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  1. HKMA investigating IPO bank sponsors

    Posted Apr 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in their internal systems and controls after reviewing 17 IPO sponsors. In particular, the SFC found unsatisfactory due diligence on listing applicants' business, questionable disclosure to the stock exchange, failure to maintain proper documentation of due diligence and inadequate internal systems and controls over sponsor work. The SFC study, however, did not cover the five banks ...

  2. Business - Money - PERFORMANCE MEASURES

    Understanding internal rate of return

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am by Robert Jones

    ... Robert Jones moneypost@scmp.com Project finance meets pensions Internal rate of return, or IRR, is one of those concepts bank staff wheel out when they are selling investments, ... of a bank loan used to pay for the project plus a profit margin. This minimum threshold for performance is the internal rate of return, or the multipurpose IRR. If a project's returns beat ...

  3. News - Asia

    Myanmar's poor infrastructure holds it back but Hong Kong firms see opportunities

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... material and substandard construction skills," says Kuok Hoi-sang, vice-chairman and managing director of Chevalier Group, a Hong Kong-based international company with interests in Myanmar, ... their chances by forming a consortium comprised of all the related professionals, from lawyers, accountants, bankers and architect to contractors and construction companies. "We could form ...

  4. Emerging economies move in on the big boys

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... period, reform of international financial institutions and ensuring food and energy security. So it should be no surprise that top-level business forums, like the World Economic Forum in Davos, ... Petersburg International Economic Forum which is currently taking place, is worth watching. The theme is 'Emerging Leadership for a New Era'. At a series of high-profile meetings, ...

  5. Business - Money - PLACEMENTS

    ASMI to sell stake in Hong Kong-listed arm

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Amsterdam ASMI to sell stake in HK-listed arm ASM International fell up to 16 per cent after saying it plans to sell a stake in Hong Kong-listed ASM Pacific Technology ... valuation of the combination, after investors pressed ASMI to separate its two businesses. The alternatives that were investigated included a full or partial placement or sale of the company's ...

  6. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Students enter mainstream

    Posted Jan 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... the main attractions being London and the big varsity cities with top-tier universities that attract a high proportion of international students - locations such as London, Oxford, Cambridge, ...

  7. Business - Money - IPO FOCUS

    Harmony Auto defies dim market outlook

    Posted May 30th 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... of its revenue. But Donny Wong, an executive director of Guotai Junan International who manages listing projects, said such news would affect investor sentiment. "Car dealer stocks ... public offering tomorrow - the same day as mainland real estate developer Wuzhou International Holdings. Harmony Auto will issue 275 million shares at a price range between HK$6.08 and HK$8.88. ...

  8. Business - Economy

    Too much of a good thing

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... economists, including some at the International Monetary Fund, however, warn that Beijing needs to be careful about wasteful spending on investment, not least because investment spending is now ...

  9. Manulife follows rivals in slashing MPF fees

    Posted Sep 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan Manulife International, the city's second-largest Mandatory Provident Fund provider, lowered fees for its two short-term fixed-income funds after rivals cut fees ... the company saw there was room to lower fees. '[But] we have seen no room to cut fees for other funds at the moment,' she said. AIA-JF, the third-largest MPF provider, and Bank Consortium ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Double stamp duty on non-residential premises will hit businesses hard

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by TIMOTHY PEIRSON-SMITH

    ... In erroneously labelling all such businesses- be they small, medium or large, local or international- as property speculators, the legislation overdose risks damaging Hong Kong's competitiveness ... development in Hong Kong; medium and large local businesses seeking to expand by acquiring commercial premises for their own use; international businesses in Hong Kong looking to consolidate ...




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