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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - OFFICE PROPERTY

    ‘Through train’ sparks fresh interest in offices in free-trade zone

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 02:59pm by REN WEI AND PEGGY SITO

    ... to trade designated stocks in each other’s market, was announced on April 10. Some are convinced that dramatic financial liberalisation in the zone would ensue. When Beijing launched the FTZ ... with the financial reform and the opening-up policies being piloted in the FTZ Frank Chen, CBRE The “through train”, which links the Shanghai and Hong Kong stock exchanges, has also heightened expectations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1483900/through-train-sparks-fresh-interest-offices-free-trade-zone
  2. Business - Banking & Finance

    US banks get two more years on risky securities

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 01:40am by AP

    ... will … damage a key source of funding for Main Street businesses" by distorting market prices for the securities, said Kenneth Bentsen, president of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets ... expense. That kind of risk-taking on Wall Street helped trigger the 2008 financial crisis. Congress mandated the rule in its financial overhaul law. The Fed gave banks until July 2017 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1470105/us-banks-get-two-more-years-risky-securities
  3. Business - Economy - SHIPPING

    Tenth Hong Kong container terminal, costing HK$100b, may not be financially viable, consultants say

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 05:23am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Prediction of reduced cargo growth from 2020 means HK$100b container project is unlikely to be financially viable, consultants' report says Tenth HK terminal thrown in doubt A tenth Hong Kong container terminal costing close to HK$100 billion is unlikely to be financially viable, according to a consultancy report due out next month. With only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1370515/tenth-hong-kong-container-terminal-costing-hk100b-may-not-be
  4. Business - Banking & Finance - JAKE'S VIEW

    Financial advisory council bends over backwards for private equity funds

    Posted Dec 01st 2013, 05:38am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... up as limited partnerships, so as to further enhance the city's fund industry, a member of a government advisory body says. South China Morning Post November 28 The advisory body is the much ballyhooed Financial Services Development Council, which has now finally started releasing discussion papers on the reforms it recommends. Strange to say, however, the paper it just ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1369794/financial-advisory-council-bends-over-backwards-private
  5. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Britain must build one million homes to meet shortfall, says new report

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:39am by Reuters

    ... that successive governments have failed to fill. For almost 10 years the project, 32 kilometres east of London, has languished- first as developers worried about its vast scale and then as the financial crisis hit the construction industry. However, now, under a new government-backed plan, more than 20,000 new homes will be built in Ebbsfleet, which is only 17minutes from the centre ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1483020/britain-must-build-one-million-homes-meet-shortfall-says-new
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong banks must get their own house in order

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 06:26pm by ANTHONY MURPHY

    ... the Hong Kong financial industry was subject to intense regulatory scrutiny in the setting of the local interbank rates. Last June, Singapore authorities disciplined 20 banks for manipulating ... Kong's forex trading desks every day, the financial industry is steeling itself for further regulatory scrutiny. The large forex hubs of London and New York have already attracted regulatory ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1471230/hong-kong-banks-must-get-their-own-house-order
  7. Business - China Business

    Rules on Chinese trust firms tightened

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 12:21am by Reuters

    ... borrowers. Policymakers have encouraged the rise of non-bank lending as a means to diversify the mainland's bank-dominated financial system, while issuing targeted rules to curb the riskiest ... concerned that liquidity problems with a single trust product have the potential to ignite systemic risk, said a trust industry executive who has seen the document. He said the document signalled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1482497/rules-chinese-trust-firms-tightened
  8. Business - Money - FUNDS

    Mobius' emerging market dominance weakens as fund suffers outflows

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 01:21am by Reuters

    ... and benefited from the bets in the financial, industrial and consumer sector stocks that led to underperformance last year. The fund was up 2.2 per cent in the March quarter, outperforming a 0.7 per ... even higher than in 2008 when a global financial crisis led to investors pulling out US$19.6 billion from Asia ex-Japan equity mutual funds. Mobius' loss is proving to be a gain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1483329/mobius-emerging-market-dominance-weakens-fund
  9. News - China Digest

    The Post's daily China news-round-up- April 16, 2014

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 08:03am

    ... Ruling bolsters China labour crackdown |Source: Financial Times A court in Guangdong has convicted 11 workers for “disrupting public order” in a test case of the government’s intolerance ... Economy China expected to show sharp slowdown |Source: Financial Times BTC China debuts mobile bitcoin ATM |Source: TechNode Grads remake China workforce as high-end threat to US |Source: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-digest/digest/1483571/posts-daily-china-news-round-april-16-2014
  10. Business - China Business

    Lack of stimulus to drag on China's retail sales

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:07am by Celine Sun

    ... spending during the financial crisis. Yet retail market growth slowed to 13.1 per cent last year, the lowest in eight years, after the stimulus measures gradually expired. Industry analysts say ... the previous quarter. A figure lower than 100 means consumers are relatively pessimist about their future income and cautious about their expenditure. In a separate study by financial service firm UBS, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1481465/lack-stimulus-drag-chinas-retail-sales

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