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  1. Rush of China-asset reits tipped after rule relaxation

    Posted Jun 21st 2005, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Mainland property owners will be keen to tap funds in Hong Kong after the territory's securities watchdog relaxed geographic restrictions on real estate investment trusts ... the market after the Securities and Futures Commission on Friday allowed an authorised reit to invest in overseas property. Previously, investments had been restricted to Hong Kong property ...

  2. HK may open door to cross-border reits

    Posted Mar 31st 2005, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu The Securities and Futures Commission plans to open the door for mainland and overseas property owners to list real estate investment trusts (reits), paving the way for Hong Kong to catch up with regional rivals. After an 18-month study, the securities watchdog has proposed the geographic ban restricting reits to Hong Kong properties be lifted from June. The plan is subject ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Mystery person’s HK$3m cheque used to pay Rafael Hui’s rent, court hears

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 10:22pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... for corruption, senior graft-buster Hazel Law Pui-man said. Hui is alleged to have lived- at times rent-free- in the two Sun Hung Kai Properties flats in Happy Valley from February 2003. He is also alleged to have received tens of millions of dollars from the developer's co-chairmen Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong and Raymond Kwok Ping-luen. Under cross-examination, Law, a senior investigator ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Mystery man who paid HK$3 million to Rafael Hui Si-yan named in trial

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 11:31pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Mystery man named in Hui trial A man named Law Cheuk was the mystery person who gave Rafael Hui Si-yan HK$3 million to pay rent on his Happy Valley flats just before he became chief secretary in mid-2005, the High Court heard yesterday. The man's identity was revealed by ICAC investigator Hazel Law Pui-man, after she testified on Monday ...

  5. Rush to list finds SFC stepping up manpower needs

    Posted Mar 25th 2006, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... director Alexa Lam said six posts were created this financial year to look after reits. One of the major concerns for regulators is related to news reports or market rumours about certain property ... if it can satisfy the commission's code on reit requirements, including ownership of good marketable, legal title on the subject properties, a viable business model, and adequate disclosure ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Live blog: Kwoks used 'elaborate' scheme to mask payments for Hui, prosecution says

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 10:12am by Enoch Yiu, Stuart Lau, Patsy Moy

    ... to be the "inside man" of property tycoons Thomas and Raymond Kwok. Prosecutor David Perry QC also laid bare yesterday the painstaking methods allegedly used to conceal those payments. Rafael Hui Si-yan, 66, faces eight charges related to bribery and misconduct in public office. Sun Hung Kai Properties co-chairman Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong, 62, faces one charge of conspiracy to offer ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Live blog: Rafael Hui portrayed as Kwoks' 'inside man' as prosecution sets out case in graft trial

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 10:13am by Stuart Lau, Austin Chiu, Enoch Yiu

    ... and misconduct in public office. Sun Hung Kai Properties co-chairman Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong, 62, faces one charge of conspiracy to offer an advantage to Hui and two counts of conspiracy to commit ... it in his tax return, the lawyer says. This money, the prosecutor alleges, was so Hui would be the property conglomerate's inside man, their "eye and ear in the government".  4.27pm: ...

  8. Business - Economy - LEGISLATION

    Expanded powers sought for regulators

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 03:42am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Government will seek law change next year to allow watchdogs to unilaterally take control of troubled financial giants to pre-empt bailouts Expanded powers ... ones, to pre-empt government bailouts. The proposal to seek law change, laid out in a consultation paper released yesterday to collect the public's views over the next three months, ...

  9. Basic Law change to protect foreign banks

    Posted Oct 26th 2005, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... of dollars in foreign central bank assets. The committee yesterday passed the national law on immunity of property of foreign central banks to protect all assets: cash, bills, bank deposits, securities, foreign exchange, gold and property on the mainland, in Hong Kong and Macau. To enforce the legislation in Hong Kong, the committee will add it to the list of laws in Annex III that cover ...

  10. Arculli accepts critics' challenge

    Posted Apr 28th 2006, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... companies handled by his own law firm. Mr Arculli, an executive councillor and chairman of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, was elected chairman of the stock exchange by the 13-member board yesterday. He ... Post, Hutchison Harbour Ring, Sino Hotels (Holdings), Hongkong Electric Holdings, Tsim Sha Tsui Properties, HKR International, Sino Land and Hang Lung Properties. He is also a director of his ...




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