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OECD review identifies Hong Kong holes
Friday 28 Oct 2011 | Will Henley
An OECD review has identified holes in Hong Kong's company rules which mean it is difficult to establish ownership information, and in turn respond to requests from foreign tax authorities. The...
China to 'greatly expand' HK RMB market
Tuesday 18 Oct 2011 | Karina Whalley
China's new policy to allow foreign direct investment to be settled in renminbi will "greatly expand" the RMB market in Hong Kong, according to the city's officials. Chinese regulators announced...
Hong Kong as a gateway: Deloitte's experience
Wednesday 5 Oct 2011 | Patrick Yip (Advertorial)
Hong Kong is increasingly a favoured route through which Chinese enterprises make outbound investments in the rest of the world, explains Patrick Yip, Deloitte's deputy tax managing partner for Greater China.
Citi Asia rapped on Ponzi scheme failure
Monday 3 Oct 2011 | Nicola York
Citigroup Global Markets Asia has been fined $770,000 (€570,000) and publicly reprimanded after failing to spot a Ponzi scheme operating "under its nose". The Hong Kong Securities and Futures...
HK unveils anti-money laundering guide
Friday 30 Sep 2011 | Andrew Hickley
The Hong Kong Securities Futures Commission has put forward draft guidelines to help firms comply with new rules on anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing. The advice relates to...
HK urges Asia to 'adopt and adapt'
Thursday 29 Sep 2011 | Andrew Hickley
Emerging Asian nations should look to adopt and adapt international financial regulatory reforms as they continue their economic and financial development, according to the chairman of the Hong Kong...
Hong Kong: Uncompetitive or unfettered?
Monday 26 Sep 2011 | David O'Rear
Hong Kong is at risk of introducing an unworkable and hugely damaging competition law more in line with EU nanny-state legislation, says David O'Rear, chief economist for the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce.
HKEx: 'We don't believe in arbitrage'
Monday 26 Sep 2011 | Will Henley in Hong Kong
The financial services industry is high up on the target list for the Hong Kong Exchange's key company poacher, head of issuer marketing Eric Landheer. But which firm - insurer or bank - is his next target? And how will he lure them?
Hong Kong ready to guard bank stability
Thursday 22 Sep 2011 | Nicola York
A leading Hong Kong regulator says the jurisdiction will "remain vigilant" in the face of growing sovereign risks from the US and Europe and is ready to introduce measures to protect its...
The single biggest threat to Hong Kong
Thursday 22 Sep 2011 | Will Henley in Hong Kong
The chief economist of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce lifts the lid on the top business worry threatening the city's ascendance as the world's premier financial centre. Will Henley reports.
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