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  1. Singapore's stringent rules may help HKEx

    Posted Jul 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... firms might prefer to list in Hong Kong. SGX said yesterday that companies seeking a listing on its main board would face tougher criteria from August 10. The new rule requires SGX listing ... spokeswoman said. Joseph Tong Tang, executive director at Sun Hung Kai Financial, was unimpressed by the SGX move. 'The Singapore IPO market has not been very active and the new rule is going ...

  2. Education gets liftfrom new Cepa rules

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Hong Kong international schools will be allowed to set up in the as-yet undeveloped new economic zones of Qianhai in Shenzhen and Hengqin in Zhuhai. The measure is one of 43, intended to boost trade and foster cross-border co-oper ...

  3. Tycoon rules out big fall in home prices

    Posted Mar 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Li Ka-shing, Asia's wealthiest person, yesterday dismissed market concerns about the outlook for the city's housing market under the administration of chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying. Home prices would see su ...

  4. Domestic worker test case is a chance to take a fresh look at employment rules

    Posted Oct 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The issue of permanent resident status has been contested by a group of foreign nationals who came to Hong Kong more than seven years ago under contract terms as domestic workers. This is, in effect, a test case, and could eventually lead to the dissoluti ...

  5. StanChart's HK chief rules out cuts

    Posted Sep 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... May Chan may.chan@scmp.com Standard Chartered has no plans to trim its staff numbers despite lay-offs sweeping the banking sector, the bank's Hong Kong chief said. 'There is no plan to cut jobs in Hong Kong,' Benjamin Hung, executive direct ...

  6. New rule puts damper on Kowloon land sale

    Posted Nov 04th 2010, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... New rules on floor area resulted in a lacklustre land auction yesterday as a luxury residential site in Kowloon Tong sold for HK$2.17 billion - at the bottom of the forecast range. ... 'Developers were cautious because of the new rules capping the amount of common area,' Ng Shung-mo, sales manager at Chinachem, said. 'The land price is reasonable based on this new ...

  7. Change to minimum-shareholder rule

    Posted Jan 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... that requiring a company to have at least 300 shareholders should be sufficient to ensure an open market and adequate retail investor participation. The new rule takes effect on February 1. ...

  8. Business Digest

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... at professional investors. Enoch Yiu More details sought on scrapping headcount rule Lawmakers have asked for more information on a government proposal to scrap the headcount rule in the Companies Ordinance. Under the rule, a privatisation must be approved by 50 per cent of those present at a shareholders' meeting. The majority it requires is based on the number of shareholders, ...

  9. Lenders scramble for non-resident yuan accounts

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... 2004. The yuan is not yet fully convertible, but Beijing has gradually relaxed rules since 2009 to encourage the use of the currency to settle trade and for investment globally. Claude Haberer, ... a Hong Kong-based private bank must offer.' Under a Beijing rule, from 2004 Hong Kong residents were allowed to open yuan bank accounts. They can only exchange up to 20,000 yuan a day ...

  10. Magazines - Money - INVESTMENT: PRIVATE BANKING

    High stakes

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by KEVIN MCQUEEN

    ... management. The Monetary Authority's Chan acknowledges that with its rule of law and open market, Hong Kong already has competitive advantages, but stresses the need for a user friendly ...




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