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  1. HK gains ground as financial centre; Shanghai nowhere

    Posted Sep 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland Anyone anxious that Shanghai is overtaking Hong Kong as an international financial centre can heave a sigh of relief. And anyone concerned that the US dollar is falling ... overseas investors own between 30 and 50 per cent of many major Hong Kong-listed stocks. But to get a better idea of how international a financial centre it really is, it makes sense to look ...

  2. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Gillard leads delegation to Beijing in bid to put Australia at centre of Asia

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Trade Minister Craig Emerson, who is also responsible for Australia's Asian Century policy, and Financial Services Minister Bill Shorten are among senior politicians on the six-day trip. ...

  3. Data centre to bring HK up to speed

    Posted Sep 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... as an international financial centre with the development of its HK$3 billion data centre complex in Tseung Kwan O. 'Once completed, our dedicated financial data centre will be the largest and most advanced of its kind in Hong Kong and will match the infrastructure found in top-tier financial centres in the United States and Europe,' NTT Com Asia chief strategy officer Brandon Lee ...

  4. Shanghai moves to further open financial markets

    Posted Jun 20th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... of the city's efforts to transform into an international financial centre by 2020. Fang Xinghai, the director-general of the Shanghai Financial Services Office, said the city was speeding up development ... sector' as part of plans to become a global financial centre. At present, domestic and foreign partners in a joint-venture securities firm can only offer investment banking business when ...

  5. A saga of financial sloppiness, incompetence and crookery

    Posted Jul 27th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... to raise their game if they are not to inflict lasting damage on Hong Kong's credibility as a financial centre. ... with Tom Holland If you enjoy tales of professional sloppiness, outrageous incompetence and ludicrous crookery in the financial sector, then the Dual Filing Update published yesterday ...

  6. Dubai World's troubles rattle financial giants

    Posted Nov 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the board of Dubai International Financial Centre Authority, said the Dubai World case should be viewed in isolation as a corporate restructuring rather than a government restructuring. 'There ... Maria Chan Financial stocks fell sharply yesterday, led by HSBC Holdings and Standard Chartered, on concern that banks may be hurt by Dubai World's plan to delay its debt repayment. ...

  7. Welcome endorsement of HK's financial role

    Posted Mar 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong may have about being overshadowed by Shanghai as the nation's foremost financial centre. With this backing, we are well positioned to be Asia's economic hub. The remarks may come ... as a regional financial centre will be boosted. This is not to be taken lightly. A city with such ranking has to maintain the highest possible business standards. Our infrastructure is advantageous, ...

  8. Be your own financial masters

    Posted Apr 05th 2005, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... Tom Plate It is very possible that, in just a few years, the financial shape and structure of Asia will evolve in dramatically different ways. If handled properly, the emergence of a more ... is Asia's less-than-fond memories of America's lassitude during the Asian financial crisis of 1997-98 that devastated many economies in the region. The Clinton administration is widely ...

  9. Events

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wednesday, July 4: Canadian Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'Business in motion'. Kinwick Centre. Thursday, July 5: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Investment intention survey: Comparison study between Europe and Asia'. Hong Kong Club. Friday, July 6: Hong Kong Securities Institute talk: 'SFC's enforcement of the market misconduct and insider ...

  10. HK's next financial secretary must be an expert firefighter

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... objectives will be side-swiped by events beyond his control. Instead of trying to narrow the wealth gap and bring down inflation, Leung's financial secretary could well find himself fighting ... books- now worth 200 per cent of the city's GDP- means any heightening of financial stress in China is bound to inflict damage on the city's banking sector and its economy at large. ...




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