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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. Financial gain, not science or politicking, key to trawling bans

    Posted Jun 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and professor at the University of Hong Kong, admitted that some nations might find the financial demands difficult to justify. 'Certainly in some countries it's harder to have a ban than ... HK$1 billion would return HK$2.5 billion in fishing and leisure industries over 25 years. 'It's not just some kind of sunk investment where you sink a few hundred million dollars ...

  3. News - China - ECONOMY

    Shanghai booster Fang Xinghai lands Beijing financial advisory role

    Posted Jun 18th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... said Fang wrote a letter to President Xi Jinping during the National People's Congress meeting this year to express his interest to "serve the country's financial industry ... Fang Xinghai, who once put down Hong Kong's importance as a finance hub, named a senior financial advisory official in Beijing The key man behind Shanghai's ambitious plan ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MR SHANGKONG

    Unintended consequence of property price curbs: more stock market speculation

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... in the city's stock market. Some local stock brokers have noticed a new trend recently. They say more financially unsophisticated individual clients are calling on them for ideas for investments ... Kai Financial, one of the biggest local stock brokers, is among those who has noticed the new trend. Some of his high-net-worth clients who had freed up their capital from selling properties ...

  5. Leung calls for body to push financial hub

    Posted Jan 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter So and Colleen Lee A government under Leung Chun-ying would consider setting up a council to promote the city's financial industries and other financial products overseas, ... short of assuming a role as the market facilitator in promoting the city's financial industry overseas,' Leung (pictured) said in his fifth policy proposal, on economic development. ...

  6. Business - China Business - ECONOMY

    12 new free-trade zones to follow in Shanghai's footsteps

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 01:40am by George Chen; Denise Tsang; Daniel Ren

    ... rail and road infrastructure and the availability of talent, financial services, logistical networks and information technology support, he said. "Not all the zones will have the same pace ... would probably prompt the central government to make determinations on financial liberalisations, such as a convertibility of yuan under the capital account," said the Shanghai Academy ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    Are Chinese banks really prepared for launch in Hong Kong?

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... really prepared for launch in HK? It's no secret in Hong Kong's financial community that mainland banks have become the major job creators in the city, rescuing many laid-off bankers, ... banks emerge as the city's largest non-local financial job providers. More jobs are fine, but are mainland securities firms and banks ready to hire talent and expand abroad? Overseas ...

  8. Course boosts pillar industry

    Posted Jul 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... as an international financial centre. 'The financial services industry will continue to be one of the most important pillars of the Hong Kong economy,' Wei says. 'With the remarkable economic ... technology, regulation, and consolidation among financial intermediaries are presenting major challenges for the industry. Our programme will prepare talent in the financial industry to thrive under ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    Hong Kong banks and bankers seek cheaper rents

    Posted Oct 15th 2012, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... and HK$40.50 per sqft in Quarry Bay. Rents in Central have slipped 10 per cent on average below last year's levels, but financial institutions around the world still are feeling the squeeze as their business outlook remains weak to bleak. Loss-making RBS, now controlled by the British government, is no longer among the top 20 financial industry tenants in Hong Kong, having vacated a total ...

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    Cloud Atlas points to new role for the Hong Kong film industry

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... The complicated financing process for the epic Cloud Atlas points to how the city can stake out a new role in the international film industry Hong Kong filmgoers heading to see Cloud Atlas ... trail across the Pacific from Hollywood to Hong Kong - and offering clues as to how the city can forge a new role in the international film industry. The latest work from Germany's ...




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