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  1. Business - Companies - MONEY MATTERS

    SFC action hands ex-Citic Pacific directors a get-out-of-jail-free card

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:47am by Shirley Yam

    ... sentences were "necessary to drive home the message that transgressions that adversely affect the integrity and reputation of … Singapore as a commercial city and financial centre ... subordinates. And that's not sheer guess work, but laid out in the law. The Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Chan Ka-keung told the Legislative Council in 2010 in regard ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    High property prices boost appeal of office refurbishment

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:39pm by William Taam

    ... development opportunities in the property market, more and more investors are shifting their focus to how to maximise profit from their existing portfolios. We see many buildings in city centres ... opportunity to improve the income and performance of an older building in most city-centre locations. A recent Arcadis report entitled "Office Refurbishment in Global Cities" showed ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance

    Bank of Communications hits back at new deposit constraint

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:23am by DON WEINLAND

    ... of Communications' Finance Research Centre in Shanghai said in a statement drafted on Sunday that the new rule would not only hinder some banks' ability to collect deposits, but banks would also find ... banks could start bolstering deposits mid-month to circumvent the new rule. Mainland banks are increasingly competing with non-financial-sector firms, such as internet-based lenders, ...

  4. Business - Economy - MACROSCOPE

    European economy weak due to lack of competitiveness

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:23am by Bloomberg

    ... to a lack of competitiveness In the long-running debate over Europe's feeble economic recovery, monetary policy has taken centre stage as if printing money can solve Europe's troubles. ... Europe's labour markets are less flexible than in the US. Despite high unemployment in most of Europe since the 2008 financial crisis, firms have been "hoarding labour" as people are too ...

  5. News - China - CRIME

    China says 18 fugitives linked to financial crimes now captured in overseas manhunt

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:05pm by He Huifeng

    ... of Chinese citizens who have fled abroad with illegally acquired funds over the past decade are corrupt government officials and senior executives from financial institutions or state-owned ...

  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Raid on health centre in Monrovia, Liberia may spread Ebola

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:15am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Nairobi Raid on Liberian health centre may spread Ebola Liberian officials fear Ebola could soon spread through Monrovia's largest slum after residents raided a quarantine centre for suspected patients and took items including blood-stained sheets and mattresses. The violence in the West Point slum late on Saturday was led by residents angry that patients ...

  7. Property - International - SWEDEN

    Sweden's opposition party pushes for lower mortgage rates

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:43am by Bloomberg

    ... of the welfare state has helped it keep a lead over the centre-right ruling coalition in polls. With a shortage of homes and soaring prices, the banking industry, government and analysts say the proposals to further open the mortgage spigot threaten the nation's financial stability. "We see the risk in the housing market from house prices continuing to go up," said Lee ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Moody’s warns Hong Kong electoral reform could lead to ‘credit negative’ outlook

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 04:43pm by Peter So

    ... reform could lead to prolonged political discord, eroding Hong Kong's status as a global financial centre and potentially leading to a negative credit outlook. It was the first such warning ... confidence could start to erode Hong Kong's standing as a global financial centre, which would be clearly credit negative." The city's rating currently stands at Aa1 with a stable ...

  9. Financial centre draws major players

    Posted Sep 19th 2008, 12:00am by Jacqueline Tsang

    ... to the large number of meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) being held in the area. A major financial centre and the fourth-largest city on the mainland, Shenzhen attracts ... Futian and Shekou. Businesspeople staying at these three hotels have easy access to the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Centre via the nearby underground railway and Shenzhen Baoan ...

  10. How to be a world financial centre in three easy moves

    Posted Jun 18th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp 'Hong Kong's continued success as an international financial centre depends on our ability to diversify and expand the financial products available and we ... years, 20 directly as an investment analyst and 10 as a scribbler, and I am still mystified as to what an international financial centre is. All that I am fairly certain of is that Hong Kong ...




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