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  1. HK finance sector must lift its game, Wen says

    Posted Apr 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporters Hong Kong's role as an international financial centre was irreplaceable but the city would have to raise its game to maintain its hub status, Premier Wen Jiabao said yesterday. Responding to media questions about the central government's support for Shanghai becoming an international financial centre by 2020, Mr Wen said: 'Hong Kong as a financial ...

  2. Another high-level chat for chief executive-elect

    Posted Apr 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... financial centre,' Lu said after the talks. Political commentator Johnny Lau Yui-siu was not convinced. 'Leung was trying to normalise such exchanges with Beijing's offices in Hong ...

  3. HK needs to review financial tactics, says chamber chief

    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, ... about is what 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, ...

  4. Mixed views on status of new finance council

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... platform for collaboration of the public and private sectors to advance Hong Kong's status as an international financial centre for the country and 'promote Hong Kong's financial ... services to develop talent and remove bottlenecks hindering industry development. 'Almost all the major financial centres in the world such as the London, Paris, Frankfurt and Zurich have ...

  5. Tsang's style of government has contributed to Hong Kong's decline

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... planning. It is also catching up as a financial centre. While there must be some bridge between the old and the coming administration, C. Y. Leung should be careful in his team selection. A number ...

  6. New SFC chief thinks positive

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amanda Lee amanda.lee@scmp.com Ashley Alder, the newly appointed chief executive of the Securities and Futures Commission, has vowed to help Hong Kong become the leading financial centre ... at the financial regulator's corporate finance division. The appointment comes at a time when Hong Kong is forging closer economic ties with the mainland and seeking to become an offshore centre ...

  7. Lai See

    Posted Feb 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... pay package that makes him the highest paid central banker in the world. Yesterday was no exception. But at least his boss- Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen- was on hand to defend him. 'Hong Kong is such an important financial centre that we have to hire the most talented people to handle financial regulation,' Mr Tang argued. Then Frontier legislator Emily Lau Wai-hing ...

  8. When HKEx is 1 cent, John Tsang can boast

    Posted Jun 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with the need to fend off daft civil service ideas. The difficulty in this case is that the government wants to make Hong Kong the world's third largest international financial centre, what Mr ... of New York, London and Hong Kong. To achieve this objective, however, Mr Tsang will need to meet the requirements of the financiers who will actually constitute this centre's centrepiece ...

  9. Hong Kong heading for crisis of credibility over IPO frauds

    Posted May 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kong's credibility as a well-regulated financial centre. If you can't trust a company's financial statements, then you can no longer value its shares with any confidence. And if you can ... protection is creating not a world class international financial centre, but a giant casino. That is hardly a record of excellence. ...

  10. Looking back on past achievements and the challenges that lie ahead

    Posted Jul 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the global financial tsunami arising from the collapse of Lehman and other US financial institutions. The Hong Kong government, in the past, placed too much emphasis on the importance of making Hong Kong a world financial centre with a policy that was biased in favour of bankers and financial institutions. There was insufficient supervision of these parties and the chief executive, ...




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