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  1. G2 is a powerful but insufficient solution

    Posted Jun 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty Some Chinese see United States Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner as a repentant debtor humbly visiting his bank manager; influential Americans see the visit as the start of a beautiful friendship, perhaps even a tipping point in global fi ...

  2. China funds use HK as global springboard

    Posted May 17th 2010, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... Amanda Lee China's major fund managers that have been licensed to operate out of Hong Kong and sell mainland assets to offshore investors are hoping to use the springboard to become global names in asset management. Among the contenders with this ambition is Harvest Fund Management, one of China's top three asset managers, which last year secured a licence to establish ...

  3. State fund urges Washington to ease curbs

    Posted Jan 21st 2010, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... for Americans. Lou Jiwei, the chairman of the mainland's sovereign fund with assets of close to US$300 billion, told the Asian Financial Forum that the fund recently struck a deal to buy a minority ... can see investment opportunities in the infrastructure sector there and the benefits of job creation, and there is a lack of funds... we just want to be treated the same as everyone ...

  4. QFII fund launch will skip private placement in US

    Posted Jul 31st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Offshore subsidiaries of American institutions may still be able to invest in the Martin Currie A-share product The first offshore investment fund to give foreign institutions access ... Fund would be closed to international institutions by early September, when any unused portion of Swiss bank UBS' US$300 million qualified foreign institutional investor (QFII) quota ...

  5. Parties coy about where funds come from

    Posted Aug 25th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... requiring political parties to disclose their sources of funding. They say such a law would boost transparency of local politics and help the long-term development of party politics. Their comments ... on their financial status. Questionnaires were sent to the parties more than a week ago. The Progressive Alliance declined to respond and the Liberal Party's reply was: 'As funding is confidential ...

  6. Exchange Fund profits should be employed to boost economy, say lawmakers

    Posted Apr 21st 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Klaudia Lee

    ... Ambrose Leung and Klaudia Lee Political parties yesterday agreed the government should study ways to better use revenue generated by the Exchange Fund to help improve the economy and fund ... by the Exchange Fund to reduce the budget deficit. The government shortfall for the 2005-06 financial year is projected at $10.5 billion. Ma Lik, chairman of the Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong ...

  7. Parents take ads in fight to keep funding for ESF

    Posted Jan 06th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier PTAs are asked to help foot the bill, but some families object to the appeal Parents have stepped up the battle to maintain current public funding to the English ... Chinese newspapers in the week before the Legislative Council's Public Accounts Committee resumes its inquiry into ESF funding and management. This followed the publication in November ...

  8. ESF funding 'hangs in the balance'

    Posted Jan 12th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier Arthur Li says he has an open mind but a review of the subsidy will continue The future of government funding for the English Schools Foundation hangs in the balance, ... in devising our policies. But one thing is clear- wastefulness and imprudent use of funds will not serve our children, especially when there are competing priorities for limited funds.' He ...

  9. Partner's woes cloud fund venture

    Posted Sep 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a planned fund management joint venture of First State Investments (FSI), a unit of Commonwealth Bank of Australia, on the mainland. Last Friday, the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) ... respectively of FSI Hantang Fund Management. There was little chance that the minority equity partners- China Southern Airlines Group and Nanjing YPC Refining & Chemical- would take over ...

  10. Polls swing for hopefuls accused of misusing funds

    Posted Sep 07th 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung The support ratings for two candidates accused of misusing public funds have been fluctuating widely, a new survey shows. Kowloon East hopeful Chan Yuen-han saw her rating rise three points to 19 per cent in the four days to Saturday, in results released yesterday by the Hong Kong University Public Opinion Programme. Before she was accused on Wednesday ...




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