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  1. Questionable accounting

    Posted Apr 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com A new storm is brewing in the accounting world, this time centred around mainland firms listed on the Hong Kong stock market. During the busy corporate earnings season that has just ended, several Hong Kong-listed firms su ...

  2. Tax added to 'mass incidents' question

    Posted Oct 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Wang Xiangwei These days, riots and protests, dubbed 'mass incidents' in a euphemism used by state media, have become increasingly widespread and violent on the mainland despite the leadership's heavy-handed efforts at maintaining social st ...

  3. Questions about our tax base are crying out for answers

    Posted Oct 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... office in mid-2012. If that is the case, it offers us an opportunity to ask some serious, tough questions of the candidates and compare the answers. One good subject, which occurred to me while ... Their attitude is that, ideally, we would find ways to develop a broader tax base. An obvious question for candidates in the race to be chief executive is: do you agree with this basic analysis? The two ...

  4. A major question of to buy or sell

    Posted Sep 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Hong Kong investors who own rental properties are facing a dilemma after being hit by an array of bad news about the financial markets at home and abroad. Should they sell now or board the rental gravy train to ride out the downturn and sell at a higher price later? This question falls against the backdrop of another looming recession in the United States ...

  5. Slick presentation can't fend off sovereign fund questions

    Posted Jul 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland At first glance, the annual report published on Tuesday by the China Investment Corporation, the country's US$410 billion sovereign wealth fund, is an impressively slick document. It has clearly been professionally produced. There are ple ...

  6. Questions remain in wake of Hontex

    Posted May 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... by the company. The due diligence, they said, should be done by the sponsors and the auditors. The next question is whether the SFC, which regulates investment banks that sponsor IPOs, has done enough ...

  7. China's statistics still ask more questions than they answer

    Posted Apr 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... China's statisticians released data for the economy's quarter-on-quarter growth. Unfortunately the new numbers pose as many questions as they answer. According to the year-on-year figures, ...

  8. Question of liability as the big blame game goes on

    Posted Apr 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Davis Disputes between financial institutions and their customers are hardly a rare occurrence. But legal disputes lodged against banks soared in the wake of the financial crisis, when tens of thousands of individuals in Asia saw investments turn so ...

  9. Questions over plans to widen credit data sharing

    Posted Nov 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang A leading human rights group has questioned the need for a public record of property owners' positive residential mortgage data, saying it poses a privacy risk. The Monetary Authority plans to add such data to the city's credit record database in April to help banks assess the finances of loan applicants. It will begin public consultation on the proposal ...

  10. Time to remove this financial question mark

    Posted May 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong cannot afford to be mentioned in international reports on money laundering, terrorism funding and tax havens. Our brand as a financial centre besides London and New York is too important to be sullied in such a way- there is too much at stake. T ...




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