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  1. News - Business - FINANCE

    Australia to invest foreign currency assets of A$1.9b in Chinese bonds

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Australia to buy Chinese bonds Australia's central bank plans to invest about 5 per cent of its foreign currency assets, or A$1.9 billion, in Chinese government bonds due to the growing economic and financial ties between both nations. The People's Bank of China (PBOC) has approved an initial quota for the investment, the first time that the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) ...

  2. Australia returns fugitive broker to face 47 charges

    Posted Jun 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Danny Mok danny.mok@scmp.com A runaway director from a collapsed brokerage, who was extradited to Hong Kong from Australia last week will appear in court today to face charges of money laundering and fraud. A Hong Kong police spokesman said the 56-year-old woman, identified only as Fong, was extradited from Australia at the request of the Commercial Crime Bureau on Friday ...

  3. Foreign investors face higher costs

    Posted Dec 01st 2004, 12:00am by Lachlan Colquhoun

    ... Lachlan Colquhoun in Sydney Changes to Australia's GST on management and maintenance are not expected to curb buying enthusiasm Foreign investors considering whether to dive into Australia's softening property market next year will have another factor to consider- the 10 per cent goods and services tax (GST) on all property management and maintenance. Under the original GST ...

  4. Sales tax of 5pc 'would end deficit'

    Posted Nov 24th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... University in Australia, said with consumption comprising such a large portion of Hong Kong's gross domestic product, a relatively low, broad-based consumption tax would solve many ... businesses in Australia following the implementation of the consumption tax. 'It is the case that the cost does fall inordinately on small business in Australia and the reason ...

  5. Bean counters are finally cashing in

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Almost all local bean counters received their qualifications as certified public accountants on courses in Britain, Australia and the US. Even when the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public ... graduates. Philip Tsai, the president of HKICPA, said the local programme had become more popular because the city had signed agreements with other professional bodies such as those in Australia ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance

    ANZ may sell stakes in Asian banks

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Melbourne With interests in eight regional players, bank is being hit by Australia's strict capital rules ANZ may sell stakes in Asian lenders Australia and New Zealand ... said. The move raises uncertainty about how Australia's smallest "big four" bank will be able to meet the profit targets it has set for offshore operations. ANZ owns stakes ...

  7. Concrete action in tax report ruled out

    Posted Apr 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Denise Hung No concrete measures will be recommended in a forthcoming government report to solve the challenges faced by Hong Kong's tax system, although the majority of the public agree the city needs to broaden its tax base. A government source sai ...

  8. Employers fear mass exodus of bean counters

    Posted May 18th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... that there are no opportunities for career progression at their existing firm. The survey, conducted in January and February in Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand, showed that bosses in Hong Kong were more ...

  9. Market shake-up

    Posted Feb 04th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Champion

    ... such as a block of units, to be sold within Australia. Now the developer has to commit only to marketing the development domestically. The second change is removing the A$300,000 limit for foreign ... be sold when the visa expires or they cease to reside in Australia. For everyone else, Australia is happy for them to invest in property in the country, but there are conditions. Generally, ...

  10. Dealer's choice

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... bonds, or Indian government debt). The fund has returned 5.6 per cent so far this year in US dollar terms. Fidelity's Australia fund invests mainly in Australian equities, such as such shares in Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), and Rio Tinto. The Aussie-dollar-denominated fund returned 9.5 per cent in the first quarter of this year, according to Fidelity. Barings has ...




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