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  1. New SFC chief thinks positive

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... at the financial regulator's corporate finance division. The appointment comes at a time when Hong Kong is forging closer economic ties with the mainland and seeking to become an offshore centre for the trading of yuan, which is yet to be a fully convertible currency. The Hong Kong securities regulator has also resisted plans to allow mainland accounting firms to audit the books of Chinese ...

  2. Expanding scope of yuan services vital, says Tang

    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... in the province. Mr Tang said in his budget speech two weeks ago that the government was in discussions with Beijing to allow cross-border trade to be settled in yuan and to set up a yuan debt issuance ... Dennis Eng Developing and broadening the scope of yuan services in Hong Kong is crucial to the city's economic and financial growth, the financial secretary says. 'Our equity ...

  3. Success of trade pact is linked to 'one country'

    Posted Feb 24th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... principle. Wang Liaoping, director-general of the Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau office of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Co-operation, said the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (Cepa) epitomised the proper implementation of the 'one country, two systems' ideal. Addressing a seminar on the trade pact, he said: 'It is because we are one country ...

  4. June 4 vigil takes on new meaning

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... yuan, up 25 per cent from last year. Alliance chairman Lee Cheuk-yan also said: 'The biggest change in Hong Kong's role is the level of interaction. Mainlanders are now utilising ...

  5. It is better to close loophole rather than scrap all Legco's trade-based seats

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... July 20). It is been revealed that some companies that vote in trade-based seats have been registered at the same address. One academic described it as a 'suspicious phenomenon'. Obviously this introduces an unfair element in the election, if one voter has a number of votes. Some people have suggested that the best way to resolve this problem is to scrap all trade ...

  6. Trade union stalwart joins battle for a 'super seat'

    Posted Jul 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee, Tanna Chong and Tony Cheung The battle for the five Legco 'super seats' in September's election is heating up, with a heavyweight of the Beijing-friendly Federation of Trade Unions joining the fray last night. One of its two honorary presidents, Chan Yuen-han, will lead two other candidates in contesting the seats, which were created in the functional ...

  7. C.Y.'s core team 'a trade-off'

    Posted May 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tammy Tam tammy.tam@scmp.com Politics is the art of compromise. During the past few weeks, few have understood this infallible law better than Leung Chun-ying, Hong Kong's future leader, who has been busy forming his core team. One major consideratio ...

  8. Leung remains silent on trade seats

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... on that.' Functional constituencies are chosen by a narrow electorate but Leung proposes increasing the number of voters for the 30 trade-based seats for the legislature in 2016. The next chief ...

  9. Mixed views on status of new finance council

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the financial services industry did their own promotional activities- the HKMA focused mainly on banking and yuan businesses, HKEx on listing, the TDC on trade-related matters, while the local ... for the council's launch. 'The council needs to define a clear role to avoid overlapping with other promotional bodies such as the Trade Development Council (TDC),' Chim Pui-chung, legislator ...

  10. Talking points

    Posted Jul 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the telecommunications and broadcasting regulator. The cabinet has nominated Professor Howard Shyr and two other academics as well as Chen Yuan-ling, general manager of Integral Investment, to sit on the National Communications Commission, with Shyr nominated its new chairman. Members of the Legislative Yuan's transportation and education and culture committees have expressed strong ...




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