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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - EQUITIES

    Global fund houses mull shift in China strategy

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by George Chen, Jeanny Yu

    ... George Chen and Jeanny Yu Institutional investors worry over uncertain outlook, with GE Asset Management weighing closure of Shanghai office after key staff quit Global funds mull shift in China strategy Global asset firms mull shift in China strategy Glo ...

  2. Quick sale tipped for ING's stake in fund house

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... one-third stake in a mainland joint-venture fund house, industry sources say. At least 10 foreign investors, including Australia's Macquarie financial group, and Richard Li Tzar-kai, ... billion), ING could book a one-off gain of about 20 times via the stake sale. An ownership change in the fund house will be subject to approval by the China Securities Regulatory Commission. ...

  3. HSBC top yuan forex house in London, it says

    Posted May 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com HSBC said it has established itself as the largest yuan foreign exchange house in London, the world's largest foreign exchange centre, which is now seeking to transform itself into the western world's leading yuan hub. But London's ambition to become an offshore yuan centre would complement, rather than compete with, Hong ...

  4. House prices could fall by 45pc

    Posted Nov 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Home prices in Hong Kong could slump as much as 45 per cent over the next two years in a worst-case scenario, Barclays Capital Research warned yesterday. 'In a hard economic landing, a deflationary economic environment ...

  5. Time to change overall housing and land supply policies

    Posted Oct 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There are many facets to the current debate on runaway property prices and the government's role in balancing housing demand and supply. One positive aspect of the high property ... plus capital gains tax, even if housing costs are lower. However, a responsible government should also ensure that the majority of its people can have decent housing at affordable prices ...

  6. Europe must have its banking house in order

    Posted Sep 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... swamped with requests for delays, exemptions and watering down. They must show a sense of urgency about the need for harmonisation and resist them. Now that the US has put its house in order, ...

  7. Measures urged for 'evil housing industry'

    Posted Jun 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai The mainland's soaring house prices are like an 'enemy within', the spokesman for the country's small businesses said, calling for Beijing to intensify its crackdown on the 'evil housing industry'. Li Zibin, the chairman of the China Association of Small and Medium Enterprises, said the mainland property bubble would undermine ...

  8. Vetting issues get settled in-house, SFC chief says

    Posted Feb 10th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng There were differing views about the vetting of investment products within the Securities and Futures Commission but they were usually settled in internal discussions, its chief executive Martin Wheatley told lawmakers investigating the Lehman ...

  9. Home lender's glass house syndrome

    Posted Nov 15th 2009, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... financial innovations, the 'non-bank' banking sector, and overpromotion of home ownership and the housing bubble. However, no correlation between excessive bankers' pay and excessive ... And if the HKMA were truly concerned about compensation systems giving rise to excessive risk-taking, it should start by putting its own house in order. Take its subsidiary, the Hong Kong Mortgage ...

  10. Poor response to problems at housing estates

    Posted Aug 28th 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So The Ombudsman has urged the Housing Department to step up its handling of tenants' complaints involving claims after it found a lack of follow-up action. Ombudsman Alan Lai ... be overlooked without a parallel investigation by the department. The Housing Department is responsible for 154 public housing estates with 1.8 million residents. The department filed more than 360 ...




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