Capital Market

Hang Seng soars as mainland rally excites investors

The Hang Seng Index finished at its highest close since April 2011.

Investors were also excited by the onshore market, which rallied for a third day after a mainland official said Taiwanese institutional investors might have an extra 100 billion yuan (HK$123 billion) added to their quota to invest in the mainland capital market under the qualified foreign institutional investor scheme.

Thursday, 31 January, 2013, 5:20am

Cambodian miner Khmer Resources plans to tap Hong Kong capital market

Cambodia's abundant natural resources are expected to attract keen interest and competition from overseas. Photo: SCMP

Khmer Resources Investment, which is backed by the Cambodian government, aims to list in Hong Kong within two years, chairman Cao Yunde said.

"We intend to leverage the capital market of Hong Kong to finance our growth through a public listing so as to maximise the benefits for Cambodia and its people," said Cao at the opening of Khmer Resources' Hong Kong office yesterday.

18 Jan 2013 - 5:27am

CBRE to expand into capital markets to tap China clients

Rob Blain, chief executive and chairman of CBRE Asia Pacific.

CBRE, the world's biggest property agent, is to expand into capital market advisory services in the Asia-Pacific region as mainland outbound investment becomes a major component of global capital flows.

"That's one of the main reasons we are getting into the new business line," said Rob Blain, chief executive and chairman of CBRE Asia Pacific.

22 Nov 2012 - 4:01am

World must prepare to accept renminbi as a global currency

World must prepare to accept renminbi as a global currency

China has made extraordinary strides towards internationalising the renminbi, and it is now time the international community recognises that the global economic architecture needs to evolve to keep pace with the changes.

8 May 2015 - 9:46am 3 comments

Hong Kong stocks seen higher on China, US easing hopes

Hong Kong stocks are tipped to rebound from a three-week low at Thursday's open, on speculation that both China and the US will  take further action to stimulate the economy.

29 Aug 2012 - 3:06pm

On the Move

Paul Yau Director of finance Rosewood Beijing

Yau has more than 20 years' experience in financial management, especially in luxury hotel groups. He was formerly director of finance for several properties in the InterContinental Hotels Group, including in Sanya, Shanghai, and Guangzhou.

Helen Ladret Solicitor Hampton Winter and Glynn

14 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Vietnam first stop in quest for quality IPOs

Hong Kong's top financial officials are holding their own roadshow to promote Hong Kong as a capital market in the Asia-Pacific as the listing of mainland firms slows.

23 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

SFC calls for reform to battle coming challenges

Hong Kong's securities laws need to be reformed quickly due to rising competition with neighbouring markets and the challenge of China's impending entry into the World Trade Organisation, according to the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC).

In a government paper to legislators, the SFC said the laws needed to be reformed soon.

28 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Examination role a model for mainland

A proposal that calls for the mainland to follow Hong Kong's method of vetting listing applicants for B-share issues emerged at a recent meeting between the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) and the Shanghai Stock Exchange, sources said.

26 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

A giant stride for mainland stocks

THE move by China's chief securities regulators to stop labelling the domestic stock market an experiment marks a giant stride for the mainland's slackening securities industry.

18 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

State switches to equity markets

CHINA'S lumbering state sector is switching from relying on loans from supra-nationals and direct foreign investment to sourcing funds from global equity markets.

The remarks, made in Hong Kong yesterday by Liu Hongru, chief of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, come as the moribund enterprises face the worse credit squeeze in years.

18 May 1994 - 12:00am

Reporting standards key to world standing

FOREIGN companies, including Chinese state-owned enterprises, should adhere to international financial market standards to avoid damaging their standing in the investment community, according to a former chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

14 Dec 1993 - 12:00am