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  1. Taipei revives financial-markets link to Hong Kong and Shanghai

    Posted Jun 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung The Taipei city government is reviving a proposal to create a dialogue platform with Hong Kong and Shanghai, in an attempt to link the three major financial markets ... the financial turmoil. 'To be honest, the role of Hong Kong has diminished quite a bit under the new cross-strait relationship,' he said. 'Last year there were so many direct dialogues ...

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    Shanghai booster Fang Xinghai lands Beijing financial advisory role

    Posted Jun 18th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... Fang Xinghai, who once put down Hong Kong's importance as a finance hub, named a senior financial advisory official in Beijing The key man behind Shanghai's ambitious plan to develop the city into the world's leading financial centre by 2020 has been promoted to an elite economic team that may help the city speed up its market reforms as it prepares to take ...

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    Unintended consequence of property price curbs: more stock market speculation

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... in the city's stock market. Some local stock brokers have noticed a new trend recently. They say more financially unsophisticated individual clients are calling on them for ideas for investments ... some Chinese names," Sheung said. Popular targets were Hong Kong-listed mainland companies. You may think those financially unsophisticated investors know little about the stock market ...

  4. Leung calls for body to push financial hub

    Posted Jan 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the chief executive candidate said yesterday. 'The Monetary Authority has been acting as a regulator in ensuring the stability of financial and currency markets in Hong Kong, but it has stopped short of assuming a role as the market facilitator in promoting the city's financial industry overseas,' Leung (pictured) said in his fifth policy proposal, on economic development. ...

  5. HK financial analysts the least upbeat, survey finds

    Posted Dec 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com Hong Kong-based holders of the chartered financial analyst (CFA) qualification are the least optimistic about the global economy next year, according ... a contraction. This was followed by 40 per cent in India, and 39 per cent in China. 'IPOs have performed poorly in Hong Kong in recent months including other markets in the region,' Lee Kha ...

  6. Developers face test of financial firepower

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Paggie Leung paggie.leung@scmp.com Two large residential sites available for tender within two weeks of each other will divide developers' financial firepower. The sites are above Tai ... 'This means developers will have to draw up to HK$50 billion from the market at the same time to finance the two projects. Can they still be able to finance the projects with low lending ...

  7. Hong Kong is No1 financial centre

    Posted Dec 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... financial services. Institutional environment, financial stability, non-banking financial services and financial markets were also put under the microscope. The US ranked second overall, Britain ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com Hong Kong has leapfrogged the United States and Britain to top the World Economic Forum's (WEF) Financial Development Index for the first time, after ...

  8. HK as a world financial centre? Sorry, professor, it's just one more of those tall stories

    Posted Feb 13th 2011, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... They know the market and also understand the demands of the mainland companies.' Professor Chan Ka-keung Financial services secretary, Feb 7 There's the academic in the ivory tower for you ... The message that this is a two-tier listings market is not something the financial world can easily miss. The Hong Kong financial centre has not only restricted itself to China. It has also restricted ...

  9. Financial services chief would do better lobbying closer to home

    Posted Oct 12th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Professor Chan, please don't get on the wrong plane. Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Chan Ka-keung last week said he was heading for London in November to promote Hong Kong as an international financial centre. But fund managers say Chan seems to have bought the wrong tickets as Beijing is where he should go to promote the local fund industry. ...

  10. Action Agenda sitting idly on the financial sidelines

    Posted Dec 31st 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... On the New Year wish-list of Sun Hung Kai Financial's Mr Tong was speedier reforms to the market. 'I think the government should continue to explore ways to improve cross-border investments ... Bureau said reforms were a continuing process. 'Looking ahead, we will continue to upgrade our market infrastructure, promote financial intermediation and encourage financial reform as well ...




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