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  1. Hong Kong is No1 financial centre

    Posted Dec 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to follow. 'This is the first time ever for an Asian financial centre to be given the top spot,' said Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah. Tsang said he was pleased that the WEF had ... as a financial centre always fell behind New York, London or Tokyo,' said Raymond Yeung, an economist at ANZ. 'The change could be partly attributed to Hong Kong's geographic advantage ...

  2. HK as a world financial centre? Sorry, professor, it's just one more of those tall stories

    Posted Feb 13th 2011, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... again- dream, dream, dream. This time Prof Chan dreams of making Hong Kong as big a financial centre as London or New York within five years by pitching listings to poor Chinese provinces. He has ... is no international financial centre. It is hardly even a regional one. It is only a country one. We specialise in China business. When the chance came along to widen the geographical scope of this business ...

  3. Hong Kong puts bigger families in a tight financial and social squeeze

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Singapore provides a good model for comparison. Government incentives increase progressively for second and third children to encourage people to have more. Second, there are no childcare centres ... for parental care. Meanwhile, the Singapore government subsidises the use of childcare centres. Having professional childcare workers trumps having domestic helpers anytime. The third factor ...

  4. Financial services chief would do better lobbying closer to home

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

    ... Enoch Yiu Professor Chan, please don't get on the wrong plane. Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Chan Ka-keung last week said he was heading for London in November to promote Hong Kong as an international financial centre. But fund managers say Chan seems to have bought the wrong tickets as Beijing is where he should go to promote the local fund industry. ...

  5. Push to make HK hub for advanced data centres

    Posted Feb 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Hong Kong is ushering in more advanced data centres, backed by government incentives and strong market demand. The campaign is primed not only to entice ... data centre projects to support the needs of economic development both in Hong Kong and across the Asia-Pacific region in the years ahead.' The Office of the Government Chief Information ...

  6. Review financial tactics, HK told

    Posted Jan 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Hong Kong should rethink its strategy to cement its position as an international financial centre in the face of challenges that will come its way in the next five to 10 years, ... is going to happen to our role as a financial centre? The role of the Hong Kong dollar versus the US dollar and the renminbi? The impact will not be felt immediately, but that is an issue ...

  7. Moves to strengthen HK's position as maritime centre

    Posted Apr 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis After wallowing in the doldrums, moves are under way to strengthen Hong Kong's position as an international maritime centre, with at least two separate initiatives ... to improving the industries' competitiveness, raising their profile locally and internationally, and sustaining Hong Kong's status as an international maritime centre. Separately, officials ...

  8. B-minus for financial services; government must try harder

    Posted Sep 25th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... charts below). But with the financial climate likely to remain chilly following last year's crisis, and competition from Shanghai and other emerging centres set to intensify over the coming ... of an ambassador to promote Hong Kong's merits as a financial centre both on the mainland and internationally. It calls for an overhaul of Hong Kong's share registry and clearing and settlement ...

  9. Financial transition more than academic

    Posted Sep 10th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... financial centre for China and global investors. We need to seek ways to increase the size of the market and product lines, not just stocks but other investment vehicles. Hong Kong has the potential to build up an asset-management centre. Your first major event is to host the Asia Financial Forum on September 21, which will be attended by more than 600 financial officials and executives from ...

  10. Yam urges stronger financial role for Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 24th 2006, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Hong Kong must strengthen its role as a financial intermediary with the mainland to avoid being marginalised and maintain its status as an international financial centre, Hong Kong Monetary Authority chief executive Joseph Yam Chi-kwong warned. 'As the mainland has quickened reform on its financial system, Hong Kong- as a middleman between mainland and overseas ...




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