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  1. Lenders and machinery makers extend rally

    Posted Jul 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... would help boost such companies' bottom lines. Shanghai Industrial Development closed up 4.92 per cent. Shanghai Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone Development gained a further 7.22 per cent after ... Steelmakers such as Angang New Steel slid after a report showed steel prices fell in the past three weeks. The Shanghai A-Share Index rose 11.93 points to 1,835.75 on turnover of 24.24 billion yuan ...

  2. HK 'day trips' get the chop as bonded logistic park opens

    Posted Feb 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... of the Hong Kong Shipper's Council. 'The tax rebate policy only applied in dedicated free-trade zones internationally, compared with the nationwide application on the mainland.' The new ...

  3. Euro zone holds key to recovery

    Posted Jun 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... if there is no resolution to the euro-zone debt crisis. The euro zone has been lurching from one crisis to another and Greece, in the centre of the storm, has slipped into a deep abyss, affecting equity markets ... the listing pipeline in the city. He suggested that the Hong Kong bourse was well prepared to face competition from regional stock exchanges such as Singapore and Shanghai as most of the mainland ...

  4. Investors ready to cash in on mainland

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sandy Li and Daniel Ren in Shanghai A growing number of mainland retail properties are coming up for sale as global investment funds seek to cash in on their investments due to difficulties in raising fresh capital because of the euro-zone debt crisis. With new buyers keen to enter the market, the shop sell-off is a quick way to raise cash, say property brokers. 'It ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW JAKE

    London and Hong Kong set to ignore EU money-laundering rules

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... centre. Under internal EU free-trade rules any member country is entitled to trade in goods and services originating in or destined for any other member country and levy only such taxes and fees ...

  6. Higher deposit rates for Shanghai gold contracts

    Posted Aug 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com The Shanghai Gold Exchange will raise the margin requirements for three gold forward contracts to curb speculation in the precious metal following ... to reach new highs in the past few weeks amid worries of a global economic recession and worsening sovereign debt issues in the euro zone. Spot gold had jumped more than 30 per cent this year ...

  7. Back down to earth with a bump

    Posted Feb 15th 2006, 12:00am by Greg Barns

    ... into China comes at a time when the Australian government agency responsible for negotiating a free-trade agreement between the two countries released a report with some sobering news for Australian ... per cent of IT software used in China is pirated. The report provides a reality check for China-Australia free-trade agreement enthusiasts, and those Australians in business, politics ...

  8. Service sector and banks win under Cepa

    Posted Jun 30th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... treatment for public utilities, elderly care and other service sectors- these are some of the benefits Hong Kong will enjoy under the latest phase of the Cepa free-trade pact with the mainland. ... and last year, it is estimated that the free-trade pact was responsible for HK$5.1 billion of extra capital investment and roughly 36,000 jobs in Hong Kong. Benefits for the mainland include HK$9.2 ...

  9. HK gains ground as financial centre; Shanghai nowhere

    Posted Sep 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland Anyone anxious that Shanghai is overtaking Hong Kong as an international financial centre can heave a sigh of relief. And anyone concerned that the US dollar is falling ... and the US dollar, to which the Hong Kong dollar is pegged, there is no hard evidence that either the city or the currency is in danger of being displaced by upstart competitors. Shanghai may have ...

  10. News - China - FINANCE

    Savers boosting bitcoin demand in China, exchange says

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 05:26pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... middle-class in China will drive demand for bitcoin especially with the amazing uptake of e-commerce going on now,” said Zennon Kapron, a Shanghai-based managing director of Kapronasia, a financial ...




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