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  1. The birth of Hong Kong cool

    Posted May 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... calling our city the new Tokyo. Among the evidence cited is the number of luxury brands with Asian headquarters here; the opening in recent years of influential international art galleries; ... while ignoring that the affordable can also be beautiful would be to miss an opportunity. Our biggest asset is the ability to thoroughly embrace the best the world has to offer while retaining ...

  2. Blink, and you'll miss it: The blinding speed of trade

    Posted Mar 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... behaviour of a company's stock price regardless of that firm's fundamentals or prospects. Their goal is not to realise a healthy gain in the long term- a year, a month or even a day- ... by just one millisecond, it would lose about US$100 million in a year. An example of a simple strategy used by high-frequency traders is to monitor the volume of transactions and price ...

  3. HK misses G20 deadline on tax pacts

    Posted Apr 07th 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Hong Kong may be aggressively pursuing tax treaties allowing greater exchange of information with trading partners, but it has missed an international deadline to prove ... standard. At a G20 meeting in London a year ago, leaders of the world's 20 major developed and developing economies, including China, agreed to name offshore tax havens. Hong Kong, which ...

  4. News - China - FINANCE

    Savers boosting bitcoin demand in China, exchange says

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

    ... on the sidelines of a conference in Singapore. “There are boundless opportunities for BTC China and bitcoin in the next five years, you never know with the way the internet develops,” Yang said through ... exchange in China, and we have the trust of our users who have been with us for two years and who know we have a strong system in place,” Yang said. “We focus on our own growth in China, ...

  5. Sinopec misses target on refining throughput

    Posted Jan 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng Last year saw 0.3pc gap despite diesel shortage China Petroleum and Chemical Corp (Sinopec), Asia's biggest oil refiner, missed its overall refining throughput target by 0.3 per cent last year despite widespread diesel shortages in the fourth quarter. Sinopec's refining throughput grew 6.33 per cent to 155.58 million tonnes last year compared with its target ...

  6. China's venture capitalists having record year

    Posted Dec 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... were among the top beneficiaries of the birth of ChiNext since they had been investing in domestic start-ups for years before the official launch. Big-name foreign venture capital firms ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai Drawn by the start-up board in Shenzhen and the increasing popularity of yuan-denominated funds, venture capitalists this year have launched a record number of funds ...

  7. State funds not missing, just wearing camouflage

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

    ... noticeable by their absence. Their non-appearance has prompted some observers to wonder why they seem to have gone missing in action. The answer may be that they weren't missing at all, just that they resorted to covert operations. With an estimated US$3 trillion under management, much of it unallocated, sovereign funds have emerged as key players in world markets over the last couple of years ...

  8. Missed opportunities

    Posted Jul 29th 2008, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... Ka-kit, ING Financial Planning senior vice-president. 'With the MPF regime in place for over seven years, I do see people becoming more aware of the need to plan for their retirement ... can translate into missed opportunities, whether these cover options to grow MPF savings when people move jobs or the additional leverage that voluntary contributions will provide for building ...

  9. Lenders miss a step as rising rates put brakes on new home loans

    Posted Oct 06th 2005, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... the inevitable may at least be postponed. It hasn't. Having doubled, from about $9.2 billion in August last year to $18.4 billion in May this year, the value of new loans drawn down to pay for property purchases has gone into a decline, falling for three successive months back to levels last seen before the lending revival got under way in August last year. The latest data from the Hong ...

  10. Cautious approach misses the boat

    Posted Feb 25th 2006, 12:00am by James Tien

    ... surplus. Mr Tang produced a hugely conservative revised estimate of $4.1 billion at the end of the current financial year, when some analysts have predicted the surplus may be as high as $29 billion. He could have done better on mortgage tax relief, which was extended only from seven to 10 years when we argued that the government should make the exemption period permanent. Mr Tang did ...




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