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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. Beijing refuses to relax grip on yuan, financial services

    Posted Dec 14th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... Tom Miller in Xianghe US companies allowed to list on mainland bourses Beijing refused to bow to US pressure to loosen its grip on currency controls and open its financial services sector ... made in nibbling away at the barriers preventing US financial services firms from operating in the mainland, although no agreement had been reached to raise the equity cap limiting foreign ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    Will the dealmakers go to Shanghai's financial centre?

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... centre dream is not so far away. But now? Not yet.   George Chen is the Post's financial services editor. Mr. Shangkong appears every Monday in the print version of the SCMP. Like it? Visit ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com International financial executives will need good reasons to travel to Shanghai, with Beijing already a more important destination for them ...

  4. How Beijing can ease investment mistrust

    Posted Apr 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sovereign wealth funds are nothing new; some have been around for more than half a century. Nor are they only from emerging economies in Asia and the Middle East; the one owned by the Norwegian government is one of the largest- and most respected- in the ...

  5. Mainland to lift ban on closed-end funds

    Posted Feb 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Amy Gu in Beijing Beijing is going to lift a five-year ban on closed-end funds, allowing one to be launched after the Lunar New Year, amid a shrinking market share for this kind of funds compared with open-ended ones, which have grown to more than 500 bil ...

  6. Cleaning up murky financial waters

    Posted Apr 12th 2006, 12:00am by Hu Shuli

    ... line is that the government urgently needs to expand and improve public services. Such services are often thought of as a token slogan in China today. But it should be the overall focus of reforms. China's per-capita gross domestic product has risen to more than US$1,600, and the demand for public services is also rising rapidly. The public's concerns over environmental ...

  7. Civil service pay disparity in spotlight

    Posted Sep 20th 2005, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Salaries of central government officials are markedly lower than those of some local officials because municipal governments have more flexibility over financial resources, the state-backed Oriental Outlook magazine reports. It said central government officials did not receive extra allowances on top of their basic salaries, while many local governments, especially in rich ...

  8. Services firms get boost as state seeks upgrade

    Posted Mar 29th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu The mainland plans to provide more incentives and financial aid to boost services companies in a bid to increase the sector's contribution to the country's economy to 50 per cent by 2020. The State Council said incentives such as land approvals and capital bailouts would be given to services companies that were engaged in logistics, information technology, ...

  9. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    Faith can go on its merry way, but get the festive spirit and shop

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 04:47am by George Chen

    ... this in my newspaper- Merry Christmas!   George Chen is the Post's financial services editor. Mr. Shangkong appears every Monday in the print version of the SCMP. Like it? Visit ...

  10. Beijing will prefer financial repression to liberalisation

    Posted Feb 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... less attractive as a policy than financial repression. In a nutshell, the World Bank's report warned that China's state sector risks becoming a severe drag on the country's ... financial system should be thoroughly overhauled. The central bank should be granted independence, with full power over interest rate decisions. Deposit and lending rates should be liberalised, ...




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