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  1. News - Business - FINANCIAL MARKETS

    Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange closes its doors

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by NICK EDWARDS

    ... Commodities exchange shuts its doors The Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange will go ahead with a planned US$100 million rights issue and be ready within months to reapply for the trading licence it handed ... almost two years ago to the day on May 18, 2011. In contrast, the London Metal Exchange, owned by Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, saw record volume in April of 14.5 million lots traded. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/article/1240917/hong-kong-mercantile-exchange-closes-its-doors
  2. Business - Banking & Finance - TRADING

    Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange fails amid dearth of gold futures trading

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by Eric Ng, Enoch Yiu

    ... Eric Ng and Enoch Yiu Market players say Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange unable to compete with more established rivals, with trading in its gold futures very thin HKMEx closure brings no surprise The Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange's failure to come up with a viable gold futures business proved to be its undoing as it wilted under competition from more established domestic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1241466/hong-kong-mercantile-exchange-fails-amid-dearth-gold
  3. Lifestyle - Technology - BUSINESS CROWDFUNDING

    With Hong Kong's FringeBacker, achieving big dreams just a click away

    Posted May 07th 2013, 12:00am by Kylie Knott

    ... Kylie Knott kylie.knott@scmp.com A Hong Kong-based crowdfunding website is helping creatives worldwide turn their ideas into reality, writes Kylie Knott Fringe benefits Syrus Kwan Siu-fung ... Churdy stretches out on the chaise longue-like Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. "That's Kristy at the HSBC building," says Kwan, 27. "I love to draw that building, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1231508/hong-kongs-fringebacker-achieving-big-dreams-just-click-away
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW JAKE

    London and Hong Kong set to ignore EU money-laundering rules

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... ahead with this beauty. It's a beauty because it's custom-made for what Hong Kong has traditionally done best, which is offer reliable corporate services at low cost and look the other ... just as easy in Hong Kong. This town stands to add to its allure as a listing and trading centre. But we will have to accept that what silly laws in the EU treat as money laundering ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1151929/london-and-hong-kong-set-ignore-eu-money-laundering-rules
  5. Business - Money

    Top 10 funds available in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... with all the risks involved. The funds here offer some of the best returns and governance for the fees charged, compared to equivalent funds. Tracker Fund of Hong Kong (2800) The first ETF to hit Asia outside of Japan. It was created from the Hong Kong government-led massive intervention in the local share market in 1998, at the height of the Asian financial crisis. The government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/investment-products/article/1054705/top-10-funds-available-hong-kong
  6. Business - Comment

    Gerard McCoy denies move to be Hong Kong's next DPP

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... of chambers, a number of people assumed that he was preparing to become Hong Kong's next DPP. However, McCoy has sent a note to those in his chambers saying that this is not the case and he ... with the airline industry when it comes to emission controls. Ocean-going ships are fuelled by probably the dirtiest fuel on the planet, which generally has a 3.5 per cent sulphur content. Hong Kong is one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1040945/gerard-mccoy-denies-move-be-hong-kongs-next-dpp
  7. News - Hong Kong - AGEING POPULATION

    Hong Kong faces same tough tax choices as Singapore, academic says

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong and Bloomberg Academic says shrinking labour force means either productivity or taxation must increase HK faces 'same tough tax choices as Singapore' Hong Kong faces ... at the University of Hong Kong, said this was the likely scenario if the government did not invest in education and occupational training to boost productivity. "We have a shrinking labour force, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1023972/hong-kong-faces-same-tough-tax-choices-singapore-academic-says
  8. The birth of Hong Kong cool

    Posted May 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and stylish. It may therefore come as a surprise that Hong Kong, a city we think of first and foremost as being about finance, commerce and trade with a healthy dollop of tourism, is increasingly being viewed internationally in terms of art and style. Clearly, we could do more to capitalise on these perceptions. As proof of how fashionable Hong Kong has become, some trend-trackers are already ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002122/birth-hong-kong-cool
  9. Hong Kong watch list of mainland firms grow

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Hong Kong regulators are monitoring an increasing number of irregularities at small to medium-sized mainland firms listed in the city. Sophia Kao, the chairman of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), said yesterday the accounting regulator had placed 13 Hong Kong-listed firms on a watch list in the past two months. Kao did not name any company ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/997991/hong-kong-watch-list-mainland-firms-grow
  10. HSBC to axe 3,000 Hong Kong jobs

    Posted Sep 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and efficiency.' Wong said job reductions, some of which would come through attrition, were being made in Hong Kong because HSBC wanted the bank's regional office to become much more efficient. ... it was not that surprising. But Tse said while HSBC's Hong Kong operations already had impressive cost-efficiency ratios of 43.2 per cent, the bank could save more by moving back offices to the mainland. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/978390/hsbc-axe-3000-hong-kong-jobs

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