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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - WEALTH MANAGEMENT

    Private banks bet on Hong Kong as China financial reforms still hazy

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 05:19am by DON WEINLAND

    ... as mainland reforms hazy Private banks are not waiting around for reforms to bring greater access to the mainland market. Instead, they are placing their bets on Hong Kong as a long-term hub. "We ... was not a sound basis for a private banking strategy on the mainland, Chui said. Newcomers to the regional wealth market, such as Bank of New York Mellon, the world's largest custodian bank, have ...

  2. Business - Companies - COMMENT

    IBM hollowed out by ‘financial engineering’

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 09:53am by Reuters

    ... James Saft Technology company's spending on financial engineering has left it a shadow of its former self IBM hollowed out due to rampant share buybacks IBM's woes ... than three years of gains. It is a firm which did this after five to 10 years of following one of the most popular corporate strategies out there: prioritising financial engineering over ...

  3. Business - Economy - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Occupy protests have hit credit-card spending, warns Financial Secretary John Tsang

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:41am by Joyce Ng

    ... "Overall credit-card spending has dropped considerably." The impact would soon be reflected in short- and medium-term economic data, Tsang said. While the financial market remained stable, ... Occupy was unlikely to affect the financial market, as it was not dependent on a physical area. The upcoming Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect scheme would even boost transactions, Chong said. ...

  4. Business - China Business - WHITE COLLAR

    Mainland Chinese financial firms will be through train’s biggest winners

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 10:40am by Enoch Yiu

    ... stock through train scheme would be historic as it will be the first time overseas retail investors can trade in A shares. As such, the biggest winners would be financial firms on the mainland and not in Hong Kong. The scheme will connect the stock markets of Hong Kong and Shanghai to allow investors to conduct cross-border trading of stocks listed in the two markets. As the scheme ...

  5. Business - Companies - E-COMMERCE

    Alipay gets new name in financial services push

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 05:29am by Reuters

    ... offering new financial services around Alipay, including a money market fund for consumers, a mobile payment app and even a new private bank that was approved by Beijing in September. Due ... but were not part of the firm that listed in New York last month. They include Alipay; Alipay Wallet; Yu E Bao, a money market fund; Zhao Cai Bao, a third-party financial services platform; ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Britain’s financial services firms add staff on expectations of higher profits

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 01:33pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters Companies are hiring again after years of post-crisis job cuts Growth is back on the agenda for Britain’s financial services companies, which have been posting rising profits and adding staff in recent months, an industry survey shows. Following the 2007-09 financial crisis, many of Britain’s banks and financial services firms were forced to trim costs and cut jobs ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    China's shadow banking market third-largest in the world

    Posted Nov 01st 2014, 05:21am by Victoria Ruan

    ... according to an annual report issued by the Financial Stability Board yesterday. "Among emerging markets, the size and rapid growth of shadow banking in China warrants particular ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com With a growth of more than 30 per cent last year to US$2.7 trillion, the mainland market is the third-largest after the US and Britain ...

  8. Property - International - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea's Yeouido financial hub sees office vacancies rise to record

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 04:23am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Seoul The level of empty offices in the Yeouido financial hub now double those of Seoul's central business district as brokerages cut staff Financial hub sees vacancy rates rise Lee Sang-kun does not need to read the real estate section to know South Korea's financial hub is emptying. Lee, 65, who operates a coffee shop in Seoul's main financial ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    UnionPay's monopoly under threat as China's card market set to open

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 06:04am by DON WEINLAND

    ... Don Weinland don.weinland@scmp.com State Council says foreign firms can establish clearing companies but details still unclear UnionPay grip to loosen as card market opens Cracks are appearing in mainland card and payment monopoly China UnionPay as the central government promises to open the market for domestic card transactions to the foreign banks and card companies ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don't look to bankers to prevent the next global financial crisis

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 12:20pm by Andrew Sheng

    ... Andrew Sheng Andrew Sheng says the complex interconnections of today's world must be properly understood Better regulation of banks alone won't prevent the next global financial ... of implementation of Basel III, the new rules established in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. What progress have we achieved? Can we prevent the next crisis? The first thing we must admit ...




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