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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/723651/hk-gains-ground-financial-centre-shanghai-nowhere
  2. 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
  3. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    Proton therapy centre planned

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 04:53am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Safety assurances over radioactive waste 'accepted' as planning approval sought Proton therapy centre planned The Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital hopes to open a state-of-the-art radiotherapy facility in Shau Kei Wan in 2019. The facility would occupy four basement floors of a planned 23-storey private medical centre. While rezoning of the land ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1533503/proton-therapy-centre-planned
  4. Business - Money

    Singapore sees money laundering cases hit a record high

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 02:08am by BLOOM

    ... of suspected criminal proceeds in 2013 as more overseas offenders seek out bank accounts in the city. "Singapore's openness as an international transport hub and financial centre exposes ... of overseas criminals seeking to launder money through Singapore bank accounts." The city's white-collar police has tripled its financial investigation resources with an increase ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/article/1545106/singapore-sees-money-laundering-cases-hit-record-high
  5. Centuries-old university centres on modern learning

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 10:33am by Reports by Mia Daughenbaugh and David Bell

    ... Reports by Mia Daughenbaugh and David Bell From walking the ancient halls of the University of Aberdeen to relishing the tranquillity of its learning spaces, many people have chosen the Aberdeen educational experience for its erudite and practical traditi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1533822/centuries-old-university-centres-modern-learning
  6. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    Will Occupy Central send Hong Kong down the road to irrelevancy?

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 12:26pm by Cathy Holcombe

    ... Cathy Holcombe Political instability is stoking fears that the city's role as a trading and financial centre will diminish Confidence at a crossroads Hong Kong is suffering from a renewed bout of existential angst, an abiding fear that this great trading and financial centre will one day be irrelevant. This is one way to interpret the rather paranoid pushback against Occupy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1548631/will-occupy-central-send-hong-kong-down-road-irrelevancy
  7. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Financial tech start-up programme to burnish Hong Kong's innovation credentials

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:43am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Accenture-sponsored programme fosters next generation of financial technology companies to enhance city's status as a financial capital Innovation lab boosts banks' use of hi-tech A programme aimed at promoting innovative technologies that could reinvigorate Hong Kong's banking sector will be co-launched by 10 major financial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1530394/financial-tech-start-programme-burnish-hong-kongs-innovation
  8. HK firm on enhancing financial centre role

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

    ... Maria Chan The Hong Kong government would work with regulators and the financial industry to enhance the city's role as an international financial centre through measures ... an international financial centre given the fast growth of the mainland economy and the rising influence of the yuan globally. 'Our direction of being an international financial centre in this time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/675416/hk-firm-enhancing-financial-centre-role
  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY

    Shanghai allows more luxury homes

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 03:36pm by Reuters

    ... developed by Shenzhen Overseas Chinese Town in central Shanghai recently gained selling approval to set prices close to 300,000 yuan (HK$377,000) per square metre, a record for the financial centre ... at prices at record levels, especially in the centre of top-tier cities. Land sales are the major revenue for most local governments in China. Some local governments are also allowing people to buy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1550337/shanghai-allows-more-luxury-homes
  10. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Jobless rate could rise if retail sales keep declining, financial secretary warns

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:03am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Poor April figures and troubling external business factors worry financial secretary Fall in retail sales could cost jobs, Tsang says Hong Kong's unemployment rate of 3.1 per cent may go up if retail sales continue to shrink and the external business environment does not improve, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah warned yesterday. He ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1528229/jobless-rate-could-rise-if-retail-sales-keep-declining-financial

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