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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - TAKEOVERS

    Fubon Financial to buy majority control of First Sino Bank

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Deal valued at over US$1b largest acquisition of a mainland business by a Taiwanese investor Fubon Financial takes First Sino stake Fubon Financial Holding, the second-largest publicly traded financial group in Taiwan, will buy majority control of First Sino Bank, in what is the largest acquisition of a mainland business by a Taiwanese ...

  2. Business - Companies - BROKERAGES

    Acquisition talk sparks rally in CASH Financial and associate Net2Gather

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Jeanny Yu

    ... to tap the Hong Kong market to attract more global clients and take advantage of the yuan's globalisation in the financial hub. CASH Financial and Net2Gather, whose name used to be Celestial ... Jeanny Yu Jeanny.yu@scmp.com Associate firm also gains after a potential investor is said to be interested in broker Acquisition talk sparks rally in CASH Financial Shares in CASH ...

  3. US must heed world view on financial crisis

    Posted Sep 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the American housing market. The financial system is now in shock. Events in the coming days and weeks will be critical to the outcome for the global economy. This will be a test of American political and financial institutions. In just four months the country will have a new president and a fresh administration. But a start must be made on addressing issues fundamental to confidence in the markets ...

  4. Tougher share sale penalties on cards

    Posted May 09th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng The Shanghai Stock Exchange is considering more severe penalties for investors flouting share disposal restrictions in a move to prop up the beleaguered stock market, after ... was given a stepped-up three-month trading ban after it sold through Galaxy Securities 3.77 million shares of Shanghai Kaikai Industry on the exchange's open bidding market, China Securities ...

  5. Financial firms change leasing plans as business outlook dims

    Posted Sep 24th 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu The global financial crisis is striking up a game of musical chairs in Hong Kong's office leasing market, with several financial institutions rearranging their leasing ... by Macquarie for its own use and put the remaining 40,000 sq ft lettable area in the leasing market for HK$100 per square foot. Financial services companies have been the most active in the office ...

  6. Financial chaos leads ING back to the basics

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

    ... in the financial system escalated. As ING is part of the global system, we were also affected. Overall, the lesson we learnt is that there is too much leverage in the market and some banks, especially ... the market has far too many complicated structured products. We should all go back to basics. As a basic principle, risk management should be the top priority of financial institutions. The financial ...

  7. CIC rules out investment in foreign financial firms

    Posted Dec 04th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... investment in the two companies. Beijing has begun to cast a more watchful eye on investments abroad as global financial markets show signs of a prolonged downturn. Li Rongrong, the chairman ... of making moves overseas, said one market observer. Mr Lou said the mainland economy was not in a position to rescue the global financial system and already had its hands full with internal ...

  8. Fubon Financial plans listing for Taiwan ETFs

    Posted Sep 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan Taiwan's Fubon Financial Holding plans a Hong Kong listing for its exchange-traded funds (ETF) to tap demand from local and mainland investors seeking exposure to Taiwanese investments, says the group's president, Victor Kung Tien-hsing. Fubon Asset Management, a unit of the Taiwanese financial group, will pursue its plan to bring some or all of the four ETFs ...

  9. Record fall in Peak home prices as global financial crisis bites

    Posted Feb 18th 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Kong's luxury real estate market - worse even than during the 1997-98 East Asian financial crisis - underscoring the seriousness of the global economic slump. In the final three months of 1997, ... on The Peak have increased most rapidly over the past few years and that's why they dropped the most once the market entered a down cycle,' said Margaret Ng, a senior director at the firm. ...

  10. Search for lessons from financial crash

    Posted Oct 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... result of overzealous capitalism - the Asian financial crisis. That crisis showed Beijing that market liberalisation and free capital flows into developing countries could be destructive. Now, 11 ... subprime credit products or a securities market for housing assets. Nor has the mainland financial sector the 30 to 40 times leverage that US investment banks and securities firms had. Any new ...




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