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  1. Projects likely to see more capital to and from Asia

    Posted Oct 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... funds but not European investors. European investors generally don't know the right people and don't understand the market in China,' he said. 'You need to sit ... the Alexander Hamilton Bridge in New York City. It signed a contract to build a US$2 billion casino hotel in the Bahamas earlier this year, Yu said. 'There are lots of opportunities for Chinese ...

  2. Halcyon days of hiding money offshore are over

    Posted Aug 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... gains are not taxed and there is no inheritance tax or estate duty. Few developed economies offer such leniency. There are places that charge no tax whatsoever. Residents of the Bahamas, Turks ... it to reveal details of foreign account-holders upon request. Offshore Financial Centres (OFCs) are being forced to sign Tax Information Exchange Agreements which give the right to onshore countries ...

  3. New law is a step in the right direction

    Posted May 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... be able to help companies establish the right culture to disclose corporate news. To enhance the transparency of the market even further, the stock exchange should look into quarterly reporting ...

  4. Step right up

    Posted Apr 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jasper Moiseiwitsch There is a debt instrument that yields more than 6 per cent. It is simple, transparent, low fee, and involves no currency risk. It is easily traded on the Hong Kong exchange. The issuer is rated triple A (Standard & Poor's). I ...

  5. News - Business - FINANCIAL MARKETS

    Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange closes its doors

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by NICK EDWARDS

    ... Commodities exchange shuts its doors The Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange will go ahead with a planned US$100 million rights issue and be ready within months to reapply for the trading licence it handed ... Cheung said the rights issue would solve that problem. "We are in the process of doing a rights issue which we expect to be completed by the end of June. "This exercise will raise ...

  6. Brokerages want right to acquire other firms

    Posted Mar 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Mainland brokerages have lobbied the regulator to scrap rules that prevent them from acquiring control of other companies, hoping to shore up their profits through lucrative buyout deals amid the weak stock market. ...

  7. The howlers and the hits: what we got wrong or right in 2011

    Posted Dec 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... where I went horribly wrong, as well as- hopefully- what I got right. I confess I was wrong about Hong Kong's budget, delivered back in February. I initially described Financial Secretary ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - TRADING

    Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange fails amid dearth of gold futures trading

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by Eric Ng, Enoch Yiu

    ... on Saturday it would try to raise US$100 million through a rights share issue to continue to operate while developing new products including yuan-denominated derivatives. ...

  9. Rights: a little loved and much misunderstood instrument of cash extraction

    Posted Dec 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Khor Un Hun moneypost@scmp.com Rights issues- they are the source of annoyance and misunderstanding among investors. Why do they annoy? They pressure small shareholders to give money to a firm, typically when it is going through difficult times. A rights offer is a cash call on investors and something of a desperate move by an issuer- and investors know it. Why ...

  10. Mainland firms to benefit from ruling

    Posted Jun 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Mukul Munish

    ... will be of paramount importance for the exchange,' Lam says. Previously, some exchanges had not permitted companies incorporated in tax havens, such as BVI, Jersey in the Channel Islands and the Bahamas ... in has risen to 10 following the addition of BVI. But there is a call from overseas law firms that more jurisdictions, such as Jersey and Bahamas-registered firms, to be allowed to list in Hong ...




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