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  1. Two cities and other tales of how financial centres flourish or fail

    Posted Jul 27th 2010, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... long as Big Media calls the place a financial centre. And if Big Media won't always do it, then Shanghai will take on the job itself. Take, for instance, this talk of offshore and onshore ... on the notion that such a thing as a financial centre exists as naturally as does the North or South pole and, while the planet may have more financial centres than it has poles, there can be no more ...

  2. Business is booming in Europe's financial hub

    Posted Jun 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... centre for all forms of fund management and investment business. The Luxembourg financial centre has gained a reputation as an increasingly sophisticated market, supported by government policies ... stability, have attracted banks and investors from all over the globe. Good communications, easy access to other European financial centres, skilled multilingual staff, and a tradition of banking ...

  3. Business - Money - IPO PREVIEW

    IPO Preview: Roadshows

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am by Philippe Espinasse

    ... a prospective IPO issuer will ask bankers pitching to lead its flotation. The idea of visiting the world's main financial centres over just a couple of weeks might seem exciting. Chief executives ... with London. Most roadshows include events in the main financial hubs, but lesser known cities may also be visited to accommodate investors that specialise in a particular industry sector, and whose ...

  4. Green light for hedge funds to raise yuan capital

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... driver of the city's plan to become a global financial centre by 2020, has received guidelines from mainland securities and foreign-exchange regulators that will allow foreign asset ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Chinese financial regulators have decided in principle to allow global hedge funds to raise capital on the mainland, with two conditions: they must ...

  5. Rebuilding trust

    Posted Nov 20th 2008, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... to dent Hong Kong's reputation as a financial centre but because the public feels betrayed. Too many ordinary people don't trust financial institutions any more. It is in bankers' ... to unsuspecting buyers? They must know how damaging the street chatter is to their credibility. For example, some say the authorities were so keen for Hong Kong to grow as a financial centre ...

  6. Gold exchange to launch trading in silver futures

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... financial centre by promoting more commodities trading.' The price of silver has traversed a major cycle over roughly the past three decades. In its heyday in 1980, at the height of the Hunt ...

  7. Foreign banks air business hurdles

    Posted Jul 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... trade,' said Mervyn Jacob, PwC's financial services leader for China and Hong Kong. If Shanghai could turn into an international financial centre, foreign banks expected their market share ... Natalie Chiu About half the foreign banks on the mainland said the global financial crisis had affected their business models in the country, PricewaterhouseCoopers finds in a survey of 41 ...

  8. Establishment of IIA gains support

    Posted Aug 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... confidence in the industry, maintain competitiveness, and reinforce Hong Kong's position as an international financial centre,' the FSTB spokesman says. In response to points made during ... parties. A guiding principle for their work is to ensure financial, operational and political autonomy for the planned independent insurance authority (IIA). An International Monetary Fund report ...

  9. Updated trading system for London gold welcome

    Posted Feb 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... trading in London. In any major financial centre, myriad gold-based investment products- from exchange-traded funds to derivatives- are readily available at low commissions. Not so, unfortunately, ... A visit to the gold and silver exchange in Sheung Wan is like travelling back in time. Traders still quote prices and place orders by calling out and gesturing. In a modern financial hub ...

  10. Overstretched brokers to protest at longer trading hours- again

    Posted Nov 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... system. These will strengthen Hong Kong as an international financial centre, but may also mean brokers have to pay higher fees to the exchange. 'Many of the HKEx reforms are designed to meet ... trading services of banks. 'Hong Kong is an international financial centre so it should trade for a longer period of time,' Leung said. 'I think investors care more about whether ...




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