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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central a danger to the Hong Kong property market, Barclays Bank warns

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 11:52pm by Joyce Ng, Jeanny Yu and Ray Chan

    ... Occupy 'a danger to property market' "Unexpected shocks" like the planned Occupy Central protest could trigger a property market slump, leading international bank Barclays ... market vulnerable to such shocks. Paul Louie, the bank's head of research for property in Asia ex-Japan, said in a report: "If a shock were to occur, we believe the subsequent recovery ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Financial Secretary John Tsang calls for compromise on electoral reform

    Posted May 05th 2014, 05:01am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... on the city's financial markets as the main medium through which state-backed and private sector firms raise money from international equity and bond investors. More goods pass in and out of China ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Financial secretary says city's economic future will be damaged unless compromises are made on 2016 Legco and 2017 chief executive elections John Tsang ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central 'may hurt Beijing's confidence in Hong Kong as financial centre'

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:21am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... 'may hurt city's finance centre status' Beijing's confidence in Hong Kong as a financial centre could be shattered if the Occupy Central protests spiral out of control, ... B", such as bolstering its drive to make Shanghai a financial hub. "If [the protests] take only several days, then it will still be fine. But if the protests linger and reach a point [at ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Are you ready for Occupy Central? HKMA to check on Hong Kong's banks

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 11:31pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... after Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah on Sunday warned about Occupy Central's impact on the financial markets. Tsang urged pan-democrats to think twice before resorting to extreme ... the banks' operations will not be affected by whatever happens in Central," Chan, the head of the city's de facto central bank, added. Some of Hong Kong's biggest financial ...

  5. News - China - POLITICS

    Deng Xiaoping's guiding principles are still in play today

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by Teddy Ng

    ... increased the nation's confidence, so that it was more assertive in its territorial demands and making its voice heard internationally. China's power plays have also reached the financial arena. Last month, Beijing positioned itself as a major player in providing alternative financing to emerging markets by paying the largest share of US$41 billion to a development bank newly ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    John Tsang recalls protests on US campus during the Vietnam war

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:56am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Financial secretary reflects on Vietnam war protests as civil disobedience campaign heats up Tsang recalls the 'Occupy' of his university days With the Occupy Central civil disobedience campaign firing up both advocates and adversaries, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah recalled similar social activism he witnessed as a Boston university ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Daughters of Deng Xiaoping lead tributes in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 11:29pm by Keira Lu Huang, Emily Tsang

    ... in yesterday's People's Daily. She said her father's famous southern tour in 1992 enhanced the country's belief in Marxism and saved the nation's market-oriented economic reform ...

  8. News - China - POLITICS

    ‘How my father’s speeches saved Chinese economic reform’: Deng Xiaoping’s daughter pays tribute

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 03:42pm by Andrea Chen

    ... the late paramount leader’s second daughter, said her father’s speech on socialist market economy helped reform efforts “sail [through] stormy waters”. In a veiled reference to the 1989 crackdown ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    March against Occupy had a mainland flavour

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:56am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... yesterday saying the unrest threatened Hong Kong's status as a financial centre. The clans were not the only ones putting up united fronts; dozens of South Asian protesters were dressed in red ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pro-Beijing figures say 50pc approval threshold for nominating candidates is "reasonable"

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:34am by Tony Cheung, Joyce Ng, Peter So

    ... for the reform. Occupy Central co-organiser Dr Chan Kin-man said if the threshold was adopted they would mobilise supporters for a sit-in in the financial district. Democratic Party chairwoman Emily Lau ...




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