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  1. Business - China Business - INVESTMENT

    Beijing promotes joint HK-mainland offshore investment drive

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

    ... and upgrading of Hong Kong as an international finance, trade and shipping hub." The plan called for the mainland's offshore investment to grow at an average annual rate of 17 per cent ... 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 ...

  2. Development of yuan market not threat to local currency, Chan says

    Posted Feb 26th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Ka-keung said yesterday. Chan said the offshore yuan market would be developed in the city along similar lines to the US dollar market in London. 'While London has a huge offshore US dollar ... and other yuan investment products in Hong Kong. The measures are part of the government's efforts to promote Hong Kong as a testing ground for offshore yuan services. Chan said mainland ...

  3. RBS plans focus on 'dim sum' market

    Posted Feb 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ...-denominated- 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. ... for offshore yuan trading to beef up global volume and better meet client demand. 'Europe is a big investor into the Asia region and China,' said Schmoelz, who joined RBS about half a year ...

  4. News - China

    Beijing considering new South China Sea air defence zone, says Japanese report

    Posted Jan 31st 2014, 10:30pm by AFP

    ... to declare an air defence zone over the sea, which is a vital transport route through which much regional and global trade passes. ...

  5. Yuan investments plan promises rewards, risks

    Posted Dec 30th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... said Tao Dong, Credit Suisse's chief regional economist excluding Japan. 'It helps the city's financial development and boosts its position as an offshore yuan settlement ... to settle cross-border trade in yuan, a move that led to 490 million yuan (HK$555.6 million) in transactions by the end of last month. There are also 57 billion yuan in deposits in Hong Kong. ...


    Expulsions likely as Hainan requires permission to fish in South China Sea

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 12:09am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... its catch. Violators could face fines of 500,000 yuan (HK$635,000). Raul Hernandez, spokesman for the Philippines' Department of Foreign Affairs, said Manila had not been informed about ...

  7. News - China - DEFENCE

    US navy accused of 'harassing' carrier Liaoning in South China Sea incident

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 11:30pm by Cary Huang, AP

    ... with Shanghai University of Political Science and Law. Jingdong Yuan, a regional security expert with the Centre for International Security Studies at the University of Sydney, said: "The intention ... is a follow-up of their tit-for-tat row over the air defence identification zone," Ni said. Yuan, who specialises in Asia-Pacific security and Chinese defence, said that while the US emphasises ...

  8. PBOC releases rules on cross-border yuan trades

    Posted Jul 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... trades in yuan and offer them tax rebates in a move to promote a wider usage of the currency. However, only qualified companies in Shanghai and four cities in Guangdong province could settle trades in yuan with their counterparts in Hong Kong, Macau and the 10 countries under the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, it said. A number of central government ministries ...

  9. Beijing planning initiatives to help Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... foreign institutional investors scheme- which allows approved foreign investors to use offshore yuan to buy the A shares of mainland-listed companies- might be expanded. ... administration. They are tipped include boosts to commerce, trade and the financial and service industries. The fillips will come on top of 36 measures announced by Vice-Premier Li Keqiang on a visit ...

  10. HK insurers want more access to mainland

    Posted Sep 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The yuan is not yet fully convertible but since mid-2009 Beijing has been moving to gradually internationalise it. It allows selected companies to settle cross-border trades in yuan, and last July ... Huddart said. 'Vice-Premier Li Keqiang has reaffirmed Hong Kong's position as the centre for offshore yuan investments. Although the details have not been announced yet, we anticipate ...




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