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  1. Back on the financial deck

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com After keeping a low profile for some years, Executive Council member and veteran financial regulator Laura Cha Shih May-lung will be back in the limelight again after her appointment to chair a task force to set up the planned Financial Services Development Council. Cha's appointment to oversee the creation of the new council- which ...

  2. Political factors far outweigh financial gains in yuan bonds

    Posted Sep 04th 2010, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... Hopewell Holdings, the first non-financial foreign firm to issue a yuan bond, has no problem paying in yuan, because it operates several toll roads in southern China. And McDonald's sells ... to promote greater use of the yuan. 'The question is, with yuan income, a need for yuan and guanxi, why would one need a yuan bond?' said a financial controller who has been lobbied ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. Financial plays rally as US accounting rule change boosts hopes

    Posted Apr 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Natalie Chiu Hong Kong financial stocks continued to rally yesterday as investors hoped an expected easing of accounting rules would help banks and other industry players report higher ... from the new measure than mainland counterparts because of their higher exposure to overseas debt securities. The new measure will allow financial institutions in the United States to use ...

  5. Hong Kong's drive for financial hub status faces talent challenge

    Posted Jun 24th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu The government may be seeking to develop Hong Kong into a global financial centre rivalling London and New York. The question is do we have enough talented people to do it. ... prove difficult. The survey called Grooming of Talents in the Financial Industry, conducted by the Centre for Public Policy Studies at Lingnan University, collected comments from 30 leading ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Property, financial stocks dive over tightening fears

    Posted Dec 18th 2007, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li and Natalie Chiu Rates and stricter lending worries spark sell-off in markets Mainland property and financial stocks tumbled yesterday over concerns the central government ... the effectiveness of the austerity measures.' Meanwhile, financial stocks also suffered with Industrial Bank losing 3.89 yuan to 46.86 yuan. Industrial and Commercial Bank of China fell 32 fen to 7.67 ...

  8. Financial counters dive ahead of BEA results

    Posted Feb 17th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... Nick Westra Hong Kong-listed financial stocks slumped yesterday as investors scrambled to reduce exposure to lenders ahead of Bank of East Asia's earnings announcement. BEA fell 4.07 ... Seng Index's decline yesterday. The index fell 98.79 points or 0.73 per cent to 13,455.88 for its third loss in the past four trading days. Its financial sub-index slid 1.12 per cent. ...

  9. CCB secures regulatory approval for financial leasing venture

    Posted Sep 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan China Construction Bank Corp said yesterday it had received approval from the China Banking Regulatory Commission to set up a financial leasing joint venture with Bank ... global economy - lenders have expanded into the financial leasing business. The joint-venture company will consist of five directors - four from CCB and one from Bank of America. A director ...

  10. Shaw abandons stake sale because of financial crisis

    Posted Oct 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frederick Yeung Shaw Brothers (Hong Kong), which owns a key stake in the city's largest terrestrial television broadcaster, yesterday said its controlling shareholder had ended all talks of a possible stake sale because of the recent financial turmoil. The termination marks the failure of attempts by Yeung Kwok-keung, a mainland businessman who controls property developer ...




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