THE Regent Pacific Group, a financial services company based in Hong Kong, has increased its stake in Global Funds Management Australia to 22.8 per cent. Listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, Global manages about A$700 million (HK$3.5 billion). HALIFAX Building Society has launched the Premium International offshore investment account to cater for those looking for higher returns. The account requires a deposit of GBP25,000 (HK$287,500). PROPERTY consultancy Brooke Hillier Parker will open an office in Beijing next month.