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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - WHITE COLLAR

    Offshore yuan centres not the biggest threat to Hong Kong's financial sector

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 02:07pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com The real threat to the city's yuan business is the possibility of Beijing opening up capital markets Yuan milestone belies challenges ahead As local banks ... until 2012. Over the past year, Beijing has given the approval for other financial centres, such as London, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo, to do business in yuan to further encourage international ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. Property - International - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Capital continues to flow into real estate, with fresh strength in commercial sector

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 02:16pm by Alistair Elliott

    ... there are increasing fears about the Asian economies, where the rate of growth has slowed considerably, and then we have got Australia, which was virtually immune from the global financial crisis, but is now ... particularly important in this regard. Other similar markets have included the key US cities, particularly New York, the bigger European capitals and Australasia. More speculative prospects ...

  4. Business - Money - COMMENT

    Time to make Hong Kong a truly global capital markets hub

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:38am by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... Richard Harris The government should ease regulations, offer better education and refine punishment system Time to make HK a truly global capital markets hub Asian financial markets ... financial hubs of Europe and the Americas. Asia is the logical place from which to bridge the 24-hour trading gap and we must ensure that the world's third hub is Hong Kong. The basic arguments ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ACADEMIA

    SCMP financial editor George Chen joins prestigious Yale fellowship

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 05:55pm by Staff Reporter

    ... financial capitals. Follow George Chen on Twitter: @george_chen ... Staff Reporter South China Morning Post financial editor George Shu Chen has been selected as a 2014 Yale World Fellow. Chen, 34, will join 15 other candidates in August for an intensive ...

  6. Business - China Business - ACQUISITIONS

    Jack Ma invests 3.3B yuan in financial software provider

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 01:14am by SOPHIE YU AND BIEN PEREZ

    ... Sophie Yu and Bien Perez Ma buys into financial software firm Alibaba chairman Jack Ma Yun has agreed to pay about 3.3 billion yuan (HK$4.1 billion) for a 20.6 per cent stake in financial software provider Hundsun Technologies, a move that could help bolster the e-commerce giant's efforts in online financial services. After the deal closes, Ma will be the controlling ...

  7. 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. ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - EARNINGS

    BEA beats rivals with impressive financial results

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 05:59am by KANIS LI

    ... of June to 0.39 per cent to the end of December. Core tier one capital improved to 11.4 per cent from 10.4 per cent. The clearest sign of the rising risks in the mainland financial system emerged ... Kanis Li kanis.li@scmp.com Clean balance sheet and good growth makes BEA the stand-out bank in this results season BEA beats rivals with impressive financial results Bank of East Asia ...

  9. Business - Economy

    New push for capital market reforms

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 01:26am by JANE CAI

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing xuejun.cai@scmp.com Move by authorities an effort to mobile massive private savings to cushion risk of capital outflows sparked partly by mainland slowdown New push for capital market reforms China will step up domestic capital market reforms, potentially mobilising massive private savings and encouraging inward portfolio flows to cushion the risk of  capital ...

  10. Business - Economy

    China current account surplus slips as capital account soars

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 12:10pm by Reuters

    ... billion surplus on the current account and a US$81 billion surplus on its capital and financial account, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange said. China’s current account surplus last ... it ran a US$16.8 billion deficit on its capital and financial account. ...




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