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  1. HK among top places for doing business

    Posted Mar 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Forum's top five are, in order, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea; mainland China came in at No 10, up from 11th last year, among the 37 economies evaluated. Hong Kong was ranked ... in the competitiveness,' it said. However, it said Hong Kong lagged far behind its Asian cousins in human capital investment and innovative product research. 'Compared with Taiwan, Singapore and South Korea ...

  2. The poor relation

    Posted Jun 11th 2007, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... of favour were relegated to industry, deemed a backwater. When other rising Asian tigers, such as Taiwan, South Korea and Singapore, were pouring billions into building their industrial ...

  3. Cepa hype would do North Korea proud

    Posted Sep 30th 2003, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... of a microscope? And, if the intent is to attract foreign investment into Hong Kong for the production of these goods, could we have a statement on how many foreign companies have so far shown any real ... to use for your tax-free zone? It is not an impertinent question. You are a property developer. The answer to that question should be given before you are even asked. But the wildest Cepa-related ...

  4. HK stocks rally on talk of mainland property boost

    Posted Feb 24th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... of their positions,' said Alex Wong Kwok-ying, a director at Ample Financial Group. 'But this is just a relief rally.' Signs of stability across the Pacific prompted a rebound regionwide. South Korea ...

  5. Think-tank calls for foreign-ties minister

    Posted Jan 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... administrative region of China. Under the Basic Law, Hong Kong can use the name 'Hong Kong, China' to maintain and develop relations with foreign states in its own right. The government's ... C. K. Lau Central Policy Unit recommends city should look beyond trade relations and promote its cultural vibrancy A study commissioned by the Central Policy Unit has recommended ...

  6. Initiatives grow

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... suppliers. This means the scope of their business on the mainland is no longer limited to what they do in Hong Kong, allowing them to apply for a wider range of Cepa-related benefits. Restrictions ... in China-listed equities will become easier through the complementary renminbi qualified foreign institutional investor (RQFII) programme. This should also offer an effective route ...

  7. Tide turns on bank tie-ups

    Posted Mar 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... of strategic partnerships. 'There is no such thing as a 'strategic partnership' with foreign banks,' Xia Bin, a counsellor of the State Council, China's cabinet, told the South ... capital. Some foreign bankers said it might be best for foreign banks holding a relatively big stake in a small or medium-sized Chinese bank to maintain a long-term working relationship. Otherwise, ...

  8. Not everyone can partake of StanChart's 'victory feast'

    Posted Jan 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... acquisition of Korea First Bank. The move, which is costing the group US$3.3 billion, or 1.89 times KFB's book value, made South Korea its second-largest market after Hong Kong. As expected, ... it the first qualified foreign institutional investor to provide an open-ended A-share fund for Japanese investors. Given the tense relations between the two countries, which China's ambassador ...

  9. Papua New Guinea direct link to be launched

    Posted Apr 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... in liquefied natural gas development. Jeremy Sutton, the firm's line manager, said the service, which will also serve Shanghai and Pusan in South Korea, will have two ship calls a month in Hong ... and running at full swing, hitting its stride now' in terms of construction. He thought the construction-related LNG boom would continue into 2012 'creating more and more demand' ...

  10. Business - China Business - RESOURCES

    Chalco tipped to drop SouthGobi takeover

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters Mongolia-focused miner says local opposition making Chinese giant's US$926 million bid impossible Chalco tipped to drop SouthGobi takeover SouthGobi Resources said yesterday ... of SouthGobi's majority shareholder, Turquoise Hill Resources, formerly known as Ivanhoe Mines, but it faced political opposition almost immediately in Mongolia, which is becoming wary about the growing ...




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