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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    China's currency swap deal with Switzerland is just plain dumb

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 04:01am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp China's currency swap deal with Swiss is just plain dumb Switzerland stepped closer to becoming an offshore yuan hub yesterday after it signed a bilateral currency swap agreement with the People's Bank of China... The SNB [Swiss National Bank] also obtained a yuan investment quota, with which it could invest part of its foreign exchange reserves ...

  2. Business - China Business - EARNINGS

    China slowdown contributes to Unilever's 2 per cent drop in sales

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 04:19am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in The Hague Unilever sales affected by slowdown in China Dutch food and cosmetics giant Unilever posted a 2 per cent drop in third-quarter sales yesterday, blaming a slowdown in emerging markets, particularly China. Turnover dropped to €12.2 billion (HK$121.3 billion), also weighed down by a negative currency impact of 2.6 per cent, it said. "Market growth ...

  3. Business - Commodities - METALS

    China aluminium demand hit by cooling property market

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:41am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Slowing construction of new homes hits demand for metal, just as aluminium production soars China aluminium demand hit by property market The mainland's aluminium smelters ... forced smelters to produce more ingots for selling in the spot market," the manager said. Demand for billets would fall further in the next few months as construction in the north slowed ...

  4. Business - Money - REGULATION

    Hong Kong, China MOU sorts out market misconduct rules before through train

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 01:06pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... but professionals warn it will not solve all regulatory problems. The Securities and Futures Commission and the China Securities Regulatory Commission last week signed a memorandum of understanding allowing ... would pose challenges to the Stock Connect." Derek Lai Kar-yan, the managing partner of Deloitte China's southern region, said the MOU set up a framework for the SFC and CSRC to team ...

  5. Business - Money

    Hong Kong to be launch pad for China's outward FDI

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:13am by CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... Chim Sau-wai sauwai.chim@scmp.com Hong Kong to be launch pad for China's outward FDI As China's outward foreign direct investment grows, companies and economists see more opportunities for Hong Kong to become the launch pad to support China's "going out". With outward direct investment last year reaching US$101 billion, the mainland is ranked ...

  6. Business - Companies - SHIPPING

    Four container shipping lines team up to serve North East Asia-Oceania

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 01:10am by JING YANG

    ... that will carry cargoes between North East Asia and Oceania, in a move to further share costs as the industry continues to be affected by oversupply. Hong Kong-based Orient Overseas Container Lines (OOCL), Shanghai-based China Shipping Container Lines, Singapore's Pacific International Lines (PIL), and France's CMA CGM are running a service departing from Shanghai to North East ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    China leads countries in signing up for US$50b Asian infrastructure bank

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:41am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com 21 countries sign up to Asian infrastructure bank China and 20 other countries yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding to create ... Up to half the shares in the proposed US$50 billion Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) could be owned by China, strengthening Beijing's leadership in the region and countering ...

  8. Business - Companies

    Hapag-Lloyd helmsman charts a new course in Asia

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:41am by JING YANG

    ... of other countries including China. The combined company, with €9 billion in annual turnover, will have the largest market share in Latin America-North America trade lanes (20 per cent), ... Jing Yang jing.yang@scmp.com Under new chief executive, German container line Hapag-Lloyd mulls investment in China's logistics industry to shore up its Asian exposure Helmsman charts ...

  9. Business - China Business

    China drafts rules for carbon market

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 05:01am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing China drafts rules for carbon market Mainland China is planning hefty fines for companies that fail to comply with the rules of its national carbon trading market ... on an annual basis. The NDRC proposal would allow mainland China to avoid situations such as the one in the European Union, where an ever-increasing surplus in permits since 2008 has cut demand, ...

  10. Business - Money - LISTINGS

    Rising values put an end to cheap China IPOs

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 04:54am by Bloomberg

    ... an end to cheap China IPOs At the start of this year, Beijing Tongtech was the closest thing to a sure bet in the mainland stock market. The software developer was among the first companies ... per cent on their first day of trading, the maximum percentage gain allowed. The China Securities Regulatory Commission had halted IPO sales for at least a year to strengthen the quality ...




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