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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1434048/offshore-yuan-centres-not-biggest-threat-hong-kongs
  2. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    Fatca regime may have unintended consequences for financial system

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:40am by Peter Guy

    ... possess long, institutional memories. Contempt for what they consider to be rogue bankers in financial centres such as Switzerland and its secrecy laws stretch back to the second world war. Nazi ... Peter Guy Crackdown on Americans' money in overseas accounts may lead to the growth of shadow banking and the financial power of other countries Tax secrets Many financial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1565727/fatca-regime-may-have-unintended-consequences-financial-system
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1325941/will-dealmakers-go-shanghais-financial-centre
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1318581/protest-must-not-mar-hong-kongs-reputation-financial-centre
  5. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong government's reserves are not big enough to fight 'financial predators'

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 01:01am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com Head of the HKMA believes the government's reserves can fight off 'financial predators', but in reality it is a case of Norman versus Goliath You're no match for the power of capital, Norman The government intervened in the markets in August 1998 to counter the double market play by international financial market ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1563045/hong-kong-governments-reserves-are-not-big-enough-fight-financial-predators
  6. Comment

    Hong Kong should reform its tax structure to redistribute wealth

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 11:53am by DAVID LUI

    ... by rising housing prices and rental costs. Many of the rich pay little or no tax, given that there is no tax on dividend income. Our income tax is probably the lowest of any major financial centre ... Juzhong Zhuang, deputy chief economist at the Asian Development Bank, wrote in the Financial Times that Asia needs higher taxes to help its poor to prosper. More than 80 per cent of Asians live ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1581091/hong-kong-should-reform-its-tax-structure-redistribute-wealth
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Protecting workers' rights is good for business, in China and elsewhere

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 12:00pm by LOWELL CHOW

    ... want to do the right thing. With the enormous financial support behind them, many Chinese companies, especially state-owned enterprises, are in a strong position to take action. Avoiding human ... with headquarters in greater China and outside, are coming under ever-increasing scrutiny. They can wait until abuses are revealed, and suffer the likely reputational and financial damage. Or they can take ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1580756/protecting-workers-rights-good-business-china-and-elsewhere
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must not allow its tax policy to be used as a political weapon

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 12:05pm by ARTHUR LAFFER

    ... of significant US funds held abroad. There are many good reasons why Hong Kong is one of the most prosperous cities in the world, and other financial centres and economies would be wise to learn from its ... Nations, which is attempting to tax air travel, energy use and financial transactions. Taxation policies are rarely universally liked or endorsed, but as Thatcher once so brilliantly said: "If ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1580757/hong-kong-must-not-allow-its-tax-policy-be-used-political-weapon
  9. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Spoilt child or not, Hong Kong merits attention

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:01am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com The territory is more than a financial centre but insight about its political challenges is limited Spoilt child or not, HK merits attention Li Ka-shing ... and future of Hong Kong. Most students in the West may recognise Hong Kong simply as one of the world's leading financial centres. As you read this column, I'm actually at Yale University ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1575695/spoilt-child-or-not-hong-kong-merits-attention
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by STAFF

    ... a discussion on the financial and services centre being set up in Qianhai, Shenzhen. The speakers are the zone's head of business promotion, Peter Tao Peng, and KPMG senior partner Peter Kung. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1578712/talking-points

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