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  1. Boost for HK as yuan trading hub

    Posted Jun 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu, Lulu Chen and Jane Cai in Beijing To further boost the city's role as an offshore yuan trading centre, Beijing is set to announce new initiatives to coincide with the visit ... the 20,000 yuan daily cap. Song Xiangyan, a deputy director in the PBOC's international department, said central bank and other mainland financial officials were working on measures that would ...

  2. Dynam out of luck in trading debut

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dynam shares fell 10.4 per cent to close at HK$12.54 on the first day of trading, while the benchmark Hang Seng Index was up by 1.7 per cent. Looking to raise up to HK$1.5 billion, ... Nelson Wheeler, the Hong Kong branch of RSM International, a global network of accounting firms. Lun said interest in Dynam may pick up if market sentiment improves and the company's ...

  3. Yuan trading experts in demand

    Posted Feb 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... into an international reserve currency like the US dollar. UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne last month announced a tie-up with Hong Kong to help London to became a new hub for yuan trading. A forum ... HSBC staff with knowledge of yuan trading could escape the bank's massive lay-off plan as the lender moves to make London a hub for the currency. The bank, the largest lender ...

  4. HKEx firm on longer trading hours

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of other international exchanges which open six to eight hours a day. Previously, the Hong Kong market opened only four hours daily and had the shortest trading hours of any major market. In March, ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com The Hong Kong stock exchange is unlikely to budge from its plan to further extend trading hours in March next year despite another round of protests from small ...

  5. City's offshore trading ambitions dealt double blow

    Posted Feb 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The plan to establish Shanghai as the hub for yuan trading, clearing and pricing is part of broader efforts to make the city a financial centre like London or New York by 2020 and is a setback for Hong Kong, which had hoped to become the chosen centre for trading in the currency. Analysts now believe that with more cities competing to expand their yuan markets and with the appreciation ...

  6. HKEx to extend trading hours despite opposition

    Posted Jun 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... earlier and cut the two-hour lunch by 30 minutes. Lunch will be one hour from March next year. The extension is intended to match international practice. Hong Kong trades only five hours a day, ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing plans to extend trading hours next year despite stiff opposition from some local brokers, according to chief executive Charles ...

  7. Halting trade was lesser of two evils

    Posted Aug 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... after the bourse's website was hacked into earlier this month. The trading disruption caused by the suspension of the stocks with a combined market capitalisation of HK$1.5 trillion upset ... decided to suspend those shares and debt securities as well as 419 derivatives linked to the stocks. Trading resumed a day after, when a back-up website was set up. Some investors were angry ...

  8. What, exactly, is left for the Trade Development Council to develop?

    Posted Apr 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... thing from a bygone era still around? The answer is, of course, that the Trade Development Council has attempted to redefine its role. It now describes itself as the 'international ... telling us is that over the years it has built up international attendance at seven or eight big annual trade shows and would like to keep running them. The Hong Kong angle is that some ...

  9. Singapore seeks role as yuan trading centre

    Posted Apr 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... agreement, according to a person familiar with the situation. Singapore is the latest of the cities that are lining up to compete with Hong Kong to become acknowledged offshore yuan trading centres as lenders in New York, London and Singapore begin offering yuan products and services. The Bank of China began offering yuan trading services in the United States in December. Australia's ANZ ...

  10. Debt-heavy Evergrande marks first trading day with 34.3pc gain

    Posted Nov 06th 2009, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... listing plan. Xiamen-based Mingfa Group (International), which is due to be listed on the Hong Kong exchange next Friday, has slashed its initial offering more than 20 per cent to HK$2.6 billion ... These include Lau, China Poly Group, CC Land Holdings chairman Cheung Chung-kiu and Francis Choi Chee-min, the chairman of Early Light International. The shares will be floated on November 25. ...




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