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  1. Vietnam trade bank eyes HK for initial share sale

    Posted Feb 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode in Hanoi Vietnam's leading foreign-trade bank is eyeing a secondary listing in Hong Kong, potentially the country's first overseas initial public share offering. ... on Vietnam's fledgling exchange. 'We are proud that we are one of the cleanest banks in terms of asset base,' said Pham Quang Dzung, the director of Vietcombank's financial institutions ...

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    What 'pivot'? Real US-China war will be over money

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... US-China war will be over money Anyone who fears that Washington's "pivot" towards the Pacific increases the risk of conflict between the United States and China is behind the times. America and China are already at war. Only the battle ground isn't the East China Sea. It's money. In his latest book Paper Promises author and Economist columnist Philip Coggan ...

  3. Grumblers, spare a thought for Vietnam

    Posted Jun 19th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Hong Kongers grumpy about mounting inflation, crumbling stock prices and a weakening currency might like to spare a thought for their unfortunate neighbours in Vietnam. Compared to our complaints they really do have something to grumble about. Last month, Vietnam's consumer inflation hit 25 per cent, with food prices up an eye-watering 68 per cent over ...

  4. Vietnam woes 'not likely' to trigger crisis

    Posted Jun 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan The current volatility in Vietnam's financial markets and its inflation woes are not likely to trigger another Asian financial crisis, according to senior executives ... lead to a regional financial crisis similar to the one in 1997. Inflation in Vietnam jumped to 25 per cent in April. Ms Leung said most Asian economies were in better shape financially ...

  5. War on dark pools 'not over'

    Posted May 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Even as a Singapore-based dark pool operator trading Hong Kong stocks shuts this week, the local exchange's war against these new trading rivals is far ... 'I do not think the war is over. Although Chi-East will be shut down, many dark pools are still in business. We still have a lot of work to do in drawing the attention of international ...

  6. A giddy ride in booming Vietnam

    Posted Mar 04th 2007, 12:00am by Oliver Jones

    ... Oliver Jones Stocks surged 142pc last year and leaders are keen to reform, but dangers lurk in an ambitiously developing nation Vietnam's stock market is 'approaching a bubble ... 142.3 per cent in 2006 and 44.8 per cent in January this year. While market timing is nearly always a difficult game anywhere, Vietnam has long proven to be especially hard to play. ...

  7. Breeze to fan war for mobile users

    Posted Sep 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Mobile banking in Hong Kong is expected to heat up with the launch of the 'Breeze' service by Standard Chartered. Ashley Veasey, the chief information officer at Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong), said Breeze ser ...

  8. Talent war hots up as firms seek brightest minds

    Posted Apr 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Andrea Li The battle to secure top accounting and auditing talent among multinationals and the financial services industry is well documented worldwide, but it is at its most intense on the mainland. 'Competition to recruit in China is challenging be ...

  9. Film buff fund manager follows his own advice

    Posted Apr 13th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... Nick Westra When the Vietnam war put paid to Khiem Do's youthful ambitions to be a diplomat for his country, the world of finance beckoned. Mr Do was born into a large, traditional ... degree in 1977 in economics and finance. Unable to return to Vietnam because of the war, he was granted political asylum and worked in Australia for nearly two decades in investment management. ...

  10. MPF fund provider starts war over fees

    Posted Jun 04th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu BOCI-Prudential will offer new MPF funds at fees that are about half the industry average, sparking a price war that may benefit businesses and employees. The fees for the 12 new ... choices to prepare for competition, but BOCI-Prudential is the first to offer lower fees. Others are not rushing to engage in a price war. 'Customers nowadays are smart enough to know ...




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