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  1. Talking points

    Posted May 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... has been reported as saying he expects the flats to achieve record rentals. Colombian president calls on Beijing Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos starts a state visit to China. Santos has told Chinese state media he hopes the two countries can establish a much closer framework of co-operation. Meanwhile, Santos' energy minister, Mauricio Cardenas, told Bloomberg ...

  2. Superclass

    Posted Dec 07th 2008, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Superclass by David Rothkopf Little, Brown, HK$187 Inherited lifelong power is a thing of the past. This is the contention of David Rothkopf in his persuasive book about a group he calls the superclass. This rarefied elite, he says, includes heads of state, CEOs of the world's largest companies, media magnates, technology entrepreneurs and oil potentates. ...

  3. Lai See

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... who's paying. Why this visit requires two hotels is hard to fathom, when other heads of state can make do with a hotel floor or two. But then, the whole of Hong Kong is being bent out of shape ... and told they were heading to the stock exchange- all of five minutes' drive away. The big news was that the exchanges of Hong Kong, Shanghai and Shenzhen were to form a joint-venture company ...

  4. On the Move

    Posted May 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... development, marketing and system development projects. Eric Poon Head of institutional business, Asia ex Japan Baring Asset Management Based in Hong Kong, Poon is responsible for sales and business development across the institutional client base, including sovereign wealth funds. He joins the company from UBP Asset Management, where he was regional head of business development. Ling Huang ...

  5. Vice-premier boosts HK role as yuan trade hub

    Posted Aug 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen and his administration following recent criticism by the head of the State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, Wang Guangya, who said civil ... to issue yuan bonds or yuan shares in Hong Kong,' said Andrew Fung Hau-chung, the head of treasury and investment at Hang Seng Bank. 'China is speeding up its pace of internationalising ...

  6. B.O.C. tipped to open Shanghai headquarters

    Posted Feb 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... in intensive talks with the Big Four state banks over the past year to convince them to establish a dual-headquarters corporate structure, with one head office in Beijing and the other in Shanghai ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com The Bank of China, one of the country's Big Four state lenders, plans to set up a second headquarters in Shanghai next month, a move seen ...

  7. Mainland stocks recover as officials restore mood

    Posted Feb 05th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... billion yuan. Analysts said more incentives were in the pipeline. Li Rongrong, who heads the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, said the recent blizzard would not hugely ... a potential sell-down of state-owned shares. Analysts said the market would be saturated as almost 500 billion yuan worth of non-tradable shares were due for release this quarter. 'The government ...

  8. Mainland data helps power surge in stocks

    Posted Oct 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the Greece-led debt crisis and raised hopes that more substantial measures can be reached when the heads of the 27 European Union member states meet again tomorrow. Meeting for the 13th time in 21 ... rose, and the best and worst performers were both units of state-owned China Resources Group- China Resources Land rose 9.99 per cent while China Resources Enterprise gained 0.89 per cent. ...

  9. A good week for...

    Posted Apr 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tessy Thomas The head of India's Agni long-range missile project was hailed as a trailblazer for women after a successful rocket launch that will give her country the ability to hit all of China's cities with a nuclear weapon. A Catholic from southern Kerala state, she said that although she had changed perceptions of her profession and challenged tradition, she ...

  10. Pre-sale talk fuels slump in developers

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... 4.63 per cent to HK$14.82. 'The rumour is ridiculous and malicious,' said Nichole Wong, regional head of property research at CLSA, adding that she believes the government would ... will continue to curb the investment demand for housing and the cooling measures will stay.' The investigation unit led by the State Council has visited Shanghai and confirmed the city had adopted ...




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