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  1. News - China - FINANCE

    Savers boosting bitcoin demand in China, exchange says

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 05:26pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... raising the alarm in 2007 over their potential use in online gambling and money laundering. Beijing has banned the trading of virtual currencies in online games to prevent potential risk ...

  2. Guessing game on home prices in China

    Posted Feb 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com An intense guessing game is underway in China about how far property prices will need to fall before Beijing is persuaded to lift its anti-speculative measures aimed at cooling down the market. On January 31, Premier Wen Jiabao reiterated for the fifth time in the past two years- once again without mentioning a figure- that he wished to see home prices ...

  3. Bank staff play numbers game as lay-offs loom

    Posted Sep 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... juniors. The numbers game comes after HSBC this month said it would cut 3,000 people - 10 per cent of its staff in Hong Kong over three years. Globally, the bank has said it would cut a total ...

  4. Gaming giant says it doesn't need rating

    Posted May 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amanda Lee Galaxy Entertainment yesterday vowed to stop using rating agencies after Moody's withdrew rankings issued to the Macau-based gaming operator, the latest sign agencies ... and Standard & Poor's after the early redemption of its 2010 and 2012 US dollar-denominated bonds. The gaming giant had no intention of raising capital right now, Galaxy Entertainment's ...

  5. Question of liability as the big blame game goes on

    Posted Apr 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Davis Disputes between financial institutions and their customers are hardly a rare occurrence. But legal disputes lodged against banks soared in the wake of the financial crisis, when tens of thousands of individuals in Asia saw investments turn so ...

  6. Listing sponsors have failed to up their game

    Posted Feb 05th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their game, the latest SFC report will disappoint them. The watchdog found problems in an astonishing 80 per cent of listing applications it received from March to September last year. They included ...

  7. Lifestyle - Technology - BUSINESS CROWDFUNDING

    With Hong Kong's FringeBacker, achieving big dreams just a click away

    Posted May 07th 2013, 12:00am by Kylie Knott

    ... plays the waiting game, others such as Hong Kong-based filmmaker David Wong are hard at work putting their funded projects into action. For Wong, that means lights, camera, iPhone. In February ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - FINANCE

    Rise in reports of dirty money causes alarm

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by Niall Fraser, Enoch Yiu

    ... to help the bank comply with the highest standards." HSBC, Standard Chartered and Bank of China, as well as gaming companies like Wynn and Las Vegas Sands in Macau, have also hired ex-police ...

  9. Sport - Soccer - FINANCE

    Seven English Premier League clubs make Deloitte rich list

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... from Deloitte's Sports Business Group. "Real have led the way in the phenomenal rate of revenue growth achieved by the game's top clubs, with the double-digit increase by the top ...

  10. HSBC heats up regional game with KEB stake

    Posted Sep 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... UK giant holds on to No1 position in Asia with 51pc of Korean bank HSBC Holdings, the world's fourth-largest bank by market value, is expanding in Asia, agreeing yesterday to buy 51.02 per cent of Korea Exchange Bank for about US$6.32 billion. ' ...




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