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  1. CICC to lead IPO for People's Insurance

    Posted Jul 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com State-owned People's Insurance Company of China Group (PICC), one of the country's largest insurers, has chosen China International Capital Corporation (CICC), HSBC and Credit-Suisse to take the company public, a person in the company said. A source at CICC confirmed the appointment and said the investment bank would act as lead manager, ...

  2. Other people's irrationality can help you make money

    Posted Dec 19th 2010, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines In its relentless search for new ways to relieve taxpayers of their hard-earned cash, the government has decided to set up a new bureaucracy to educate investors. It will cost an impressive HK$50 million per year. Oblivious to the failure of ...

  3. Risking other people's money

    Posted Jun 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a handsome, easy profit for the securities firms that engaged in this trick. The government keeps issuing bonds at shorter intervals, even as the People's Bank of China is shifting to a policy ...

  4. Disputes delay property tax on mainland

    Posted Jan 05th 2011, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... level within his term, which ends in early 2013. The government suspended mortgages for third-home purchases last year. In October, the People's Bank of China increased interest rates ...

  5. New measures to boost revenue

    Posted Apr 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Keith Chan In addition to reforming the individual income tax law (IIT), mainland authorities are expected to tighten tax collection to make it far more efficient and to prevent tax evasion. Jacky Chu, tax partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers Hong Kong, sa ...

  6. Forex reserves surge to US$2.1tr on fund inflows

    Posted Jul 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at the end of March, the People's Bank of China said yesterday. The US$2.13 trillion in reserves, growing 18 per cent from a year earlier, are twice those of Japan, with the second-largest ...

  7. Income tax threshold will not be raised, say reports

    Posted Dec 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Woods Lee Adjustment could put fiscal pressure on local governments Beijing will not raise the threshold for individual income tax as many people have hoped because it could seriously affect the fiscal situation of local governments in the less developed ...

  8. The debt trap

    Posted Nov 04th 2008, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... Laurence Brahm laurence@shambhala-ngo.org In the 18th century, the Chinese market remained a mystery for Britain, which was dependent on imports of Chinese tea, silk, textiles and porcelain. China's demand for payment in gold bullion and silver sucke ...

  9. Metals and mining face hard times on mainland

    Posted Aug 18th 2008, 12:00am by Jason Krupp

    ... Jason Krupp Falling prices and shifting economic trends to hit key sectors Despite good earnings reports expected from many of the mainland's mining and metal operations, analysts predict hard times ahead as falling commodity prices, regulatory chang ...

  10. News - Business - FINANCE

    Australia to invest foreign currency assets of A$1.9b in Chinese bonds

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... economic and financial ties between both nations. The People's Bank of China (PBOC) has approved an initial quota for the investment, the first time that the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) ...




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