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  1. Business - Money - REGULATION

    Hong Kong fund houses divided on dual-share rule change

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 03:57am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Whilesome argue removing the ban may undermine investor protection, others say changing the listing rules will help boost HK's attractiveness Industry ... were added to an index, they would be forced to invest in those companies. Sun Hung Kai Financial executive director Joseph Tong Tang said Hong Kong could consider changing the listing rules ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  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. Business - Commodities - COMMODITIES

    London Metal Exchange officials aim to attract Japanese traders

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 04:13am by Enoch Yiu

    ... to use LME markets for risk management purposes. "I personally expect growing interest by financial institutions in commodity space as an investment asset class and its markets, including LME, as a place of financial risk managements," Mogi said. An LME spokeswoman said: "This is the first LME event to take place in recent years in Japan and we are very much looking ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - ASSET MANAGEMENT

    Hong Kong to focus on fund and wealth management industry

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 03:13pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com De facto central banker vows to put greater effort into promoting the city's fund industry as the ranks of millionaires swell in Asia-Pacific Wealth business wins backing from HKMA The Hong Kong Monetary Authority will put greater effort into promoting the city's fund and wealth management industry in the next five years, said its de facto ...

  7. Business - Money - COURTS

    London Metal Exchange to push for reform after US judge dismisses suits

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:21am by Enoch Yiu

    ... This would allow the LME to focus on its warehouse reforms and its Asia development plans," said Christopher Cheung Wah-fung, the legislator for the financial services sector. The US court ... to block the exchange's plan to reform its warehouse policy. The reform announced late last year was aimed at giving industry players easier access to stock from its approved warehouses ...

  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. Business - Money - EXCHANGES

    Tokyo Commodity Exchange becomes latest regional partner for HKEx

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

    ... propagation of shocks". Nick Ronalds, the managing director and head of equities at Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (Asifma), an umbrella organisation ... "dominance" to better serve "regional and global financial stability". The report, in particular, highlights Hong Kong and Singapore, saying these two exchanges should work together instead ...

  10. Business - Money

    Government stands by best interest clause in proposed insurance law

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by Enoch Yiu

    ... it will not agree to insurance industry requests to scrap a provision in proposed legislation requiring all insurance salespeople to act in the "best interest" of their clients. Deputy secretary of financial services Eddie Cheung Kwok-choi said the provision was needed to protect the public. "The Mandatory Provident Fund legislation also has the same provision requiring all intermediaries ...




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