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  1. Business - Commodities - COMMENT

    The real future is in Chinese futures

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 03:30pm by WILLIAM BARKSHIRE

    ... and billions of yuan already cross the FTZ border each month – even at this early stage. Significant transformation of the derivatives markets... in the coming 12-24 months [will] present unparalleled ... the development of ancillary services, such as risk management, clearing and settlement – functions made all the more complex by cross-border legal issues and the need for collateral to back market ...

  2. Business - Economy

    Monetary authority on guard over capital outflows from Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:26am by Reuters

    ... a rise in cross-border deal activity, precautionary demand by banks owing to the half-yearly close and likely investor positioning before the launch of a cross-border stock exchange programme. ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Thai payment link-up boosts Hong Kong hub role

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:05am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com HKMA seals cross-border settlement system with Bank of Thailand, bolstering financial stability and reducing risks in forex transactions Thai payment link-up boosts HK hub role A cross-border payment system linking the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and the Bank of Thailand will bolster regional financial stability and trim risks by allowing Asian ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance

    HKMA and Bank of Thailand launch linked clearing system

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:50am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Two markets will now be able to transact US dollar deals during Asian banking hours HK and Thai central banks link settlements The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the Thai central bank yesterday launched a new cross-border clearing system, in the latest move to connect the city with other regional and global market centres. Traders and bankers ...

  5. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong goes with the flow and reaps the rewards of capital movements

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:04am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... the impression here that the good Peter is now quite sure of why it is happening. He has a long list of reasons including big dividend payments, cross-border deal activity and the coming launch ...

  6. Business - China Business

    China's cinemas look to smaller cities for next phase of growth

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:26am by Sophie Yu

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com Mainland box office receipts expected to grow by 88pc to US$5.9b by 2018 Cinemas seek new growth in small cities Hong Kong-listed China 3D Digital Entertainment's ambitions for the mainland market kicked off this year with the opening of its first cinema across the border, in the coastal city of Xiamen. "This business really has surprised ...

  7. Business - Commodities - TECHNOLOGY

    LME rolls out electronic network to speed up trade with Asia

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:35am by Enoch Yiu

    ... bourse operator which acquired the LME in December 2012, will tie up with the Shanghai Stock Exchange in October for cross-border stock trading. The HKEx has also forged ties with the Singapore ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Australia plays catch-up in yuan business as deal with China nears

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:35am by Reuters

    ... banks not only make cross-border yuan payments more timely and convenient, but increase the awareness of yuan usage among local companies and help yuan deposits to accumulate in a country. China ...

  9. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Trees just the start for axe swinging needed at West Kowloon arts hub

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 12:21am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... into another pointless wastrel project, the new high-speed rail link to the border. But this one was delayed when the tunnel engineers became unhappy about the kinds of stone and mud they found along ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    China's foreign exchange regulator expects more capital outflows

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 01:06am by Reuters

    ... policy adjustments in major economies. "The [yuan] exchange is now near equilibrium and two-way cross-border capital flows have become a new norm," he said. The economy grew slightly ...




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