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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - FINANCE

    Financial platform Thinknum encourages communal approach

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 08:23am by Pavan Shamdasani

    ... Pavan Shamdasani life@scmp.com Web tool aims for safety in numbers If the 2008 global economic crisis proved anything, it's that the fate of the financial world is often based on logical guesswork- financial valuations and projections based on assumptions of how well a company will perform. In the industry, they're known as "financial models"- sometimes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1486061/financial-platform-thinknum-encourages-communal-approach
  2. News - Hong Kong - FINANCE

    Hong Kong could face Greek-style financial crisis, warn government advisers

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 12:33am by Olga Wong, Phila Siu, FANNY W.Y. FUNG

    ... and depletion of fiscal reserves by three years, the group warned. After the release of the report, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah said the city's finances were still sound but caution ... will emerge in 10 years. But having rung the alarm, the working group avoided controversial ideas including higher rates and introduction of a goods and services tax. Instead, they suggested ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1439664/hong-kong-could-face-greek-style-financial-crisis-warn-government
  3. News - China - FINANCE

    Risk aversion, rather than financial reform, likely to top NPC agenda

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 05:37pm by JANE CAI

    ... director of Accenture’s Asia-Pacific financial services said the biggest challenge for China’s financial reform “will be how to balance market liberalisation and financial services growth ... of internet finance, because it complements traditional financial services”. The central bank has tolerated the rapid development of internet financial services, a similar approach it had to wealth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1440200/risk-aversion-rather-financial-reform-likely-top-npc-agenda
  4. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Online platforms emerge as new champions in lending

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 01:01am by Adrian Wan

    ... and chief executive of Ping An Group subsidiary Shanghai Lujiazui International Financial Asset Exchange, which runs a peer-to-peer lending service. Internet finance was a talking point ... Adrian Wan in Boao, Hainan adrian.wan@scmp.com Bricks-and-mortar banks are facing increasing competition from internet finance services Online platforms emerge as new champions in lending ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1472346/online-platforms-emerge-new-champions-lending
  5. Business - Money - FINANCE

    Hong Kong puts financial professionals to the test

    Posted Dec 01st 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Wah-fung, newly elected legislator for the financial services sector, is among the older generation of brokers that has watched the industry evolve over the years. "When I joined the industry ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com A decade after licensing exams were introduced for the Hong Kong securities industry, even veterans of the sector are going back to class Financial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1094770/hong-kong-puts-financial-professionals-test
  6. Business - Money - FINANCE

    ‘Through train’ direct share-trading between Hong Kong and Shanghai ready within six months

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 02:49pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... strengthen the city's role as a yuan trading centre. Financial services legislator Christopher Cheung Wah-fung said: "The quota is small, but it has taken a major step of integrating ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1473595/through-train-back-track-details-cross-border-share
  7. Business - China Business - FINANCE

    Weibo's Nasdaq IPO set to raise US$340 million

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 04:32am by AFP

    ... service Weibo Corp- often described as China's version of Twitter- will raise at least US$340 million in its US stock offering, an updated filing showed. The updated plan suggests a tighter ... omits some financial information usually included because it is an "emerging growth company" with more lenient reporting requirements for companies with less than US$1 billion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1465977/weibos-nasdaq-ipo-set-raise-us340-million
  8. Business - Money - FINANCE

    Hong Kong exchange welcomes New York defectors keen to list

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 11:53pm by Ray Chan, Jeanny Yu, George Chen

    ... costly to small companies since they had to issue quarterly financial reports and faced stringent legal burdens such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. "Greed is a good thing sometimes," said ... on initial public market offerings. With financial aid from private equity firms, a dozen US-listed Chinese companies decided to go private through buyouts as US regulators and investors turned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1477075/hong-kong-exchange-welcomes-new-york-defectors-keen
  9. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    US slaps tax on bitcoin as IRS deems it to be 'property'

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 01:21am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... be taxed, financial analysts say. They were speaking after a decision by the United States Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday to treat virtual currency as property for tax purposes, instead ... potential number of bitcoins is 21 million, compared with about 12 million now in circulation. The Financial Services and Treasury Bureau said it needed time to gain a better understanding of the US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1458074/hong-kong-urged-take-firm-position-bitcoin-tax
  10. News - World - FINANCE

    Alleged bitcoin founder Dorian Nakamoto hires lawyer to clear name

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 09:07pm by AP

    ... steady work for 10 years and had cancelled his internet service last year "due to severe financial distress". Nakamoto added that he is trying to recover from prostate surgery he had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1451858/alleged-bitcoin-founder-dorian-nakamoto-hires-lawyer-clear-name

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