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  1. Historian focused on lives of ordinary Chinese

    Posted Apr 13th 2008, 12:00am by Vaudine England

    ... Hong Kong and Macau have lost a chronicler of the common people, writes Vaudine England When the Reverend Carl Smith died in Macau on Monday, the diverse peoples of the South China coast lost their most devoted chronicler. Unlike any before him, Smith kept his twinkling eyes on the lives of ordinary people in Hong Kong, Macau and beyond. Instead of listing the governors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/633485/historian-focused-lives-ordinary-chinese
  2. Business - Banking & Finance - COMMENT

    Acquisitions no easy way for Singaporean banks to win in Hong Kong, mainland China

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:38am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com OCBC sees opportunities with high-price deal for Wing Hang but it needs to outdo rivals Acquisitions no easy way to more business Can Singaporean banks win more business in Hong Kong or even in the much bigger mainland market simply through high-cost acquisitions? Some analysts ask if the HK$38.4 billion Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1466624/acquisitions-no-easy-way-more-business
  3. Business - Banking & Finance - INVESTMENT

    Mainlanders use ‘free money’ from Hong Kong banks to earn higher returns at home

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 09:34am by KEIRA HUANG; GEORGE CHEN

    ... off for mainlanders Mainland Chinese working in Hong Kong have found a way to use “free money” from local banks to invest in profitable financial products across the border. They take advantage of cheap personal loans aggressively hawked by banks in an attempt to expand their business. The borrowers quietly turn around and invest the cash on the mainland for higher returns. Given ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1435473/mainlanders-use-free-money-hong-kong-banks-earn-higher
  4. Business - China Business - Internet finance

    Paper cuts sharpest, says Alibaba's Jack Ma

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 12:00pm by George Chen

    ... comment was related to the central bank's crackdown on internet finance. Beijing is increasingly concerned over the supervision of the new online financial services, which may change the landscape of traditional banking services. Ma's complaint about a potential setback to his business came a few days after the People's Bank of China issued two drafts for consultation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1452331/paper-cuts-sharpest-says-alibabas-jack-ma
  5. Business - Banking & Finance

    Regulation delay puts foreign banks in a spot in Shanghai free-trade zone

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 08:51am by Jeanny Yu; George Chen

    ... delay puts foreign banks in a spot Foreign banks lobbied to set up in the mainland's first free-trade zone in Shanghai are grappling with a dilemma- what can they really do in the ambitious zone? Last week, Bank of East Asia and DBS became the first two foreign banks to be officially approved to open their branches in the zone for business. Both banks were among the first batch ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1405201/regulation-delay-puts-foreign-banks-spot-shanghai-free
  6. Business - Companies - ANALYSIS

    Citic's mega takeover deal comes as win-win for Beijing and Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 01:40am by George Chen

    ... the mainland's top securities house and a major commercial bank, among others. To some extent, it is a bit like Singapore's sovereign wealth fund Temasek. But it has also been stuck and is unsure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1458753/citic-takeover-deal-comes-win-win-beijing-and-hong-kong
  7. Business - Money - MR. SHANGKONG

    Hong Kong should not be a dumping ground for middling IPOs

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 05:59am by George Chen

    ... tightening loan approvals from local banks and a 15-month suspension of domestic listings in Shanghai and Shenzhen where the mainland's two national bourses are based. But is this really good ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1444622/hong-kong-should-not-be-dumping-ground-middling
  8. Business - Banking & Finance - LISTINGS

    Tianhe Chemicals IPO follows boss' daughter to UBS

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 01:25pm by George Chen

    ... to be working on the initial public offering of the Liaoning-based company. Joyce Wei was then working as an investment banking associate there. Then in November last year, she resigned and joined UBS, and the US bank stopped work on the offering. It would henceforth be handled by the Swiss bank she just joined as a Hong Kong-based junior-level employee in its investment banking section. Wei Qi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1410245/tianhe-chemicals-ipo-follows-boss-daughter-ubs
  9. Business - China Business - ECONOMY

    12 new free-trade zones to follow in Shanghai's footsteps

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 01:40am by George Chen; Denise Tsang; Daniel Ren

    ... of Social Sciences researcher, who asked not to be identified. The central bank's financial reform guidelines for Shanghai were widely considered by lawyers and foreign banks as "too vague ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1411417/12-new-free-trade-zones-follow-shanghais-footsteps
  10. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    Fluency in Chinglish doesn't count as World City yardstick

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 04:28am by George Chen

    ... problems she spotted in the city. Ho recently went to a branch of Hang Seng Bank, a local subsidiary of British bank HSBC, and she noticed the bank put up a notice in English near its automated ... At least Ho found it didn't read as natural English. "I thought better English should be: 'to avoid congestion, customers please queue up'. So I went into the bank and found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1381371/fluency-chinglish-doesnt-count-world-city-yardstick

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