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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - FINANCE

    Chinese insurers new source of shadow banking loans to developers

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 04:17pm by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Regulator takes action as fund flows to the shadow banking sector reach 280b yuan at end of June, with a third invested in property industry Insurer ... shadow banking loans into the struggling real estate sector. The China Insurance Regulatory Commission, the industry's watchdog, said earlier this month it would take measures to curb ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    China leads countries in signing up for US$50b Asian infrastructure bank

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:41am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com 21 countries sign up to Asian infrastructure bank China and 20 other countries yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding to create an Asian infrastructure bank that will help finance the region's US$800 billion annual needs. But major economies including Australia, South Korea and Indonesia were absent from the signing. ...

  3. News - World - FINANCE

    EU claims Dutch authorities and Starbucks brewed up a sweet tax deal

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 03:14am by AFP

    ... to the Dutch government in June but made public yesterday, comes a week after the revelation that Luxembourg allowed hundreds of top companies- including Pepsi, Ikea and Deutsche Bank- to enjoy ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Like Bank of China, Citic Bank also offers service branded 'money laundering' by CCTV

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 03:58pm by DON WEINLAND, George Chen

    ... Don Weinland and George Chen CCTV accuses Bank of China of providing money laundering service Citic Bank also moves money overseas, say sources A day after Bank of China (BOC) was accused by the state broadcaster of breaking foreign exchange rules by helping people take money out of the country, it has emerged a second state bank has also been offering the service. Industry sources told ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - FINANCE

    Stocks ‘through train’ gets ‘positive’ response but no green light from Beijing

    Posted Nov 06th 2014, 03:53am by Kwong Man-ki in Beijing and Enoch Yiu

    ... and the Treasury Professor Chan Ka-keung and the chief executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Norman Chan Tak-lam. They met officials from the People's Bank of China, the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, the Finance Ministry, the Commerce Ministry, and securities and banking regulators. He briefed central government officials about the Occupy protests and expressed concerns ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - FINANCE

    Hong Kong's financial secretary rejects call to change the currency peg

    Posted Nov 02nd 2014, 06:08am by Amy Nip, CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... a long-awaited link between the Hong Kong and Shanghai exchanges was not launched last month as expected. Raymond Yeung, senior economist at ANZ Bank, said retaining the US dollar peg remained the best ... for HSBC, a note-issuing bank, to comment on the currency peg," Yeung said, adding that he thought Wong's comment on Friday was an expression of patriotism. "The market should make ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Exchange fund notches HK$18.7b in losses in third quarter from forex, stock holdings

    Posted Nov 03rd 2014, 12:28pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... month," Chan said. However, he added, some private banks had received inquiries from a number of wealthy clients about whether they should move money out of the city. "We have to understand ... these private bank clients and other international investors view Hong Kong." He said some credit-rating agencies had warned that the city's ratings might be affected if the protests dragged ...

  8. News - World - FINANCE

    Canada civil service pension scheme accused of dodging taxes in Germany

    Posted Nov 07th 2014, 10:22pm by AFP

    ... of Luxembourg thanks to complex financial structures that allowed companies to slash their tax liabilities. Household names such as Pepsi, IKEA and Deutsche Bank were among companies named ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - FINANCE

    CY Leung plans HK-Shanghai ‘through train’ talks as he urges return to social order

    Posted Nov 04th 2014, 11:20am by Tony Cheung, Peter So and Kwong Man-ki

    ... with finance officials today are expected to touch on the through train scheme. Tsang yesterday met China Securities Regulatory Commission chairman Xiao Gang and banking regulator head Shang Fulin. ...

  10. News - World - FINANCE

    Probe uncovers huge Luxembourg tax avoidance deals for global firms

    Posted Nov 07th 2014, 05:19am by AFP

    ... the tiny nation gave hundreds of global firms huge tax avoidance deals. Household names such as Pepsi, Ikea and Deutsche Bank were among companies named by the US-based International Consortium ...




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