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  1. HK 'may lose rank' as biggest IPO centre

    Posted Nov 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... uncertainties in the global markets, Li predicted a difficult year in 2012, and said the Hong Kong stock exchange would continue to revamp to strengthen the city's status as a financial centre. He ... from Sichuan was now between HK$30 billion and HK$40 billion and had potential to grow. AMTD Financial Planning general manager Kenny Tang Sing-hing said Li was being conservative when he said ...

  2. Singapore seeks role as yuan trading centre

    Posted Apr 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the yuan becomes a more internationally used currency, it is natural to see Frankfurt, Sydney, London and other financial centres develop their yuan business,' Leung said. But Hong Kong has ... Enoch Yiu Singapore has lobbied the People's Bank of China to allow it to act as a yuan settlement and clearing centre, but the mainland's central bank has yet to make any ...

  3. Financial secretary sees no need to use reserves

    Posted Oct 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... system is built. 'I had previously said the storm was approaching. And now, the storm is moving closer. Hong Kong, as an international financial centre, will unavoidably be affected.' ... Ng Kang-chung and Phyllis Tsang Hong Kong sees no need to use its foreign reserves to rescue banks, the financial chief has said. But he also warned that the city could fall ...

  4. Hong Kong struggles as forex trading centre

    Posted Sep 27th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... if you break out the numbers for the derivatives market. They show Hong Kong placed last among Asia's four big financial centres, well below Tokyo and Singapore and behind Sydney. With just 0.9 per cent of the global market, Hong Kong ranks alongside financial titans like Belgium and far below emerging centres of expertise like Ireland. Still, presumably there is hope for Hong ...

  5. Is Tsang the best financial secretary HK can find?

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland Incoming chief executive C.Y. Leung announced his new government line-up yesterday, and John Tsang Chun-wah is to stay on as financial secretary. 'In the coming few years, ... markets had plunged 50 per cent. Then in rapid succession we had the dotcom boom and bust, Sars, and the financial crisis. Still Hong Kong prospered. So there is nothing either unprecedented ...

  6. City still has upper hand in region, think tank says

    Posted May 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Hong Kong's position as an international financial centre is unlikely to be shaken despite Shanghai's rapid development, a think tank says. A research ... liberalised financial centre in Asia would continue to make it the dominant centre in the region. A leading banker said, however, that Hong Kong had work to do to keep attracting foreign investment. ...

  7. New year brings changing of the financial guard

    Posted Jan 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the first consultation way back in 2001. He was also proud to have led the exchange through a turbulent time caused by the global financial crisis. It is now time for him to call it a day as his ... and a new financial secretary. The market tips the most likely candidates to take the top financial post as Hong Kong Monetary Authority chief executive Norman Chan Tak-lam or his predecessor Joseph ...

  8. Concierge key to centre's service

    Posted May 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... When entering a business centre for the first time, potential serviced office tenants value a receptionist's warm greeting. Customer care is mostly welcomed, as executives leave ... That is what business centre operators, such as Jumpstart, are witnessing as the landlord of one of its premises in Shanghai unveils its 'deluxe concierge and management services'. Wheelock ...

  9. Public Financial net profit rises 34pc

    Posted Jan 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan Public Financial Holdings, a mid-sized lender controlled by Public Bank of Malaysia, said net profit last year rose 33.97 per cent, partly helped by a one-off gain of HK$108.5 ... the lender had about US$10 million invested in the investment vehicle. Mr Tan said the financial vehicle did not have exposure to subprime mortgages, adding that he expected it would not cause ...

  10. Banking woes limit gains for financial counters

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

    ... Maria Chan Financial stocks rose yesterday after a strong rally in the United States and European markets, but most of them closed off their highs as investors remained bearish ... to the year. 'The financial stock rally [in Hong Kong] was just a rebound, not a turnaround,' he said. Hang Seng Bank rose as much as 7.9 per cent before closing at HK$72.10, up 5.49 per ...




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