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  1. Advances on transparency, but a way to go yet

    Posted Mar 08th 2011, 12:00am by Ed Zhang

    ... transparency of government finances. In theory, all organisations sustained by public funds- from the Communist Party to the judiciary, governments at all levels, semi-official trade unions ... a considerable chunk of tax revenue. On the local level, Guangdong province introduced its own government transparency law in 2005 but its implementation still leaves a lot to be desired. An example ...

  2. Transparency the right first step on home sales

    Posted Oct 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and transparent, ensuring a level playing field for all participants. Upholding their right to know what they are getting for their money is a good first step. A more open-minded approach by developers ...

  3. PAIF's transparency and low cost are main advantages

    Posted Oct 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Alex Frew Mcmillan

    ... It's transparent, since it tracks an index, so there are going to be very few surprises. The holdings are published on the website, so you know which bonds we are holding. It has a very low ...

  4. More transparency needed for insurers

    Posted Jan 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a policy or an insurance-related product. The discussion is still at an early stage but it deserves to be kick-started and taken seriously. It will enhance transparency and help lower costs ... is clear. The insurance industry has been hit hard during the financial crisis. It, too, should support the proposal to improve transparency, enhance trust and promote business. ...

  5. China boosts transparency with new disclosure rules

    Posted Feb 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Nevin Nie

    ... disclosure rules for the country's more than 1,400 listed companies to enhance transparency in a market notorious for providing misleading and false information. The regulations, effective ... volatility, said Qiu Zhicheng, a financial sector analyst at Haitong Securities. 'The more transparent the information is, the better the regulator can prevent extremely volatile movements ...

  6. Events

    Posted Nov 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Monday, November 14: Hong Kong Securities Institute workshops on credit ratings (until November 15). Hong Kong Securities Institute evening: 'Global tax transparency and cross-border transactions- Issues and opportunities for the Asian wealth management industry'. ...

  7. News - World - FINANCE

    Britain clinches deal on tax havens

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP, AP

    ... to report to authorities where they earn their profits and where they pay their tax, plus transparency about who owns which companies and who benefits, Cameron said - all moves Britain's ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - INVESTMENT

    Hang Seng customers seek havens in uncertain times, says bank chief

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... on short-term gains. Now they want more stable long-term investment products, which are simple and transparent." Besides bond funds, exchange-traded funds had also become popular among investors, ... transparent, since their performance replicates movements in the underlying index," he said. "When the market is having a bull run, investors like to invest in actively managed equity funds. ...

  9. Business - Comment - WHITE COLLAR

    Investors fail to read prospectuses

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Regulators are trying to improve corporate transparency. But do small shareholders care? Investors fail to read prospectuses The regulators have worked hard to improve corporate ... transparency, the SFC suspended China High Precision Automation on Wednesday from trading after the firm said state secrets was the reason for not giving all information to its former auditor KPMG. ...

  10. Investors at risk as HK drags feet on OTC trade

    Posted Jun 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... by investment bankers, have various forms and features and can be traded among the bankers themselves or sold to corporates or individuals. This type of trading has low transparency and, in many cases, ... allow the exchange to capture 10 per cent of the trade. The investors' advantage is that exchange-traded products have higher transparency, and the exchange clearing house will do ...




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