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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Hong Kong Monetary Authority's lack of independence queried in IMF study

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 02:57am by DON WEINLAND

    ... queries key pointof HKMA independence The IMF has called into question the independence of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) from the chief executive at a time of growing concern over the city's exposure to mainland borrowers. In a financial sector assessment aimed at gauging the Hong Kong banking system's compliance with Basel III rules, the International Monetary Fund said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1555923/hong-kong-monetary-authoritys-lack-independence-queried-imf
  2. Business - Banking & Finance - LEGISLATION

    Government proposes independent body overseeing accountants

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 12:53am by Enoch Yiu

    ... that the oversight of the regulation of listed entity auditors should be independent of the audit profession." The HKICPA will retain the power to register the city's 35,000 accountants, provide ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Government reform proposes independent panel replacing industry body in overseeing auditors Law change sought for regulating accountants The government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1537239/government-proposes-independent-body-overseeing-accountants
  3. Business - Banking & Finance - BONDS

    HSBC and Citi compete for Asian bond supremacy

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:26am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore HSBC and Citi lead the way as competition for record issuance is at its most intense in five years, with the number of underwriters rising Banks grapple for Asian ... for dollar-denominated bonds in the region. Greater China accounted for over half of the new high-grade issuance in the first half, independent research firm CreditSights said. That was in contrast ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1548246/hsbc-and-citi-compete-asian-bond-supremacy
  4. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    HKMA chief defends strict banking rules

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:29am by DON WEILAND

    ... Don Weinland don.weinland@scmp.com Monetary Authority head defends city's stringent regulatory rules, but sidesteps IMF comments over independence and mainland exposure HKMA chief hits back at criticism The chief executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority defended the city's strict banking rules as some of the best in the world, amid a flurry of recent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1557112/hkma-chief-defends-strict-banking-rules
  5. Business - China Business

    Chinese backing sought for flying car and sky city projects

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Flying car and city in the sky seek mainland backing Tidal energy is not the only new technology or outlandish project whose proponents have sought support from ... of that of other super skyscrapers, the company said its "Sky-city" project could be built quickly because 90 per cent of its building materials will be pre-fabricated by its 20,000 workers. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1556882/chinese-backing-sought-flying-car-and-sky-city-projects
  6. Business - Comment - WHITE COLLAR

    Time to set up independent regulator for insurance sector

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 01:23am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Reforms for the industry are needed to protect investors as products become more complicated Time to set up independent regulator for insurance sector Twenty-five years after it was proposed, the Hong Kong stock exchange is finally going to implement a key reform that will bring it in line with the late-20th-century practice. In a city known for its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1399195/time-set-independent-regulator-insurance-sector
  7. Business - Banking & Finance

    Bad debt burns hole in pockets of city's exporters

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 01:31am by CHIMA SAU-WAI

    ... Chim Sau-wai sauwai.chim@scmp.com Bad debt burns hole in pockets of city's exporters The number of Hong Kong exporters carrying bad debt climbed sharply to as much as 45 per cent ... which was the organisation that commissioned the survey, said the city urgently needs a buyers' database to track those with poor payment records. "The government or trade associations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1551503/bad-debt-burns-hole-pockets-citys-exporters
  8. Business - THE VIEW

    Hong Kong's financial fireworks

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 01:39am by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... The significance of the white paper should not be underestimated because, for the first time since the return of Hong Kong to Chinese rule in 1997, the city's status as an independent economic ... free-thinking and provide the high standard of human and development capital that China needs. And those freedoms are guarded by the rule of law and an independent judiciary. Our city understands both ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1546117/hong-kongs-financial-fireworks
  9. Business - Companies - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    HKT bets on scale to expand its share of city's mobile services market

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 01:54am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Fresh from its CSL acquisition, city's largest network operator 'ready to go to market' Enlarged HKT unveils mobile strategy HKT, ... to market," Alex Arena, the group managing director at HKT, said yesterday at the launch of the city's largest mobile network. Barclays has estimated that the enlarged HKT has about 31 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1549242/hkt-bets-scale-expand-its-share-citys-mobile-services-market
  10. Business - Companies

    Businesses in city 'must plan ahead' to limit damage from rising sea levels, experts say

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:26am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... Benjamin Robertson benjamin.robertson@scmp.com HK firms 'must plan ahead' to limit damage from rising sea levels How badly affected would Hong Kong be if sea levels rise as predicted? The city's rugged coastline and high sea walls offer some protection but government and businesses cannot be complacent from the threat of stronger typhoons and accompanying storm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1548220/businesses-city-must-plan-ahead-limit-damage-rising-sea-levels

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