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  1. Fred Ma quits after brain condition found

    Posted Jun 25th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Enoch Yiu

    ... Ambrose Leung and Enoch Yiu Doctor advises minister to stop work Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Frederick Ma Si-hang has resigned after being diagnosed with a brain condition. Mr Ma is the first minister to quit mid-term since Donald Tsang Yam-kuen became chief executive in 2005. Mr Tsang accepted his resignation last night. Mr Ma, 56, the father of two ...

  2. SFC to consult market in review of 'professional investor' definition

    Posted Jul 08th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... A spokesman at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing said it needed to work with the commission and consultinvestors on the timetable for the tick rule's relaxation. 'The SFC has approved the relaxation of the short-selling rule with a condition that it can reinstate the rule whenever the commission thinks it is dictated by market condition. We need to work out a mechanism for reinstating ...

  3. Business - Companies - COMPANY VISIT

    Fook Lam Moon reaches out beyond the tycoons

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 11:08am by Enoch Yiu

    ... and his sister Janet Chui Shuk-wah, who is in charge of marketing, are now working with their father Chui Pui-kun, or "Brother Five", to take the business to the next level. "We have our family dinner every Sunday. But these days it's more like a working dinner, as we invariably end up discussing the plans for the restaurant," Janet Chui said. "Our ...

  4. Airport Authority clears Islamic bond tax hurdle

    Posted Feb 09th 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... conditions before launching its maiden issue, sources said. 'All the ground work has been done. The structure of the bond and the tax issue are all clear,' said a source without ... 'An important focus of our work is to pursue technical modifications to our taxation regime in order to deal with the possible differential implications on tax obligations and liabilities ...

  5. HKEx posts lower profit as turnover slips

    Posted Nov 12th 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Listing fees, another income source of the exchange, rose 8 per cent quarter on quarter after the market for initial public offerings revived as economic conditions improved. Exchange chairman Ronald Arculli said HKEx would work hard to strengthen its competitiveness. 'We will continue promoting our fund-raising platform around the world and strengthening our offerings ...

  6. SFC backs off big capital increases for brokers

    Posted Jul 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... sympathetic to the brokers due to the poor market conditions, which meant it would be a hard time to increase capital. This led to the working group yesterday deciding not to put forward the proposal ... The decision marks yet another retreat in market reforms A working group led by the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has backed down from a proposal to raise the capital requirement ...

  7. Crisis-hit firms may get listing profit test waiver

    Posted Jun 06th 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... of the temporary negative conditions on their future profit. They must also show they have strong cash flow and they must have adequate working capital for 12 months after listing. The exchange said ... a losing year during the past three years. For applicants that have not earned HK$50 million in profits, they must show they cannot meet the threshold as a result of temporary conditions. They also ...

  8. Fair-value treatment gets 'unfair' scrutiny

    Posted Jan 06th 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... by their distressed condition. This adds complexity to the rules, as investors need to read a lot of fine print to find out what conditions apply to inactive assets. The extra good news here for accountants is that they charge for professional hours and will need to work longer to identify which assets should be classified as inactive. In addition, as the GaveKal report says, the SEC exempts only inactive assets ...

  9. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    Hong Kong's dollar peg faces uncertainty with some seeing yuan link on the way

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... was different from those economies. "There are essentially two primary conditions for maintaining the peg link's stability," Sheng said. "The first is fiscal policy, which ... second condition is a sound banking system. The banks in Hong Kong understand that their prosperity is linked to the stability of the Hong Kong dollar, so market forces and self-interest help ...

  10. Low capital limits to stay

    Posted Jul 08th 2003, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... and re-pledging client collateral. If a broker fails, the loss to investors could be huge.' According to Ms Lam, who heads a 15-member working group considering possible industry reforms, Hong Kong ... respectively - to $30 million and $100 million - was shelved by the working group after brokers objected to the government. 'The working group recognised that, if capital were increased ...




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