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  1. News - Business - FINANCE

    Australia to invest foreign currency assets of A$1.9b in Chinese bonds

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com Central bank will invest A$1.9b, or 5pc of its foreign currency assets, in sovereign securities as bilateral economic ties increase Australia to buy Chinese bonds Australia's central bank plans to invest about 5 per cent of its foreign currency assets, or A$1.9 billion, in Chinese government bonds due to the growing ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCIAL SERVICES

    Beijing is key to city's fund success

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Proposed changes will help boost the industry in Hong Kong, experts say, but a mutual recognition deal on cross-border selling is essential Beijing holds the key to 'world fund city' dream Proposals designed to make Hong Kong a "world fund factory" have won industry backing, but fund managers say that persuading Beijing to allow ...

  3. Language barrier lets the city down

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chinese and the city's close links to the mainland make the former a given, while the latter is necessitated by English being the global language of our regional and international strengths, ... our city is being let down. That is what district councils, the most grass-roots part of government, are doing by making minimal use of English. With a few exceptions, the language is rarely ...

  4. Zeman splashes out to own a HK treasure

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

    ... Cameron Dueck One of the most famous vessels of Victoria Harbour is changing hands in a deal that will help keep Hong Kong's maritime history alive while giving one of the city ... Kong treasure. An heirloom,' he said. The Wayfoong has taken a long and colourful voyage through the city's history. It was built in 1930 to haul silver bullion to and from ships ...

  5. PC-making city looks to investment groups for aid

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... is searching for an alternative to the existing electronics manufacturing industry as more and more factories are leaving for the inner mainland cities for cheaper labour costs.' RREEF ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Mainland ratings pioneer Mao Zhenhua reaches out to world

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan victoria.ruan@scmp.com Mao Zhenhua led way 20 years ago and thriving bond market sees him reaching out to the world Ratings pioneer deserves credit Ratings pioneer reaches ... Kong securities regulators for a licence to operate in the city. In the short term, the two agencies are eyeing what has been a burgeoning yuan-denominated bond market in Hong Kong, figuring ...

  7. New pay system unfair, CityU told

    Posted Feb 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com City University should restore its old system of pay rises because a new performance-based review exercise barely helps employees cope with inflation and cannot be applied across the board, a poll shows. Clerks and cleaners could hardly be expected to obtain excellent ratings that would guarantee them a raise under the scheme, the university's staff ...

  8. City's offshore trading ambitions dealt double blow

    Posted Feb 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The plan to establish Shanghai as the hub for yuan trading, clearing and pricing is part of broader efforts to make the city a financial centre like London or New York by 2020 and is a setback for Hong Kong, which had hoped to become the chosen centre for trading in the currency. Analysts now believe that with more cities competing to expand their yuan markets and with the appreciation ...

  9. Two more cities join Beijing in tax on foreigners

    Posted Jan 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Three months after the mainland was supposed to begin levying a new tax on foreign employees, two more cities are preparing to adopt the controversial measure, joining Beijing to make a total of three cities to do so. For the past two weeks Tianjin and Suzhou have been registering foreigners who work there, in preparation to start charging ...

  10. Property tax scheme to cover more cities

    Posted Dec 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com China's central government will finalise plans to roll out new property taxes in other cities after evaluating the impact of a pilot programme ... China has restrictions that limit the number of flats that can be purchased in 46 cities including Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. According to the China Real Estate Index System, home prices ...




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