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  1. News - World - FINANCE

    No revenue, no assets, yet worth US$billions: stock regulators pull plug on social networking firm

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:32am by GUARDIAN, Bloomberg, Reuters

    ... firm Financial regulators in the US suspended trading in a social-networking company with no assets, no revenues and one employee, whose value on the stock market soared to US$6 billion ... to create a social-network business. After the company's shares skyrocketed in value for no apparent reason, the US Securities and Exchange Commission and Financial Industry Regulation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1552863/no-revenue-no-assets-yet-worth-usb-stock-regulators-pull-plug-social
  2. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Taiwan to renegotiate deal on yuan investment quota

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 12:52am by BLOOM

    ... and separate the pact from a beleaguered cross-strait trade deal, according to a senior official. Financial Supervisory Commission officials will meet China Securities Regulatory Commission ... of terms, Wang said, without elaborating. Beijing allowed Taiwanese investors to repatriate their yuan via its financial markets more than a year ago as part of a broader trade agreement signed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1552353/taiwan-renegotiate-deal-yuan-investment-quota
  3. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Mainland China authorities clash over securities launch

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:08am by REN WEI

    ... or loans pooled into financial instruments that can be sold to general investors. They were at the centre of the credit bubble of the mid-2000s and the financial crisis that followed in 2008. ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Central bank criticised as asset-backed product is blocked, with investors saying such securities had been approved as part of financial reform ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1538534/mainland-china-authorities-clash-over-securities-launch
  4. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Hong Kong Monetary Authority chief pledges support for US dollar peg

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 11:27pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... exceed one trillion yuan, while the value of cross-border trade settlements exceeded 3.8 trillion yuan last year. "This is in addition to a growing range of renminbi financial intermediation ... second term he would aim to achieve a better return for the Exchange Fund and make sure the local financial system would not be affected by the potential outflow of capital as the US winds down ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1549266/hong-kong-monetary-authority-chief-pledges-support-us
  5. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Beijing to back United States over new Fatca law against tax evasion

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 11:50pm by Toh Han Shih

    ... of blacklisting or penalties that had been hanging over Chinese financial institutions. The inclusion will also benefit institutions in Hong Kong, the US and elsewhere with subsidiaries in mainland China. The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (Fatca) is a US law that requires financial institutions around the world to provide information on US taxpayers to the US government. The Treasury Department ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1542111/beijing-back-united-states-over-new-fatca-law-against-tax
  6. News - Asia - FINANCE

    Japan told to do more to combat money laundering and terrorist financing

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:51am by AGENCIES

    ... The measures should include "necessary legislation", the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), which is sponsored by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, said. ... financing. That report flagged concerns including the low rate of money-laundering prosecutions and the low number of inspections of non-bank financial institutions. "The FATF is concerned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1542568/japan-told-do-more-combat-money-laundering-and-terrorist-financing
  7. Lifestyle - Technology - FINANCE

    Financial platform Thinknum encourages communal approach

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 08:23am by Pavan Shamdasani

    ... Pavan Shamdasani life@scmp.com Web tool aims for safety in numbers If the 2008 global economic crisis proved anything, it's that the fate of the financial world is often based on logical guesswork- financial valuations and projections based on assumptions of how well a company will perform. In the industry, they're known as "financial models"- sometimes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1486061/financial-platform-thinknum-encourages-communal-approach
  8. News - Hong Kong - FINANCE

    Hong Kong property cooling measures won’t ease ‘until US interest rates rise’

    Posted May 19th 2014, 11:43pm by NICK EDWARDS AND ENOCH YIU

    ... seamless stock trading access between the two financial centres should expect it to begin on schedule in late autumn. Chan was confident in sticking to the likely mid-October start date ... Nick Edwards and Enoch Yiu Financial services chief says Fed interest rate hikes a big factor in how long property market cooling measures such as 15pc levy remain U.S. rate rise could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1515911/us-interest-rate-rises-big-factor-when-relax-property-market-curbs
  9. News - Hong Kong - FINANCE

    Hong Kong could face Greek-style financial crisis, warn government advisers

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 12:33am by Olga Wong, Phila Siu, FANNY W.Y. FUNG

    ... and depletion of fiscal reserves by three years, the group warned. After the release of the report, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah said the city's finances were still sound but caution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1439664/hong-kong-could-face-greek-style-financial-crisis-warn-government
  10. News - China - FINANCE

    Risk aversion, rather than financial reform, likely to top NPC agenda

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 05:37pm by JANE CAI

    ... Jane Cai xuejun.cai@scmp.com Policymakers are expected to focus more on containing financial risk than vowing to make breakthroughs in financial reforms as deputies gather this week ... financial reforms, observers widely anticipate no substantial steps this year in liberalising deposit rates and exchange rates or opening up capital accounts, the key areas where reforms ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1440200/risk-aversion-rather-financial-reform-likely-top-npc-agenda

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