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  1. Two cities and other tales of how financial centres flourish or fail

    Posted Jul 27th 2010, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... long as Big Media calls the place a financial centre. And if Big Media won't always do it, then Shanghai will take on the job itself. Take, for instance, this talk of offshore and onshore ... on the notion that such a thing as a financial centre exists as naturally as does the North or South pole and, while the planet may have more financial centres than it has poles, there can be no more ...

  2. HK gains ground as financial centre; Shanghai nowhere

    Posted Sep 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland Anyone anxious that Shanghai is overtaking Hong Kong as an international financial centre can heave a sigh of relief. And anyone concerned that the US dollar is falling ... overseas investors own between 30 and 50 per cent of many major Hong Kong-listed stocks. But to get a better idea of how international a financial centre it really is, it makes sense to look ...

  3. Shady practice harms interests of investors, damages city's image as a financial centre

    Posted Jul 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... misuses the non-public information to his own advantage, and it harms investors' interests and the city's reputation as a financial centre. Insider dealing is both a civil and criminal ...

  4. Young upstart emirate forms unique niche as finance centre

    Posted Sep 23rd 2007, 12:00am by John Church

    ... in the young emirate, an expert with the centre says. Director of Asset Management at Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Kevin Birkett, also said that two-way trade with China was spiking as Dubai sought out its financial partners to form its own unique niche, bridging the time gap between the financial centres of Hong Kong and London and servicing a region with the largest untapped ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Facile criticism of financial body

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... but separate efforts of a number of government and industry bodies in promoting Hong Kong as an international financial centre, at a time when many other cities have similar bodies pushing their own ... Criticism of lean and hungry financiers takes the biscuit I refer to Jake van der Kamp's column ("Five points to ponder … over dinner in a fine restaurant", January 27) ...

  6. DBS in search of 'financial doctors'

    Posted Mar 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... is the well-established career ladder offered to those with good investment and wealth management knowledge. Starting at the lowest rank as financial services manager, employees can be promoted to Treasures ... individuals. They can also join the management stream, from Treasures Centre manager, to branch manager and district manager. Specialist roles are also open to applicants, such as investment ...

  7. Action urged on financial abuse

    Posted May 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Convention and Exhibition Centre. The congress is urging reforms following the global financial crisis, which cost an estimated 30 million jobs worldwide. Before the bubble burst, consumers were ... the vice-president of Consumers International, said a fragmented approach was not the best way to regulate the financial trade. 'There should be a single body to oversee all institutions and to work ...

  8. HK 'may lose rank' as biggest IPO centre

    Posted Nov 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... uncertainties in the global markets, Li predicted a difficult year in 2012, and said the Hong Kong stock exchange would continue to revamp to strengthen the city's status as a financial centre. He ... from Sichuan was now between HK$30 billion and HK$40 billion and had potential to grow. AMTD Financial Planning general manager Kenny Tang Sing-hing said Li was being conservative when he said ...

  9. Financial Planning Week

    Posted Sep 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Venue Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Events Financial Planning Conference Let the experts tell you how financial planning can lead to personal success, September 26, Room 601 Consumer Seminars A comprehensive tour on a range of topics, including basic financial planning, investment portfolio planning, retirement planning and estate planning, September 26-28, Theatre 1, ...

  10. Time to remove this financial question mark

    Posted May 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong cannot afford to be mentioned in international reports on money laundering, terrorism funding and tax havens. Our brand as a financial centre besides London and New York is too ... served us well and will continue to; growth as a financial centre in large part lies with our city being seen as a place where regulations are signed up to, strictly followed and enforced. ...




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