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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. 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 ...

  4. The formula for creating a global financial centre

    Posted Jun 19th 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... appears to think that this many people are needed if we are to make Hong Kong's name shine as a global financial centre. Nary a peep of this did we hear in his re-election campaign for chief executive and it appears that he alone has heard God declare it Hong Kong's destiny to be a global financial centre, whatever that means. I have never been certain and I don't really think ...

  5. HK urged to strengthen role as financial centre

    Posted Jun 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan Hong Kong must rise to the challenges brought by globalisation and the rise of the mainland's economy, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said yesterday. The city needed to strengthen its role as a global financial centre and help the mainland currency's progress towards free convertibility, Mr Tsang said. He was speaking in the Yunnan provincial ...


    Posted Apr 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong is a buzzing 'world city' and global financial centre, but it also has an interesting cultural heritage tucked away between the skyscrapers. Here are some venues offering an insight into its past. ...

  7. Hong Kong Inc

    Posted Oct 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In his policy address the chief executive said it was important to enhance the city's status as a global financial centre. Given the world's present economic woes is this a realistic goal? Write to us. ...

  8. Chief executive puts brave face on Shanghai as finance hub

    Posted Mar 28th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Peter So

    ... Ambrose Leung and Peter So The central government's plan to nurture Shanghai into an international financial centre was something to be proud of, the chief executive said yesterday. But Donald Tsang Yam-kuen stressed the importance of keeping Hong Kong's leading role amid keen competition from other financial centres in the time zone. He was responding for the first time ...

  9. Events

    Posted Mar 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kinwick Centre, Central. Hong Kong Foreign Financial Institutions Association lunch: 'Will Shanghai become an international financial centre by 2020?' Hong Kong Club. Tomorrow: Joint chamber briefing: US financial crisis. Hong Kong Jockey Club. ...

  10. Stock exchange needs to raise the bar for company listings

    Posted Jul 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as a financial centre. Companies that may not be ready to be listed could cause problems for regulators. However, I think it is a great time to review our regulations and set a goal to become a world-class financial centre that assures investors of the quality of the companies that we allow to be listed. We have so many highly qualified professionals, a great infrastructure ...




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