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  1. Stock exchange urged to push environmental protection

    Posted May 08th 2006, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu The stock exchange should encourage local companies to embrace environmental protection and social responsibility, says Philips Electronics Asia-Pacific chief executive Andreas ... governance and environmental protection practices. 'These stocks tend to be able to achieve good profitability for the long term,' chief executive Peter Crewe said. ...

  2. Insurers push coverage against environmental damage

    Posted Apr 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Russek said. The State Environmental Protection Administration (Sepa) in February introduced a 'green insurance system' requiring industrial companies to buy insurance against potential ... of Sepa to ministry level, creating the Ministry of Environmental Protection. Damage control Insurers see the market helped by tougher policies against pollution The claims limit on pollution ...

  3. Securities reform aims at investor protection

    Posted Aug 26th 2005, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Sweeping reform aimed at improving investor protection will be unveiled in a public consultation paper to be released by the Securities and Futures Commission next week. Heading ... reviewed similar rules in Britain, Singapore and Australia, and the proposals are aimed at enhancing investor protection.' Industry practitioners and the public will be invited to express ...

  4. Hang Seng to launch new series of indices

    Posted Jul 08th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu The Hang Seng Indexes Company has introduced a new series to trace the performance of stocks which promote environmental protection and good corporate governance. The Hang Seng ... will be assessed by an independent advisory firm on their level of environmental protection measures and corporate governance. The indices will be launched on July 26. ...

  5. Funds cash in on environmental trend

    Posted Apr 20th 2008, 12:00am by Jason Krupp

    ... several high-profile financial institutions have launched climate change vehicles which they say offer investors the potential for lucrative returns. 'Weather and environmental issues ... to the retail client yet, we expect this product line to continue expanding in conjunction with the growing awareness surrounding the potential risks of environmental issues.' ...

  6. Everbright seeks $336m from share sale

    Posted Apr 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to fund the expansion of its environmental-protection operations. The company placed 510 million existing shares at 66 cents each- representing a 9.59 per cent discount to its Tuesday closing ... environmental-protection business on the mainland. Last month, the red chip's chief executive, Chen Xiaoping, said: 'We would use $1 billion to acquire and to expand our environmental-protection projects ...

  7. Gushan Environmental shelves IPO

    Posted Sep 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lee Yuk-kei Biodiesel firm delays its Hong Kong share sale while Beijing's new regulations on red chips are unclear Gushan Environmental Energy, a biodiesel fuel producer, will delay ... the only way of accessing the Hong Kong market. Gushan Environmental received listing approval from the Hong Kong stock exchange for its up to US$200 million offering late last month and had ...

  8. SFC plans new look at protections for investors

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) plans to review the so-called professional investor regulatory regime to improve protection for more casual investors and to bring Hong Kong in line with international practice. SFC chief executive Ashley Alder said the commission would issue a consultation paper this year to re-examine local regulations ...

  9. Millions of small investors get protection

    Posted Jan 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com A new department to protect the interests of 72 million individual investors has been set up by the mainland's securities regulator, which is likely to roll out more policies to allow small players to seek compensation for losses resulting from market irregularities. The new Investor Protection Bureau is responsible for policymaking ...

  10. Poor need greater financial protection from disasters

    Posted Dec 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bernard Chan It seems the number of natural disasters is rising. Names like Katrina and Nargis, events like the Asian tsunami of 2004, the fires and flooding in Queensland and the earthquakes in Kashmir and Sichuan are still fresh in our minds. Right now, ...




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