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  1. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Stock through train could power A-share expansion

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 05:09am by Enoch Yiu

    ... by mainland regulators prevented pure-play foreign investors from participating in the market. Meanwhile, others have complained that they could not get enough quota to make a dedicated A-share fund ...

  2. Business - Economy - CURRENCY

    HKMA scraps 20,000 yuan daily conversion cap in landmark reform

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 12:18pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... biggest exporter. That effort has made the yuan the world's seventh-most used currency for payments, but tight limits on convertibility for financial transactions have prevented it becoming ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Mortgage loan curbs to stay until home prices fall, HKMA chief Norman Chan says

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 11:40pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... are likely to remain high and the HKMA has done the right thing to curb bank property lending to prevent them from taking on too high a risk," Kwong said. The HKMA began tightening up ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Hong Kong court orders Ernst & Young to hand over mainland audit papers

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 11:37pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Ernst &Young's claim that mainland secrecy laws prevented disclosure to city regulator rejected HK court orders audit handover A Hong Kong court ... accountants from working on the mainland. The South China Morning Post reported on Monday that the ministry planned to implement rules this year preventing international accountants from conducting ...

  5. Business - Comment - WHITE COLLAR

    Mainland audit rules benefit its accountants, not the country

    Posted May 27th 2014, 12:55am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Unless they know the books are clean, investors will think twice before buying mainland stocks Mainland audit rules benefit its accountants, not the country The Ministry of Finance's plan to ban overseas auditors from working on the mainland, in order to prevent their working notes being taken out of the country, is a move likely to cause more harm ...

  6. Business - Companies - CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

    Liquidators urge speedy action on Hong Kong corporate rescue bill

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 11:55pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... bankruptcy legislation in the US. This law gives US companies breathing space to reorganise and find new investors so it can eventually repay its creditors and prevent a single creditor from winding ...

  7. Business - Companies - REGULATION

    Lawmakers call for wider insurance reforms

    Posted May 28th 2014, 01:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... the law would add in safeguards to make sure the companies give fair treatment to their salespersons, it would help prevent mis-selling and hence protect the interests of policyholders who buy ...

  8. Business - Economy - REGULATION

    Cepa no help as Beijing set to ban city's accountants

    Posted May 26th 2014, 05:07am by Enoch Yiu

    ... this may prompt Beijing to push ahead faster with its new audit rules to prevent overseas regulators from accessing information on mainland companies and individuals. "This is why foreign ...

  9. Business - Money - REGULATION

    Fatca rules still a pain for Hong Kong firms despite tax deal

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:22am by Enoch Yiu

    ... in Washington on the accounts of clients who are US citizens or permanent residents in a move to prevent tax avoidance. Those that fail to do so face a 30 per cent withholding tax penalty on their US ...

  10. Business - Comment - WHITE COLLAR

    Why statutory body may not be solution to brokers' woes

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 01:25am by Enoch Yiu

    ... down by the proposed body and could still offer low commission rates to compete for business. Another question is what rules are needed to prevent cut-throat competition. Bringing back the minimum commission has always been desired by brokers but neither the customers nor the government like it. The competition law passed in June last year will also prevent any cartel activity. ...




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