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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Mainland investment abroad surges 90pc

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 05:07am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan victoria.ruan@scmp.com Appeal of overseas markets is growing amid property downturn and excess capacity at home Mainland investment abroad surges 90pc A surge in investments ... investment (ODI) by non-financial companies on the mainland soared 90.5 per cent in September to US$9.8 billion, after more than doubling the year-earlier level in August, the Ministry of Commerce ...

  2. News - World - FINANCE

    Canada civil service pension scheme accused of dodging taxes in Germany

    Posted Nov 07th 2014, 10:22pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Montreal and Brussels Agency investing for civil servants' retirement aggressively avoided paying dues on German land holdings, whistle-blowers' exposé shows Canadian pensions fund joins tax dodge A Canadian government agency that invests civil servants' pensions is among several multinationals exposed by whistle-blowers for using complex ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Taiwan to renegotiate deal on yuan investment quota

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 12:52am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Taipei Taiwan to renegotiate deal on yuan investment quota Taiwan's regulators plan to renegotiate an agreement to invest yuan in the mainland's capital markets ... amounts granted to other locations, except for Hong Kong's 270 billion yuan. Programmes such as RQFII would give Taiwanese investors more options to invest in yuan-denominated products. ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - FINANCE

    Chinese insurers new source of shadow banking loans to developers

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 04:17pm by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Regulator takes action as fund flows to the shadow banking sector reach 280b yuan at end of June, with a third invested in property industry Insurer ... at the end of June, with nearly a third eventually being invested in the property industry. The regulator said the risk was under control for now as the amount accounted for only 3 per cent ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Exchange fund notches HK$18.7b in losses in third quarter from forex, stock holdings

    Posted Nov 03rd 2014, 12:28pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... with Scotland's independence referendum. The value of the Exchange Fund's Hong Kong stock holdings fell HK$200 million, but bond investments gained HK$7.1 billion and holdings of overseas stocks ... street protests had hurt investment sentiment. "We have not yet seen an unusual situation in the stock market [and] there have been no unusual capital inflows or outflows during the past ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    China leads countries in signing up for US$50b Asian infrastructure bank

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:41am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Up to half the shares in the proposed US$50 billion Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) could be owned by China, strengthening Beijing's leadership in the region and countering ... investment in infrastructure as part of a plan to offset fragile consumer demand. Bert Hofman, the World Bank's country director for China, Mongolia and Korea, welcomed the "important ...

  7. Business - Money - FINANCE

    Hong Kong and Shanghai markets fall after link-up scheme postponed

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 11:14am by Enoch Yiu

    ... brokers have invested millions to upgrade their systems, hire more staff and have prepared marketing campaigns to prepare for the stock through-train scheme," said Jeffrey Chan Lap-tak, ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Britain’s financial services firms add staff on expectations of higher profits

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 01:33pm by Reuters

    ... at US$678.1 billion, Thomson Reuters data showed last week. That spike in activity sent investment banking fees up by 13 per cent to US$68.8 billion in the year to the end of September. Astbury Marsden said firms were also hiring in technology in response to regulatory demands for improvements to data protection systems. Large investment banks want staff to help identify and counter ...

  9. Business - Economy - FINANCE

    Financial Secretary John Tsang eyes law reform to attract capital to Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 03:47am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Legal changes will lure investment funds and foreign firms to city, predicts financial secretary Tsang eyes law reform to attract capital to HK Financial ... Hong Kong is developing regulations to give greater flexibility to investment funds and lure them to the city, Tsang said. Hong Kong is also preparing laws to extend the profits tax exemption ...

  10. Business - Money - FINANCE

    Shanghai stock market link-up with Hong Kong's 'ready for launch'

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 04:26am by Enoch Yiu, Daniel Ren

    ... of Hong Kong to eventually connect the Shanghai exchange to stock markets around the world," Han said. "A closer Hong Kong-Shanghai tie-up would create tremendous investment ...




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