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Laura Cha

Financial services body vows to be industry voice

Laura Cha Shih May-lung. Photo: David Wong

The 22-member council, a semi-official organisation initiated by Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, aims to promote the city's financial sector around the world, but its establishment has drawn criticism that its functions either overlap with or are carried out by other promotional bodies.

Saturday, 9 March, 2013, 5:15am

Laura Cha - Executive councillor

Wives and mothers are often likened to being the CEO of a family. In Laura Cha Shih May-lung's case, she has been a successful CEO at home and in the workplace.

11 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Colleges asked to clarify where public funds go

The University Grants Committee asked the city's publicly funded tertiary institutions to clarify whether public money was being used for non-subsidised subdegree programmes, says outgoing chairwoman Laura Cha Shih May-lung.

21 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Cha sees opportunities for HK

Laura Cha Shih May-lung, the newly appointed non-executive director of HSBC Holdings, says Hong Kong should enhance its role as a global asset management centre. Cha said many heads of companies had become millionaires or billionaires through IPOs in Hong Kong and would need help to manage their wealth.

9 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

University outcry at new funding scheme

Three universities called for a drastic reduction in the amount they have to contribute to a central pool for competitive bidding in a new funding scheme launched by the University Grants Committee.

Their call came after committee chairwoman Laura Cha Shih May-lung announced on Thursday that there is room for revising the scheme.

6 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

PBOC advisory role for Joseph Yam, but will he be paid?

The People's Bank of China has recruited former Hong Kong Monetary Authority chief Joseph Yam Chi-kwong - once the world's highest paid central banker - to be an executive vice-president of an advisory body to the central bank.

It is not known whether Yam, who retired from the authority in October, will be paid for the job.

22 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Funding under review

The University Grants Committee has announced the establishment of a working group to review academic research funding mechanisms.

UGC chairwoman Laura Cha Shih May-lung said on Thursday that the working group would be chaired by president and provost of University College London Malcolm Grant.

20 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Call to ease rules on research funds

The University Grants Committee chairwoman hopes funds for academic research can flow freely between Hong Kong and the mainland.

Elected as a local deputy to the national legislature in January, Laura Cha Shih May-lung hopes to promote cross-border exchanges in higher education. She is attending the annual session of the National People's Congress.

5 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Cross-border regulatory pact gets guarded welcome

The agreement between mainland and Hong Kong stock market regulators on cross-border investigations would help improve corporate governance and strengthen investor confidence in Hong Kong-listed mainland firms, brokers and lawmakers said.

3 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Sheng hints he is keen to keep job

Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) chairman Andrew Sheng hinted he would like to continue in his position but said the decision was not his alone to make.

15 May 2003 - 12:00am

Shenzhen second board set to roll

Regulatory authorities have decided to launch the long-awaited second board in Shenzhen, according to a United States investment bank that recently met with China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) officials.

4 May 2002 - 12:00am

SFC loses two more executives

The Securities and Futures Commission, set to lose two more executive directors following the recent departure of its deputy head, is facing a brain drain at senior management level.

Executive directors David Stannard and Paul Bailey do not plan to renew contracts expiring in September, and the SFC is already seeking applicants, according to a commission official.

14 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Premier's hunt for financiers revealed

Premier Zhu Rongji told the Financial Secretary in 1997 that SAR financial experts could be hired on high salaries to work on the mainland, Donald Tsang revealed yesterday.

During a phone-in on Metro Radio, Mr Tsang revealed Mr Zhu had made the comments at an International Monetary Fund meeting in the SAR.

10 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Dai backs Zhu's call for deputy governor from SAR

The governor of the People's Bank of China yesterday backed Premier Zhu Rongji's call for a senior Hong Kong professional to become a deputy governor of the central bank.

10 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

CSRC's reshuffle ensures reforms

The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) is to lose its Hong Kong adviser Michael Wu Wai-chung.

Meanwhile the securities watchdog's chief adviser Anthony Neoh, also from Hong Kong, will teach law for a year at Harvard University in the US, beginning in September.

24 Feb 2001 - 12:00am