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  1. Business - Companies - REGULATION

    Money laundering law could extend to non-financial firms

    Posted May 28th 2014, 11:10am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Client due diligence needs likely to be extended to non-financial sector, including accounting and law firms, in anti-money-laundering push Reach of dirty-cash law tipped to broaden The Hong Kong government is expected to extend the law against money laundering- now applicable only to the financial sector- to lawyers, accountants, property ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1520235/money-laundering-law-could-extend-non-financial-firms
  2. Business - Money - REGULATION

    China's securities regulator tightens delisting rules for poor performers

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 01:51am by Reuters

    ... so, and will not be given preferential treatment, the draft rules say. Those that make false financial declarations in their initial share sales or earnings reports and companies that post ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1546980/chinas-securities-regulator-tightens-delisting
  3. Property - International - REGULATION

    Britain's cooling measures to hit property price growth

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:49am by Peggy Sito, Bloomberg

    ... including a cap on lending for home loans. The bank’s Financial Policy Committee recommended that property loans of 4.5 times a borrower’s income or higher should comprise no more than 15 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1544626/britains-cooling-measures-hit-property-price-growth
  4. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    BIS sees danger signs in property prices and credit growth

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 01:40am by Reuters

    ... been building up in the financial systems of several countries," the BIS said in its annual report. While no early warning indicator was completely reliable, dismissing such readings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1543248/bis-sees-danger-signs-property-prices-and-credit-growth
  5. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Wider reform urged on MPF fee charges in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 01:40am by Enoch Yiu

    ... investment decisions or not equipped to make decisions," said Rex Auyeung Pak-kuen, the Asia president of US financial firm Principal, an MPF provider. "This type of product has been sold ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1543167/wider-reform-urged-mpf-fee-charges-hong-kong
  6. Business - Money - REGULATION

    Brokers and fund managers back special listing boards

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:08am by Enoch Yiu

    ... standards of corporate governance and protect minority shareholder rights." The Financial Services Development Council last week proposed the creation of several listing boards, including one ... it hard or too expensive to sue for their own interests. Principal Financial's Asia president Rex Auyeung Pak-kuen supports the introduction of different boards. "I see no harm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1538514/brokers-and-fund-managers-back-special-listing
  7. Business - Money - REGULATION

    HKEx 'open' to new boards idea

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 05:58am by Enoch Yiu

    ... before a ceremony to celebrate its 14th anniversary. "The consultation is up to the listing committee to decide but I do hope it happens in the second half of this year." The Financial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1539231/hkex-open-new-boards-idea
  8. Business - China Business - REGULATION

    Audit uncovers shortcomings in management of SOEs

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 12:53am by Eric Ng

    ... state-owned sector. "Some did not carry out sufficient feasibility assessments or have flouted approval procedures when investing; some were lax on financial management," the National Audit ... Poor financial management was also identified as a major issue. The audit office said China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC), parent of listed PetroChina, had placed 352 million yuan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1537274/audit-uncovers-shortcomings-management-soes
  9. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Rules eased on use of offshore yuan to invest in mainland markets

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 01:13am by Reuters

    ... the efficiency of RQFII quota usage. The scheme, launched in 2011, allows financial institutions to use offshore yuan to invest in the mainland's securities markets, including in stocks, bonds ... totalling 238.2 billion yuan had been assigned to fund managers in Hong Kong, the leading centre for the trade. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1527019/rules-eased-use-offshore-yuan-invest-mainland-markets
  10. Business - Economy - REGULATION

    US central bank faces an economic balancing act

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:08am by DAVID BROWN

    ... in asset markets. Stronger markets are good for growth. Stronger financial markets mean stronger wealth effects and stronger economic confidence. If US consumers feel wealthier and more confident, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1538532/us-central-bank-faces-economic-balancing-act

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