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  1. London's grand plans go the same way as the nanny... out

    Posted Oct 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tim Bryan London Apparently the most at-risk job in London at the moment is not that of the banker, nor the estate agent. It's the professional nanny; that fabled, time-honoured symbol of well-off, respectable middle-class London. With slashed bonuses and job losses in the city, the modern Mary Poppins is more surplus to requirements than a subprime mortgage seller, ...

  2. Terror, riots, weather add up to big risks

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu If the London Olympic Games were cancelled at the last minute, it wouldn't just be the spectators who'd be disappointed- insurers covering the international event would face huge compensation bills. And, unlike the Beijing Olympic Games where insurers mainly worried about the risk of earthquakes, the London Olympics' biggest insurance risks are terrorist ...

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    London and Hong Kong set to ignore EU money-laundering rules

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Money laundering rules won't wash with London, or HK The European Union proposed a tax on financial transactions that could be collected worldwide as soon as next ... as it chooses to do on these transactions. And the UK government has made it plain that it will not charge the EU financial transactions tax on deals done in London. Thus the EU faces the choices ...

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    London pushes ahead with yuan ambitions

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu in London enoch.yiu@scmp.com More and more British firms trading with Chinese companies are beginning to show a preference for settlement in yuan London pushes ahead with yuan ambitions A slower yuan appreciation might dampen investors' interest in the currency but would not affect London's ambitious plans to develop itself as a leading offshore yuan centre. ...

  5. Business - Companies - ACQUISITIONS

    HKEx chief defends offer of £1.39b to buy London Metal Exchange

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com HKEx chief defends price offered for London bourse Hong Kong stock exchange chief executive Charles Li Xiaojia has rejected claims that the the offer it made for the London Metal Exchange was too high and said the deal was needed for the bourse to diversify its businesses and reduce reliance on market turnover. After a long bidding war, Hong Kong Exchanges ...

  6. HSBC top yuan forex house in London, it says

    Posted May 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com HSBC said it has established itself as the largest yuan foreign exchange house in London, the world's largest foreign exchange centre, which is now seeking to transform itself into the western world's leading yuan hub. But London's ambition to become an offshore yuan centre would complement, rather than compete with, Hong ...

  7. 'No conflict' with London exchange

    Posted May 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu While Singapore's attempt at the first exchange-backed dark pool came to naught, the London Stock Exchange has proved traditional bourses and dark pools can indeed work together. While Chi-East, the dark pool owned by the Singapore Exchange and Chi-X Global, folds this week, the London Stock Exchange has been successfully running its own dark-pool platform ...

  8. First yuan bonds issued in London

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com HSBC issued the first yuan-denominated bonds in London yesterday, furthering the UK's aim to become a yuan business centre. The deal, a three-year bond ... fallen behind Germany as a trading partner. 'As the world's leading financial centre, London is uniquely placed to assist China to further expanding the international use' ...

  9. London seen as yuan threat

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... May Chan may.chan@scmp.com Analysts believe London could well become another global hub for yuan trading, giving Hong Kong a run for its money. Tse Kwok-leung, head of policy and economics research for Bank of China, yesterday said London has long been the global foreign exchange hub, which should help in its goal of becoming a yuan hub. On Wednesday, HSBC issued the first ...

  10. In the can-kicking Olympics, China could compete for gold

    Posted Oct 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland tom.holland@scmp.com If can-kicking were a sport at next year's Olympic Games, there would be no shortage of contenders for the gold medal. Europe's leaders would certainly be among the front runners, desperately trying to buy time because they know a solution to the euro zone's debt crisis is politically impossible in the near term. ...




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