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  1. More than half support proposal to raise funds by issuing bonds

    Posted Feb 16th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung More than half of the business and opinion leaders in Hong Kong polled in a survey have called on the government to issue bonds to raise money for spending. Fifty-five per cent ... to fund long-term investments such as infrastructure projects. Thirty-one per cent of those polled disagreed with the idea. The poll was conducted from January 23 to February 6. Among those who ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance

    Fed’s move to stick with easy-money policy pushes US stocks to record

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 09:44am by Agence France-Presse

    ... but sending US stocks to a fresh record. Amid an intensified discussion over whether the crisis-era easy-money policies are stoking asset bubbles and could unleash inflation, Fed policymakers ... Yellen, left in place expectations for an initial rise in the federal funds rate only in mid-2015. The benchmark rate has remained locked at 0-0.25 per cent since the end of 2008, to support ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - MONEY LAUNDERING

    Russian hot money flows into Hong Kong after West slaps sanctions on Moscow

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:40am by Toh Han Shih

    ... money flows into Hong Kong Russian money is flowing into Hong Kong as investors look for a safe haven from Western sanctions – but investors are running into obstacles with banks, which are nervous about money laundering, analysts say. In the first seven months of this year, there has been a net outflow of US$28 billion from Russia, in contrast to net inflows of US$36 billion ...

  4. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong's anti-money-laundering laws make a mockery out of justice

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:23am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... the Hollywood pseudonym of Tony Corleone (stop laughing), pinned a Hong Kong money-laundering charge on a Slovakian citizen who last week was jailed for four years. Score another for the angels and a start in journalism for Antonio. We gave him a full page on Sunday to tell his story. But although long on cloak and dagger, it came up short in answering one crucial question. Money laundering ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Anti-money laundering crackdown to shift onus to China banks

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:40am by DON WEINLAND

    ... crackdown to shift responsibility to banks Mainland regulators have gone pretty easy on money launderers over the past few decades, regardless of whether they were shady tomato traders or government officials moving their families and fortunes abroad. The central bank requires banks to tick off on a long list of money laundering checks when financing trade transactions, but little more. ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Turning on the money tap will do little to ease China's liquidity bottlenecks

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 11:50am by Hu Shuli

    ... Hu Shuli Hu Shuli says to ensure a flow of funds to the real economy, officials must resist demands for monetary easing and focus on structural reform Turning on the money tap will do ... for monetary easing. The financing aggregate measures the amount of funds available to the real economy at any given point in time. In July, the aggregate fell to 273.1 billion yuan (HK$343.3 billion), ...

  7. Business - Money

    Centaur Litigation funds “misappropriated”, backed failed lawsuits- report

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 03:35pm by Benjamin Robertson

    ... instance, the Cayman Island registered funds placed in trust £2.1m for a lawsuit that was later halted. £1.3m of the trust money was left unspent but this money was then siphoned into an unrelated ... commission rate to a fund marketing company, which then split the money with financial advisers. Grant Thornton declined to respond to a request for comment. ...

  8. Business - Money - FUNDS

    Russia, China prove cheap to investors as money flows rise

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 01:09am by BLOOM

    ... the prospect of tougher international sanctions and signs of slowing growth, more money flowed last month into Russia and China exchange-traded funds than any other emerging markets. US-based ETFs focused on Russia attracted US$265 million last month, or 14 per cent of their market value, the most among 47 regions after Portugal and Hong Kong. That was followed by mainland Chinese funds ...

  9. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    MPF funds make money across the board in May

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 01:13am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu and Ray Chan MPF funds make money across the board in May The Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) reported good results last month, with all fund of funds reporting positive returns ... China Enterprises Index, which tracks mainland firms listed in Hong Kong, gained 4.8 per cent. Hong Kong-dollar denominated money market funds were the worst performers, with a 0.04 per cent ...

  10. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Calpers to quit hedge funds and put US$4b to work elsewhere

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:43am by Bloomberg

    ... the money after the pull-out, which will take about a year, he said. "We concluded that we would eliminate the hedge fund programme in order to reduce the complexity, reduce the costs ... Bloomberg California pension scheme undecided on where to move investment as it seeks to lower costs US pension exits pricey, complex hedge funds Although the Hong Kong Jockey Club finds ...




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