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  1. HSBC rejects report on HQ move

    Posted Mar 07th 2011, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li HSBC Holdings management has dismissed a Sunday Telegraph report that it is considering quitting London for Hong Kong because of high tax and red tape. 'London continues to be recognised as one of the world's leading international financial centres, a position it has built over many decades through deliberate policy action. We have been very clear that it is our ...

  2. HK takes second spot in globalisation index

    Posted Jan 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the territory's pre-eminent position as a global financial centre, especially in terms of facilitating capital flows towards emerging markets, particularly the mainland. According to forecasts ... of financial centres. He said Hong Kong emerged as a superior destination for investors when compared to other developed markets. Taiwan and the mainland were ranked 11th and 40th, respectively. Hong ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Rebuilding trust

    Posted Nov 20th 2008, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... to dent Hong Kong's reputation as a financial centre but because the public feels betrayed. Too many ordinary people don't trust financial institutions any more. It is in bankers' ... to unsuspecting buyers? They must know how damaging the street chatter is to their credibility. For example, some say the authorities were so keen for Hong Kong to grow as a financial centre ...

  5. Shanghai seeks 8b yuan for financial fund

    Posted Aug 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and ultimately reach 20 billion yuan in total assets, according to the Shanghai Financial Service Office. The fund is part of Shanghai's efforts to transform itself into a global financial centre ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai Shanghai has started raising money for the mainland's first private equity fund to target financial institutions, another step towards strengthening ...

  6. Updated trading system for London gold welcome

    Posted Feb 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... trading in London. In any major financial centre, myriad gold-based investment products- from exchange-traded funds to derivatives- are readily available at low commissions. Not so, unfortunately, ... A visit to the gold and silver exchange in Sheung Wan is like travelling back in time. Traders still quote prices and place orders by calling out and gesturing. In a modern financial hub ...

  7. Fortune smiles on trade links

    Posted Jun 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... of Europe's key financial centres. Instead of a corporate yacht, the 63,594-tonne, 300-metre pipe-laying barge is proudly flying the flag for business co-operation between Hong Kong and Luxembourg. ... fast-growing wealth is not only attracting Luxembourg financial services companies to Hong Kong, local fund managers are using the European financial centre to incorporate their Asian funds. Stephane ...

  8. HK to work on law to attract fund houses

    Posted Oct 06th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Hong Kong is proposing law changes to encourage more funds to incorporate in the city. The aim is to enhance its standing as an international financial centre. Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Chan Ka-keung said yesterday new regulations were needed to attract more fund houses to domicile in the city, instead of the more popular Luxembourg or Dublin. ...

  9. Green light for hedge funds to raise yuan capital

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... driver of the city's plan to become a global financial centre by 2020, has received guidelines from mainland securities and foreign-exchange regulators that will allow foreign asset ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Chinese financial regulators have decided in principle to allow global hedge funds to raise capital on the mainland, with two conditions: they must ...

  10. Private fund spends US$500m on projects

    Posted Oct 17th 2007, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... a holiday home in a resort city or a luxury residence in one of the region's financial centres. 'There is a growing number of wealthy people looking for high-end properties. We believe ...




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