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  1. News - China - FINANCE

    Savers boosting bitcoin demand in China, exchange says

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 05:26pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... of China’s biggest bitcoin exchange on Friday said there were “boundless opportunities” for the digital currency in the country because of the Chinese saving ethic. “The main reason why bitcoin has become big in China is because Chinese people are savers, and more people are seeing bitcoin as a way to store and invest their money,” Linke Yang, vice-president of BTC China, told reporters ...

  2. Business - China Business - STOCKS

    Mainland share market falls to lowest level in 3-1/2 years

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Stocks at lowest level in 3-1/2 years, putting them within one session of key 2,000-point mark Mainland share market falls to near critical low ... or 2.1 per cent, to 2,024.84, its lowest close since February 2, 2009, and within one trading session of the psychologically important 2,000-point level. Analysts predicted a panic sell-off would ...

  3. News - Business - FINANCE

    Australia to invest foreign currency assets of A$1.9b in Chinese bonds

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Australia to buy Chinese bonds Australia's central bank plans to invest about 5 per cent of its foreign currency assets, or A$1.9 billion, in Chinese government bonds due to the growing ... in China, the RMB is likely to become one of the major reserve currencies of the region," he said. Li Wei, a Standard Chartered Bank economist, said: "The Chinese authorities have been ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Facile criticism of financial body

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... sessions with a wide range of individuals and financial services industry groups, and there was almost universal support for the concept. Industry players felt that it would be useful to have ... criticised the council for including members from the mainland (although reports that the majority of members are "mainland Chinese heavyweights" are factually incorrect). In my view, given ...

  5. Steel product futures draw keen interest in mock trading session

    Posted Mar 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... government's plans to expand investment to lift the economy fuelled buying interest.' Hundreds of thousands of contracts changed hands during yesterday's trial trading session, and analysts ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - TRADING

    Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange fails amid dearth of gold futures trading

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by Eric Ng, Enoch Yiu

    ... environment," said Joseph Tong Tang, an executive director of Sun Hung Kai Financial, which trades gold for its clients and is a member of the Chinese Gold & Silver Exchange Society but not the HKMEx. "The Chinese Gold & Silver Exchange offers both cash and futures products and has much bigger liquidity, while the HKMEx only offers futures." "Nearly all users- gold ...

  7. News - Business - FINANCIAL MARKETS

    Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange closes its doors

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by NICK EDWARDS

    ... on the Chinese mainland, though Cheung also did not rule out the possibility of other international entities being part of the new HKMEx structure.Cheung conceded that a delay in rolling out ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Banks press Chinese mainland developers to speed property sales

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li, Victoria Ruan and Peggy Sito Banks press developers to speed property sales Banks have reportedly asked highly leveraged mainland developers to speed up property sales, in a tougher refinancing environment. Alan Chiang Sheung-lai, head of reside ...

  9. Successive European scandals shock Chinese banks

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Rapidly escalating scandals involving several major international banks in recent months have shocked not only shareholders but also Chinese banks ... 'Of course we are shocked,' said a veteran Chinese banker who has a business relationship with both British banks. 'Honestly speaking, HSBC used to have a pretty good image among ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology - BUSINESS CROWDFUNDING

    With Hong Kong's FringeBacker, achieving big dreams just a click away

    Posted May 07th 2013, 12:00am by Kylie Knott

    ... with a lot of inquiries from the United States, Britain and Europe … [from people who are] seeking support for their projects and also people keen to reach out to a Chinese audience." Hwee says ...




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