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  1. Legco votes for inquiry into banks' handling of Lehman Brothers investments

    Posted Nov 13th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... to the bottom of why thousands of investors lost money on investment products backed or guaranteed by collapsed US investment bank Lehman Brothers. Despite their decision to invoke ... it was a shame that banks had been allowed by regulators to sell such complex investment products to investors- many of them elderly people who knew nothing about the risks. His colleague, Cheung ...

  2. Beijing buys HK bonds, and investment is said to top $1b

    Posted Jul 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Anette Jonsson The central government has invested in the Hong Kong government's $20 billion bond offering completed this week, Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen confirmed ... Roughly half the allocation was from the 10-year US dollar tranche and half from Hong Kong dollar-denominated tranches maturing in five and 15 years. The investment in the bond issue, the Hong ...

  3. Invest with a human face, urges Sudanese official

    Posted May 18th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai A Sudanese official warned yesterday that the mainland's investment in oil production could cause further instability in the conflict-ridden country, unless ... is helping Khartoum's fight against rebels in the western Darfur region through state-backed militia. The deputy governor of Sudan's central bank, Elijah Aleng, said: 'If the Chinese ...

  4. Tung heads for investment fair

    Posted Sep 05th 2003, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Hong Kong's chief executive and financial secretary will next week lead a government delegation to an investment promotion fair organised by the Ministry of Commerce in Xiamen. Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa will be one of the guests scheduled to take part in the opening ceremony of the Seventh China International Fair for Investment and Trade on Monday. Vice-Premier Wu Yi ...

  5. Unity key issue at BRICS summit

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... financial institutions to enhance the representation of emerging markets. BRICS leaders are expected to discuss candidates for World Bank president to succeed American Robert Zoellick. The post has been held by an American since the World Bank was established in 1944. Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjolweala, backed by South Africa, and former Colombian finance minister Jose Antonio ...

  6. Beijing has little choice but to keep investing in US Treasury bonds

    Posted Feb 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Washington had more favours to ask of Beijing. One of those favours is a request for China to continue to invest in US Treasury bonds to finance the American economy, particularly as Washington tries ... taste among many mainland officials and analysts. During her two-day trip in Beijing, Mrs Clinton twice publicly urged China to continue to invest in US Treasury bonds, saying it was recognition ...

  7. Ma lobbies tycoons to invest more in DPP stronghold

    Posted Apr 09th 2008, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... of the National People's Congress on the mainland, hoped more Taiwanese banks would invest on the mainland. Speaking at a trade and investment forum in Xiamen, Mr Cheng said many Taiwanese financial ... Ting Shi Taiwanese president-elect Ma Ying-jeou has stepped up his lobbying of the island's tycoons to increase investment back home- especially Kaohsiung- in an effort to revitalise ...

  8. Chongqing rural bank's shares slide further 6.6pc

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... It is also the third-largest rural commercial bank in the country. Being one of the major credit service providers to government investment and infrastructure projects, it is known for its close ... May Chan may.chan@scmp.com Reeling from the city's anti-graft investigations, Chongqing Rural Commercial Bank stocks continued to slide yesterday, closing down 6.6 per cent ...

  9. New investment rules draw flak in Taiwan

    Posted Mar 24th 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Taiwanese investment projects on the mainland, or those involving sensitive technology, would need to be screened by the government. A close watch would be kept on Taiwanese banking activities ... to control mainland-bound investments. DPP legislative caucus head Chen Chin-chun said: 'Such measures are not only ineffective in the management of our China-bound investments, but will force ...

  10. Morgan Stanley to advise KCRC

    Posted Mar 17th 2004, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... is the front-runner. The government has said it will hire its own financial adviser for the merger proposal. The investment banks will offer advice on complicated and politically sensitive matters ... for investment banks, supplementing their steady diet of mainland initial public offerings. Besides the KCRC-MTRC merger, the government is looking to securitise income streams from a number ...




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