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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/720600/two-cities-and-other-tales-how-financial-centres-flourish-or-fail
  2. News - Hong Kong

    Investment-related issues top list of complaints to dispute centre

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 12:02pm

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com 80% of cases resolved through mediation Investment-related products accounted for more than half of the complaints to the Financial Dispute Resolution Centre last year, the centre said as it kicked off its open day today. The taxpayer-funded centre has mediated a total of 47 cases since it was set up in June 2012, with about 80 per cent resolved ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1457624/investment-related-issues-top-list-complaints-dispute-centre
  3. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    Measuring the global misery index

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:29am by STEVE HANKE

    ... that even on an aggregate basis, there are two poles of attraction: one centred at a score of 20 and another at 10. Countries that gravitate towards the higher pole generally need a heavy dose of structural, or free-market reform. Countries closer to the lower pole have considerably more economic freedom. Since the financial crisis of 2008-09, Southeast Asia's level of misery declined ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1558515/measuring-global-misery-index
  4. Shanghai seen as China's top financial centre in long term

    Posted Jul 24th 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih Although Shanghai has dropped plans to be an offshore yuan trading hub, the race to overtake Hong Kong as China's top international financial centre is far from over. ... of an influential report advocating Shanghai, not Hong Kong, should be China's premier international financial centre in the long run. The report recommended measures to make Shanghai a top ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/720437/shanghai-seen-chinas-top-financial-centre-long-term
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/723651/hk-gains-ground-financial-centre-shanghai-nowhere
  6. HK can still grow as a financial centre despite Shanghai's rise

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

    ... with Tom Holland Regular readers will know this column believes Hong Kong has little to fear from Shanghai's emergence as a financial centre. At first that attitude might seem strange, even complacent, given the central government's declared intention to develop Shanghai into a major international financial centre by 2020 and the mainland city's rapid growth. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/718743/hk-can-still-grow-financial-centre-despite-shanghais-rise
  7. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - DESIGN

    Kitchen islands now the centre of attention

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:49am by Kavita Daswani

    ... Kavita Daswani property.post@scmp.com Kitchen islands are growing in size as they become centres of attention in the room and multifunctional hubs of activity beyond cooking Behind ... a project director at Robert Hidey Associates, said that even if there were no restrictions on space, there were some rules to keep in mind. "If you can't reach the centre of that island, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/interiors-living/article/1544380/kitchen-islands-now-centre-attention
  8. Business - China Business - INTERNET

    Chinese head for online banking services as Weibo users shrink

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 01:33am by James Griffiths

    ... James Griffiths james.griffiths@scmp.com Online banking surge clouded by risks on mainland The number of online financial services users on the mainland jumped 56.4 per cent to 292 million ... and payments services have boomed in the last year, with Alibaba's Yu E Bao savings product drawing attention from financial regulators after the online fund snagged HK$642 billion in deposits ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1557339/chinese-head-online-banking-services-weibo-users-shrink
  9. Business - Banking & Finance - Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act

    Financial firms struggling with Fatca compliance as deadline looms

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 09:53am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com The first deadline for the US Internal Revenue Service's new Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act falls on July 1, but will financial institutions in Asia be ready? Many HK financial firms still unprepared for Fatca Many financial institutions in Hong Kong, Singapore and other parts of the world are facing difficulties complying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1541476/financial-firms-struggling-fatca-compliance-deadline-looms
  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Fosun plans Sichuan trade centre

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:21am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Firm to build new trade centre in province to assist government's urbanisation drive Fosun pushes Sichuan urbanisation Fosun International says it will soon announce details of the development of a trade and logistics centre in Sichuan province- its latest property investment following its adoption of a new business strategy. The strategy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1461188/fosun-plans-sichaun-trade-centre

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