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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Easy come, easy go as emerging markets discover with US Fed tapering

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 04:09am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial US-led stimulus a two-edged sword During the financial crisis, the major emerging markets escaped the damage from the United States and European Union relatively unscathed. Not any more. The rout in the capital markets of the emerging economies in the past week is a reminder that many of them face serious problems from heavy government debt to large current account ...

  2. Business - Companies - ANALYSIS

    Move to delay listing AS Watson surprises market

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 01:30am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Initial public offering of Li Ka-shing's retailing arm had been expected to be launched this year Delay in listing Watson surprises market Li Ka-shing's decision to delay the listing of AS Watson surprised the market, but his sale of 24.95 per cent of the retail company to Singapore sovereign wealth firm Temasek will benefit shareholders, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong should be a financial capital to all- including tech start-ups

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 11:04am by YAT SIU

    ... ambitious start-ups is a lack of carefully thought-out and structured support from the finance community. Hong Kong is a financial capital and a keystone for much of the business activity in Asia, ... promising local tech start-ups have been suffocated by a lack of financial support? In 2009, the company sold its messaging unit to IBM. After the deal, we focused on app development and publishing. ...

  4. Business - Economy

    Pursuit of unconventional monetary policy may be in the market's hands

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 11:42am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... Nicholas Spiro The pursuit of forward guidance from central banks raises concern over financial stability risks as monetary policymakers fear upsetting markets Wag the dog Don't fight ... high?" But the pursuit of unconventional monetary policy- and, more recently, forward guidance- designed to shore up market confidence in the wake of the global financial crisis may not simply ...

  5. Tune Ins unlocks insurance potential of robust travel market

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:35pm by Reports by Elaine Deng, Krystin Chu, Stacey Johnson, Khay Inn Poh and Jessica Ryan

    ... flying more frequently to reach an increasing number of destinations, low-cost carriers hold about a 50 per cent share of the intra-regional travel market. This critical mass of consumers, who ... of the markets reinsures a share of the travel insurance business to Tune Ins' Labuan-registered subsidiaries. With its highly replicable online business model, Tune Ins is able to bundle product ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ACADEMIA

    SCMP financial editor George Chen joins prestigious Yale fellowship

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 05:55pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter South China Morning Post financial editor George Shu Chen has been selected as a 2014 Yale World Fellow. Chen, 34, will join 15 other candidates in August for an intensive ... financial capitals. Follow George Chen on Twitter: @george_chen ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - HUMAN RESOURCES

    Shanghai drawing financial talent with better pay and prospects

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 09:48am by Daniel Ren

    ... is the central government's failure to implement radical liberalisation of the financial markets. Lau Juen-yee, the chairman of the Hong Kong branch of CIC, the mainland's sovereign wealth ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Shanghai's pay a draw for global finance talent Global financial talent is increasingly looking to relocate to Shanghai as the city offers ...

  8. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Irrational financial markets disprove wisdom of crowds

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... should take a look at what has been going on in the financial markets. A market, after all, is made up of a crowd of investors, and its price fluctuations represent swings in the aggregate ... is not rational, let alone wise. Just consider what has been happening recently in Asia's financial markets. Yesterday, Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng Index dropped by 2.2 per cent, bringing its ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance

    Financial jobs in London increase for first time in nearly 2 years

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 04:02pm by Reuters

    ... jobs market still struggles to recover from the effects of the financial crisis, after which some banks cut jobs or pulled back from certain activities to reduce costs. Last month, 1,340 new ... Reuters in London The number of new financial services jobs in London rose for the first time in almost two years last month, research showed on Monday, which recruiters said was a sign ...

  10. Business - Economy

    New push for capital market reforms

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 01:26am by JANE CAI

    ... the worst performers in global financial markets as it shed 6.7 per cent  last year. The 105 trillion yuan (HK$134 trillion) in bank deposits at the end of February provided  a measly  0.35 per ... for capital market reforms China will step up domestic capital market reforms, potentially mobilising massive private savings and encouraging inward portfolio flows to cushion the risk of  capital ...




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