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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    Will the dealmakers go to Shanghai's financial centre?

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com International financial executives will need good reasons to travel to Shanghai, with Beijing already a more important destination for them Will the dealmakers go to Shanghai's financial centre? How can Shanghai get ready to be a financial centre by 2020? We've talked about world-class infrastructure, freedom of capital flows, ...

  2. Beijing will prefer financial repression to liberalisation

    Posted Feb 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... less attractive as a policy than financial repression. In a nutshell, the World Bank's report warned that China's state sector risks becoming a severe drag on the country's ... financial system should be thoroughly overhauled. The central bank should be granted independence, with full power over interest rate decisions. Deposit and lending rates should be liberalised, ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. Beijing refuses to relax grip on yuan, financial services

    Posted Dec 14th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... tight grip on the financial services industry and remained averse to allowing foreign competition into the market. 'These are diversionary tactics. If they said they would allow 100 per ... Tom Miller in Xianghe US companies allowed to list on mainland bourses Beijing refused to bow to US pressure to loosen its grip on currency controls and open its financial services sector ...

  5. Beijing eases financial terms for developers

    Posted May 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai Beijing has lowered capital requirements for residential property developers, taking a new step to spur the housing market by easing financial terms for builders, ... housing projects. The State Council said the new rule, which took effect on Monday, was aimed at expanding domestic demand and maintaining sustainable development during the global financial ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Financial woes delay work on 5-year plan

    Posted Dec 11th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing The global financial crisis has delayed the government's work drafting the next five-year development blueprint as economic officials around the country have ... of the financial woes, work has been more intense. The package is the pillar of Beijing's efforts to prevent an economic slowdown, as factory output growth reached a record low, prompting widespread ...

  8. Financial crisis keeping tourists away from the mainland

    Posted Oct 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen The global financial turmoil is taking its toll on the mainland's tourism industry, with the number of overseas visitors dropping significantly last month. The numbers ... 'I had a German couple who were exceptionally unhappy. I figured at first that they were sick. But later the wife told me that most of their savings had been lost in the stock market ...

  9. Welcome endorsement of HK's financial role

    Posted Mar 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The announcement by central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan that Beijing will make every effort to ensure Hong Kong maintains its standing among the world's financial capitals ... Kong may have about being overshadowed by Shanghai as the nation's foremost financial centre. With this backing, we are well positioned to be Asia's economic hub. The remarks may come ...

  10. Market intervention should be last resort

    Posted Sep 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Government intervention in the market is sometimes necessary. When commercial lenders eye each other with suspicion and wonder which one of them will be next to fall, their first instinct is to hoard cash. In times like those, governments and central banks have to step in as temporary lenders. With the world's financial system under severe stress, the leading central banks have ...




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