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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong should be a financial capital to all- including tech start-ups

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 11:04am by YAT SIU

    ... ambitious start-ups is a lack of carefully thought-out and structured support from the finance community. Hong Kong is a financial capital and a keystone for much of the business activity in Asia, ... promising local tech start-ups have been suffocated by a lack of financial support? In 2009, the company sold its messaging unit to IBM. After the deal, we focused on app development and publishing. ...

  2. News - World

    Baby pulled alive from rubble 10 hours after collapse of building in India's financial capital

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 07:34pm by AP

    ... MUMBAI, India (AP) — Baby pulled alive from rubble 10 hours after collapse of building in India's financial capital. ...

  3. Why financial capitalism needs to be reformed

    Posted Apr 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Anglo-American financial capitalism. It sank the investments of some clients but enriched at least one, the billionaire hedge fund supremo John Paulson. Now, the US Securities and Exchange Commission has ... the very success and profitability of Goldman is a reminder of why much of Anglo-American financial capitalism needs to be reformed. ...

  4. Financial capitals unlikely to lose their clout

    Posted Nov 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Michael Pettis

    ... in trading volume and financial activity in nearly every market in the world, and as pools of capital grow in smaller economies, their relative disadvantage declines. They retain, however, ... Michael Pettis As New York and London continue to reel from the global financial crisis, pundits everywhere are confidently predicting a sharp decline in the relative financial importance ...

  5. Torch handed to financial capital Shanghai as showcase for the 2010 World Expo

    Posted Aug 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... countries participating that have formal diplomatic ties with Taiwan rather than the mainland. Even Taipei, Taiwan's capital, will join the expo, in a deal confirmed after the city's ... rising power, helped by financial largesse to developing countries, especially African nations, Mr Lu said. Shanghai plans to invest nearly 29 billion yuan (HK$33.15 billion) on the expo, ...

  6. Towering tribute to financial capital

    Posted Sep 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The shimmering International Finance Centre helps underpin Hong Kong's status as the financial capital of Asia. Developers describe the complex as a city within a city. The 4.7 ... business address, IFC has attracted some notable tenants. As the name implies, financial service companies are seen as key corporate partners; it's no coincidence that the Hong Kong Monetary ...

  7. Growth must be sustainable, Hu warns financial capital

    Posted Jun 15th 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove President Hu Jintao has urged Shanghai to focus on sustainable development, as the mainland's commercial capital continues to register rapid economic growth in defiance ... economic, financial, trade and shipping centre. Visiting one of Shanghai's suburban areas, he reaffirmed government policies to improve the lives of the nation's rural residents, who have ...

  8. Money matters

    Posted Jun 12th 2010, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Debenture A long-term, financial debt instrument that is used to raise funds for capital assets such as school buildings and generally gives priority on the waiting list ... over other children. Typically cheaper than corporate debentures. Capital debenture A debenture that does not confer priority in admission and can be bought by both corporations and individuals ...

  9. Shock at $300k HKIS debentures hike

    Posted Jul 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... schools. Many schools require parents to pay either a debenture, usually refundable, or a capital levy to secure a place, with the money used to fund schools' development. Canadian ... advantages to debenture holders in regard to capital payments'. Under the present system, debenture holders are exempt from paying the school's annual capital levy and one-time entrance ...

  10. Rein in the banks and end fat-cat bonuses

    Posted Jan 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bankers and financiers in the West have long been accustomed to being treated like masters of the universe. It must, therefore, be disconcerting to be cast in the role of public villains in the two years since the onset of the financial crisis. The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission in the US lined up Wall Street's top bankers for public testimony last week. It was probably ...




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