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  1. Comment - Blogs

    Xiaomi eyes finance, Phoenix tries news feeds

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:39pm by Doug Young

    ... Doug Young Xiaomi's new investment in a P2P platform reflects its interest in online finance, while Phoenix's investment in a customized news feed app looks like a smart move ... investing in Particle Inc, maker of an app that lets users design personalized feeds to receive news over their mobile phones. Major M&A worth more than US$100 million (HK$7.75 million) often ...

  2. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    Finance spin masters need to ensure the market will keep listening

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 01:02am by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... Richard Harris Finance chiefs and central bankers are masters of the art, but care is needed to ensure audience still listening when it comes to market signals The trouble with spin ... of the room put up his hand and asked an impossibly difficult question. Time stopped as the room suspected- and most of his staff realised- that Bremridge, not being a finance specialist, could ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHITE COLLAR

    Hong Kong faces challenges in goals for Islamic finance despite debut bond

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 11:09am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Strong interest in government sukuk unlikely to translate into bigger slice of Islamic finance pie City faces challenges in Islamic finance despite debut bond Seven years after Hong Kong floated plans to promote Islamic finance, the first Islamic bond has made its debut in the city. While the government's US$1 billion, five-year issue ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The personal connections that can help save lives

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:24am by Paul Yip, QIJIN CHENG

    ... Paul Yip and Qijin Cheng Paul Yip and Qijin Cheng say even though we live in a digitally interconnected world, society needs to reconnect on a personal level to help prevent suicides among ... of the world's highest internet penetration rates, while each person in Hong Kong has, on average, more than two mobile phones. It may therefore seem that society is one of the most connected ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Six years on, we still haven't learned the real lessons from Lehman collapse

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:01pm by Andrew Sheng

    ... that finance is a derivative of the real sector. If the underlying asset (the real economy) is sick, fixing the derivative (finance), won't solve the problem. Fixing finance is like strengthening ... of the foundations of modern finance theory, the Modigliani-Miller theorem, suggests that the value of a firm is indifferent to whether its capital structure is debt or equity. This assumes no bankruptcy, ...

  6. Business - Money - IPO WATCH

    Did Alibaba's Jack Ma keep prized asset for himself?

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:28am by Ray Chan

    ... important asset. Alipay handles about half of all online transactions in China, giving Alibaba a favourable position from which to oversee personal credit histories and capital flows in the mainland's rapidly growing internet finance sector, where traditional, state-owned lenders have failed to compete. Before the birth of Alipay, making payments was a huge challenge for many ...

  7. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Alibaba's mega IPO signals rise of China's new wave of tech giants

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 05:18am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... e-commerce giant to gain attention abroad following the rise of Lenovo, the world's largest maker of personal computers; Baidu, China's largest search engine company; Huawei Technologies, ... that foreign investors are the biggest winners from Alibaba's IPO has also shown that China still has a long way to go in building up its own venture capital markets and financing its own hi-tech ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    No 1 risk for investing in Alibaba is Chinese politics

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:40am by George Chen

    ... industry watchers believe his comments were in reference to increasing domestic policy uncertainties related to internet finance and online payments in the world's No2 economy. Internet finance is completely new in China. Chinese regulators have been back and forth when dealing with some new policy issues, such as whether e-commerce companies can issue credit cards ...

  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Can Hong Kong be the world's biggest mining finance market?

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 01:35am by Howard Winn

    ... mining finance market in the world." Four years on this clearly hasn't happened, which has led some to wonder if it ever will. So was this just bull market talk or is there something ... capital in recent years, a PwC report written in February 2012 says: "We believe London, and increasingly, but not in the short term, Hong Kong will be the main global finance hubs for major ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Beijing shifts from indulgence to hard line on Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:17am by Alex Lo

    ... towards Hong Kong because it was opening economically and it needed the city's expertise and infrastructure in industry and finance as well as being a showcase for reunification with Taiwan. ... hardline ever mean a Tiananmen-style crackdown in Hong Kong, as a group of local finance professionals warned in an advert put out in The New York Times last week? Most unlikely! The monks from ...




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