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  1. Back on the financial deck

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... will promote Hong Kong's role as an international financial centre- came as no surprise to the market. Cha, 62, had long been tipped for an appointment to a top post at Hong Kong Exchanges ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com After keeping a low profile for some years, Executive Council member and veteran financial regulator Laura Cha Shih May-lung will be back in the limelight ...

  2. HK can still grow as a financial centre despite Shanghai's rise

    Posted Jul 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland Regular readers will know this column believes Hong Kong has little to fear from Shanghai's emergence as a financial centre. At first that attitude might seem strange, even complacent, given the central government's declared intention to develop Shanghai into a major international financial centre by 2020 and the mainland city's rapid growth. ...

  3. Financial work for all?

    Posted Apr 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... financial centre. As investors (or punters) in Hong Kong's stock market have learned- and forgotten- time and again, the turnover and capitalisation of this city's market, like those ... of high-quality mainland companies. Hong Kong's equity and capital markets benefited from our much stronger financial infrastructure and international convergence relative to the mainland's ...

  4. Asia Financial eyes hospitals

    Posted Mar 28th 2007, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng Asia Financial Holdings, an insurance firm whose earnings from continuing operations rose fourfold last year, will buy a stake in a venture operating hospitals worldwide for HK$140 million after selling its banking unit. The venture is partly owned by the family of Asia Financial president Bernard Charnwut Chan. After-tax profit from continuing insurance ...

  5. Market volatility expected as funds track changes in Hang Seng Index

    Posted Jun 05th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... a tracking error,' said Steven Leung, a director of institutional sales at UOB Kay Hian. 'It will bring quite a lot of rebalancing activity towards the [market] close.' Fund managers ... HK$281.2 million worth of CR Power shares and HK$78.7 million worth of Yue Yuen shares changed hands. Market watchers said the recent pick-up in liquidity levels could help lessen the volatility ...

  6. Financial analysts throw support behind quarterly reporting

    Posted Nov 15th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... to short-term profit. On the other hand, the CFA Institute Centre for Financial Market Integrity and the Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts in a joint statement backed the exchange's move, ... and the United Kingdom are the two remaining advanced markets still allowing six-month reporting. Karl Lung, president of the Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts, said: 'End-users of financial ...

  7. Political factors far outweigh financial gains in yuan bonds

    Posted Sep 04th 2010, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... range of eligible issuers, issue arrangements and target investors can be determined in accordance with the applicable regulations and market conditions in Hong Kong,' they say. So, theoretically, any corporation can issue them as long as there is a market. But, as with most things on the mainland, it's never that straightforward. First, you have to pay bondholders ...

  8. Financial plays rally as US accounting rule change boosts hopes

    Posted Apr 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Natalie Chiu Hong Kong financial stocks continued to rally yesterday as investors hoped an expected easing of accounting rules would help banks and other industry players report higher ... from the new measure than mainland counterparts because of their higher exposure to overseas debt securities. The new measure will allow financial institutions in the United States to use ...

  9. Hong Kong's drive for financial hub status faces talent challenge

    Posted Jun 24th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... had double-digit annual growth in recruitment over the past few years but said they could not find enough candidates proficient in compliance, financial product development and marketing ... Enoch Yiu The government may be seeking to develop Hong Kong into a global financial centre rivalling London and New York. The question is do we have enough talented people to do it. ...

  10. Property, financial stocks dive over tightening fears

    Posted Dec 18th 2007, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li and Natalie Chiu Rates and stricter lending worries spark sell-off in markets Mainland property and financial stocks tumbled yesterday over concerns the central government ... fall is mainly because most of the speculators have left the market following [Beijing's] crackdown on rampant speculation,' said Gerry Xu Feng, the chief officer of the research ...




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