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  1. Dubai debt scare clouds investment, finance push

    Posted Dec 07th 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... in the Middle East, according to observers. However, opinion is divided on how the incident could affect the Hong Kong government's plans to promote the establishment of Islamic finance products ... Islamic financing services in Hong Kong, the latest events would make it even more difficult. In his policy address in October 2007, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen underlined Hong ...

  2. Minibonds not on finance chiefs' agenda at height of meltdown

    Posted Mar 21st 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man Hong Kong's finance chiefs did not discuss investor losses on minibonds in regular meetings held to monitor the city's financial stability and financial trends soon after the global credit meltdown began, legislators said yesterday, citing confidential minutes of the meetings. They accused the government of failing to respond properly to the collapse ...

  3. Finance chief deflects blame over minibonds

    Posted Dec 12th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng The financial secretary yesterday denied he had been lax over the collapse of US investment bank Lehman Brothers last year and the global financial meltdown, which he described as not predictable and unprecedented. Testifying for the first time ...

  4. 'Ideal training ground' for finance graduate

    Posted Oct 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The special structure of PolyU's Master of Finance (Investment Management) programme, tailored to the requirements of students with little related working experience, makes it stand ... The programme is designed to enable students, who have not had much knowledge about finance, to grasp the basic financial concepts quickly because it begins with some fundamental theories. ...

  5. Finance chief fears row may hurt budget talks

    Posted Nov 28th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Pan-democrats might try to link the controversy over constitutional reform with the government budget in February, which would make the annual negotiation process 'much more complicated', the financial secretary warned yesterday. I ...

  6. Shanghai set for first consumer finance venture

    Posted May 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai Shanghai is ready to launch the mainland's first consumer finance company to spur sales of durable goods, a senior official said. Fang Xinghai, the director-general of the Shanghai Financial Service Office, said yesterday several lending companies were planned and that the city was determined to expand consumer finance to boost domestic consumption. ...

  7. Finance chiefs viewed as business partners

    Posted Oct 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... body for professional accountants, 'Crisis and Finance: the CFO's new environment in China and Hong Kong' polled 256 finance and other executives in Hong Kong and the mainland ...

  8. Finance chiefs can play key role in green issues

    Posted Sep 24th 2009, 12:00am by Kate Watson

    ... Kate Watson Attempting to eliminate the gap between the sustainability and finance functions within an organisation is the aim of people such as Roger Adams, executive director of policy ... it's inadequately represented at board level,' London-based Adams said. 'We want to see chief financial officers and finance directors placing more emphasis on the strategic concerns ...

  9. Back at work after heart surgery, finance chief's approval soars

    Posted Oct 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah's public approval rating has risen by 17 percentage points since he underwent heart surgery, hitting a 11/2-year high. Fifty-eight per cent of people would choose Tsang to be the finance chief if they had the right to do so, compared with 41 per cent early last month, the latest survey of 1,010 people ...

  10. Tin Shui Wai youth get finance lessons

    Posted Sep 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit A total of 100 teenagers from underprivileged families will learn about saving and managing money in a two-year workshop conducted by professional financial planners. The Green Cubs Financial Education Workshop will see about 40 professional ...




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