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  1. News - Business - FINANCE

    Australia to invest foreign currency assets of A$1.9b in Chinese bonds

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Australia to buy Chinese bonds Australia's central bank plans to invest about 5 per cent of its foreign currency assets, or A$1.9 billion, in Chinese government bonds due to the growing economic and financial ties between both nations. The People's Bank of China (PBOC) has approved an initial quota for the investment, the first time that the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) ...

  2. Australia returns fugitive broker to face 47 charges

    Posted Jun 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Danny Mok danny.mok@scmp.com A runaway director from a collapsed brokerage, who was extradited to Hong Kong from Australia last week will appear in court today to face charges of money laundering and fraud. A Hong Kong police spokesman said the 56-year-old woman, identified only as Fong, was extradited from Australia at the request of the Commercial Crime Bureau on Friday ...

  3. On the Move

    Posted Sep 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of confidential information, drafting and reviewing job documentation and policies, terminations, occupational health and safety, immigration issues and privacy matters. Kenneth Tung Managing director, ... was head of regional insurance research for Asia. Before that, he was at Deutsche Bank for eight years in Asia and Australia. He was ranked AsiaMoney No 4 in last year's survey. Andrew ...

  4. Bright spots in the gloom

    Posted Jan 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... According to the report, published a few months ago, Singapore, Australia and the Chinese mainland are the top tips. Singapore claims the top spot for a second consecutive year, with the report noting its status as 'a truly global city with a burgeoning asset and wealth management sector'. The city-state also continues to experience strong immigration and tourism growth. ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance

    ANZ may sell stakes in Asian banks

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Melbourne With interests in eight regional players, bank is being hit by Australia's strict capital rules ANZ may sell stakes in Asian lenders Australia and New Zealand ... said. The move raises uncertainty about how Australia's smallest "big four" bank will be able to meet the profit targets it has set for offshore operations. ANZ owns stakes ...

  6. Bean counters are finally cashing in

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Almost all local bean counters received their qualifications as certified public accountants on courses in Britain, Australia and the US. Even when the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public ... graduates. Philip Tsai, the president of HKICPA, said the local programme had become more popular because the city had signed agreements with other professional bodies such as those in Australia ...

  7. Dealer's choice

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... bonds, or Indian government debt). The fund has returned 5.6 per cent so far this year in US dollar terms. Fidelity's Australia fund invests mainly in Australian equities, such as such shares in Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), and Rio Tinto. The Aussie-dollar-denominated fund returned 9.5 per cent in the first quarter of this year, according to Fidelity. Barings has ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    London pushes ahead with yuan ambitions

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... with yuan bond issues by HSBC and Australia and New Zealand Banking. HSBC issued two billion yuan of bonds in May. China Construction Bank is planning to issue yuan bonds as well. Boleat said ... such as HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank, with extensive networks that are well-equipped to meet the yuan needs of global customers. "The banks in Canada, France or Australia are more focused ...

  9. Ignore migrants at nation's peril, say experts

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to 13 million rural labourers added to the urban population each year. Professor Liu said inequalities in education should be eliminated to give immigrants and locals a fair shot at competing ...

  10. Golden opportunities for the greying

    Posted Jul 20th 2003, 12:00am by David Evans

    ... The gradual easing of capital controls and immigration red tape over the past two decades in Asia has opened up a whole new market for a type of investor who has cash to spend and the time ... introduced a host of immigration programmes from investment to retirement visas in order to accommodate the cash-rich expatriate investor looking for a place to retire and spend. 'Government ...




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