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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - WEALTH MANAGEMENT

    Deutsche Bank bets on Hong Kong for wealth management

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 05:08am by Enoch Yiu

    ... reforms aimed at the internationalisation of the yuan, which is expected to become globally convertible over time," Raju told the South China Morning Post. The latest step ... The world's second-largest economy has a 17.8 per cent growth rate in the number of people with more than US$1 million to invest, taking the total to 758,000, according to the World Wealth Report 2014 ...

  2. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    France out to build on gains as yuan hub, consul general in Hong Kong says

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:26am by Enoch Yiu

    ... that have trade relationships with China and Hong Kong. These firms want to use the yuan to settle trade," Barthelemy told the South China Morning Post. "In addition, Paris is a leading ...

  3. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Rising interest rates led investors to redeem bond funds in first four months of 2014

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 12:31pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... stock markets of the United States and Europe. Terry Pan San-kong, vice-chairman of the unit trust subcommittee of the association, told the South China Morning Post that the outlook of local ... economies are recovering. Mainland China's economic growth may slow from the previous year but it remains stable," Pan said. "We should also note that China's effort ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - WHITE COLLAR

    Insurers have millions at stake at World Cup

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 11:17am by Enoch Yiu

    ... World Cup is US$400 million, which is higher than the US$350 million for the World Cup held in South Africa in 2010. The insurer has offered event cancellation insurance for World Cups ...

  5. Business - Economy - REGULATION

    Cepa no help as Beijing set to ban city's accountants

    Posted May 26th 2014, 05:07am by Enoch Yiu

    ... accounting firms are likely to scale down their hiring in Hong Kong but increase hiring on the mainland as a result. The news of the proposed changes, reported by the South China Morning Post last ... a young city accountant, who did not want to be named. "The fast-growing mainland economy, I thought, would bring more opportunities for big accounting firms in Hong Kong that deal ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Hong Kong court orders Ernst & Young to hand over mainland audit papers

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 11:37pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... accountants from working on the mainland. The South China Morning Post reported on Monday that the ministry planned to implement rules this year preventing international accountants from conducting ... that the mainland's secrecy law was designed to "safeguard the security of the state's economy and protect the public interests of society". As such, the law "does not impose a blanket ...

  7. Business - Economy - LEGISLATION

    Expanded powers sought for regulators

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 03:42am by Enoch Yiu

    ... is aimed to bring Hong Kong in line with the new international rules brought in by the Financial Stability Board formed by the leaders of the Group of 20 developing economies. Under this new ... to bail out financial firms that are supposedly to be too big to fail is giving their shareholders and creditors a free ride and creates moral hazard," a government source told the South ...

  8. Business - Comment - WHITE COLLAR

    Anti-corruption campaign leading to rise in awareness

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 01:34am by Enoch Yiu

    ... the 30 per cent reported in 2011. Kroll this year surveyed 901 companies in different industries worldwide, including those in the United States, Europe, Asia, Africa and Middle East. The report ... officials, or accepting the same. The Kroll report also reflects the fact that China has gradually upgraded to a more information-technology-oriented economy. In last year's report, physical ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Peg's biggest test led to bonanza

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... serious attack on the peg. The crisis, which started in mid-1997 and lasted 12 months, saw speculators attack many Asian markets including Thailand, South Korea and Indonesia, which allowed ... the crisis. "When called into action during the 1998 crisis, it proved to be an effective support for the currency and hence confidence in the economy and the stock market," Konyn said. ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - INVESTMENT

    UBS plans to double invested assets of Asian clients over five years

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... investment banking business globally, says chief executive Sergio Ermotti. Restructuring would not hurt the bank's expansion plans in Asia, Ermotti told the South China Morning Post during ... that it should shoulder the entire consequences of the financial crisis runs the risk of failing to address the real issues of how to make the global economy work better." ...




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