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  1. Financial industry lifts tech spending

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frederick Yeung Hong Kong's financial sector has increased its spending on information technology to prepare for robust business growth this year, according to data storage service ... of the orders are coming from the financial sector such as securities and banking firms. Utility firms also are increasing spending to meet the needs of new infrastructure projects.' The company ...

  2. Islands a paradise for the financial services industry

    Posted Mar 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the sweeping changes in global money flows that have transformed the tiny British Overseas Territory, with a population of 43,000, into a hub for offshore financial services. The son of a master seaman, he spent his childhood barefoot and without electricity on the trio of islands 240km south of Cuba. The main industries then were turtle fishing, sharking and weaving of thatched rope. ...

  3. China gives minorities a lift in financial industry shake-up

    Posted Aug 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to approve a series of regulations that will include a much-needed strengthening of rules governing the financial industry. The revisions to the Company Law and the Securities Law would reduce ... shareholders. The company now owes billions of yuan to thousands of individual and corporate clients of the 21 financial institutions it owns and creditors of hundreds of other companies. The number ...

  4. Parent hopes for easier financial services rules

    Posted Nov 07th 2003, 12:00am by Christine Chan

    ... Christine Chan PICC Holding, the parent of PICC Property and Casualty, wants China to eventually ease restrictions governing the country's financial services sector. 'PICC has ... laws, we will also engage in banking, securities and trust business,' Mr Tang said. The company's ambition to become a universal financial services player is barred by a tight ...

  5. Financial planning covers many areas

    Posted Feb 19th 2005, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... at this year's Education and Careers Expo will be a zone focusing on the fast-growing financial planning industry. With the sector forecasting significant expansion in the next few years, the Institute ... added that those without a background in finance or significant experience in the industry might start by taking the entry-level Financial Advisers International Qualification (FAIQ). This exam ...

  6. Market growth spurs fund industry's rise

    Posted Feb 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... developing financial market and the establishment of the Mandatory Provident Fund in 2000 for the fast growth in the fund management industry. Last night at the South China Morning Post Fund Manager of the Year Awards 2004, Mr Lee said the rapid pace of development in the industry brought with it a 'heightened need for integrity and professionalism'. 'The Hong Kong stock exchange ...

  7. Awards set benchmark for industry

    Posted Aug 12th 2006, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... SCMP/ IFPHK Financial Planner Awards winners lead by example, writes John Cremer HONG KONG'S financial planning industry may still be young compared with some western countries but it is growing at an exponential rate and attracting many talented professionals whose abilities will be recognised in the upcoming SCMP/ IFPHK Financial Planner Awards. 'We felt the industry needed ...

  8. Fonts of excellent financial planners

    Posted Oct 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Cremer The spotlight naturally falls on the individual finalists during the SCMP/IFPHK Financial Planner Awards, but within the industry another category is watched almost as closely. ... went to Convoy Financial Services in the independent financial advisory (IFA) sector, Manulife (International) for insurance, and Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) among the banking industry ...

  9. Dispelling myths about a US$60b industry

    Posted Dec 01st 2003, 12:00am by Winston Raj

    ... industry. About 10 per cent of managers of the world's top hedge funds will be speaking at the forum, which runs from today until Wednesday at the Conrad Hotel at Pacific Place. 'There ...

  10. New look at asset preservation industry

    Posted May 28th 2005, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... in the financial services industry to focus greater attention on the wealth management sector, which basically concentrates on clients whose priorities have moved beyond wealth creation to methods ... opinion, as the industry moves forward, Hong Kong will be well-positioned to act as a regional centre for financial planning and wealth management. ...




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