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  1. HK can still grow as a financial centre despite Shanghai's rise

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

    ... with Tom Holland Regular readers will know this column believes Hong Kong has little to fear from Shanghai's emergence as a financial centre. At first that attitude might seem strange, even complacent, given the central government's declared intention to develop Shanghai into a major international financial centre by 2020 and the mainland city's rapid growth. ...

  2. How to be a world financial centre in three easy moves

    Posted Jun 18th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp 'Hong Kong's continued success as an international financial centre depends on our ability to diversify and expand the financial products available and we ... years, 20 directly as an investment analyst and 10 as a scribbler, and I am still mystified as to what an international financial centre is. All that I am fairly certain of is that Hong Kong ...

  3. BOC yuan trade centre boosts Shanghai hub hopes

    Posted Mar 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... a global financial centre. BOC, one of the mainland's Big Four banks, would use the unit, which it describes as its second headquarters, to boost trading in bond, gold and money market ... unveiled its ambitions to become a global financial centre by 2020 while aiming to create an onshore market for yuan trading by 2015. City officials have been trying to convince the Big Four ...

  4. Back on the financial deck

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... will promote Hong Kong's role as an international financial centre- came as no surprise to the market. Cha, 62, had long been tipped for an appointment to a top post at Hong Kong Exchanges ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com After keeping a low profile for some years, Executive Council member and veteran financial regulator Laura Cha Shih May-lung will be back in the limelight ...

  5. Singapore seeks role as yuan trading centre

    Posted Apr 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the yuan becomes a more internationally used currency, it is natural to see Frankfurt, Sydney, London and other financial centres develop their yuan business,' Leung said. But Hong Kong has ... Enoch Yiu Singapore has lobbied the People's Bank of China to allow it to act as a yuan settlement and clearing centre, but the mainland's central bank has yet to make any ...

  6. Financial work for all?

    Posted Apr 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... Hong Kong's status as an international financial centre would support the livelihood of 7 million people. 'If New York and London can support a population of 8 to 10 million by virtue of being an international financial centre, why can't Hong Kong?' Mr Tsang spluttered more than once. It would be tempting to agree with Mr Tsang that Hong Kong is one big financial city, ...

  7. Financial analysts throw support behind quarterly reporting

    Posted Nov 15th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... to short-term profit. On the other hand, the CFA Institute Centre for Financial Market Integrity and the Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts in a joint statement backed the exchange's move, ... to increased volatility of share prices,' said Lee Kha Loon, head of Asia-Pacific of the CFA Institute Centre. Mr Lee said accurate and timely information was 'the lifeblood of financial ...

  8. Hong Kong's drive for financial hub status faces talent challenge

    Posted Jun 24th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu The government may be seeking to develop Hong Kong into a global financial centre rivalling London and New York. The question is do we have enough talented people to do it. ... prove difficult. The survey called Grooming of Talents in the Financial Industry, conducted by the Centre for Public Policy Studies at Lingnan University, collected comments from 30 leading ...

  9. Shopping centres eye double-digit sales rise

    Posted Jan 27th 2010, 12:00am by Celine Sun, Paggie Leung

    ... in the second half of last year, as consumers had saved money during the financial crisis and the human swine flu outbreak. The shopping centre's annual turnover surged 16 per cent to HK$15.5 ... Celine Sun and Paggie Leung Shopping centre operators in the city are forecasting double-digit sales growth over the Lunar New Year to be fuelled by mainland tourists continuing ...

  10. HK's appeal as financial hub grows

    Posted Aug 24th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Baker

    ... Hong Kong has emerged as a major regional financial centre and a popular venue for hosting regional headquarters or representative offices, with banks and finance-related companies strongly ... are rapidly increasing at the same time as cross-border deals flatten in the face of high valuations and regulatory uncertainty. Financial services once again dominated M&A in Taiwan, with more ...




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