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  1. Business - Money

    Asian markets slump due to fears over central bank stimulus

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 05:39pm by Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong Asian markets dived Thursday, with Tokyo’s Nikkei losing more than six per cent, while the dollar hit 10-week lows against the yen on expectations ... cent since hitting its peak last month, putting it in a bear market. Hong Kong shed 2.19 per cent, or 467.62 points, to end at 20,887.04 while Sydney ended 0.61 per cent lower, giving up 28.7 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/market-snapshot/article/1260001/asian-markets-slump-due-fears-over-central-bank
  2. Business - Companies

    CK Life Sciences buys top Australian salt producer

    Posted Nov 29th 2012, 03:13pm by Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong Asia’s richest man Li Ka-shing is buying Australia’s largest salt producer Cheetham Salt in a deal worth US$157 million, a subsidiary of his Cheung Kong ... Kong Life Sciences chief executive officer Kam Hing-lam said in a statement. CK Life Sciences, chaired by Li’s eldest son and heir to his Cheung Kong conglomerate, Victor, is involved ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1093823/ck-life-sciences-buys-top-australian-salt-producer
  3. Business - Money

    China shares fall in sharp reversal, Hang Seng slips

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 05:28pm by Reuters in Hong Kong

    ... Apple suppliers hit by disappointed quarterly revenue results Hong Kong shares slipped for a second-straight day on Thursday, falling further away from chart resistance that had stymied ... profit on recent outperformers, triggering a sharp intra-day reversal that left benchmark indexes vulnerable to further losses in the near term. Weakness in mainland markets dragged on Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1135226/china-shares-fall-sharp-reversal-hang-seng-slips
  4. Business - Companies

    Graft trial adjourns for billionaire Kwok brothers

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 12:53pm by Reuters in Hong Kong

    ... The billionaire Kwok brothers’ corruption trial was adjourned on Friday until January to allow the prosecution more time to gather evidence in Hong Kong’s highest-profile graft case ... corruption in the government and police. Thomas and Raymond Kwok run Sun Hung Kai Properties, the world’s second-largest property developer by stock-market value. The Kwok family is Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1059470/hong-kongs-billionaire-kwok-brothers-face-court-graft-charges
  5. Business - Money - DEBT

    Hong Kong raises US$1 billion in debut issue of Islamic bonds

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 06:19am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg HK raises US$1b in debut issue of Islamic bonds Hong Kong sold US$1 billion of sovereign Islamic bonds in its first-ever issue of the securities, attracting orders for 4.7 times the amount on offer. The dollar-denominated five-year notes were priced at a 2.005 per cent profit rate, the government said yesterday. Britain, which along with Hong Kong is rated the highest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1590513/hong-kong-raises-us1-billion-debut-issue-islamic
  6. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Hong Kong issues first Islamic bond to raise up to US$1b

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 06:02am by Enoch Yiu

    ... roadshow from September 1 to investors in the Middle East, Europe and the US before issuing the sukuk- a bond structured according to Islamic law. A Hong Kong Monetary Authority spokesman said last ... first sukuk. "The Islamic banks or the Islamic institutional investors would be interested in the Hong Kong government sukuk because of the demand for sukuk issued by issuers with high ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1589747/first-hong-kong-sukuk-raise-us1b
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - THE VIEW

    Health care could account for almost a third of Hong Kong GDP by end of century

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 03:19pm by Richard Wong

    ... Richard Wong Rising health-care expenses and income growth could result in the sector accounting for a third of Hong Kong's GDP by the end of the century Counting the cost Four ... They imply that health-care spending will grow rapidly in Hong Kong. In 2011, domestic spending on health care was 5.12 per cent of gross domestic product, of which 49 per cent was in the public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580799/health-care-could-account-almost-third-hk-gdp-end-century
  8. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Way to help Hong Kong's elderly poor

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:05am by Richard Wong

    ... expensive and important items of expenditure that the elderly are most concerned about. Hong Kong should expand medical and health care services, radically reform the mandatory provident fund so ... Richard Wong Universal handouts are a costly approach to helping elderly poor but city should consider expanding health services and privatising public housing An age-old issue Public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1588912/way-help-hong-kongs-elderly-poor
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHITE COLLAR

    Hong Kong faces challenges in goals for Islamic finance despite debut bond

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 11:09am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Seven years after Hong Kong floated plans to promote Islamic finance, the first Islamic bond has made its debut in the city. While the government's US$1 billion, five-year issue ... scant progress in the city. On the corporate front, only Hang Seng Bank has issued Islamic funds, but no company has launched a sukuk. Some blamed the old tax law in Hong Kong. The sukuk has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1592984/hk-faces-challenges-goals-islamic-finance-despite-debut-bond
  10. Business - Money - BONDS

    City sukuk opens door to more Islamic finance in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:40am by Enoch Yiu

    ... from the US. The bonds will be listed in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Dubai. Amir Ahmad, a Dubai-based partner with international law firm Pinsent Masons, said the Hong Kong government-issued sukuk ... This is why the Hong Kong government issue is popular." He said the buyers from the Middle East are mainly institutional investors such as banks, fund managers and pension fund companies. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1592514/city-sukuk-opens-door-more-islamic-finance-hong

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