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  1. Crackdown on crime ahead of trade show

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Xinjiang police have started a two-month crackdown on crime to boost security ahead of an international trade convention in the restive autonomous region later this month and October's National Day celebrations, it was reported yesterday. Police launched the crackdown after the regional government pledged to stamp out terrorist and criminal ...

  2. HK's next financial secretary must be an expert firefighter

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... objectives will be side-swiped by events beyond his control. Instead of trying to narrow the wealth gap and bring down inflation, Leung's financial secretary could well find himself fighting ... books- now worth 200 per cent of the city's GDP- means any heightening of financial stress in China is bound to inflict damage on the city's banking sector and its economy at large. ...

  3. Field day for financial analysts

    Posted Mar 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Pacific Investment Conference organised by the Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute, and the Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts (HKSFA). Key speakers included Professor KC Chan, Hong Kong's secretary for financial services and the treasury, Blackhorse Asset Management's Richard Duncan, JPMorgan's Jing Ulrich, and Professor Patrick Chovanec, from Tsinghua ...

  4. Europe needs financial discipline, and an external 'bad cop' to enforce it

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... liquidity to the banking system and at the same time buying more and more sovereign debt paper of the weaker countries. There are limits to what it can do. As with all crises, financial markets ... Europe now has its own European Financial Stability Facility that faces the same problem. How would the fund or the ECB enforce discipline on the borrowing countries? The complex emotional, legal ...

  5. Will financial love affair put an end to bourse rivalry?

    Posted Aug 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... The rivalry between the two major exchanges is also seen as a race between Hong Kong and Shanghai as they both seek to become global financial capitals. The twist came last week as the HKEx announced ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. A saga of financial sloppiness, incompetence and crookery

    Posted Jul 27th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland If you enjoy tales of professional sloppiness, outrageous incompetence and ludicrous crookery in the financial sector, then the Dual Filing Update published yesterday ... the stated financial performance of the applicant was 'grossly inaccurate'. In another, the regulator found the profits claimed by a listing candidate were earned largely by overcharging ...

  8. Rise in violent crimes shocks Malaysia

    Posted Aug 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... numerous countermeasures, have lost the battle. 'People worry that rape and murder have become casual crimes like theft,' said Yap Swee Seng, executive director of Suaram, a human rights group. Official statistics show a 15 per cent rise in violent crime for the first six months of this year compared to the same period last year. There were 307 murders committed between January ...

  9. A new financial mess is the last thing we need

    Posted May 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... recriminations and accusations of foreign ploys. More than a decade ago, contagion turned the collapse of the Thai baht into the East Asian financial crisis. This time, hopefully, there is still time ... by the current one. The irony is that the European Union is famous for its bureaucracy and procedures, so people expected politicians to have the technical competence to handle a financial crisis in its ...

  10. Dubai World's troubles rattle financial giants

    Posted Nov 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan Financial stocks fell sharply yesterday, led by HSBC Holdings and Standard Chartered, on concern that banks may be hurt by Dubai World's plan to delay its debt repayment. ... Other banks, including mainland lenders, lost between 3 per cent and 7 per cent. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority said Dubai World's financial problems should not pose any systemic risks ...




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