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  1. Ask our experts

    Posted Dec 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the consumer sector- what will Hong Kong's economy look like in 10 years? With the mainland's wealthy hordes descending on Hong Kong to buy all things luxury, one might wonder if the future of the city's economy is as a playground and shopping mall for the mainland jet set. Mainland consumer spending is already contributing about 10 per cent of Hong Kong's gross domestic product and, ...

  2. Four investors prescribe US$550m for drug company

    Posted May 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Pharmaceuticals declined to comment. The company, which manufactures, sells and distributes health-care products, starts its roadshow in Hong Kong today. Shares will be open for sale to retail investors from May 6 to May 12. The company will begin trading on the Hong Kong stock exchange on May 20. Shanghai Pharmaceuticals plans to issue about 664 million shares in Hong Kong, with around 99 ...

  3. Debt crisis blunts taste for IPOs

    Posted Jul 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amanda Lee amanda.lee@scmp.com The Hong Kong equity market extended its losses yesterday as concerns over the euro-zone debt crisis and the US budget stand-off eroded investor appetite for new issues. Yesterday, children's health care product-maker Prince Frog International Holdings became the latest initial public offering to fall on its debut, closing down 2.69 per cent ...

  4. CCB's quota for cross-border companies doubled

    Posted Dec 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... lenders, according to Zhang Li, CCB's Hong Kong branch deputy general manager. The move comes after Beijing urged banks to boost lending to the mainland's 42 million small ... is relatively low,' said Castor Pang, a strategist at Sun Hung Kai Financial. CCB's Hong Kong unit, China Construction Bank (Asia), yesterday also launched real-time remittance services ...

  5. Relationship managers develop close bond with issue

    Posted Oct 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kelvin Wong Hong Kong people work too hard and for too long, according to the recently released 'Work-life Balance in Hong Kong' survey by the University of Hong Kong. But at least the 75 per cent of us who apparently suffer stress and a lack of exercise should get some quality time this holiday week. Bankers from the Hong Kong Mortgage Corp (HKMC) should ...

  6. Pollution casts cloud over delta's vitality

    Posted Apr 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The air pollution choking Hong Kong is one of the most pressing problems facing our city. Hong Kong needs decisive action to clear the air. The starting point must be reducing the pollution coming from power stations in Hong Kong, the single biggest source of pollution. Questions have been raised about the proposals the government has put forward. Simply, the government wants ...

  7. Firms take cover as they come under cyberattack

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of their networks being breached and data privacy issues,' Wood said. He pointed out that the high-risk industries in Hong Kong and Asia that require cyber insurance products were the same as those ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com As the number of high-profile internet security breaches increases at an alarming rate, Hong Kong will see more interest in so-called cyber insurance ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Jun 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... If CLP Power, or some other Hong Kong-based entity, can negotiate its own gas supply separate from the constraints on the mainland, the supply of clean fuel to the region will go up and related ... power plants coming to Hong Kong. Primary energy demand in Guangdong is growing at 15 per cent per year. Coal accounts for nearly half of that. They, and we, need all the gas we can get. An LNG ...

  9. CNPC report shoulders corporate social responsibility

    Posted Mar 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... said Hong Kong firms, such as Swire Pacific, began issuing such reports about a decade ago, following a trend begun in the west. The CNPC report comes after two high-profile accidents- a gas ... is a big deal,' said Sophie Leclue, an associate director at Asria, a Hong Kong-based organisation promoting corporate responsibility and sustainable investment practice in the Asia Pacific. ...

  10. Lai See

    Posted Jul 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... at least retained his position as Iceland's honorary consul in Hong Kong. But we wonder how much longer the blunt-speaking shipping executive will be allowed to issue Icelandic visas ... to secure a second listing on the Hong Kong stock exchange. The company, which is headquartered in Singapore and listed on Australia's ASX, has been fighting a protracted and sometimes bitter ...




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