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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. Comment - Letters

    Government can offer small landowners better financial deal

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:07am by LETTERS

    ... Government can offer small landowners better financial deal As the convenor of a public policy collective, I would like to comment on the ongoing controversy concerning development in the northeast New Territories. Even with last month's approval of preliminary funding for work on new towns proposed in this part of Hong Kong, the government's plans will continue ...

  5. News - China

    Shanghai has high hopes for its glittering new exhibition space- but will they be disappointed?

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 04:02am by Daniel Ren

    ... located in the Hongqiao district, as a symbol of its rise as an international trading centre- the latest title the city is chasing, after transforming itself into a financial and shipping hub. ... to develop itself into a global financial and shipping centre in 2009. The mainland leadership was trying to attract foreign capital and talent amid the global financial crisis. Yu Zhengsheng, ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong families need more help to cope with the trauma of divorce

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:59am by Paul Yip, MELISSA CHAN

    ... couples and their children are worse off financially than the general population in Hong Kong. In the study, at least 30 per cent of divorced households with children lived under the poverty line, ... and financial well-being. Divorce also had a detrimental effect on children academically, emotionally and with regard to their behaviour. The increase in divorce cases is having a profound impact ...

  7. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    Li Keqiang's football musings a signal he wants to see some policy teamwork

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by George Chen

    ... in Vegas. But Zhongnanhai is not Las Vegas and actions speak louder than words. Since Xi and Li took the political centre stage, we've seen some difficulties in putting policies- especially ...   George Chen is the financial editor and a columnist at the Post. Mr Shangkong appears every Monday in print and online. Follow @george_chen on Twitter or visit facebook.com/mrshangkong ...

  8. Comment - Blogs - World cup 2014

    World Cup diary: Press get a fright as Chile fans storm Maracana media centre

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 01:00am by James Porteous

    ... security ahead of the Spain game. Unfortunately for them, though, they ended up in the media centre rather than in the terraces. The frightening horde wasn't going to cow the brave men ... of Maracana media centre. Plant pot also thrown pic.twitter.com/mTL0cxWplQ — Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) June 18, 2014 The situation was brought under control quickly & at least 85 intruders ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How 'one country, two systems' ensures Hong Kong's prosperity and stability

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:39pm by SONG ZHE

    ... to ensure its economic and social development, and to keep and lift its position as a world financial, trade and shipping centre. For 17 years, these efforts have been fruitful. Some of them ... is on the rise. It is poised to be one of the world's most free, dynamic and prosperous economies. From the 1997 Asian financial crisis, to the 2003 severe acute respiratory syndrome epidemic ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Link Reit's sale of shopping centres will leave poorer residents worse off

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 03:42am by Albert Cheng

    ... centres will leave public out of pocket yet again The Link Reit has recently disposed of four of its shopping centres for a total of HK$1.24 billion, marking its first asset sale since it was established as a listed company in 2005. Despite a public outcry, The Link- a real estate investment trust- pressed ahead with the series of deals, which saw the Hing Tin Commercial Centre, in Lam ...




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