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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - REGULATION

    Beating the bid-riggers: Angry homeowners use competition law to battle price-fixing

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:43am by Benjamin Robertson, Elaine Yau

    ... Commission to demand that those engaged in price-fixing be punished. It may yet prove a shrewd move. Tasked with policing newly drafted competition laws long championed by consumer and anti-monopoly ... outsourcing contractor work to private companies connected to the same family. The invoices come in well above market price, but with no independent scrutiny of the construction work, it’s the public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1592797/beating-bid-riggers
  2. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Australia's RBA keeps steady course on rates

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 03:12am by Reuters

    ... in mining investment as a once-in-a-century boom matures. Investors are taking him at his word and have priced in little chance of a move in the 2.5 per cent cash rate for months to come. All 23 ... The RBA has sounded reluctant to cut again, in part for fear of adding fuel to an already hot housing market. Home prices rose solidly in June and July according to property consultant RPData, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1567245/australias-rba-keeps-steady-course-rates
  3. Business - China Business - REGULATION

    Foreign carmakers face Beijing's probe on spares

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 01:58am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Beijing Government said to be examining if prices of spare parts are being artificially jacked up Foreign carmakers face Beijing's probe on spares Beijing is examining ... and Bayerische Motoren Werke, and Japanese carmakers to see whether prices of spare parts are being artificially boosted, they said, asking not to be identified. Mainland state media has criticised car ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1556592/foreign-carmakers-face-beijings-probe-spares
  4. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Mainland banks resist CBRC edict on pooling of wealth products

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:31am by DON WEINLAND

    ... Bank of China rose 0.86 per cent and China Construction Bank added 0.36 per cent. The Hang Seng Index ended 0.49 per cent firmer. "These are rough guidelines and that makes it hard to monitor," Xue said, noting that previous regulations on wealth management products had hit share prices of China's biggest banks. "In the second half of the year, we don't think ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1554324/mainland-banks-resist-cbrc-edict-pooling-wealth-products
  5. Business - Economy - REGULATION

    US central bank faces an economic balancing act

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:08am by DAVID BROWN

    ... and to the central bank winding down its bond-buying programme. Both headline and core consumer price inflation are already back at the Fed's 2 per cent target and the underlying trend is pointing ... in asset markets. Stronger markets are good for growth. Stronger financial markets mean stronger wealth effects and stronger economic confidence. If US consumers feel wealthier and more confident, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1538532/us-central-bank-faces-economic-balancing-act
  6. Business - Money - REGULATION

    Beijing bid to boost stock market

    Posted May 10th 2014, 01:20am by Daniel Ren

    ... Beijing bid to boost stock prices Beijing published guidelines on the development of the capital market yesterday, carrying the loud message that the low valuations of A shares would prompt state ... in the near future, with the benchmark Shanghai index now hovering at the psychologically significant 2,000-point level. The State Council said the authorities would be required to speed up reforms ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1508679/beijing-bid-boost-stock-market
  7. Business - Money - REGULATION

    CSRC's rethink on IPOs flags go-slow approach

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 01:09am by Daniel Ren

    ... of existing holdings. But the benchmark A-share index has been among the world's worst-performing indicators in the past four years amid a crisis of confidence. The regulator halted listings ... But it later forced a batch of them to suspend fundraising as steep offering prices and large share volumes angered investors. The CSRC said last year that it would reform the mechanism, embarking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1484959/csrcs-rethink-ipos-flags-go-slow-approach
  8. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    PBOC tightens screws on internet finance

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 01:11am by Sophie Yu

    ... an affiliate of Alibaba, launched the Yu E Bao financial platform that allows consumers to invest their spare money in a market fund offering a higher return than bank savings accounts. The new ... on the management of payment providers' online services. Tencent dropped 3.1 per cent to close at HK$546.50 yesterday, while the Hang Seng index fell by only 0.3 per cent. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1451034/pboc-tightens-screws-internet-finance
  9. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    PBOC halts plans by Tencent, Alibaba for virtual credit cards

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 02:39pm by Victoria Ruan and Sophie Yu

    ... 'prohibition'," Xinhua reported, citing Zhou Jinhuang, deputy director of the PBOC's payment and settlement department. The central bank aimed to regulate such business and protect consumers ... announcement. Tencent closed down 4.1 per cent. The Hang Seng Index fell 1 per cent. The virtual cards, which were to be issued by Tencent and Alibaba's Alipay affiliate, together with Citic Bank, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1448531/tencent-alibaba-hit-pboc-order-halt-mobile-payments-using
  10. Business - Money - REGULATION

    Impasse over closing auction plan for Hong Kong stock exchange

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 05:10am by Enoch Yiu

    ... price than the current method. It makes it easier for the exchange traded fund manager to track the index if the exchange uses the auction to determine the closing price," he said. ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Five years after scrapping auctions to determine closing stock prices, HKEx is looking at bringing them back, a move opposed by brokers Impasse over closing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1439685/impasse-over-closing-auction-plan-hong-kong-stock

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