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  1. ILAS are not 'investments', so commissions are unregulated

    Posted Apr 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Commission (SFC). The job falls to the Insurance Authority, which monitors the insurance sector in partnership with industry bodies. It's kind of a self-regulating system. The SFC requires agents to disclose all income earned from the sale of an investment, such as brokerage charges or selling commissions. In other words, if an investor asks an adviser about the commission (direct ...

  2. China stocks catch up to European debt worries

    Posted Sep 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Mainland stocks continued their downward trend yesterday after a three-day trading break as skittish investors were battered by the deepening European debt crisis. But analysts predict the market will soon bottom out amid expectations that Chinese inflation will ease thanks to Beijing's policy tightening. The benchmark Shanghai ...

  3. Wise heads reap benefits of doing their research

    Posted May 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a stronghold of a core group of investors during a period that saw the United States credit rating downgrade by Standard and Poor's and the European debt crisis. Stocks were the top preference ...


    The week explained: price fixing

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Commodity Futures Trading Commission has been asked to examine 1,600 kinds of US contracts that may be exposed to the kind of rate-fixing seen at Libor. And it doesn't end there. The European ... Services Authority and previously chief executive of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission. Maybe Wheatley's six-year stint as a Hong Kong regulator made him more aware of market ...

  5. Business - Money

    Physical ETFs are cheaper and more transparent

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... of European Union standards known as Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities, which gives comfort to many investors. Finally, while Montanari acknowledges that the fees ... and they typically have lower fees than regular mutual funds. For example, a bank will typically get a commission of 5 per cent when it sells a mutual fund, which comes out of the investor's pocket. ...

  6. Glencore debut fails to impress HK investors

    Posted May 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the course of applications for European exports restitutions' in a criminal case in Belgium. The document said a criminal investigation was probing a public official, the European Commission's Directorate General for Agriculture and others for 'violation of professional secrecy, corruption of an international civil servant and criminal conspiracy'. The trial ...

  7. Crackdown on due diligence overdue

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The securities watchdog has sent a clear message of intent to stamp out shoddy work by listing sponsors. The HK$42 million fine the Securities and Futures Commission levied Monday on the sponsor of Hontex International was a record, and withdrawal of its corporate advisory licence a first. The Fujian-based sports fabric maker was suspended after just 64 days' trading ...

  8. Beating the slowdown by banking on S.O.E. reform

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... into mainland SOEs, there were also more Chinese firms looking overseas. 'There are a lot of US and European firms trying to sell assets to tide them over the euro-zone crisis. This provides good ... policy initiatives designed to improve the efficiency and profitability of SOEs. According to the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (Sasac), which is authorised ...

  9. Beijing to boost market with trading fee cut

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Commission (CSRC) said on its website that a 20 per cent reduction in brokerage trading fees would take effect from September 1. The move to lower costs 'reflects the regulator's ... analysts believe the CSRC will force brokerages to pass on the savings by cutting the commissions they charge individual investors. Beijing slashed the fees paid to the exchanges and clearing ...

  10. No halt to IPOs, says securities regulator

    Posted Jul 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) said in a statement on its website on Saturday. The statement added that past experience had shown that interfering in the supply of new shares ... on July 9 on fears that a big new supply of shares would further drain market liquidity. In its response to the calls, the commission said the existing system, reformed since 2009, had worked ...




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