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  1. Financial chief dabbles in fancy ideas while real issues ignored

    Posted Jul 01st 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Islamic bonds, oil futures, a new commodities exchange - these are just a few of the fancy ideas dreamed up by Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah to strengthen Hong Kong's position as a financial hub. The problem is our financial chief is getting so carried away with the fancy stuff that he has forgotten about the nuts and bolts of what makes a financial ...

  2. Business - Commodities - COMMODITIES

    Commodities broker Newedge eyes world's fastest-growing market

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com HKEx's takeover of LME prompts Newedge to step up its expansion plan in Asia Broker eyes world's fastest-growing market International metal ... has an 82 per cent market share of global metal futures transactions. "It is a win-win situation. The tie-up of HKEx and LME will benefit both parties," Fu, who is based in London, ...

  3. Paid-for print media's market share shrinks

    Posted Aug 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the world and tens of thousands of new equities accounts being opened every week, Growth Enterprise Market-listed First China Financial hopes to cash in with a television channel aimed solely ... of the leading providers of financial content through portalsecon.com, which provides mainland stock market news, analysis, research reports and a live video streaming programme with a hotline ...

  4. Integration of markets on the cards

    Posted Mar 01st 2011, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Fong anticipates that China's 12th five-year plan, the details of which will be announced by Beijing this month, will push for more integration of the Hong Kong and mainland markets ... Twelve mainland-backed fund houses issued 58 SFC-authorised funds worth US$3.5 billion and manage them in Hong Kong. Fong said mainland financial firms liked to set up in Hong Kong because ...

  5. Citic profit falls 12.3pc on stock market slump

    Posted Jan 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou in Beijing and Jasmine Wang Citic Group, the mainland's largest financial conglomerate, said net profit fell 12.34 per cent last year, reflecting worsening conditions in the country's financial markets. Net income last year was 14 billion yuan (HK$15.88 billion), the state-owned group said in a statement on its website yesterday. It posted 15.97 billon yuan in profit ...

  6. Cargo carriers bank on booming markets in Asia to fuel growth

    Posted Dec 20th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... regions, increased demand in Asia and emerging markets should make up for any such shortfall, said Lawrence Rosen, the chief financial officer of Deutsche Post DHL. Express cargo and freight ... be at least in line with the growth seen in those markets, Rosen said. The success of online trading platforms such as Taobao.com has fuelled demand for DHL's express services on the mainland, ...

  7. Tsingtao net up 53.8pc on active marketing

    Posted Apr 30th 2009, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... billion yuan. 'The company had to face the lower demand in the domestic beer market resulting from the financial crisis,' Tsingtao said in a statement. 'However, it kept ... more than offsetting a 25 million yuan increase in financial expenses and a 10 million yuan decline in non-operating income. The mainland beer market is highly fragmented, with the top 10 ...

  8. Principal shrugs off volatility in commitment to Asian markets

    Posted Sep 15th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu United States pension and asset management company Principal Financial Group remains committed to expanding its presence in the region despite the present volatile market ... International Asia said last week. 'We have invested for long-term growth, so we are not too concerned about short-term market volatility.' Established 120 years ago in the US, the group ...

  9. SAIC targets fast-growing Indian market

    Posted May 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... ways. Unlike domestic rivals such as Geely Automobile Group, which is trying to tap the European market after acquiring Volvo, and BYD Auto, which plans to enter the United States market with its electric cars, SAIC is eyeing India, Asia's second-fastest growing car market. In what would be the first Chinese partnership to expand into a foreign market, SAIC will team up ...

  10. Swiss bank sets its sights on growth in regional markets

    Posted Apr 25th 2010, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Few banks have emerged unscarred from the global financial meltdown, but Credit Suisse, which operates the second-largest private bank in Switzerland, remains resilient. Walter ... added 22 locations in 16 markets since 2007, boosting the number of wealth management locations to 120 outside Switzerland. Private banking business models, Berchtold said, will become more ...




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