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Hong Kong

Haitong diversifies as fee war rages on

Hong Kong's highly competitive stockbroking business has forced one of the mainland's largest brokerages to transform itself into a universal bank in an effort to rely less on fee-based income and to add new and stable profit streams.

Monday, 26 August, 2013, 6:51am

Hong Kong's prospects bright even with competition from Shanghai

If you have read this column every Monday over the past year, I guess you would feel that we have talked quite a lot about the historic and present-day interplay of Shanghai and Hong Kong. That's exactly why the column is called "Mr. Shangkong".

19 Aug 2013 - 8:13am 3 comments

Alibaba's plans for US$15b listing in Hong Kong in doubt

Alibaba chairman Jack Ma’s manoeuvring to keep management control of the company he founded has  derailed plans for a possible US$15 billion listing of the firm’s shares in Hong Kong this year.

16 Aug 2013 - 9:02am

Control issue clouds Alibaba's Hong Kong IPO

Prospects for a Hong Kong listing this year for Chinese internet giant Alibaba have dimmed dramatically in the wake of disclosures by investment bankers that the mainland's No1 e-commerce firm is wrestling with how to keep management control after shares are sold to the public.

16 Aug 2013 - 7:31am

Now Hong Kong becomes the place to put a few assets in the trolley

Hong Kong has long been known as a shopping paradise, in particular among fashion-conscious women. But lately it's more than just fashion that is on offer, as a growing number of billion-dollar family businesses have been put up for sale.

12 Aug 2013 - 12:29pm 1 comment

Shanghai's Disney park major beneficiary of HK$314b Agbank loan

The Agricultural Bank of China has just sprinkled a lot of magic over Shanghai in the form of a huge loan, and the beneficiaries will include Mickey and Minnie and friends.

6 Sep 2013 - 8:00am 1 comment

Quality HealthCare’s Hong Kong arm is up for sale, say sources

Global private equity giants, including TPG and Carlyle, are joining the bidding for Quality HealthCare Medical Services (QHMS), a Hong Kong-based private clinic operator owned by two of India’s richest businessmen, Malvinder Mohan Singh and Shivinder Mohan Singh, sources said.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Hong Kong need not fret too much, for now, about northern pretender

When Beijing announced last month its landmark plan to create a Hong Kong-like free-trade zone in Shanghai, many people, including myself, naturally felt Hong Kong's position as one of the world's leading financial centres could be further weakened.

5 Aug 2013 - 7:50am 5 comments

Legal loopholes prompt China to delay Shanghai free-trade zone rules

The central government had planned to unveil the rules late last month, but policymakers put the lawyers back to work out of concern the legal framework needed tightening, to reduce the risk of legal disputes involving foreign investors, government sources familiar with the matter said.

5 Sep 2013 - 7:25am

Pellegrini could rejoin Man City squad in Hong Kong

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini could rejoin the squad in Hong Kong on Tuesday according to assistant manager Brian Kidd. Pellegrini left City’s pre-season training camp in South Africa and returned to his homeland of Chile due to a personal issue, leaving Kidd in charge for Thursday’s 2-1 defeat in a pre-season friendly against AmaZula.

19 Jul 2013 - 11:59pm