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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - COMMENT

    Acquisitions no easy way for Singaporean banks to win in Hong Kong, mainland China

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:38am by George Chen

    ... DBS bought Dao Heng for about HK$45 billion, or 3.3 times book value. At the time, many analysts had questioned if it had paid too much, to which senior DBS executives responded with a line ... Only that it has a calculation different from Wing Hang's. OCBC had insisted its acquisition should translate into 1.77 times the price-book value of Wing Hang's consolidated net book ...

  2. Business - Companies - ANALYSIS

    Citic's mega takeover deal comes as win-win for Beijing and Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 01:40am by George Chen

    ... reform today. Rong was one of the top business tycoons from Shanghai who was later appointed one of the vice-presidents of the government and divided his time in business and politics among ... and London, given the economic recovery in the United States and the euro zone since the 2008 global financial crisis. After the deal is completed, Citic Group is supposed to move its headquarters ...

  3. Time to go global

    Posted Jun 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong is now pursuing a OneMBA, a Global Executive MBA programme at Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). What prompted you to pursue an MBA? I already had the intention of pursuing an MBA ... of years, I thought it was time for me to realise my goal of pursuing an MBA. Moreover, my father had obtained a PhD in 2010, and this also helped to motivate me. How do you expect your MBA to help ...

  4. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Hong Kong lawmakers need Shanghai trip to face up to social issues

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:27am by George Chen

    ... Shanghai trip to face up to social issues Most of the time, Shanghai just means business, but the city has also played some significant political roles in contemporary Chinese history. The Sino-US ... for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait, which worked with its counterpart in Taiwan to establish the well-known "1992 Consensus". This time, will Shanghai make its mark in the political ...

  5. Business - Money - MR. SHANGKONG

    Hong Kong should not be a dumping ground for middling IPOs

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 05:59am by George Chen

    ... news for Hong Kong? The Hong Kong stock exchange may welcome the move as more IPOs from the north could strengthen the city's position as a global capital-raising centre- ... that small firms have an easier time raising money here than on the mainland. He also indicated that large state-owned enterprises, although they have the freedom to come to Hong Kong for IPOs, ...

  6. Business - China Business - Internet finance

    Paper cuts sharpest, says Alibaba's Jack Ma

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 12:00pm by George Chen

    ... Yahoo and Alibaba later resolved their differences. At that time, Ma defended his move on Alipay, saying mainland banking regulations did not allow an online payment business to be controlled by a foreign investor or a joint venture with foreign participation. At the time of Alipay's launch, the rules for online payments and who could run the business were unclear. The central bank ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - CRICKET

    Tense time as Hong Kong face Papua New Guinea in crunch qualifier

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 10:25pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Jamie Atkinson's men are just one step away from a monumental first appearance at a World Cup Tense time as HK chase their World Cup dream "Can we dare to dream?" Hong Kong Cricket Association chairman Mike Walsh and all local fans are on tenterhooks as Jamie Atkinson leads Hong Kong out for their final game at the ICC World Cup ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - INVESTMENT

    Mainlanders use ‘free money’ from Hong Kong banks to earn higher returns at home

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 09:34am by KEIRA HUANG; GEORGE CHEN

    ... borrow up to 10 times his salary from one of the major local banks, although he does not, in fact, need the loan to pay his taxes. “For me, this means ‘free money’, so why not?” he said. Wang ... the loan, since his job paid well. “I don’t see it as a problem for both the Hong Kong and mainland banking system,” Su said. “As a borrower, I will repay my loan to the Hong Kong bank on time ...

  9. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    We need to hear more, not less, from our intellectuals

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:27am by George Chen

    ... difficult. Not just because I need to do an excellent job of time management but also because my mind is often divided between two very different worlds- on the one hand, the real-life situations ... Kristof's recent column in The New York Times- " Professors, We Need You! "- in which he urged university professors and academic researchers to be more actively involved in politics ...

  10. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Hong Kong's top ranking for economic freedom feels a good laugh

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 12:15am by George Chen

    ... pay when buying a property in the city. The measure is widely considered as a move by Leung to boost his popularity. A few days after the Heritage Foundation released its global ranking, ... challenge from Singapore. While Hong Kong's overall score in the ranking, 90.1, rose 0.8 point year on year, Singapore's added 1.4 points to 89.4. It seems only a matter of time before ...




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