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  1. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Finance chief John Tsang warns against ignoring Hong Kong's pillar industries

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Finance chief warns against 'blind' pursuit of new sectors to boost growth and says failure to balance the books could lead to tax increases ... pillar industries- finance, logistics and trade, tourism, and professional services. His comments- ahead of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's maiden policy address- were challenged ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - INVESTMENT

    China's '007 of finance' back in spotlight in Ping An deal

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Key player behind the sale of HSBC's stake in Ping An Insurance a man of mystery Mainland's 007of finance backin the spotlight The man behind HSBC's Ping An stake sale is said to be as secretive as James Bond, with his weapon of choice his financial wizardry. Xiao Jianhua, born in 1971 in Shandong province, founded and controls ...

  3. Business - Companies

    Charoen Pokphand hopes rural finance can swing Ping An deal

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 02:41am by George Chen, Ray Chan

    ... George Chen and Ray Chan Giant food group believes its expertise in rural finance will sway regulator into letting it buy US$9.4b stake in insurance firm from HSBC Charoen Pokphand Group, the Thailand-based food exporter which plans to buy HSBC’s stake in the mainland insurance giant Ping An Insurance, will bank on its expertise in rural finance to win Beijing’s approval for the deal, people ...

  4. Business - Money - BONDS

    China finance ministry to reopen 3-year bonds

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 11:03am by Reuters in Shanghai

    ... Reuters in Shanghai China’s Ministry of Finance said on Wednesday that it would reopen an issue of 3-year bonds, auctioning an additional 28 billion yuan (US$4.50 billion) on December 5. The bonds will be issued from December 6 to December 10 and begin secondary market trading on December 12, it said in a statement published on the ministry’s website. ...

  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    UK finance minister says more austerity measures will avert disaster

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Finance chief says higher taxes and spending cuts will be continued for another year Osborne extends austerity as economy 'set to shrink' Finance ... to the cuts. The main opposition Labour party said Osborne's economic plans were "in tatters". The party's finance spokesman, Ed Balls, said: "Today, after two and a half ...

  6. News - World

    Mother of Nigerian finance minister kidnapped: official

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 05:49am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Abuja The mother of Nigerian Finance Minister and former World Bank managing director Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was kidnapped on Sunday from her home in the country’s south, a statement from her ministry said. “Earlier today, Professor (Mrs) Kamene Okonjo... mother of the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, ...

  7. Business - Companies

    HKEx in US$1b placement to finance LME buyout

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 10:57am by Bloomberg

    ... to broaden its business as the pipeline of large initial public offerings from China slows and equity volumes fall. “If they financed the acquisition completely by debt then they would run a risk if interest rate picks up,” said Jonas Kan, a Hong Kong-based analyst at Daiwa Securities Capital Markets. Financing the acquisition with the combination of debt, convertible bonds and shares is “more ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance

    China’s PBOC chief search spurs focus on finance regulators

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 03:55pm by Bloomberg

    ... Shang, a former People’s Liberation Army soldier, holds a doctorate in finance from Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in Chengdu. He was previously president of Agricultural Bank ... qualifications,” said Chen Zhiwu, a finance professor at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and former adviser to China’s State Council. “Ultimately it’s a complicated dance of who has more ...

  9. Business - Money - SMART MONEY

    Smart money: personal finance

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by Peter Guy

    ... Peter Guy moneypost@scmp.com Smart personal finance sites for the middle class kiplinger.com/family-finance/ Kiplinger offers practical advice for average families in its family finance ... retirement. Hong Kong parents who have children living and studying in Britain can keep track of the issues that affect their tuition fees, credit card deals and personal finances. News feeds, ...

  10. News - Asia - ECONOMY

    Debt crisis tops agenda at Asia-Europe finance talks

    Posted Oct 15th 2012, 02:53pm by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Senior finance officials from Asia and Europe met on Monday for talks on the global economy in the face of growing nervousness about the worldwide fallout ... “With the ongoing economic difficulties of some countries in the euro zone, I believe that our co-operation is even more crucial than ever,” Thai Finance Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong said ...




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