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  1. Business - Money - WHITE COLLAR

    Stock through train will chug along the weight of regulatory restrictions

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 04:28pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Regulatory restrictions are likely to weigh down retail interest in the cross-border stock scheme Through train will leave on time but expect a slow coach Expect the stock ... under the burden of regulatory restrictions. Still, optimism towards the scheme has been reflected in heady turnover of late for the Hong Kong market. On Friday, this reached HK$79.8 billion, ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHITE COLLAR

    Pre-check rule could see fewer investors ride through train

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:45am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Exchanges and Clearing will begin trials with more than 110 brokers from next Monday. The scheme will connect the stock market trading systems of Hong Kong and Shanghai and, for the first time, ... overseas investment in mainland A shares via the stock through-train scheme, due to start in October, it might have to rethink its 7.30am pre-check settlement rule. More trading and settlement ...

  3. Business - Companies - WHITE COLLAR

    Hong Kong doesn't need sequels to the GEM flop

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 11:20am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enterprise Market should warn us not to make the same mistake twice. The Financial Services Development Council recently recommended Hong Kong introduce boards tailor-made for the needs of diverse ... it, so can Hong Kong. But one should note that only professional investors may trade on the London Stock Exchange's AIM submarket and they know how to protect themselves. Hong Kong has ...

  4. Business - Money - WHITE COLLAR

    Through train's exclusive use of yuan a hurdle for Hong Kong investors

    Posted May 05th 2014, 09:45am by Enoch Yiu

    ... the through-train cross-border trading scheme to encourage investors to use the yuan to trade stocks. To succeed, however, it has to do more to make it easier for international investors to obtain the yuan ... Kong-listed stocks, and the city's investors will be able to trade A shares in Shanghai, up to a combined quota of 550 billion yuan (HK$690 billion). Prices will be quoted only in yuan. ...

  5. Business - Commodities - WHITE COLLAR

    HKEx needs to step up its game in futures

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:10am by Enoch Yiu

    ... on product offerings and new listings; now they vie for custom by extending their trading hours. Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing will extend the night trading session for its futures markets by 45 ... matching the hours that US and European markets are open. HKEx is not alone. From Tuesday, the Tokyo Commodity Exchange (Tocom) will extend its trading hours by 15 minutes by shortening the break ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - WHITE COLLAR

    Consolidation the way forward for Hong Kong's brokerage sector

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 11:59am by Enoch Yiu

    ... to trade stocks in Hong Kong and those in the city to trade stocks in Shanghai from October. This should bring more business to Hong Kong brokers from clients who want to trade Shanghai-listed A shares. Fund houses are, in fact, not the major competitors for brokers. There are retail investors who like to make their own investment choices and pick their own stocks, and these are loyal ...

  7. Business - Money - WHITE COLLAR

    Why few retail investors might board the 'through train'

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 10:43am by Enoch Yiu

    ... regulatory regimes may discourage retail investors from hopping aboard the revived "through train"- a scheme for cross-border trading of stocks in Hong Kong and on the mainland. When Beijing first announced the proposal in August 2007, the city's stock market greeted it with enthusiasm. The benchmark Hang Seng Index rose almost a third and peaked above 30,000 points, ...

  8. Business - Money - WHITE COLLAR

    Poor-mouthing brokers have fat bottom lines

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 10:55am by Enoch Yiu

    ... and the shortening of lunch breaks at the stock exchange have made their lives miserable, but their bottom lines tell a different story. While it is true that 14 broker firms closed down last year, it would ... double the HK$7.64 billion in 2012, Securities and Futures Commission data released last week showed. Commission income and profitability will continue to rise as long as market activity ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - WHITE COLLAR

    After belated securities reform, Hong Kong should look at insurance regulation

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 10:24am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Twenty-five years after it was proposed, the Hong Kong stock exchange is finally going to implement a key reform that will bring it in line with late-20th ... Davison report in 1988 be adopted. The report, which followed the 1987 market crash, was the blueprint for Hong Kong’s regulatory system today. It led to the setting up of the Securities ...

  10. Business - Money - WHITE COLLAR

    Tie-ups between bourses do not always live up to the hype

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 11:58am by Enoch Yiu

    ... and on the mainland announced a scheme to link up the bourses in the city and Shanghai for investors in Hong Kong and the mainland to trade stocks listed on each other's market from October. Suddenly, ... recently about alliances between mainland and Hong Kong markets. The London Metal Exchange is in talks to set up an alliance with the mainland commodities exchanges in Shanghai, Zhengzhou in Henan ...




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