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  1. Business - Banking & Finance

    HKMA and Bank of Thailand launch linked clearing system

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:50am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Two markets will now be able to transact US dollar deals during Asian banking hours HK and Thai central banks link settlements The Hong Kong Monetary Authority ... in the two markets will now be able to settle foreign-exchange transactions in US dollars versus Thai baht in real time during Asian business hours, without having to wait for US markets to open ...

  2. Business - BUSINESS

    Hong Kong lobby to raise fears over proposed ban on local accountants working in mainland

    Posted May 29th 2014, 01:29am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Young's plea that it could not give the SFC the auditors' working papers on mainland listing candidate Standard Water as they constituted a "state secret". The MOF's new rules ... officials will meet Ministry of Finance officers early next month to discuss a controversial proposal that would ban local accountants from working across the border. "There are concerns over ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - ASSET MANAGEMENT

    Hong Kong to focus on fund and wealth management industry

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 03:13pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... abolishing the estate duty a few years ago boosted the fund industry, most fund houses still use the city as a sales centre only. About 70 per cent of their work in Hong Kong is related to fund ... manage the associated risks and challenges," he said, adding the HKMA would check if banks maintained rigorous risk management standards in lending so that they would not be caught out ...

  4. 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 was succeeded by Tsang. Perry says Thomas Kwok issued a cheque for Hui for HK$5 million from SHKP subsidiary Fidelity Finance. Hui deposits this in his Standard Chartered account, but does not declare ... the defendants are. Perry says Hui claims to have known the Kwok brothers for more than 20 years. He quotes Raymond Kwok as saying Hui was a close and good friend of the family.  Thomas Chan has worked ...

  5. Business - Companies - COMPANY VISIT

    Fook Lam Moon reaches out beyond the tycoons

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 11:08am by Enoch Yiu

    ... and his sister Janet Chui Shuk-wah, who is in charge of marketing, are now working with their father Chui Pui-kun, or "Brother Five", to take the business to the next level. "We have our family dinner every Sunday. But these days it's more like a working dinner, as we invariably end up discussing the plans for the restaurant," Janet Chui said. "Our ...

  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

    ... a lot of detective work to identify the source of this funding," Perry says of the payments to Hui, adding that it would have taken months of planning. When Hui received HK$11.182 million ... ranging from HK$250,000 to HK$1.4 million between June 27 to 29- the days leading up to his swearing-in as chief secretary.   hours before the official ceremony in which Hui would become chief ...

  7. Business - Money

    Proposed China audit rule may hurt investor confidence

    Posted May 26th 2014, 05:06am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Proposed audit rule may hurt investor confidence Analysts fear Beijing's proposed rules aimed at barring overseas accountants from working on the mainland will dent investor confidence. "International accountants have acted as a gate keeper for investors, who believe in their credibility and auditing standards," said Timothy Lo, managing ...

  8. Business - Economy - REGULATION

    Cepa no help as Beijing set to ban city's accountants

    Posted May 26th 2014, 05:07am by Enoch Yiu

    ... the auditors' working papers relating to mainland listing candidate Standard Water as they constituted a "state secret". Joseph Tong Tang, executive director of Sun Hung Kai Financial, said ... accounting firms will be restricted from working on the mainland in future," said Tong, referring to the 10 new rules proposed by the Ministry of Finance. The rules, out for consultation until ...

  9. Business - Comment - WHITE COLLAR

    When working at the age of 65 becomes a norm

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 01:52am by Enoch Yiu

    ... a senior, and he won't be alone. While that looks old from the work's point of view by today's standard, it will not be so much in 2078. By that time, it would be usual for people ... Enoch Yiu Governments should invest in education for the seniors in the wake of an ageing population When working at the age of 65 becomes a norm When Prince George was born earlier ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Hong Kong court orders Ernst & Young to hand over mainland audit papers

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 11:37pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... accountants from working on the mainland. The South China Morning Post reported on Monday that the ministry planned to implement rules this year preventing international accountants from conducting ... and individuals on the mainland. Mainland law has a wide definition of "state secrets", which can range from accountants' working notes to student examination papers. Ernst & Young (EY) ...




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