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  1. Singapore's stringent rules may help HKEx

    Posted Jul 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu and George Chen Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing does not plan to follow the example of its Singapore rival, which will tighten listing requirements from next month after a series of accounting scandals involving small Chinese players. Bankers said Singapore's reform would discourage companies from listing on the island state's SGX and quality smaller ...

  2. Memo to C.Y., Singapore isn't better off

    Posted Jun 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jake van der Kamp 'With an economy just half the size of Hong Kong's 10 years ago, Singapore has now surpassed us.' Leung Chun-ying, chief-executive-elect Technically he's right. The Singapore economy is running at about US$260 billion a year at the moment and the Hong Kong economy at about US$245 billion. Ten years ago Singapore's economy was only half ...

  3. Singapore threat to HK role as yuan trading hub

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Hong Kong's role as a leading offshore yuan trading centre is facing a challenge, with some companies preferring to settle yuan trades in Singapore- claiming that it requires less stringent paperwork. Bank of East Asia deputy chief executive Brian Li Man-bun (pictured) said yesterday the bank's Singapore yuan business had doubled last ...

  4. Singapore steals lead while we worry about Shanghai

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... it with Singapore's economy. Last year Singapore's economy grew by 4.8 per cent in real terms, slightly slower than Hong Kong's. But when you factor in its own elevated inflation rate together with the appreciation of the Singapore dollar, which climbed by some 8 per cent, then Singapore's economic output for 2011 came to around US$266 billion; some 7 per cent greater than Hong Kong's. ...

  5. Singapore's big lesson for HKEx

    Posted Jun 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Hong Kong lags behind Singapore in attracting listings from international companies, according to a Lingnan University study. Dr Jesus Seade, who ... raising HK$642.1 billion in 2009. But the city only has 18 international companies listed here, compared with 43 in Singapore. That figure excludes mainland companies. Hong Kong has more than 500 ...

  6. Singapore seeks role as yuan trading centre

    Posted Apr 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu Singapore has lobbied the People's Bank of China to allow it to act as a yuan settlement and clearing centre, but the mainland's central bank has yet to make any agreement, according to a person familiar with the situation. Singapore is the latest of the cities that are lining up to compete with Hong Kong to become acknowledged offshore yuan trading centres ...

  7. Singapore ruling on minibonds brings HK hope

    Posted Jan 17th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Lehman Brothers. The Monetary Authority of Singapore yesterday said financial institutions would make full or partial settlement to 58 per cent of complainants. It said in a statement that 25 per ... said she hoped the Hong Kong government would act more decisively after Singapore had set an example. 'We took to the streets a few times but the government seemed to be dragging its ...

  8. Hong Kong still sweeter than Singapore's chocolate bait

    Posted Jan 25th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... for raising their chocolate allowance when in fact the state had cut the weekly chocolate ration by 10 grams to just 20 grams each only one day earlier. Something similar happened in Singapore this week. On Monday, the Straits Times Index leapt 2.4 per cent after maximum leader Lee Kuan Yew said the government planned to cut Singapore's corporate tax rate by 'at least' one ...

  9. Model behaviour

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Khor Un Hun Hong Kong and Singapore have achieved stunning economic growth over the past decades; but through different approaches. Hong Kong's growth has been driven by the private sector, while Singapore has used a state-led capitalism model. The two economies are roughly the same size, but Singapore definitely has the momentum. In the past decade, Singapore's per ...

  10. Where science is put ahead of shopping malls

    Posted Aug 19th 2007, 12:00am by Margaret Cheng

    ... Singapore has invested billions in research while HK lags far behind, writes Margaret Cheng When international researchers get together, that old cliche question Hongkongers and Singaporeans never fail to get asked comes up. 'So', says the friendly but geographically challenged American academic, 'what's the difference between Hong Kong and Singapore ...




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