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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - WHITE COLLAR

    Offshore yuan centres not the biggest threat to Hong Kong's financial sector

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 02:07pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... until 2012. Over the past year, Beijing has given the approval for other financial centres, such as London, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo, to do business in yuan to further encourage international ... in the yuan business. In fact, the real competition is not from overseas centres, since Hong Kong- which is directly adjacent to the mainland- has an unrivalled advantage over them. The real threat ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    Will the dealmakers go to Shanghai's financial centre?

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... Will the dealmakers go to Shanghai's financial centre? How can Shanghai get ready to be a financial centre by 2020? We've talked about world-class infrastructure, freedom of capital flows, ... China's so-called Wall Street, into a true international financial centre. I am more interested in the inflow of dealmakers and financial industry stakeholders from all over the world. If you work ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Protest must not mar Hong Kong's reputation as financial centre

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Protest must not mar our standing Hong Kong has a deserved reputation as one of the world's top financial centres. That status is due to be reinforced when the city ... and the decision is to be welcomed. It underlines our importance as an international financial centre to the country and the world, something that is too often taken for granted. That Beijing has entrusted ...

  4. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Hong Kong lawmakers need Shanghai trip to face up to social issues

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:27am by George Chen

    ... Hong Kong if today's Shanghai is really what it wants Hong Kong to be tomorrow. Shanghai's problems won't stop the government making the city a world-class financial centre, attracting attention for years or even decades. But Shanghai is definitely not what it used to be in the eyes of its people. No pain? No gains? George Chen is the Post 's financial services ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong should be a financial capital to all- including tech start-ups

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 11:04am by YAT SIU

    ... ambitious start-ups is a lack of carefully thought-out and structured support from the finance community. Hong Kong is a financial capital and a keystone for much of the business activity in Asia, ... promising local tech start-ups have been suffocated by a lack of financial support? In 2009, the company sold its messaging unit to IBM. After the deal, we focused on app development and publishing. ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Progress on fighting money laundering is encouraging

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:14am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Waging war on financial cheats No financial centre wants to see its reputation tainted by association with money laundering. On the face of it more than 33,000 reports ... in their efforts to safeguard their ill-gotten gains. For the sake of the city's reputation as a financial centre, the government should do what it can to enhance the career path and rewards ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 21, 2014

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 03:11am by LETTERS

    ... majority of developed countries. Casting unfounded aspersions and applying negative nomenclatures on smaller and less powerful financial centres is not in line with the spirit of international ... have suggested a HK$30 levy per bag of rubbish, which would not be a huge financial burden on citizens. It has been suggested that there should be a scheme to reward households that reduce ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Japan is back and thriving economically with ambitious plans

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 03:47am by Shinzo Abe

    ... of its location. Japan no longer considers itself the "Far" East; rather, we are at the very centre of the Pacific Rim and a neighbour to the world's growth centre stretching from Southeast Asia to India. There can be little doubt that this growth centre will continue to propel Japan's economy for the foreseeable future. Japanese direct investment is expanding in Vietnam ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    Is the market reform a true 'win-win' for Shanghai and Hong Kong?

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:07am by George Chen

    ... is that still considered a win for both financial centres? The answer may not be as clear. Some analysts have made the point that the scheme may be the first step towards getting the market systems ... but that day will come, sooner or later. As the moderator for the debate, I asked the panelists what unique advantage Hong Kong had to remain a leading financial centre in the long run, other than ...

  10. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS

    City's financial industry has high hopes for real reforms

    Posted Nov 23rd 2013, 02:40am by Shirley Yam

    ... committees. Their eagerness came from hope. Where else can you find an international financial centre that is at the doorstep of the world largest about-to-open financial market? Nowhere but Hong ... There are fewer far-fetched ideas like the building of Hong Kong into an Islamic financial centre. There is a 42-page proposal to revitalise the reit market. It specifies where we have fallen behind other ...




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