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Hong Kong 'feels very familiar to UK companies'
Hong Kong - Photo by Invest Hong Kong Wednesday 14 Sep 2011 | Invest Hong Kong Advertorial
UK companies, faced with sluggish growth in their domestic and traditional European markets, are increasingly looking for new business networks in Asia. Hong Kong's inward investment chief, Simon Galpin, believes the time as never been better to look east.
Hong Kong exchanges at a crossroads
Tuesday 13 Sep 2011 | David Donald
The path ahead for Hong Kong is uncertain as regulators decide whether to allow extensive trading of exchange listed securities on alternative venues such as dark pools, says David Donald, professor of law at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
HSBC to shed 3,000 Hong Kong jobs
Thursday 8 Sep 2011 | Will Henley
Banking giant HSBC plans to slash 3,000 jobs from its Asian headquarters in Hong Kong over the next three years, according to a leaked memo. The news came just hours after
Development of RMB products in HK
Wednesday 7 Sep 2011 | Alexa Lam
Alexa Lam, deputy chief executive of the Securities and Futures Commission, says Mainland China's renminbi currency is on the cusp of a new breakthrough with Hong Kong as its primary offshore base.
'Toxic cocktails' may alter China policy
Wednesday 7 Sep 2011 | Andrew Hickley
China may stop investing in US treasury bonds and foreign currency reserves if countries continue serving up "toxic financial cocktails" to weaken their domestic currencies, according to a senior Hong...
Hong Kong wants HSBC to 'come home'
Wednesday 7 Sep 2011 | Will Henley
Hong Kong regulators are reportedly seeking to lure HSBC back to the Chinese special administrative region, where the global bank was first founded nearly 150 years ago. Officials from the Hong...
Standards are key to Hong Kong's future
Wednesday 7 Sep 2011 | Will Henley in Hong Kong
Hong Kong's embrace of new international standards, including Basel III, is not merely grudgingly accepted by China, it is actively encouraged, asserts the HK Society of Financial Analysts. But this doesn't mean the special administrative region is merely the mainland's 'guinea pig'.
HK should refine its investor regime
Tuesday 6 Sep 2011 | Cheri Wong
Over-regulation of structured products could hurt the competitiveness of the financial industry in Hong Kong and may hinder its development as a wealth management hub, says Cheri Wong, chief executive of the HK Society of Financial Analysts.
Hong Kong ideal 'laboratory' for RNB
Monday 5 Sep 2011 | Will Henley
A senior Hong Kong government official has said she expects the Chinese special administrative region to bolster its status as a "laboratory" for the internationalisation of the renminbi. Julia...
Asian banks accept G-Sifi surcharge
Wednesday 31 Aug 2011 | Andrew Hickley
Banks from emerging markets have resisted criticising a capital surcharge on worldwide banks, in contrast to peers in Europe and North America, in a key Basel consultation. But while an additional...
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