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  1. It's not size that makes a global financial centre

    Posted Jun 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... In this case, his rationale for more people is that they are required to build a global financial centre in Hong Kong. He has looked abroad and discovered (somewhat erroneously) that other great financial centres, namely New York and London, have a population of around 10 million. Unfortunately, no one seems to have told him that only a fraction of the population of these great cities ...

  2. The formula for creating a global financial centre

    Posted Jun 19th 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... appears to think that this many people are needed if we are to make Hong Kong's name shine as a global financial centre. Nary a peep of this did we hear in his re-election campaign for chief executive and it appears that he alone has heard God declare it Hong Kong's destiny to be a global financial centre, whatever that means. I have never been certain and I don't really think ...

  3. Young upstart emirate forms unique niche as finance centre

    Posted Sep 23rd 2007, 12:00am by John Church

    ... in the young emirate, an expert with the centre says. Director of Asset Management at Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Kevin Birkett, also said that two-way trade with China was spiking as Dubai sought out its financial partners to form its own unique niche, bridging the time gap between the financial centres of Hong Kong and London and servicing a region with the largest untapped ...

  4. ICC being phased in as new financial hub

    Posted Oct 31st 2007, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft, May Chan

    ... Kong's skyline rises to new heights, so do hopes that the International Commerce Centre will form the centre of a new thriving financial district. The first phase of office leasing at what will be the world's third-tallest building is expected to be completed by the end of next year. The International Commerce Centre (ICC) will soar 490 metres above sea level when construction is completed ...

  5. Financial sense for students

    Posted Jul 04th 2007, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... Miranda Yeung A new book which teaches students financial management skills will be distributed to all primary and secondary schools and public libraries in Hong Kong. Wisdom on Financial Management- the 6 Basic Principles to Accumulate Wealth is published by the Healthy Budgeting Family Debt Counselling Centre of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals (TWGHs) and sponsored by Citibank. Using ...

  6. Charity centre to boost transparency

    Posted Feb 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... of their financial and project information in order to boost public confidence. 'The centre will help release and collect updated information about charity work, enhance the transparency of charity ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Beijing has embarked on an ambitious project to revamp the image of its charity sector by launching a donation information centre to improve the transparency ...

  7. Review financial tactics, HK told

    Posted Jan 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Hong Kong should rethink its strategy to cement its position as an international financial centre in the face of challenges that will come its way in the next five to 10 years, ... is going to happen to our role as a financial centre? The role of the Hong Kong dollar versus the US dollar and the renminbi? The impact will not be felt immediately, but that is an issue ...

  8. Financial work for all?

    Posted Apr 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... Hong Kong's status as an international financial centre would support the livelihood of 7 million people. 'If New York and London can support a population of 8 to 10 million by virtue of being an international financial centre, why can't Hong Kong?' Mr Tsang spluttered more than once. It would be tempting to agree with Mr Tsang that Hong Kong is one big financial city, ...

  9. Business is booming in Europe's financial hub

    Posted Jun 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... centre for all forms of fund management and investment business. The Luxembourg financial centre has gained a reputation as an increasingly sophisticated market, supported by government policies ... stability, have attracted banks and investors from all over the globe. Good communications, easy access to other European financial centres, skilled multilingual staff, and a tradition of banking ...

  10. Financial analysts throw support behind quarterly reporting

    Posted Nov 15th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... to short-term profit. On the other hand, the CFA Institute Centre for Financial Market Integrity and the Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts in a joint statement backed the exchange's move, ... to increased volatility of share prices,' said Lee Kha Loon, head of Asia-Pacific of the CFA Institute Centre. Mr Lee said accurate and timely information was 'the lifeblood of financial ...




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