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  1. Two cities and other tales of how financial centres flourish or fail

    Posted Jul 27th 2010, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... long as Big Media calls the place a financial centre. And if Big Media won't always do it, then Shanghai will take on the job itself. Take, for instance, this talk of offshore and onshore ... on the notion that such a thing as a financial centre exists as naturally as does the North or South pole and, while the planet may have more financial centres than it has poles, there can be no more ...

  2. Shanghai seen as China's top financial centre in long term

    Posted Jul 24th 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih Although Shanghai has dropped plans to be an offshore yuan trading hub, the race to overtake Hong Kong as China's top international financial centre is far from over. ... of an influential report advocating Shanghai, not Hong Kong, should be China's premier international financial centre in the long run. The report recommended measures to make Shanghai a top ...

  3. HK gains ground as financial centre; Shanghai nowhere

    Posted Sep 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland Anyone anxious that Shanghai is overtaking Hong Kong as an international financial centre can heave a sigh of relief. And anyone concerned that the US dollar is falling ... overseas investors own between 30 and 50 per cent of many major Hong Kong-listed stocks. But to get a better idea of how international a financial centre it really is, it makes sense to look ...

  4. HK can still grow as a financial centre despite Shanghai's rise

    Posted Jul 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland Regular readers will know this column believes Hong Kong has little to fear from Shanghai's emergence as a financial centre. At first that attitude might seem strange, even complacent, given the central government's declared intention to develop Shanghai into a major international financial centre by 2020 and the mainland city's rapid growth. ...

  5. Financial success is all in the stars

    Posted Oct 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Jin Peh

    ... Jin Peh Hong Kong is a financial centre attracting highly skilled and motivated professionals. But what is the Chinese metaphysical explanation for these individuals? Since metal ... pattern from year to year. This year, the eighth wealth star is located at the centre. To stimulate it, place something that has yang energy associated with movement, or a water feature, ...

  6. Financial services chief would do better lobbying closer to home

    Posted Oct 12th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Professor Chan, please don't get on the wrong plane. Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Chan Ka-keung last week said he was heading for London in November to promote Hong Kong as an international financial centre. But fund managers say Chan seems to have bought the wrong tickets as Beijing is where he should go to promote the local fund industry. ...

  7. Financial services link Duchy to HK

    Posted Jun 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Martin Donovan

    ... Martin Donovan The bonds between Hong Kong and Luxembourg are steadily increasing thanks to both jurisdictions being centres for the financial services industry. Luxembourgers may be thin ... century,' Harles told InvestHK, the government's inward investment arm. 'We chose Hong Kong because it is a leading international financial centre with a very positive outlook, as China ...

  8. Xiamen gets nod as cross-strait financial hub

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

    ... Kristine Kwok The State Council has approved a plan to make Xiamen, the mainland city closest to Taiwan, a cross-strait financial hub. Fujian Communist Party secretary Sun Chunlan told a cross-strait forum in Xiamen yesterday that the coastal city would be the first to test some major reforms of financial policies, but she did not elaborate. Last year, the city applied ...

  9. Prosperity recovers from financial crisis

    Posted Apr 26th 2010, 12:00am by Mukul Munish

    ... Mukul Munish Prosperity Real Estate Investment Trust, a Hong Kong-listed reit, survived the worst of the financial crisis and a downturn in Hong Kong property rentals last year to announce ... by the financial crisis. But the occupancy rate rose in the second half to 97.4 per cent as at the end of December, almost at the same level as at the end of 2008, which was 98.5 per cent. 'We ...

  10. Time to remove this financial question mark

    Posted May 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong cannot afford to be mentioned in international reports on money laundering, terrorism funding and tax havens. Our brand as a financial centre besides London and New York is too ... served us well and will continue to; growth as a financial centre in large part lies with our city being seen as a place where regulations are signed up to, strictly followed and enforced. ...




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