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  1. Insurance regulator with more clout on the cards

    Posted Jul 20th 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... to look at reform, especially after the financial crisis last year and the near-collapse of American International Group,' the source said. 'In Hong Kong, the recent collapse of general insurance company Anglo Starlite Insurance also highlighted the need to strengthen regulation of the insurance market.' An expanding insurance industry also has reason to want the government ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    FSDC sees bigger role for Hong Kong in helping Chinese firms go global

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:31am by Enoch Yiu

    ... overseas markets know our services and products," Cha said. The council was set up in January last year by Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to promote the city's financial industry ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Bigger role seen in helping China firms go global The Financial Services Development Council will study how Hong Kong professionals and the market could better ...

  3. Cancer survivor Chim keen to continue his Legco mission

    Posted Jul 08th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... on industry issues. This is the first time it will be held in Hong Kong. It will tackle the implications of the US subprime crisis for the financial industry. Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing chairman ... the financial industry's difficulties in recruiting and retaining talent. An HKSI survey has found many financial houses had logged double-digit growth in hiring staff over the past few years. Mr ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance

    Lawmakers want government to run MPF low-cost core funds

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 01:54am by Enoch Yiu

    ... to the industry. "People are angry with the MPF (Mandatory Provident Fund) because the schemes only bring huge profits to the financial industry instead of giving a decent retirement protection ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Government should run low-cost core fund, say legislators, who are wary of providers Lawmakers do not trust industry on MPF reform Lawmakers have strongly ...

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

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

    ... 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 local and international financial institutions as well as 861 people in the industry with less than three years experience. The study released yesterday showed many financial institutions have ...

  6. Financial chaos leads ING back to the basics

    Posted Mar 09th 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... we are well prepared for a very volatile year. Most importantly, I think the financial industry needs to restore its confidence and image. After receiving a Euro10 billion guarantee programme ... in the financial industry? I have two boys who are 14 and 16, so they have not yet chosen their career. I will not push them and will let them make their own decisions. But the current crisis has led them ...

  7. SFC executives under fire over pay increase

    Posted Jul 09th 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... because of mis-selling by the financial industry, had shown the commission was not fulfilling its duty. 'Under such circumstances, there is no reason for the commission to give a pay rise ... in the past financial year. A steep slide in income from levies on stock transactions and other fees due to the market slump did not stop senior SFC officials being awarded up to 22 per cent more ...

  8. Business - Money - TRADING

    Hong Kong brokers urged to diversify as they lose out to fund houses

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:09am by Enoch Yiu

    ... at the Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association. "Some consolidation is typical for more mature industries such as brokerages. The funds industry has seen considerable ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Industry experts say city brokerage firms must develop their businesses and get extra support from government as fund houses outflank them Brokers urged ...

  9. Lehman payouts leave guarantee fund in need of cash infusion

    Posted Oct 07th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu The collapse of Lehman Brothers has exposed many regulatory loopholes and weaknesses in the city's financial industry. There is a particularly urgent need for the government to look at the insufficient guarantee fund held by the city's clearing house. The Hong Kong Securities Clearing Company's guarantee fund stood at HK$362 million at the end of last year. ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - LEGISLATION

    Government proposes independent body overseeing accountants

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 12:53am by Enoch Yiu

    ... and disciplining of auditors of listed companies from the industry body Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Chan Ka-keung said ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Government reform proposes independent panel replacing industry body in overseeing auditors Law change sought for regulating accountants The government ...




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