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  1. Tsang warns against too much regulation of financial markets

    Posted Nov 19th 2008, 12:00am by Chong Hiu-yeung

    ... Chong Hiu-yeung in London Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen last night warned against regulation 'that stifles or strangles the development of financial markets or hinders ... strain,' he said. To an audience of mostly British businessmen and officials, Mr Tsang said: 'The financial services sector is bound to innovate and expose itself to risk. That is, after all, ...

  2. Luxury market weakens as financial storm rages on

    Posted Oct 01st 2008, 12:00am by Michael Standaert

    ... Michael Standaert Recently introduced regulations, new government policies and the dour global economic climate are adversely affecting the mainland's luxury property market, according to analysts. Regulations imposed on buyers late last year and the drying up of credit lines in China, especially in the real estate market, have cut developers off from traditional sources ...

  3. Global financial crisis to hit luxury property market

    Posted Oct 15th 2008, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... employment market, and it depends on how the global financial crisis unfolds.' Mr Wan expected that leasing demand from the financial sector and the investment banking industry, would reduce, ... After nine months of solid growth, rents at high-end residences are expected to gradually fall in the coming months, writes Kenneth Ko The global financial crisis is dampening leasing ...

  4. Financiers take softly, softly tack in bear market

    Posted Jan 29th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Financiers are rethinking their sales strategy for investors, with the market slump pushing the Hang Seng Index down more than 20 per cent from last year's record high. ... Yu said he would be encouraging insurance sales agents to sell risk-related policies such as medical products instead of investment linked policies. 'The volatile stock market means ...

  5. Financial capitals unlikely to lose their clout

    Posted Nov 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Michael Pettis

    ... and a subsequent sharp reduction in speculative financial activity. As a consequence banks and financial markets suddenly become less central to economic activity. A result of these crises has always been ... in trading volume and financial activity in nearly every market in the world, and as pools of capital grow in smaller economies, their relative disadvantage declines. They retain, however, ...

  6. CSRC revives bid for margin lending and short selling

    Posted Sep 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... rather than let individual brokerages do the business. The market was rife with speculation in April that the CSRC would roll out the financial tools to bail out the bear market. But sources told the South China Morning Post at the time that the measures would not hit the market until the close of the Olympic Games as the State Council had given priority to financial stability. The Shanghai ...

  7. Financial group seeks executive director

    Posted Jul 05th 2008, 12:00am by Ana Wang

    ... and the Growth Enterprise Market of the Hong Kong stock exchange, Mr Fung said. 'It is specialised in providing financial advisory services for small to medium cap listed companies and pre-initial ... Susie Gyopos and Ana Wang Enthusiastic and motivated candidates who have obtained rich, long-term experience in the corporate finance world are being offered a key role with a financial ...

  8. Legend mulls big move into financial services

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang in Beijing Legend Holdings, the parent of the world's No3 computer maker Lenovo Group, will be investing in the mainland's rapidly growing financial services sector in a big way in the next six years. After spending US$300 million on 60 projects spanning property and privately owned manufacturers, Legend has decided to tap the financial sector, said Liu ...

  9. Foreign banks cleared for client bond trade

    Posted Dec 06th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... environment protection, bilateral trade and financial market access. Previous talks have helped expand the portfolio of foreign-invested brokerages on the mainland, increase the amount of foreign ... Martin Zhou in Beijing China crept forward on the road towards full opening of its financial industry by allowing foreign incorporated banks to trade bonds for their clients ...

  10. Watchdog to review accounting treatment for asset value changes

    Posted Oct 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the same flexibility because of the present turbulent market conditions,' she said. 'We are following closely the IASB's position on the reclassification issue expected this week and the need to counteract potential abuse from the ability to reclassify financial instruments,' said Ms Cheung, flagging the possibility that companies wishing to make the switch would come ...




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