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  1. Business - Money - LISTINGS

    More mainland financial firms expected to tap Hong Kong stock market

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 12:00am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com Ten big stock offerings expected as mainland securities regulator eases rules on listing More finance firms to tap HK market Hong Kong is likely to see more mainland financial companies listing next year as they move to tap the city's capital markets, global accounting firm Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu said yesterday. The firm expects 10 significant ...

  2. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Hyenas play a vital role in financial markets, too

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Wild animals resemble the financial markets with professional short sellers cashing in, but the health of the market ecosystem needs them Hyenas play a vital role in financial ... never be able to form the egg shells of their young. In that way financial markets have a lot in common with natural ecosystems. Even participants who get a lot of criticism for sharp practice ...

  3. HK more distrustful of financial markets

    Posted Jan 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing celine.sun@scmp.com Hong Kong consumers had even less confidence in the financial markets in the last quarter than people on the mainland, Taiwan or Macau, ... (CCI) for investment markets fell to 70.5 in Hong Kong, 74.9 on the mainland and 78 in Taiwan, while the figure in Macau rose slightly to 75.5 from the previous quarter. The index peak is 200, ...

  4. Business - Comment - MONITOR TOM HOLLAND

    Over the US fiscal cliff and out of the financial woods

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland There's still some turbulent times ahead for the North American market but many signs are pointing to a pickup after next year's first quarter Over the US fiscal cliff and out of the financial woods When Hongkongers moan about the lousy performance of their Mandatory Provident Fund schemes, they usually focus on the ruinous fees they get charged. ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Plugging the gaps in financial regulation in HK

    Posted Oct 04th 2012, 12:00am by EDDIE FONG

    ... markets. Lehman Brothers' collapse in September 2008 brought global financial markets to a near meltdown, highlighting their highly interconnected nature. The resulting recession presented ... leaders promptly initiated global financial reforms that go beyond traditional boundaries of regulation. Hong Kong's securities market is global, it has a vibrant domestic dimension, ...

  6. Business - Money - SECURITIES

    Emerging markets back in vogue amid global slowdown

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Evelina Leung

    ... Fund managers are again filling their portfolios in markets offering more flexibility, writes Carrie Lam Eyes on emerging markets Investing in emerging markets is often a risky bet. But under the bleak financial cloud covering the global economy, this is a chance many are willing to take, which is the reason developing countries are appearing back in fund managers' ...

  7. Business - Money

    Asian markets lower after Wall St tumbles

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 10:45am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong Asian markets fell on Wednesday, following big losses on Wall Street after weak reports and forecasts from top US companies, while fresh fears over Spain added to selling pressure. The losses have also been stoked by profit-taking after an impressive run by global markets in recent weeks following easing measures in the United States, Japan ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong faces onslaught of financial fraud

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... the integrity of their domestic markets against an onslaught of financial fraud, shielded by the ludicrous argument that accounting documents and audit working papers relating to ostensibly commercial ... Regulators trying to preserve integrity of domestic markets Kevin Rafferty's comment on the US Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) administrative proceedings against ...

  9. Securities regulator to probe behaviour of financial institutions in IPO pricings

    Posted Feb 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Regulatory Commission (CSRC), to protect investors from frothy IPOs. Beijing reformed the IPO mechanism in June 2009, letting market forces decide pricing. Offering prices soared, helping companies ... though it hoped to turn the whole system into a market-oriented one. If the bubbles in the IPO market were to be squeezed, the liquidity problem could also be partly solved, since fewer funds ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Look beyond shadow banking for the real threat to financial stability

    Posted Dec 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Andrew Sheng

    ... as the Financial Stability Board data has shown, the shadow banking system has grown larger since the crisis. Third, because the wholesale interbank markets are failing, the advanced country central banks, ... are for the financial market, and that is not distributed evenly, as savers and pensioners are having to subsidise borrowers. Japan has been experimenting with unconventional monetary policy for more than ...




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