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  1. Prepare for stock volatility as central banks start to tighten

    Posted Mar 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... that an interest rate increase by the Indian central bank should unnerve investors in Hong Kong-listed stocks. After all, the Indian rate hike came in response to a recent surge in local inflation rates, ... growing among some investors is that as global central banks move towards unwinding their emergency measures and raising interest rates, the trickle out of the Hong Kong market could become ...

  2. ESF board and committees make decisions about costs with greatest care

    Posted Aug 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The very thorough report was debated at length by the public accounts committee of the Legislative Council and resulted in a detailed action plan whose implementation was monitored by the committee ... been made by the ESF that capital funding for Kowloon Junior School and now the recurrent subvention are on the agenda at all. Like all major organisations, the ESF has an audit committee ...

  3. Stock exchange has no plans to get rid of listing committee

    Posted Jul 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... concern,' July 5). There are no plans to change the listing committee's power to vet applications for main board listings. As our chief executive Paul Chow has publicly stated on various occasions, HKEx believes the diverse expertise and deep professional knowledge of listing committee members are invaluable to the operations of our main board. The proposal to have HKEx's ...

  4. HKEx wants independent listing committee abolished

    Posted Jun 09th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... listings, replacing a two-step process in which an independent listing committee has final decision on applications already cleared by exchange executives. The reform, made almost five years after ... years ago and the proposal would simplify and speed up the listing process and bring Hong Kong in line with other advanced markets, he said. Listing committee members and brokers oppose ...

  5. Santa finds room at occupy central

    Posted Dec 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kanglei Wang and Jennifer Ngo Despite this Christmas being the coldest in 27 years, Hong Kong's Occupy Central movement has used the festive season to settle firmly into its communal home. On December 23, the group even received its first piece of snail mail - a festive missive addressed to 'Occupy Central, HSBC Main Building, 1 Queen's Road Central ...

  6. 'Occupy Central' activists dig in

    Posted Oct 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com The anti-capitalism campaign 'Occupy Central' entered its second day yesterday, with plans to continue overnight and into this morning. ... headquarters in Queen's Road Central. Throughout yesterday, the protesters occupied an area outside the bank. Their number dwindled to around 40 for most of the day, down from a peak of 500 ...

  7. 300 in Central sit-in

    Posted Oct 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Lau As many as 300 people gathered in Hong Kong's Exchange Square on Saturday to echo anti-capitalism messages of the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York. The crowd at 'Occupy Central' later dropped to 50 people, and they moved to nearby HSBC headquarters, where some of the people spent the night. Representatives said the occupation would last for about ...

  8. Central bank reports rise in lending to small firms

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen New figures from the central bank show loans have become more accessible to small firms and subsidised housing developments, but analysts believe credit is much tighter than ... that the central bank has very different standards as to what qualifies as SMEs,' said Yao Wei, China economist at Societe Generale. 'Normally what qualifies as a small or mid-sized company ...

  9. News - China - FINANCE

    Savers boosting bitcoin demand in China, exchange says

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

    ... created in 2009 in the aftermath of the global financial crisis by an anonymous programmer who wanted a currency independent of any central bank or financial institution. The price of a bitcoin ... consulting firm. Investors however are closely watching to see if China’s government will place specific restrictions on bitcoin trading, he said. China’s central bank is wary of virtual currencies, ...

  10. Central banking 101: deny any decision until it's announced

    Posted Oct 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... of the central bank had been so specific [that there would not be a rate rise],' the research head of a foreign securities house said. Well, this is yet another lesson that to understand what ... by the Xinhua news agency. Yet, it was on the front page of an official newspaper and attracted no rebuttal from the central bank in the days following. So more economists found little reason to bet ...




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