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  1. Business - Commodities - INVESTIGATIONS

    Trader pledged metals in Qingdao three times for loans, source says

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 01:41am by BLOOM

    ... basis, with the latest meeting held on Tuesday, the person said. Lenders are tightening their commodity financing criteria in the wake of the probe. Some banks have raised margins for letters ... Bloomberg in Shanghai Decheng Mining, at centre of Qingdao probe into commodities financing, obtained more than 2.7b yuan in loans from deals, source says Trader pledged metals three times ...

  2. Poll finds growing pessimism over state of personal finances

    Posted Jul 09th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong More Hongkongers think their personal finances will worsen than improve in the next 12 months, a Chinese University survey shows. With inflation rising and the economic outlook uncertain, indices of consumer confidence and job market sentiment hit five-year lows in the regular survey. Of 502 people interviewed for the quarterly poll, only 18 per cent thought ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Finance chief urges lawmakers to back funding for new towns, despite protests

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:57am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tsang Chun-wah said on his blog that a filibuster attempt in the Legislative Council's Finance Committee over a government request for HK$340 million for preliminary work had created ... by the project to stay in their homes was impossible. Chan came under fire last year when he declared that his family owned land affected by the scheme. A Finance Committee meeting on the funding request ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    New People's Party leader recants call for Finance Committee chairman to step down

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 04:25am by Jeffie Lam and Joyce Ng

    ... Jeffie Lam and Joyce Ng Now Regina Ip wants finance panel chief to stay New People's Party leader Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee has made a U-turn on her call for Ng Leung-sing to step down as chairman of the Legislative Council's Finance Committee. The pro-Beijing lawmaker raised eyebrows at last Friday's meeting, when she urged her pro-establishment ally, who faced ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Critics say Finance Committee chair Ng Leung-sing is in over his head

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:57am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Ng Leung-sing took Finance Committee chair after eight years out of politics. Now he faces a battle his critics say he lacks the skills for Old hand ... the Finance Committee which scrutinises government funding requests, has become engulfed in a political storm over his handling of meetings- or, more precisely, his failure to handle them. Regina Ip ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Send waste to Zhuhai, says former finance chief

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 03:10am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Antony Leung tells seminar deals should be struck to make use of neighbours' land Send waste to Zhuhai, says former finance chief The former financial secretary has suggested Hong Kong strike a deal with Zhuhai to set up an incinerator on an uninhabited islet where the city's rubbish could be disposed of. Antony Leung Kam-chung raised ...

  7. HSBC to expand in personal finance

    Posted Aug 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The bank will export its Household model to China and India China and India are among the main targets as HSBC Holdings moves to expand its personal finance business globally, leveraging on the model of its recently acquired United States consumer finance unit Household International, an official said yesterday. Speaking at a press conference in Hong Kong, HSBC's new chief ...

  8. What Admission Officers Look For In A Law School Personal Statement

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 12:27pm by Sam Prince

    ... of recommendation, and, most importantly, pertinent job experience to become a lawyer. The real outlier for potential law students lies in the sometimes feared, even foreboding, personal statement. What do law schools really look for a student in an applicant’s writing portion? And what are some good steps they can take to ensure their law school personal statement stands out? And lastly, what ...

  9. Business - Money - FUNDING

    Islamic finance still a pipe dream for Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 01:19am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... been made Islamic finance still a pipe dream for HK Hong Kong has been talking about Islamic finance for seven years with little to show for it. The essential logic of Islamic funding ... that] Islamic finance is getting more prominent in the global market," said Peter Pang Sing-tong, deputy chief executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA). The member states ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    HSBC boosts oversight on metals financing in wake of Qingdao probe

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:07am by Enoch Yiu

    ... at metals financing HSBC, the city's largest bank, which has been aggressively expanding on the mainland, is carefully examining all commodities financing transactions following reports of alleged irregularities at Qingdao Port. "We continue to provide commodities financing support to our customers," an HSBC spokeswoman told the South China Morning Post. "Recognising ...




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