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  1. Business - Economy - REGULATION

    Insurance oversight body moves step closer

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 01:10am by Enoch Yiu

    ... insurance commissioner as the authority will have power to license and regulate the conduct of all 80,000 insurance salespersons in town," said Au King-chi, the Permanent Secretary ... an insurance authority in 2003, but the plan was shelved after strong opposition from the industry. The proposal was raised again in 2011 and the industry finally accepted the change after two rounds ...

  2. Business - Money - REGULATION

    Timing for 'through train' is right, says economist Andrew Sheng

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 12:46am

    ... Former Securities and Futures Commission chairman Andrew Sheng answers questions from Nick Edwards on the 'through train' plan to integrate the HK and mainland markets What is the most significant aspect of the "through train" plan? The "through train" is the culmination of nearly 10 years of co-operative efforts between the Hong Kong and mainland ...

  3. Business - Commodities - REGULATION

    Beijing ditches target in new steel consolidation plan

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 06:34am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Beijing ditches target in new steel consolidation plan Policymakers have again promised to make it easier for steel mills to merge and consolidate, but they appear to have ditched a long-standing target to bring 60 per cent of the sector under the control of its 10 biggest enterprises by 2015. A new industry consolidation plan published on the website ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    China poised for launch of first reit

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 01:40am by Daniel Ren

    ... been lobbying for the early launch of mainland reits after Beijing announced plans to build millions of low-cost apartments for the underprivileged. Such housing projects could face funding ...

  5. Business - China Business - REGULATION

    Qunxing Paper goes into receivership under court order

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 01:20am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Hei-yu and John Batchelor of FTI Consulting to act as interim receivers to investigate Qunxing's affairs. They could also suspend the company's board to effectively take over its ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    PBOC halts plans by Tencent, Alibaba for virtual credit cards

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 02:39pm by Victoria Ruan and Sophie Yu

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing and Sophie Yu Central bank 'temporarily' suspends mobile internet payment products from Tencent and Alibaba due to customer security concerns PBOC halt to virtual cards hits Tencent News that the People's Bank of China had halted plans by mainland internet giants Alibaba and Tencent to offer virtual credit cards sent Tencent shares tumbling ...

  7. Business - Money - REGULATION

    British regulator backs Hong Kong stance on Alibaba IPO

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 01:35am by Enoch Yiu

    ... of the board even though they hold only a minority of shares. The SFC believes this violates the "one share, one vote" principle so it rejected the request, causing some in the market ... structures. "If a particular group of shareholders can control who will sit on the board, they will control the management of the company. This will not be a problem when the company is doing ...

  8. Business - Money - REGULATION

    Impasse over closing auction plan for Hong Kong stock exchange

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 05:10am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Five years after scrapping auctions to determine closing stock prices, HKEx is looking at bringing them back, a move opposed by brokers Impasse over closing auction plan Local brokers are adamantly opposed to a reinstatement of the closing auction system by Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, but international institutional investors want the system ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Bank of England comes under fire for lax control over rigging

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 01:28am by Reuters

    ... about the case, said he and other top officials at the bank first became aware of the allegations on October 16 last year and he told the bank's governing board on the same day. "We ... Carney said the bank would need to consider changing its policies and how to bring about a change of culture. The new strategic plan would include measures to "reinforce the positive ...

  10. Business - Money - REGULATION

    Fund managers hail Hong Kong product reform but expect slow progress

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:45am by Enoch Yiu

    ... There has been very slow progress," Konyn said. Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah announced the planned change in the budget in February last year, but it took 13 months ...




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