Types of Companies

Joining hands - but for how long?

The vast potential market of China's inland provinces and secondary cities is drawing multinational companies, many of which want to form joint ventures with local firms to enter these consumer markets.

Saturday, 14 July, 2012, 12:00am

Family planning for succession

William Ahern: links good governance and long-term family wealth. Photo: Edmond So

As Hong Kong entrepreneurs from the 1960s pass retirement age, their families are faced with the often difficult problems of succession. Liana Cafolla talks to both business experts and family therapists.

30 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Taking a stand for a more caring society

Small Actions, Big Differences' was a community care campaign open to all secondary schools. The competition was part of the Social Enterprise Summit 2011, supported by the government and sponsored by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.

24 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Property-sales levy to pay for watchdog

A levy on property sales will be introduced to support a future watchdog to regulate building management companies.

The government says the levy, to be set at not more than 0.01 per cent of the transaction value, will bring a steady source of income for the statutory body, which it first proposed in October last year.

1 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Social enterprises? We've got no idea, say large corporations

Social enterprises are businesses with primarily social objectives - their profits are ploughed back into their businesses, the main aim of which is to help people to become economically self-reliant. But most large corporations in the city do not have a clue what they are.

8 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Call to look beyond job creation

Bureaus urged to work together to bring community care into social enterprises

A company which has answered the government's call to set up social enterprises said the projects should not be seen just as a means to create jobs but to generate resources for the community.

18 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Success to elude Tsang's new corporate philanthropy act

Donald Tsang Yam-kuen is set to launch a new campaign to alleviate poverty, this time aimed at getting business and community leaders to help the poor set up social enterprises to provide jobs and income. . .

10 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Review of changes to liability rules will just have to wait

The government has told our accountancy friends that they would all need to wait until after the Chief Executive selection at the end of this month before the administration had time to study a proposal by the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants that would change partnership regulations to limit the liability of penny counters in the event of a major lawsuit.

13 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Mainland steps up reform of state firms

New asset manager to prune enterprises by more than half in the next four years

China plans to set up an asset management company to handle the sale and merger of up to half the country's remaining national-level state-owned corporations, a senior official said yesterday.

20 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Long and winding road to corporate clean-up

Uncontrolled laughter was the response from one senior mainland regulator to reports Beijing is planning a Chinese version of America's Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

7 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Small firms more confident as the economy picks up

Business optimism is rising among small and medium-sized enterprises, reflecting the buoyant economy and a less uncertain operating outlook, a Hong Kong Productivity Council study said. Companies in the logistics and transport sector are particularly upbeat.

5 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Beijing's heavy hand on offshore route puts kink in IPO pipeline

STOCK EXCHANGES WORLDWIDE, not the least of them Hong Kong's, have been enjoying a robust flow of initial public offerings by privately owned mainland enterprises over the past two years. This may soon come to a halt.

1 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

The right way of making a firm decision

An aspiring entrepreneur can choose to register a proprietorship, partnership or limited company

KAY ROSS ARRIVED in Hong Kong in 1993 looking for adventure. She had more than 15 years of experience in marketing and, as the holder of a British passport, she did not need a visa to work in the then British colony.

25 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Accountants say limiting liability is vital for HK

Hong Kong is in danger of losing its status as an international financial centre if the city's professional liability framework continues to lag global standards, according to the city's top accounting regulatory body.

1 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Losses in sales of state assets 'will be balanced by gains'

Cheap sell-offs to managers must be avoided: regulator

There will be a price to pay for reforming state-owned enterprises, the top regulator for the sector has conceded, but he dismissed a claim that it was inevitable state assets would be sold off cheaply.

4 Feb 2005 - 12:00am