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  1. Beijing banks on Lize in bid to be financial centre

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... designation of Shanghai as an international financial centre is a panoramic consideration of China's economic development strategy, while our move is based on the realistic and natural need ... economy to a market-oriented one began. The capital's strongest claim lay in the fact that it was the nerve centre of the country's financial decision-making and administration. ...

  2. Police, customs probe record pile of dirty money

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Alex Lo, Clifford Lo

    ... that as an international financial centre, Hong Kong was highly aware its systems could be abused by criminals to launder the proceeds of crime. 'Hong Kong police will continue to enforce anti-money ... not a rise in crime, but greater effectiveness of law enforcement. Banks and other financial institutions had been keeping a sharper watch for suspicious deposits and withdrawals, they said. ...

  3. Talk of a world currency just financial pie in the sky

    Posted Mar 26th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland On Monday, the governor of China's central bank called for the adoption of a 'super-sovereign reserve currency' to replace the US dollar. His proposal triggered a vigorous debate among academic economists and financial pundits about the merits of an international currency, almost all of which was utter gibberish. At first, the concept ...

  4. War heroine finally gets financial help

    Posted Jan 30th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... of abandoning her as she faced financial hardship, with her income falling about A$200 (HK$1,200) a week short of her bills. On Wednesday, however, Prime Minister John Howard announced that Australia ...

  5. Financial forces righting perceived imbalance in product pricing

    Posted Nov 19th 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... and based on a value of 100 for June 1997, just before the Asian financial crisis caused most Asian currencies to collapse. It clearly shows a sharp appreciation of the Hong Kong dollar during ...

  6. Afghanistan takes centre stage for Shanghai group

    Posted Jun 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... of pragmatic co-operation' to boost security and trade ties in the region, he said. The summit will also mark the establishment of an SCO counterterrorism centre in Tashkent. Chen Yurong, director ...

  7. US visa call centre shut down in Shanghai

    Posted Apr 28th 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Closure over 'illegal operations' leaves many mainland applicants in limbo Shanghai police have shut down a call centre used by the United States ... consulate in Shanghai said yesterday that authorities closed the All-China Visa Information Centre- which provided information and arranged visa appointments at the US embassy in Beijing and four ...

  8. Patriotism and Taiwan poll to take centre stage

    Posted Mar 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Session will also approve amendments to enshrine Jiang Zemin's Theory of the Three Represents The annual meeting of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) opens today in Beijing with Taiwan's presidential election and Hong Kong's patriotism debate expected to take centre stage. Speaking at a press conference yesterday, CPPCC spokesman ...

  9. Compelling case for Asian markets

    Posted Dec 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with healthy financial systems and solid fundamentals, remains attractive. Domestic demand is robust, supported by increasing affluence, low debt levels and high savings rates, Fidelity says. ...

  10. US threats to Hong Kong asset prices overblown

    Posted Dec 09th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland If you are trying to spot the risks that could derail Hong Kong's asset markets next year, you are probably spending a fair amount of time worrying about what's going to happen to the US dollar and US interest rates. Because of ...




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