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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    Bank of China-CCTV drama may reveal power struggle in Beijing

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:09am by George Chen

    ... Central Television (CCTV) of just such a stumble. CCTV surprised many when it accused BOC of providing "money laundering services" to rich mainlanders to help them emigrate. BOC, in turn, insisted the service was just a part of many foreign exchange business experiments backed by the mainland's central bank. First of all, let's make one key point crystal clear: ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    Hong Kong need not fret too much, for now, about northern pretender

    Posted Aug 05th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com With delays to Shanghai's free-trade plans, not to mention high jinks by judges, city's legal and media strengths shore up its role ... into effect. My government sources told me Beijing was forced to delay the announcement of new rules for the zone as government lawyers attempted to close some potential legal loopholes. The central ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    Qianhai and Hong Kong: like Canary Wharf and the City of London?

    Posted Jul 01st 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... and Hong Kong are two very different cities with very different legal systems and social ideologies. When I finished my interview and got on a bus back to Hong Kong, right after the bus went across ... in my mind: "You see? It's just different."   George Chen is the Post's financial services editor. Mr. Shangkong appears every Monday in the print version of the SCMP. Like ...

  4. Comment - Blogs - MR. SHANGKONG

    Jockeying for position

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:17pm by George Chen

    ... in the services industries. Ip: A legal regime and upright sense of anti-corruption. What is Hong Kong missing to compete effectively against Shanghai? Partridge: There isn't a specific thing ... firms and law firms; and a solid legal infrastructure," said Fang Fang, head of China investment banking at JPMorgan. "In my view, Shanghai still has a long way to go ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MR. SHANGKONG

    How to beat the new property tax?

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 01:19pm by George Chen

    ... with two or maybe three properties legally acquired. So, what have you heard about the new measures?   George Chen is the financial services editor at the South China Morning Post. The opinions ... as a rare “ anti-foreigner tax ” in Hong Kong by some international media – many non-local home buyers are working with property agents and lawyers to find out how to legally avoid the new tax. ...

  6. Comment - Blogs - MR. SHANGKONG

    New Hong Kong property tax, a sign of increasing protectionism

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 04:36pm by George Chen

    ... this latest policy is an unfair one to many non-permanent resident, who are also the city's taxpayers. Hong Kong’s secretary for financial services and the Treasury Chan Ka-keung told the press ... Hong Kong’s economic freedom score is 89.9, making its economy the freest again in the 2012 Index of Economic Freedom, according to the Heritage Foundation. “The high-quality legal framework, ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MR. SHANGKONG

    Storytellers pile into private equity as industry mushrooms

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... If you believe you can turn a good idea into a good investment, the rest of the work, such as financial due diligence and legal advice on contracts, is relatively easy. You can just hire a bunch ... I wonder whether some of my journalist friends will find this an attractive career path.   George Chen is the Post 's financial services editor. Mr. Shangkong appears every Monday in the print ...



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