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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. A formula for financial heartache

    Posted May 18th 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo It is a sad irony that we live in one of the great financial centres of the world, yet so many of us are clueless when it comes to elementary finance and investment. This fact is borne out in survey after survey. The Consumer Council this week warned elderly investors about so-called financial advisers, who push them to buy investment products with no guaranteed return, ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. GMS China aims for big league in shopping centres

    Posted Jun 20th 2007, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Trust & Investment, is building 25 shopping centres across the mainland as it seeks to become one of the country's largest developers of hypermarket-anchored shopping complexes. ... and Guangzhou.' Unlike other foreign-backed developers that pursue high-end retail projects, Mr Gerrity said the company was aiming at the mass market with shopping centres catering to everyday needs. He ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCIAL SERVICES

    Beijing is key to city's fund success

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... local funds to be sold to mainland investors remains the key. Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah said in his budget speech in February that the government would propose law changes ... international fund centre. "One measure would be for the government to continue to cut down tax friction," McCombe said. "Globally, we see other countries now discussing and imposing more ...

  7. 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. ...

  8. Art brokers aim to gain from corporate demand

    Posted Sep 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for art by companies to decorate their boardrooms. 'During the global financial crisis, a lot of companies cleared out their art to save money,' he said, but this trend was reversing ... and sculptures to investment bank Credit Suisse, which occupies floors 87 to 99 of the International Commerce Centre in West Kowloon. Kruger said about 30 per cent of her clients opted to lease artworks, ...

  9. Tracker fund for mainland investors eyed

    Posted May 10th 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... of the Hong Kong Association of Banks, said: 'This [is] another strategic step in the development of Hong Kong as the international financial centre for [the] mainland.' But Yi Xianrong, ... of Hong Kong-listed stocks, the agreement says. The idea of launching such funds, called ETFs, was raised two years ago by the Shanghai Stock Exchange and by Financial Secretary John Tsang ...

  10. Business - Money - IPO PREVIEW

    IPO Preview: Roadshows

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am by Philippe Espinasse

    ... a prospective IPO issuer will ask bankers pitching to lead its flotation. The idea of visiting the world's main financial centres over just a couple of weeks might seem exciting. Chief executives ... with London. Most roadshows include events in the main financial hubs, but lesser known cities may also be visited to accommodate investors that specialise in a particular industry sector, and whose ...




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