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  1. Stock exchange reform

    Posted Oct 07th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... choose? The issue came up in the first place because HKEx, the regulatory authority, appears to have a conflict of interest which tarnishes Hong Kong's image as a financial centre. HKEx has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/430263/stock-exchange-reform
  2. Beijing is aiming to be the next Manhattan

    Posted Oct 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and London. 'Building a major financial centre in Beijing is one of the important steps in realising our goal of building a new Beijing and a new Olympics,' said city official Chen Yanhong. ... domestic think-tanks and local officials. Talk of competing with Shanghai and Hong Kong for the title of the nation's top financial centre was avoided. Instead, officials noted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/430596/beijing-aiming-be-next-manhattan
  3. Diary

    Posted Dec 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... presents 'Smart Fiber- Outlast', a seminar at the Kowloon Bay training centre of the Clothing Industry Training Authority. For details, visit www.fshl.com AmCham presents, 'The Banking Scene in Hong Kong and its Place as an International Financial Centre and Regional Leader', at the Island Shangri-La. www.amcham.org.hk Messe Frankfurt (HK) is to host a news briefing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/437605/diary
  4. SHKP in mainland hub move

    Posted Aug 16th 2003, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... centre and hotels. It is the company's biggest property investment in the city. Chairman Walter Kwok Ping-sheung said the company planned to turn it into a landmark in China's financial ... stepping up investments in Shanghai, betting that a property boom in the financial centre would continue, fuelled by China's growing economy. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/424857/shkp-mainland-hub-move
  5. Pie in the sky

    Posted Oct 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beijing city leaders last week declared their ambition to turn the city into China's third financial centre. In a grand ceremony at the China World Hotel, officials and local banking ... glass towers in Pudong and Puxi, the city is far from being a regional financial centre. Martin Fish, head of Standard Chartered Bank in China, gave a polite speech at the ceremony, praising ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/430874/pie-sky
  6. Missed opportunity

    Posted Sep 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The newly designed banknotes from HSBC, Standard Chartered and Bank of China are a missed opportunity in promoting Hong Kong as the leading financial centre of China and Asia for the 21st century ('Notes promise to short-change the counterfeiters', September 4). Standard Chartered does an emotional grab of history with images of Hong Kong in 1930 and 1970, while HSBC ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/427452/missed-opportunity
  7. Financial crime may curb rise of Shanghai

    Posted Jul 16th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... White collar offences up an average 4.8pc annually during the past five years A state newspaper has raised the alarm over a steady increase in financial crime in Shanghai, saying the prevalence of the trend threatens the city's rise as an international financial centre. The report followed a recent property scandal involving local developer Chau Ching-ngai, who is under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/421814/financial-crime-may-curb-rise-shanghai
  8. Peg poses problem for prudent protector

    Posted Nov 14th 2003, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... call ourselves a financial centre. What sort of financial centre has no market for US dollar trades to back up all the US dollar dealings in which it engages? There could be another problem ... was always resolved to end that anomaly. It decided not to do so in 1997 and 1998 because a weakening of the rate to its peg level might exacerbate worries during the Asian financial crisis ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/434547/peg-poses-problem-prudent-protector
  9. Pudong focuses on finance, hi-tech

    Posted Aug 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... area, Pudong, to help boost the city's role as a regional trade and financial centre. The three-year plan includes a goal of 15 per cent annual economic growth. Pudong aims to boost its ... and more foreign companies are setting up shop following China's entry to the World Trade Organisation. Analysts say Shanghai is held back from becoming a true international financial centre ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/424544/pudong-focuses-finance-hi-tech
  10. In Brief

    Posted Nov 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... stop the harassment immediately, only 26.4 per cent in Hong Kong said they would do so. Financial growth eyed There is room for more than one financial centre in China in light ... government headquarters planned for the Tamar site. Speaking in Legco, she said the administration spent $28.3 billion on works projects in the 2002-03 financial year, more than the annual average ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/436079/brief

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