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  1. Singapore's financial shepherds should avoid dancing with wolves

    Posted Dec 10th 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... executive of China Aviation Oil, Chen Jiulin. The Singapore police had just released him on bail but there was more than just a grin on his face. It was a straight out laugh. Yes indeed, what ... Jake van der Kamp 'Singapore's political leaders have been keen to stress that the CAO scandal is an isolated incident and should not detract from the city's reputation ...

  2. State firm loses record US$550m in oil trade

    Posted Dec 01st 2004, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei in Beijing Aviation fuel supplier will meet creditors after failed gamble on futures market China Aviation Oil (Singapore), which has a near monopoly on importing jet fuel ... The company said it would propose a scheme of arrangement with creditors to settle all existing debts and liabilities. CAO Singapore, 60 per cent owned by its Beijing parent, China Aviation Oil ...

  3. Lesson from Barings not learned, says Nick Leeson

    Posted Mar 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly Rogue trader Nick Leeson yesterday said it was frightening that the China Aviation Oil financial scandal could rock Singapore more than a decade after his trading losses led ... in derivatives trading that such large-scale fraud could not be repeated in Singapore. 'But then, 2005 started with another derivatives trading scandal in Singapore with China Aviation Oil,' he ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - AGEING POPULATION

    Hong Kong faces same tough tax choices as Singapore, academic says

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong and Bloomberg Academic says shrinking labour force means either productivity or taxation must increase HK faces 'same tough tax choices as Singapore' Hong Kong faces the prospect of steadily rising taxes, just like Singapore, if it does not increase productivity in the face of an ageing population, an expert warns. Paul Yip Siu-fai, a professor in population policy ...

  5. News - China - FINANCE

    Savers boosting bitcoin demand in China, exchange says

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 05:26pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Bitcoins, the unofficial online currency units created as an investment instrument independant of banks, are booming on the mainland A co-founder ... on the sidelines of a conference in Singapore. “There are boundless opportunities for BTC China and bitcoin in the next five years, you never know with the way the internet develops,” Yang said through ...

  6. Don't blame the peg; Singapore's no better off than HK

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to alleviate these curses, just as Singapore does. Yet, had they actually checked the data, these critics would have realised that their arguments for getting rid of the peg simply don't stand up. Last Wednesday, Monitor published a chart showing that there has been almost no deviation in consumer inflation rates between Hong Kong and Singapore over the last seven years. Although ...

  7. Ipac to close HK, Singapore offices

    Posted Jan 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Ipac Wealth Management Asia, a financial planning unit of French insurer AXA, will close its Hong Kong and Singapore offices in the first half because ... and Singapore will be closed,' Harvey said. The two offices, which were set up in 2003, have 100 employees. Its Hong Kong office has three licences from the Securities and Futures Commission. ...

  8. Singapore model cited in bid to revamp MPF

    Posted Apr 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... other jurisdictions, such as Australia, which charges 0.5 per cent. Wong, who led a delegation to Singapore last week and visited several government agencies, including the city state's Central Provident Fund Board (CPF), said Hong Kong could learn a lot from Singapore. To avoid fund managers eating up employees' savings, Wong suggested the government offer more choice ...

  9. Huge loss highlights need to clamp down on state-company speculators

    Posted Dec 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei The staggering losses at China Aviation Oil (Singapore), the monopoly importer of jet fuel into the mainland, highlight several important issues that need urgent attention ... of the state monopoly. CAO (Singapore) monopolises imports of jet fuel into the mainland while its parent, China Aviation Oil Holding, monopolises the supply of domestically made jet fuel to mainland ...

  10. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Nov 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The article 'BOC Aviation looking at HK yuan bonds for funds' on B3 yesterday should have said BOC Aviation will be taking US$200 million in equity from its parent this year, following an equity increase of US$100 million last year. The company raised S$45 million through a bond issuance in September. ...




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