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  1. Shanghai moves to further open financial markets

    Posted Jun 20th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... of the city's efforts to transform into an international financial centre by 2020. Fang Xinghai, the director-general of the Shanghai Financial Services Office, said the city was speeding up development of stock and futures exchanges to attract overseas investors and would apply to the China Securities Regulatory Commission to further deregulate the market. 'We propose allowing Shanghai-based ...

  2. Europe needs financial discipline, and an external 'bad cop' to enforce it

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... liquidity to the banking system and at the same time buying more and more sovereign debt paper of the weaker countries. There are limits to what it can do. As with all crises, financial markets are now going from excessive optimism to excessive pessimism. Before the crisis, the market made a fundamental error, assuming that the credit default risks of Greece and the weaker countries ...

  3. Will financial love affair put an end to bourse rivalry?

    Posted Aug 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... The rivalry between the two major exchanges is also seen as a race between Hong Kong and Shanghai as they both seek to become global financial capitals. The twist came last week as the HKEx announced ... the Shenzhen Stock Exchange and the HKEx's Growth Enterprise Markets are both competing for small and medium-sized companies to list. Such competition would only come to an end if the three ...

  4. HK's next financial secretary must be an expert firefighter

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... objectives will be side-swiped by events beyond his control. Instead of trying to narrow the wealth gap and bring down inflation, Leung's financial secretary could well find himself fighting ... happens here. For a start, some 23 per cent of outbound goods shipments leaving our shores head for European markets. In addition, a significant proportion of the inbound goods passing through ...

  5. Field day for financial analysts

    Posted Mar 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Pacific Investment Conference organised by the Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute, and the Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts (HKSFA). Key speakers included Professor KC Chan, Hong Kong's secretary for financial services and the treasury, Blackhorse Asset Management's Richard Duncan, JPMorgan's Jing Ulrich, and Professor Patrick Chovanec, from Tsinghua ...

  6. HK gains ground as financial centre; Shanghai nowhere

    Posted Sep 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with financial flows. And the unsurpassed depth of US financial markets means those financial flows will continue to be denominated overwhelmingly in US dollars. As a result, the US dollar's ... with Tom Holland Anyone anxious that Shanghai is overtaking Hong Kong as an international financial centre can heave a sigh of relief. And anyone concerned that the US dollar is falling ...

  7. A new financial mess is the last thing we need

    Posted May 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... recriminations and accusations of foreign ploys. More than a decade ago, contagion turned the collapse of the Thai baht into the East Asian financial crisis. This time, hopefully, there is still time ... Seen in this light, the dithering and bickering among euro-zone policymakers in the past months is disappointing. The bond and stock markets reacted negatively to their hesitant rescue plans. ...

  8. A saga of financial sloppiness, incompetence and crookery

    Posted Jul 27th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland If you enjoy tales of professional sloppiness, outrageous incompetence and ludicrous crookery in the financial sector, then the Dual Filing Update published yesterday ... as 'a newsletter to help market participants better understand the dual filing arrangements' (by which applications to list shares in Hong Kong are submitted simultaneously to the stock ...

  9. Stocks down but financial websites hope for lift

    Posted Feb 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frederick Yeung The demise of the bull market has not reduced investor appetites for financial information. In fact, with volatile times forecast this year, punters may be even more eager for the latest stock tips and market outlooks. That could provide rich pickings for financial websites. Market watchers said online advertising, which last year accounted for less than 5 per cent of Hong ...

  10. 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. ...




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