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  1. 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 ...

  2. Business - Money - GUARANTEED INSTRUMENTS

    Principal protection: is it worth it?

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 12:00am by Robert Jones

    ... principal-protected and guaranteed instruments, whereby the initial investment sum invested is protected or guaranteed. The instruments are aimed at conservative investors who want a promise they will get all ... in investments, as with any endeavour. If you're tempted to show the boss, family members and friends that you didn't lose money from an investment because of the protection or guarantee ...

  3. 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.' ...

  4. Environmental challenges signal winds of change for investors

    Posted May 15th 2007, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... really started in the past few years and has been driven by the fast depletion of traditional sources of energy, greater awareness of environmental problems, with major governments making environmental friendly policies a priority,' explained Andrew Au Siu-fai, director and head of retail distribution at Societe Generale in Hong Kong. Mr Au believes early investment ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Investor-protection measures now too onerous for buyers

    Posted Nov 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... of investors sharing their experiences about buying fund products from banks. To sum up, the investors said new regulations, introduced over the past two years to protect them, actually meant it took ... the banks are required to do is not intended to protect investors, but to protect themselves and the regulators. If anything goes wrong, the banks and regulators can say, 'Don't blame ...

  7. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Green wave going strong in 2013 investment scene

    Posted Jan 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... in 2013 investment scene Going "green" will remain a strong investment theme in 2013 as governments in China, India and Europe continue to introduce regulations on environmental protection issues that will benefit some sectors while hurting polluters, say analysts. Picking the winners and avoiding the losers as governments adopted policies on environmental protection ...

  8. Business - Economy - CHINA

    China loses shine for foreign money

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:08pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... up in areas such as environmental protection and development of smaller cities. Ministry spokesman Shen Danyang said yesterday that Wal-Mart Stores had pledged to "greatly increase" new stores in China. Veolia Environmental Services and other companies also had confidence in the country's outlook, Shen said. The number of Chinese workers aged 15 to 59 years started ...

  9. Protection must extend to financial investments

    Posted Jul 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to a tepid and jobless economic recovery. The new law's impact- on US banks and investment houses, consumer protection, and the derivatives market- will be felt for decades to come. Despite ... such as Hong Kong. The law has two primary goals: to make the American financial system more robust to shocks and to offer better protection for consumers of financial products and services. ...

  10. Business - Money - IPO FOCUS

    Harmony Auto defies dim market outlook

    Posted May 30th 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... are not exactly in the spotlight now and investors are more interested in shares related to environmental protection and domestic consumption," Wong said. Mando China Holdings, the first South Korean ...




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