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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Britain’s financial services firms add staff on expectations of higher profits

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 01:33pm by Reuters

    ... on from the painful period of restructuring. Business volumes grew at their fastest rate since 2007 in the quarter to September, while 60 per cent of firms reported greater profits, the survey ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1610569/britains-financial-services-firms-add-staff-expectations
  2. Business - Economy - FINANCE

    Financial Secretary John Tsang eyes law reform to attract capital to Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 03:47am by Toh Han Shih

    ... at the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers' annual conference. A company's corporate treasury centre handles cash, foreign exchange transactions, loan transactions and interest rate management. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1599035/financial-secretary-john-tsang-eyes-law-reform-attract-capital-hong
  3. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Hong Kong issues first Islamic bond to raise up to US$1b

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 06:02am by Enoch Yiu

    ... month it would be listed in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Dubai. Hang Seng Bank executive director Andrew Fung said the Hong Kong government had a very good credit rating, which would help to sell its ... credit ratings," Fung said. Ben Kwong Man-bun, a director of brokerage firm KGI Asia, said the sukuk was more likely to appeal to institutional investors than retail investors. Jesse Liew, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1589747/first-hong-kong-sukuk-raise-us1b
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - FINANCE

    US Fed's Stanley Fischer wants new approach to global growth

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 04:25am by Reuters

    ... in his first major policy speech: "Year after year, we have had to explain from mid-year onwards why the global growth rate has been lower than predicted as little as two quarters back. ... be used to stimulate growth is suddenly open for discussion. Bank president Mario Draghi has unequivocally promised that it would keep interest rates at zero far longer than the Fed and openly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1575070/us-feds-stanley-fischer-wants-new-approach-global-growth
  5. Lifestyle - Books - FINANCE

    Book review: Saving the Market from Capitalism, by Massimo Amato and Luca Fantacci

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by David Wilson

    ... the real economy, banker bonuses, rating agencies' inability to gauge the creditworthiness of debtors with "due wariness", and the surge in global imbalances. Amid the uncertainty, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1574187/book-review-saving-market-capitalism-massimo-amato-and-luca-fantacci
  6. News - Hong Kong - FINANCE

    Hong Kong property cooling measures won’t ease ‘until US interest rates rise’

    Posted May 19th 2014, 11:43pm by NICK EDWARDS AND ENOCH YIU

    ... Nick Edwards and Enoch Yiu Financial services chief says Fed interest rate hikes a big factor in how long property market cooling measures such as 15pc levy remain U.S. rate rise could ease H.K. stamp duties Investors should not expect any easing of measures to cool the property market until a rise in US interest rates. That was the message yesterday from Secretary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1515911/us-interest-rate-rises-big-factor-when-relax-property-market-curbs
  7. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Every penny of HK$3 trillion Exchange Fund needed for ‘crises’, says HKMA chief

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:50am by Enoch Yiu

    ... The returns on the fund's investments have also been criticised. Last year it managed a return of 2.3 per cent, below the rate of consumer inflation. In the first three months of this year, its ... sovereign rating Standard and Poor's gave to Hong Kong in 2010 was also due to the fund's assets, Chan said. But Democratic Party lawmaker Sin Chung-kai said the HKMA should not "keep ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1561450/hands-hk3-trillion-exchange-fund-says-monetary-authority
  8. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Hong Kong Monetary Authority chief pledges support for US dollar peg

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 11:27pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... effectively makes the Hong Kong dollar hostage to US monetary policy and would impact rates for housing and loans in the city. "Despite its imperfections, the Linked Exchange Rate System (LERS) ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1549266/hong-kong-monetary-authority-chief-pledges-support-us
  9. News - Asia - FINANCE

    Japan told to do more to combat money laundering and terrorist financing

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:51am by AGENCIES

    ... financing. That report flagged concerns including the low rate of money-laundering prosecutions and the low number of inspections of non-bank financial institutions. "The FATF is concerned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1542568/japan-told-do-more-combat-money-laundering-and-terrorist-financing
  10. News - China - FINANCE

    Wealth management industry distorting economy and needs reform, PBOC official says

    Posted May 11th 2014, 05:25am by Reuters

    ... a country's financial system, into a short-term behaviour that is extreme in its gambling mentality." He said wealth managers were lending money to companies at rates of around 14 per cent, but often offering rates of only around 8 per cent to individuals investing in their funds. Fuelled by savers' and companies' thirst for higher returns, the mainland's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1509432/wealth-management-industry-distorting-economy-and-needs-reform-pboc

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