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  1. Promises on IMF chief must be kept

    Posted May 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and World Bank to give developing nations a chance to play a bigger role in world affairs. To not honour the pledge risks further damaging the West's credibility among China, India, Brazil ... There is every reason why this should happen. Developing nations now play a crucial role in the global economy. The old world order can no longer hold absolute sway. It is unfair and illogical. German ...

  2. Margin requirement to rise for National Day

    Posted Sep 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai and Woods Lee in Beijing The Shanghai Futures Exchange will raise the minimum margin requirement during the coming National Day holiday to ward off risk amid ... cautious.' The mainland has become the world's second most-active agricultural commodities market. The United States credit crisis had sounded an alarm to the country's securities ...

  3. Emirate wins respect amid growing economic nationalism

    Posted Nov 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck The Group of Seven industrialised nations last month called for new rules to improve transparency in deals by sovereign wealth funds, targeting the aggressive overseas investment plans of government funds from places such as the mainland, Russia and the Middle East. Economic nationalism has been growing around the globe in recent years, with Beijing fretting over ...

  4. Pension fund picks Citibank, National Trust as custodians

    Posted Jul 26th 2006, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... Jamil Anderlini in Beijing China's pension fund has chosen Citibank and National Trust as custodian banks for all its international business. It has prepared a shortlist of 25 fund managers to manage its investments in overseas stocks and bonds as it prepares to go abroad in the fourth quarter. The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) was approved in May to invest up to 44 ...

  5. Citic rules out merger of banking units

    Posted Jul 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... previously known as Citic Industrial Bank, is China's seventh-largest national lender, while Citic Ka Wah Bank is a major unit of Citic Group's Hong Kong-listed financial services unit ... Bei Hu Uniting mainland and HK arms unlikely to win regulatory approvals, says chief Citic Group has no plans to merge its mainland and Hong Kong banking units as such a move is unlikely ...

  6. Mainland plans Temasek-style investment unit

    Posted Dec 06th 2006, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... Jamil Anderlini in Beijing With US$1 trillion in reserves, Beijing must find new route to recycle funds The central government is considering establishing a national investment company modelled on Singapore's Temasek Holdings to recycle China's rapidly growing foreign exchange reserves, reducing appreciation pressure on the yuan and soaking up liquidity, according ...

  7. News - China - FINANCE

    Savers boosting bitcoin demand in China, exchange says

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Bitcoins, the unofficial online currency units created as an investment instrument independant of banks, are booming on the mainland A co-founder of China’s biggest bitcoin exchange on Friday said there were “boundless opportunities” for the digital currency in the country because of the Chinese saving ethic. “The main reason why bitcoin has ...

  8. Business - Money

    Plugging US tax loopholes

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am by Mukul Munish

    ... Exchange of information made easier Plugging US tax loopholes The United States has issued the first of two highly anticipated model intergovernmental Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act ... according to tax consultants Withersworldwide. The first model agreement comes in two versions- under one the US would reciprocate by providing US account details of nationals of partner countries ...

  9. Ignore migrants at nation's peril, say experts

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... which cited a report by the National Population and Family Planning Commission. Their average age is 28, and 45 per cent were born after 1980. The report said the average monthly pay ... steadily rises. Professor Liu Erduo, from Renmin University's School of Labour and Human Resources, said that regardless of the nation's economic situation, migration from rural to urban ...

  10. Taxing billionaires cuts away at life at the bottom

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jake van der Kamp The UN has called for a tax on billionaires to help raise more than US$400 billion a year for poor countries SCMP, July 7 Let's first put the United Nations ... for national borders in doing so. A glance at any private banker's pitch in any glossy society magazine will show you that people with only millions to invest already take international ...




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