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  1. Backing consumer rights is good for business

    Posted Jul 30th 2010, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan More Hongkongers today demand better consumer protection, and the business community should accept this as something that will benefit all in the years ahead. ... the industry. This would bring insurance into line with the banking and securities industries and with international practice. Those of us in the sector generally support the idea. It would cost us ...

  2. CDH fund aims to raise US$350m to get in early

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to chase long-term returns amid a slowing economy and a slumbering stock market. The Beijing-based fund manager is expected to raise US$300 million to US$350 million and the warm response so far ... The fund-raising comes amid a lacklustre buyout market in China in the first half, reflecting a shift in strategy by mainland funds. Fund consultancy Zero2IPO said a total US$8.56 billion of private equity ...

  3. Fast US$1b raised for China P.E. fund

    Posted Jul 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... than US$1 billion for his new private equity fund dedicated to investments in China. Industry sources said Tang, chief executive for Hong Kong-based FountainVest Partners, aimed to raise about US$1.3 billion for the firm's second private equity fund. Earlier this week, FountainVest had already raised more than US$1 billion by the first-closing date of fund-raising, they said. ...

  4. Local insurers seek exemption from US tax law

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Hong Kong insurers are the latest to oppose a proposed US tax law, and are seeking waivers to protect nine million local policies that could be affected by it. The US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), which will take effect from January, aims to prevent wealthy Americans from avoiding tax by requiring companies and banks to provide more detail ...

  5. Bain Capital to launch US$2.5b fund for Asia

    Posted Jun 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to completing a fund raising of about US$2.5 billion for a new Asia-dedicated private-equity investment vehicle. The successful fund raising comes despite weak market sentiment worldwide that has turned ... US presidential candidate Mitt Romney, would name the fund Bain Capital Asia II. It will be the firm's second private-equity fund focused entirely on investments in Asia, a region ...

  6. Foreign banks air business hurdles

    Posted Jul 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Natalie Chiu About half the foreign banks on the mainland said the global financial crisis had affected their business models in the country, PricewaterhouseCoopers finds in a survey of 41 ... is considered the second most challenging area after the regulatory environment. The respondents said quotas on yuan-denominated loans had been removed but the limit on US dollar loans remained ...

  7. Beijing to buy US$3b stake in US equity firm

    Posted May 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tim LeeMaster Beijing has agreed to buy a US$3 billion stake in US-based private equity firm Blackstone in a deal brokered by Hong Kong's former financial secretary Antony Leung Kam-chung. Blackstone said the State Foreign Exchange Investment Company, which has been given the task of investing US$200 billion of the mainland's foreign-exchange reserves, would buy a 9.9 ...

  8. The business of art

    Posted Sep 16th 2008, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... to be comparable to investments in blue-chip stocks and US treasury bonds, showing annualised returns of about 10 per cent since 1955, according to Mei Jianping, a professor of finance at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in Beijing, who, together with Professor Michael Moses at New York University's Stern School of Business, created the Mei Moses Fine Art Index. Launched in 2000, ...

  9. Wealth creation is now a crucial part of business

    Posted Apr 20th 2008, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... their companies, they require a plethora of financial services such as expansionary capital structures and pre-initial public offering financing to take their businesses to the next level. 'There has been a shift in the ultra high-net-worth space in the past few years. Beyond wealth management we have cast an eye towards wealth creation. This is an important part of our business ...

  10. Far-reaching tentacles of the US taxman

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com While many people think the proposed US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act will only hit American millionaires, it seems even Hong Kong low income earners ... joined hands to complain to US authorities about the act and call for exemptions for the MPF and other pension funds. The proposed US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), to be implemented ...




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