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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Every penny of HK$3 trillion Exchange Fund needed for ‘crises’, says HKMA chief

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:50am by Enoch Yiu

    ... for infrastructure projects or welfare. Norman Chan Tak-lam, the chief executive of the Monetary Authority, said the fund needed every cent to cope with unexpected financial crises. Some HK$800 billion ... of the government's reserves and the fund's accumulated surpluses. The fund has grown from HK$350 billion in 1993 to HK$3 trillion, prompting suggestions there is more than enough to maintain financial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1561450/hands-hk3-trillion-exchange-fund-says-monetary-authority
  2. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    FSDC sees bigger role for Hong Kong in helping Chinese firms go global

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:31am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Bigger role seen in helping China firms go global The Financial Services Development Council will study how Hong Kong professionals and the market could better ... work overseas. Many stakeholders told us that Hong Kong has not done as well in marketing its financial services as Singapore. The FSDC this year would put more focus on promotion to let more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1554321/fsdc-sees-bigger-role-hong-kong-helping-chinese-firms-go
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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