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  1. HKEx wants independent listing committee abolished

    Posted Jun 09th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... GEM to pilot scheme meant to speed up application process The stock exchange will reintroduce a controversial proposal to let its internal listing division staff vet new listings, replacing a two-step process in which an independent listing committee has final decision on applications already cleared by exchange executives. The reform, made almost five years after a similar ...

  2. Cable group on track to meet Olympics target

    Posted Dec 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez US$500m system needed before games begin The international consortium behind the Trans-Pacific Express, the first next-generation submarine cable system linking the mainland to the United States, is rushing to complete the project earlier than scheduled to meet urgent demand for high-bandwidth telecommunications services being spurred by the Beijing Olympic Games. A source ...

  3. Olympics to boost China ICT

    Posted Dec 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... next year at US$42.1 billion, up from US$37.1 billion this year, driven by continued business and 2008 Olympics-related infrastructure expansion, according to industry experts. Research firm International Data Corp (IDC), in its annual look at the year ahead, predicted the mainland's buoyant market and steady economic growth across the region would lift the total ICT market value ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Apr 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a pointless gesture, because the torch belongs to the International Olympic Committee and to the world, not to China. I hope all people can respect the Olympic Games and make it an enjoyable occasion ... bearer of the Olympic torch relay in Hong Kong and the last leg will go to Timothy Fok Tsun-ting, president of the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong ('Criteria ...

  5. In Brief

    Posted Jun 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... better care in the city. Last month, Beijing submitted a proposal to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to move equestrian competition to Hong Kong, citing the risk of equine diseases and quarantine problems in Beijing. The International Equestrian Federation opposed the switch, and the IOC said it would rule in the next few months. The committee believes horses might 'be better ...

  6. Sports billions on track despite Asia Games hiccup

    Posted Jun 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of miscommunication,' said Pang Chung, secretary general of Hong Kong's Olympic Committee. 'The government was committed to building these facilities anyway. In this light, it is a shame we did ... and Tung Chung swimming pool have already been completed, each at a cost of more than HK$400 million- some could also double up and host major international competitions. The biggest ...

  7. Curbs on listing committee proposed

    Posted Feb 20th 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu A consultant's report has reportedly recommended curbing the powers of the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing listing committee, which last week lost a high-profile corporate ... a key proposal was for the board to increase its control over the listing committee on policies, allowing HKEx directors to join the panel and requiring the board to vet the committee ...

  8. Banks under fire for misusing client data

    Posted Dec 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to shape up. Hang Seng Bank and Citic Bank International were among the financial institutions singled out for years of mishandling customers' data. The banks were held up as examples to show ... experts of these banks.' Citic Bank International was found to have transferred the data of more than 150,000 customers to three insurers from 2006 to last year without their knowledge ...

  9. Chaos or joy? Two views on banknotes

    Posted Jul 16th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... for selling commemorative Olympic banknotes. But top officials from both the police and Hong Kong Olympic Committee have appealed to the public to look on the bright side regarding the release. ... Sports Federation and Olympic Committee, said he was surprised but happy to see the enthusiasm of those queuing for notes. 'In Hong Kong, we often talk about whether the city lacks ...

  10. Stock exchange has no plans to get rid of listing committee

    Posted Jul 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... concern,' July 5). There are no plans to change the listing committee's power to vet applications for main board listings. As our chief executive Paul Chow has publicly stated on various occasions, HKEx believes the diverse expertise and deep professional knowledge of listing committee members are invaluable to the operations of our main board. The proposal to have HKEx's ...




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