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  1. Trust vital if financial markets are to function

    Posted Nov 07th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... gain. 'For financial markets to function properly there has to be trust, this is why the highest level of professional ethical standards is one of the main pillars of the CFA qualification. ... possibilities and career advancement,' Vibhakar said. 'Recent events in the financial markets have seen a sharp increase in the importance of professional qualifications for financial services ...

  2. Impact of the financial crisis leads to regulatory changes

    Posted Mar 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in over-the-counter derivatives markets (e.g. AIG defaults on the credit default swap (CDS) with other financial institutions). There are two major moves here. The first is to introduce central clearing ... financial markets. While the programme kicks off in Hong Kong, two intensive learning modules in New York give participants the opportunity to experience two world financial centres. The learning ...

  3. Will financial love affair put an end to bourse rivalry?

    Posted Aug 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... The rivalry between the two major exchanges is also seen as a race between Hong Kong and Shanghai as they both seek to become global financial capitals. The twist came last week as the HKEx announced ... the Shenzhen Stock Exchange and the HKEx's Growth Enterprise Markets are both competing for small and medium-sized companies to list. Such competition would only come to an end if the three ...

  4. CCB to switch focus to financial services

    Posted May 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the world's second-largest lender by market capitalisation, would 'speed up reform' by reducing its reliance on loans and move into other financial services, Guo said. 'We are not very ambitious in expanding overseas while the domestic financial market offers huge growth potential,' he said. His comments came after the bank last week reported first-quarter results that showed ...

  5. With layoffs, severity of financial crisis hits home

    Posted Nov 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong's inter-connection to global financial markets makes our city especially vulnerable to the economic turmoil that the world is experiencing. Fewer people are making investments and the wealth ... Until recently, the impact of the financial crisis has mainly been felt in the form of plunging values of properties and financial instruments. With the mass layoffs announced by some ...

  6. Shanghai grabs bull by the horns as financial hub

    Posted Nov 20th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou When the trading floor opened at the Shanghai Stock Exchange on November 26, 1990, China's financial history was picking up where it left off decades earlier. The coastal metropolis staged the country's first securities transactions as early as the late 1860s, and the city was the financial centre of the Far East in the 1930s. But efforts to become the Asian ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE

    Financial studies teach students the value of money

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... students who play a stock market game are significantly more financially literate than those who do not. This implies that classes which are interactive, relevant and fun may be more effective than ... Anjali Hazari familypost@scmp.com Investing in students' financial education can reap rewards When he was in Form Three, Samuel Weil, one of my outstanding IB biology students, ...

  8. Beijing to boost market with trading fee cut

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com In its latest effort to underpin the weak domestic stock market, Beijing said it would slash trading costs to attract potential investors. ... determination to protect investors' interest and to ensure healthy growth of the capital market', the regulator said in a statement issued after the markets closed. The benchmark Shanghai ...

  9. New year brings changing of the financial guard

    Posted Jan 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... and a new financial secretary. The market tips the most likely candidates to take the top financial post as Hong Kong Monetary Authority chief executive Norman Chan Tak-lam or his predecessor Joseph ... Enoch Yiu As the first column of 2012, I would like to wish all readers a Happy New Year. We can look forward to a lot of changes this year. First the stock market will have new trading ...

  10. Easier fund rules stoke rally in China financials

    Posted Feb 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to record highs. However, the news had yet to feed through to blue chips which took no benefit from the Financial Secretary's unsurprising budget speech, making for a lacklustre benchmark index ... the highest since September 1997. Market turnover rebounded slightly to $30.67 billion, compared with $29.36 billion on Tuesday. Turnover on the H-share index was $7.5 billion, exceeding the $7.24 ...




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