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  1. Beijing gives HK first-mover advantage in offshore yuan

    Posted Jun 30th 2006, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland One day Hong Kong may become the centre of a thriving offshore market in yuan-denominated securities. But that day remains very, very far in the future. For the time being, ... onshore. Over time, other issuers will follow and as the market develops, more and more currency will leak out of China in search of better returns and freedom from restrictions. Eventually, Hong ...

  2. Business - China Business - INVESTMENT

    Beijing promotes joint HK-mainland offshore investment drive

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Mainland planning agency works on ways to encourage HK-mainland ventures overseas Beijing pushes joint offshore drive Beijing's top planning agency is drafting a raft of measures to encourage mainland firms to use Hong Kong as a springboard for offshore investment. Speaking at the Second China Overseas Investment Summit in Wan Chai yesterday, ...

  3. No time to crow, there's work to do on offshore yuan centre

    Posted Jul 31st 2010, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... with Shirley Yam Much has been said about Beijing's choice of Hong Kong over Shanghai as the country's only offshore yuan centre. Victory is the word widely used. However, before ... financial crisis and pointed out the importance of the synergy between offshore and onshore yuan centres. Then came the surprising speech by Shanghai deputy mayor Tu Guangshao on July 21 in which he ...

  4. Beijing considers offshore yuan trading in HK

    Posted Feb 29th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu and Maria Chan The People's Bank of China says it will actively consider an offshore yuan trading centre in Hong Kong, raising speculation Beijing is accelerating plans ... Accountants, said the city would be a natural choice as an offshore yuan centre due to its relationship with the mainland and its sound financial market. However, Law Ka-chung, the chief economist ...

  5. Yuan bonds in HK bring offshore market closer

    Posted Dec 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai and Woods Lee in Beijing Beijing's latest effort to boost the economy may eventually pave the way to an offshore market for yuan business after it allowed Hong Kong companies ... not specify when. 'It's a good starting point to develop a yuan offshore market by allowing bond issuance. With the yuan's rising position, such a market is a necessity,' said Zhao ...

  6. It's bad news for offshore mortgages

    Posted Dec 06th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Rachelle Berges and her fiance are among the many Hongkongers now grappling with offshore mortgages as the dollar plunges. They invested heavily in Australian property, in and around Sydney, and have felt the impact of the Australian dollar's rapid appreciation over the last couple of years. 'We both work in Hong Kong and get paid in Hong Kong dollars,' ...

  7. Talking points

    Posted Nov 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... summit ever hosted by France, to be attended by 8,500 delegates. About 12,000 security forces and police are being brought in from around France. WikiLeaks founder to learn extradition fate WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces a day of reckoning today when the High Court in London delivers a ruling on whether he will be extradited to Sweden to face questioning over rape allegations. ...

  8. Exchanges with diplomats normal

    Posted Oct 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... of WikiLeaks releasing cables which gave an insight into the US government's monitoring of affairs here through discussions held by the consulate. According to the cables, former Consul General ... Beijing had some deeper concern which was not expressed in its statement about the WikiLeaks cables. But it is to be hoped that exchanges of views between diplomats, no matter where they come ...

  9. RBS plans focus on 'dim sum' market

    Posted Feb 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... denominated in offshore yuan. The bullish bet on the mainland currency underscores growing confidence in Beijing's ambition to further internationalise the yuan in the coming years. ... or 'dim sum'- bonds. The bank is also expected to play a key role in furthering Britain's aim to copy Hong Kong's success and make London an offshore yuan-trading centre for Europe. ...

  10. Hong Kong aims to be The One for the yuan

    Posted Sep 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Wilson Lau Hong Kong's rapid development into an offshore Chinese yuan centre is expected to drive further growth of the local banking sector. 'In view of this major development, ... at banks to gather and exchange views and ideas,' Leung adds. 'This year's theme of Hong Kong as an offshore yuan centre also helps attract over 70 bankers from mainland China.' ...




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