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  1. global finance

    Posted Nov 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reading comprehension Answer the following questions 1 Ben Bernanke, chairman of the US Federal Reserve, believes QE2 will help to boost the US economy by ... a. creating more jobs for its people. b. stabilising the political situation in the country. c. ...

  2. Bureau failed to put audit chiefs right on DSS school finances

    Posted Dec 14th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau The Audit Commission report on school finances was inaccurate in some respects, and some schools' reputations were unfairly tarnished as a result, the Education Bureau says. Starry Lee Wai-king, chairwoman of the Legislative Council's education panel, said the reputations of 22 schools were sullied because the Education Bureau failed to give prompt ...

  3. Banco Bilbao plans car-financing tie-up

    Posted Oct 18th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), Spain's second-biggest bank, has revived a plan- first announced to the Shanghai stock exchange in April- to offer car financing ... planned to start offering car financing next year, although the proposal needs mainland regulatory approval. BBVA exercised an option in December last year to raise its stake in China Citic Bank ...

  4. Finance chief warns homebuyers to think about what they can afford

    Posted Oct 29th 2010, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong Would-be homeowners were issued a buyer-beware warning by the city's finance chief as prices continue to rise despite a raft of government measures to cool the market. Weeks after he announced steps to dampen home prices, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah said he was still worried about the situation. Tsang said the administration could take more steps ...

  5. Qualification Programme opens doors in finance

    Posted Oct 09th 2010, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... is widely recognised as one of the most efficient ways for unlocking doors into the world of finance and business. Jonathan Ng, director of education and training at the HKICPA, says equipped ... (CPA). To become a fully-fledged CPA, candidates are required to complete four modules- financial reporting, corporate financing, business assurance and taxation, each lasting 15 weeks. ...

  6. China's package to finance development

    Posted Nov 14th 2010, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai As part of the package of measures, banks in the mainland and Macau will set up a US$1 billion development fund to promote financial co-operation. The majority of the money will come from the mainland. Among the initiatives that Beijing will spe ...

  7. McDonald's yuan bond to finance expansion

    Posted Aug 20th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... and was oversubscribed by several times. Sundeep Bhandari, Standard Chartered's regional head of global markets for Northeast Asia, said McDonald's Corp plans to use the yuan funds to finance its ...

  8. Macau in US cross hairs over terror financing

    Posted Aug 15th 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney A US State Department report has put the spotlight firmly on Macau after it was identified as a potential site for 'terrorist financing activities'. In its latest ... financing activities, but stresses that there is still a lot to do. 'Macau's position as a major international gambling centre makes it a potential site for money laundering and terrorist ...

  9. Talent gap hits finance sector

    Posted Aug 21st 2010, 12:00am by Susie Lunt

    ... Susie Lunt Since the end of last year, employers in Hong Kong have been consistently increasing headcounts in the banking and finance sector, and in other industries. While recruitment activity within the finance sector was very quiet during the early part of last year, it has picked up by almost 50 per cent since the end of last year, and the positive trend continues. ...

  10. Lawmakers seek arts hub financing details

    Posted Sep 21st 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong The West Kowloon arts hub authority is being urged to disclose financial details behind the three development plans proposed by worldrenowned architects to enable the public to make an informed decision in selecting their favoured scheme. In his ...




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