retail industries in Thailand? ...

  6. Government plans to sell another $10b of mortgage loans this year

    Posted Aug 05th 2003, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... include the securitisation of the fee income of the five tunnels and the Tsing Ma Bridge, but he declined to say how much this might raise. He said a listing of the airport would be more difficult because it would require law changes. 'The listing of the shares of the Airport Authority asset would not be something that happens in the near future,' he said. Mr Ma said he was still ...

  7. Does sharia finance have prayer in HK?

    Posted Jul 20th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu, Maria Chan and Natalie Chiu City eyes Mideast investors flush with money The government may be setting aside some bubbly to celebrate the proposed Airport Authority Islamic ... will be developed.' Mr Khan said that if the Airport Authority bond was issued, his bank would introduce it to its global Muslim clients, who are interested in using Hong Kong as a gateway to investing ...

  8. Kuwait keen to help HK develop Islamic finance

    Posted Mar 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Tsang Yam-kuen's vow to promote Islamic finance in Hong Kong in his October 2007 policy address. Hong Kong's Airport Authority is expected to launch the city's first Islamic bond ...

  9. Tax treatment for Islamic bonds to be resolved soon, says official

    Posted Aug 13th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu and Maria Chan Hong Kong financial authorities, pushing efforts to attract Islamic investors, will announce details of how it will bring the tax treatment of Islamic bonds in line with conventional bonds as early as next month, according to a top official. The Airport Authority plans to launch Hong Kong's first Islamic bonds in the third quarter, but the tax ...

  10. Banker on insider dealing charge

    Posted Jul 12th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Former Morgan Stanley Asia managing director Du Jun was charged with insider trading yesterday over his HK$86 million purchase of shares of a listed company last year ahead of announcement of a deal on which he was an adviser. Du was arrested at the airport on Thursday upon his arrival on a flight from Beijing. He appeared before Principal Magistrate Garry Tallentire ...




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