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  1. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Through-train scheme brings mixed blessings for industry players

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 01:23am by Enoch Yiu

    ... and Hong Kong as financial centres and promote the internationalisation of the yuan and the development of Hong Kong as an offshore yuan hub," he said. "We would expect some impact ... to 550 billion yuan (HK$690 billion) from October. "This is good news for stockbrokers but bad news for fund managers," said Christopher Cheung Wah-fung, legislator for financial ...

  2. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Scope seen for tighter regulation of insurance-linked investments

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 10:55am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... Tightening of rules urged to protect retail investors Regulation of the financial sector in Hong Kong does not properly protect retail investors and should be tightened, said a lawmaker who oversaw ... to inspect, investigate or discipline them in connection with the manner in which they conduct that business." Since the financial crisis, more than 80 unlicensed funds marketed via ILAS products ...

  3. Business - China Business - INVESTMENT

    Qianhai eyes Asean investors to boost trade zone numbers

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 01:14am by Jeanny Yu

    ... foreign investors. "We would apply to lower the entry barrier to allow financial institutions in Southeast Asia to do business in Qianhai," Zhang Bei, director general of Qianhai, said ... in Zhuhai and Nanshan in Guangzhou- in the race to attract foreign investment. Despite being dubbed as a test bed for mainland China's financial reforms, Hong Kong enterprises have yet to warm ...

  4. Business - China Business - INVESTMENT

    Fund products on shopping list for mainlanders

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 01:14am by Enoch Yiu

    ... products here. However, this is also an alert that we need to improve our regulation to enhance investor protection," said Christopher Cheung Wah-fung, the lawmaker representing the financial ... to HK$46,500 per transaction. Half the investors in the survey said they were ready to accept a loss up to 15 to 20 per cent. Thirty-two per cent of respondents said they like buying financial products ...

  5. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Bonds shine again as stocks seen as overvalued

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 01:09am by Reuters

    ... than last year," Panigirtzoglou said. It's also worth bearing in mind the relative size of the global equity universe. At the end of last year the stock of global financial assets ...

  6. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Debt in riskiest markets a frontier too far?

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 10:06am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... their illiquid financial markets already make the asset class less correlated to price action in global markets- the MSCI Emerging Market equity index is down nearly 1 per cent over the past year, its ... such as Pakistan and Zambia, to say nothing about Ukraine and Venezuela? A cursory glance at the political, economic and financial challenges faced by frontier markets shows that the asset class ...

  7. Business - Economy - INVESTMENT

    Qianhai targets Hong Kong firms in land auctions

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 01:20am by Jeanny Yu

    ... by a joint venture between US-based Silverstein Properties and mainland partner Shenzhen Qianhai International Energy Financial Centre. The price tag of 28,113 yuan per square metre was 74 per cent ... that would function as a signature building for Qianhai, like the International Financial Centre in Hong Kong or the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai. "The key for Qianhai to succeed is to make ...

  8. Business - China Business - INVESTMENT

    Russia looks east for new investors

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 01:09am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Hong Kong and the mainland, said Kostroma. In the coming years, the Russian capital will build more than 200 transport hubs, a rail system in the centre of the city and continue to invest ...

  9. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Citic Securities acquires stake in US brokerage BTIG

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 12:21am by BLOOM

    ... financial results. After taking a 19.9 per cent stake in CLSA in 2012 for US$310.3 million, Citic paid US$841.7 million for the rest, not including Taiwan operations. Citic ranks as China's ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - INVESTMENT

    China bond sale suffers setback amid expected of rate rises

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 12:59am by BLOOM

    ... payments to the People's Bank of China in the month after each quarter ends and this drains funds from the financial system. The seven-day repurchase rate climbed 74 basis points this week ... showed. Declines in the yuan are fuelling concern that capital inflows will slow, reducing cash in the financial system. Increased sovereign debt issuance this quarter was also set to siphon off ...




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