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  1. How to be a world financial centre in three easy moves

    Posted Jun 18th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp 'Hong Kong's continued success as an international financial centre depends on our ability to diversify and expand the financial products available and we ... years, 20 directly as an investment analyst and 10 as a scribbler, and I am still mystified as to what an international financial centre is. All that I am fairly certain of is that Hong Kong ...

  2. Shanghai leaps to 24th in league of world financial centres

    Posted Jun 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on China's increasing economic muscle. The mainland's financial hub for the first time squeezed into the top 25 of the MasterCard Worldwide Centres of Commerce Index in 2008, and was expected ... this year, economists said. 'It's not a surprise to see Shanghai's rise, because it is the country's economic and financial centre,' said Chen Xuebin, a professor of finance ...

  3. Financial centre draws major players

    Posted Sep 19th 2008, 12:00am by Jacqueline Tsang

    ... to the large number of meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) being held in the area. A major financial centre and the fourth-largest city on the mainland, Shenzhen attracts ... Futian and Shekou. Businesspeople staying at these three hotels have easy access to the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Centre via the nearby underground railway and Shenzhen Baoan ...

  4. Hong Kong Inc

    Posted Oct 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In his policy address the chief executive said it was important to enhance the city's status as a global financial centre. Given the world's present economic woes is this a realistic goal? Write to us. ...

  5. Shanghai raises its global ambitions to another level

    Posted Aug 29th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... in the Shanghai World Financial Centre. At 474 metres above ground, the observatory on the 100th floor of the centre provides an unparalleled view of downtown Shanghai, the Huangpu River and the Bund. Three floors- the 94th, 97th and 100th- on the 101-storey Shanghai World Financial Centre will offer observatory facilities with transparent glass floors and top-to-bottom glass windows. ...

  6. Financial capitals unlikely to lose their clout

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

    ... of these two cities. Newer financial centres in the emerging world, they claim, especially newer Asian financial centres, will rise to wrest away their financial dominance. But history suggests ... to increase the relative position of the dominant world financial centres at the expense of the smaller financial centres. Previous global financial crises, such as the global crises beginning ...

  7. Tale of two hubs

    Posted May 20th 2008, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... to the Chinese media. The purpose was to announce that the city would establish an 'international financial centre'. Ironically, the idea of formally establishing such a centre in Shanghai ... the imperial court over which city should take the golden prize of financial centre, prompting speculation over whether a new internal political struggle is arising in the imperial court. During ...

  8. Liquid asset

    Posted Dec 08th 2008, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... Hong Kong has worked far too hard to throw away its status as a global financial centre, writes Anthony Cheung The impact of the global financial tsunami seems to have exposed Hong Kong's economic vulnerabilities in similar ways to other global financial centres like London and New York. Both the banking and financial services sectors are experiencing setbacks, slowdowns ...

  9. Tsang's Islamic finance centre bid may end up in quicksand

    Posted Apr 08th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp 'Indeed, Dubai IFC [International Financial Centre] and Hong Kong have much in common as financial centres. We have both built and developed our financial ... let's talk to the biggest financial centre in the Middle East and see if we get any ideas there. Good. Where would that be then? Hmmm... let's do a survey of square feet of office building ...

  10. Fool's gold

    Posted Nov 24th 2008, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... of world financial centres New York, London and Hong Kong, which exemplify globalisation at its best. With the global financial system now teetering under the weight of excessive debt, ... centre- by consulting the City of London's Global Financial Centres Index- you will notice that Hong Kong has yet to earn its title as a global financial centre. This honour is reserved ...




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