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  1. Financial services chief would do better lobbying closer to home

    Posted Oct 12th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Professor Chan, please don't get on the wrong plane. Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Chan Ka-keung last week said he was heading for London in November to promote Hong Kong as an international financial centre. But fund managers say Chan seems to have bought the wrong tickets as Beijing is where he should go to promote the local fund industry. ...

  2. B-minus for financial services; government must try harder

    Posted Sep 25th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... pretty much sums up the Hong Kong government's efforts to develop the city's financial services industry, according to a report published yesterday. Compiled by a panel of the Business ... constructive criticisms'. The report rightly identifies the financial services industry as one of Hong Kong's greatest strengths. With growth in the sector easily outstripping overall ...

  3. Tsang urged to map out vision for financial services

    Posted Jan 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Denise Hung Hong Kong should set out its vision as a financial services provider to the mainland in the city's long-term strategy for development, a panel of experts advising ... on the advice of the experts he appointed. Referring to the views by the financial services focus group, one of four appointed by Mr Tsang, a senior government official said the chief executive believed ...

  4. Out of commission

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... business in an emerging market,' says Harvey. The closure marks the end of Hong Kong's only substantial fee-for-service independent financial advisory. A few independent advisers offer this model, and Calibre Asset Management- owned by National Australia Bank- is developing a similar service in Hong Kong, but this is at an early stage. Hong Kong's financial advisers otherwise ...

  5. It's about knowing what they want

    Posted Jun 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... said Lauren McAughtry, an associate financial services analyst at Datamonitor's office in Britain and the report's author. 'Banks are recognising this trend and making attempts ... offering a tailored service to suit their financial needs. The report cited one example involving the private banking arm of the Royal Bank of Scotland, which launched a women's private ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance

    Hong Kong on track to become top financial centre

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 12:37pm by Jeanny Yu

    ... in the financial world and a remarkable turnaround since the financial crisis. By 2015, the number of financial service jobs in Hong Kong, which was less than half the London number in 2005 – will have ... more dynamic growth of the Asian economies, which has created a booming demand for financial services”, the report said. ‘Much of this shift is inevitable as a result of the world’s changing ...

  7. Investing 101 for beginners

    Posted Apr 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... courses, it is unique in offering a clear and unbiased perspective without hidden agendas. This is not a 'get rich quick' scheme but a financial education programme designed to enable ...

  8. Saving for the future

    Posted Jan 21st 2008, 12:00am by Sophie Paine

    ... Money is written by Sophie Paine, who teaches students financial literacy at www.aandbmake3.com You have just received your first paycheque. Yippee! But when you look at your bank statement online, the amount you earned is slightly lower than the one your boss told you. What's going on? The difference is due to your MPF contribution. But, you are still young, why should ...

  9. Regulators can stop repeat of minibond debacle with risk rating system

    Posted May 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Britain's incoming financial regulator has recognised shortcomings in its regulatory tradition where supervisors keep an eye on sellers rather than the products that they offer the market ('UK's new financial regulator vows to step in fast to stop mis-selling', May 12). Martin Wheatley admits product regulation will be inevitable. Since the eruption ...

  10. Cutting civil service pay will do nothing to ease financial woes

    Posted May 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A survey has shown a drop in private sector pay as the city's economy is in recession due to the global financial turmoil. Consequently, editorials in the Hong Kong media are quick to call for cuts in civil service pay. The argument put forward is that civil servants should share the pain. It would appear that such a pay cut is inevitable. Even Chief Executive Donald Tsang ...




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