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  1. Survey puts Asia-Pacific in second place after US

    Posted Aug 25th 2010, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Asia-Pacific commercial property markets offer higher returns to investors than cities in Europe, though generally lower than those in the United States, property consultant DTZ said. DTZ's latest quarterly fair-value index, assessing the relative value of commercial properties in 84 cities around the world, said the Asia-Pacific region's commercial property markets ...

  2. BlackRock chief urges investors to place all their bets on stocks

    Posted Feb 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... year, it hired several heavyweights in Asia, including Mark McCombe, a former HSBC Hong Kong chief executive, as its Asia-Pacific chairman. McCombe said Asia's economic growth ...

  3. Citic Pacific fiasco shows SFC needs more muscle

    Posted Apr 14th 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... involving Citic Pacific. Many people may be surprised that the SFC is not already the top watchdog in the market. But on closer scrutiny, we find a lot of regulatory loopholes that prevent the SFC ... been no brokerage failures in today's financial crisis, thanks to the SFC. But could it have carried out the same health checks on Citic Pacific to ensure the firm had the risk-management ...

  4. Pacific business group moves to HK

    Posted Oct 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... has been based in Hawaii since 1992. The decision to move came after a council board meeting that took place during the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation forum meetings in Bangkok. ... Benjamin Wong Hong Kong will become home to the largest regional business association in the Pacific region before the end of the year. The international headquarters of the Pacific Basin ...

  5. First Pacific taps market for US$300m loan

    Posted Jan 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on Friday. Singapore's ParallaxVenture Fund XXVII has placed a US$517 million bid for the stake. PLDT said it would give Metro Pacific Asset Holdings, a First Pacific unit, until January 20 ... Tim LeeMaster First Pacific, a Hong Kong-listed telecommunications and consumer food products conglomerate, was seeking a US$300 million loan, market sources said. A First Pacific ...

  6. Fight against tax evasion leaves few places to hide

    Posted Oct 19th 2003, 12:00am by David Evans

    ... isn't working and the chances of no one finding out are diminishing rapidly,' says Bernard Rennell, head of private client services Asia-Pacific at the Bank of Bermuda. There may be a fine ... of time before a high-profile individual in the Asia-Pacific is caught and the resulting publicity used as a warning. 'In most jurisdictions, tax authorities are getting increasingly ...

  7. Right place at the right time

    Posted Dec 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Right place at the right time Catherine Weir's career path has corresponded with many significant events in recent Asian history, writes Susie Gyopos SOME PEOPLE SEEM to have a knack for being in the right place at the right time, and Catherine Weir is definitely one of them. In the course of a career in international banking, which has taken her around the world, she has found ...

  8. A place in the sun

    Posted Jun 26th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... properties associated with the brands. 'Vietnam is a relatively new destination for many investors but places such as China Beach and The Nam Hai are gaining worldwide exposure and gaining ... Wealth Management Asia-Pacific and Middle East, says a growing number of high-net-worth clients looking for alternative investment opportunities are co-investing with their private banks ...

  9. Pacific Basin upbeat on financing prospects

    Posted Mar 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com Pacific Basin Shipping, which may need to raise up to about US$225 million to finance existing ship purchases, expects to find the cash despite ... fleet last year after exercising purchase options on several of its chartered ships. The company also holds purchase options on 28 ships currently leased to Pacific Basin that can be exercised ...

  10. Asia-Pacific region is crucial to global economic recovery

    Posted Nov 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mukul Munish Global wealth creation is becoming tougher in the present economic climate, but Asia-Pacific continues to rise in the wealth creation ladder. A report by Swiss investment bank Credit Suisse finds that Asia-Pacific has emerged as the key contributor of global wealth growth, accounting for 36 per cent of all global wealth creation since 2000, and 54 per cent since ...




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