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  1. Business - Companies - WHITE COLLAR

    Breaking the glass ceiling is good business

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 12:12pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Companies with more female directors tend to have better returns and higher payout ratios Firms reap benefits from breaking the glass ceiling A recent study by Credit Suisse ... shows companies with more female directors and senior executives tend to have higher returns and dividend payout ratios. The study is based on the institute's data on more than 3,000 ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - WHITE COLLAR

    Funding model proves thorny issue for auditing reform in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 12:26pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... consultation on a long-awaited reform to regulate auditors of listed companies with the aim of lifting standards and sparing the city any more of the accounting scandals seen in recent years. ... responsibilities covering inspection, investigation and disciplinary action against auditors have been handed to independent bodies. The government wants investors, listed companies and auditors to pay ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHITE COLLAR

    Hong Kong faces challenges in goals for Islamic finance despite debut bond

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 11:09am by Enoch Yiu

    ... cent from the Middle East, 47 per cent from Asia, 6 per cent from Europe and 11 per cent from the US. That's not a bad debut, but the key issue is whether companies will follow suit ... scant progress in the city. On the corporate front, only Hang Seng Bank has issued Islamic funds, but no company has launched a sukuk. Some blamed the old tax law in Hong Kong. The sukuk has ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - WHITE COLLAR

    Class actions need to be allowed before dual classes of shares

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 10:21am by Enoch Yiu

    ... surpass Visa's US$19.65 billion flotation in 2008 as the biggest listing in US history. Alibaba was not the first company to make such a request since the city banned the dual-class share ... as a change to the rule could attract such companies to consider a listing in the city. The exchange's data shows that among the 102 mainland companies listed in the US, a third have a dual-class ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHITE COLLAR

    SFC suffers wider loss, but still a rich regulator

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 09:40am by Enoch Yiu

    ... on market turnover, the SFC should consider levying a fixed fee on Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, which it regulates, or on the more than 1,600 listed companies. That would provide a more certain income source. A major part of the SFC's role is the regulation of dodgy companies. It makes sense for listed companies to pay the price and resolve the commission's wealth problem. ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHITE COLLAR

    What's in a name? Some insurance policies smell too sweet

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 12:19pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... Some companies, such as AIA and Prudential, have included more of an insurance component in these types of products in recent years. The new guidance will require other insurance firms ...

  7. Business - Companies - WHITE COLLAR

    Hong Kong doesn't need sequels to the GEM flop

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 11:20am by Enoch Yiu

    ... follow London in introducing new boards for companies with different shareholding structures. However, a similar idea has not worked in the past. The experience with the 15-year-old Growth ... investors and firms, which would help attract listings by companies of the likes of mainland e-commerce giant Alibaba and British conglomerate Jardine Matheson. The idea is that if Britain can do ...

  8. Business - Money - WHITE COLLAR

    Stock through train will chug along the weight of regulatory restrictions

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 04:28pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... from day one. Lack of market knowledge is a key factor. Aside from those mainland companies that are dually listed in Hong Kong and Shanghai, the hundreds of other mainland firms ...

  9. Business - Comment - WHITE COLLAR

    Moves to bring more women on board as company directors

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com New, welcome efforts in Hong Kong to break up all-boys-club culture in corporate boardrooms Moves to bring more women on board as company directors ... companies are women. So it's encouraging to see Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing introducing a new requirement from September to make diversity a matter of corporate governance. This means ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - WHITE COLLAR

    Consolidation the way forward for Hong Kong's brokerage sector

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 11:59am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Tsang Chun-wah announced plans last year to change the law to allow them to set up as companies rather than trusts. The government also helped the Securities and Futures Commission lobby Beijing ...




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