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  1. Talking points

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The global banking giant will sign a multi-year, multimillion-dollar deal with the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union to join long-time supporter Cathay Pacific as co-title sponsors. When HSBC claimed ... out nearly HK$15 million on the Asian Five Nations (15-a-side) and the fledgling Asian Sevens Series as it uses rugby as a vehicle to open up new markets. Sport Hospital revises maternity ...

  2. Lai See

    Posted Mar 30th 2007, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... by diversifying,' he said. Mr Rogers himself hopes to move to Asia, probably Hong Kong or Singapore, as soon as he can sell his New York mansion. He sounded decidedly down on the United States, including ... the maximum city speed in his home state is only 65 kilometres per hour, or a bit less than half of the maximum Hong Kong city limit of 110km per hour. Cathay boss' rugby past Which blue-chip ...

  3. Young HK trio set to link with Waratahs

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... stage. The Kowloon scrumhalf, who has been identified as one of the future pillars of the game, will rub shoulders with players from the Super 15 side and the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union hope ... has been outside Asia to play rugby, with Terry never having left Hong Kong,' Rees said. 'Both players will be exposed to rugby at the top level while also experiencing how the game ...

  4. Law firms' union driven by offshore listing fever

    Posted Jan 14th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... to surrender its 145-year-old independent practice and merge with international firm Mayer Brown, says Elaine Lo. Ms Lo, chairwoman of the partnership board of JSM, will become chairwoman of the Asia ... firm's network in Asia and on the mainland. 'We have a strong network in the US, Europe and London but not in Asia. The merger with JSM will allow us to have a network in China, Hong Kong, ...

  5. HKRFU assets top HK$200m for first time

    Posted Jun 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com The money train just keeps rolling on and on with the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union laying claim to being one of the richest rugby governing bodies ... rugby still enjoyed a healthy year with a larger than expected surplus of HK$27.4 million, including a HK$7 million transfer from its affiliated Rugby Union Club. Even last October's ...

  6. Loan crunch looms in Asia as euro-zone banks retreat

    Posted Jan 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Satyajit Das moneypost@scmp.com Do you think of the euro-zone crisis as a faraway problem that is little connected to booming Asia? If you run a business with ongoing needs for loan capital you might not feel that way. That is because battered euro-zone banks are being forced to redirect lending to Europe, which means pulling money out of Asia. The European Banking Authority ...

  7. UnionPay in talks with more banks

    Posted Jan 27th 2004, 12:00am by Christine Chan

    ... Christine Chan China UnionPay is in discussions with Hong Kong lenders interested in acting as additional merchant-acquiring banks, which would help facilitate the use of yuan credit cards ... in Hong Kong dollars. BOCHK is in turn paid in Hong Kong dollars from UnionPay. Mainland tourists have been able to use their yuan credit cards in Hong Kong since January 18. China UnionPay, which ...

  8. Familiar pair of hands at the IMF helm, while Asia continues to await its turn

    Posted Jul 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... chairman. Were there qualified candidates from Asia? Yes- there were both men and women with proven experience in handling a crisis. But the crucial point was whether they had the support of the US ... Nominations closed on June 10, with only two candidates on the shortlist- Lagarde, the French minister of finance, and Bank of Mexico governor Agustin Carstens. No candidates were chosen from Asia ...

  9. 26

    Posted Mar 31st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Pacific and HSBC Bank had pulled out forcing the union to go hunting for sponsors for Hong Kong's biggest sporting event. At the time, the HKRFU was confident it could pick and choose. ... Hong Kong Sevens. Thankfully, the union found another sponsor- Credit Suisse First Boston- just weeks before kick-off. However, millions of dollars worth of merchandise had to be destroyed. ...

  10. HSBC tied to fake Sevens tickets

    Posted Mar 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the sponsorship partnership, HSBC receives an allocation of tickets, which are used for customers and staff. All of these tickets come direct from the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union [HKRFU],' an HSBC ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Police are investigating allegations that some fake tickets for the Hong Kong Sevens rugby tournament were given by HSBC to its official clients, ...




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