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  1. May 25, 2014

    UK in race to be first non-Muslim country to issue Islamic bond

    The UK has accelerated plans to issue an inaugural Islamic bond – known as sukuk – concerned that Hong Kong, South Africa or...

  2. April 15, 2014

    Hong Kong regulators move to safeguard bank liquidity

    Hong Kong’s regulators have stepped up scrutiny of the city’s banking sector, prompted by a spike in lending to China-based...

Special Reports

  1. Special Report - Renminbi: The Global Challenge

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  1. April 1, 2014

    Hong Kong and New Zealand launch forex probes

    Hong Kong and New Zealand have joined other leading regulators by launching full investigations into local banks’ possible...

  2. March 14, 2014

    HKMA censures UBS over Hibor rate

    UBS has been censured for attempting to manipulate Hong Kong’s interbank lending rate between 2006 and 2009, the only bank...

  3. January 24, 2014

    CLS Bank seeks to expand membership of forex settlement system

    The operator of the largest foreign exchange settlement system is working on bringing the renminbi, the rouble and clearing...

  4. January 7, 2014

    Hong Kong banking watchdog seeks bail-in powers

    Hong Kong’s banking regulator has demanded far-reaching powers to prop up or shut failing banks, including the ability to...

  5. November 15, 2013

    China’s A shares poised to go global

    China has made significant strides in opening up its capital markets to foreign investors, but several key challenges need...

  6. November 7, 2013

    Hong Kong Monetary Authority backs Mayfair project

    Hong Kong’s de facto central bank is moving into London’s swanky Mayfair district, better known for hedge funds and Arab oil...

  7. November 1, 2013

    Citigroup and JPMorgan confirm forex investigations

    Citigroup and JPMorgan became the latest banks to confirm they were working with regulators on investigations into foreign...

  8. October 16, 2013

    HK watchdog joins global forex probe

    A global investigation into the alleged manipulation of foreign exchange markets gained pace on Wednesday when the UK’s...

  9. beyondbrics

    October 4, 2013

    ICBC sets the benchmark for Asian Basel III bonds

    China’s biggest bank has launched a landmark deal that will help other Asian banks understand what they will have to pay for...

  10. beyondbrics

    July 26, 2013

    New York headlines

    * Cutifani unveils Anglo American shake-up * Emerging market sparkle begins to fade * Samsung expects slower smartphone...

  11. beyondbrics

    July 26, 2013

    London headlines

    * Malaysia deal weighs on AIA profit margins * Russia gives green light to stimulus programme * China grants HSBC renminbi...

  12. July 25, 2013

    Hong Kong boosts renminbi liquidity to ease credit crunch

    The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has taken fresh steps to improve renminbi liquidity, a month after a credit crunch in China...

  13. June 27, 2013

    CVC attracts pledges of €14bn in six months

    The rise of CVC Capital Partners into the top tier of private equity firms globally has been underscored by its latest...

  14. June 18, 2013

    HSBC probed by Hong Kong regulator over Hibor

    HSBC is being probed by Hong Kong regulators over whether it manipulated the rates at which banks lend to each other in the...

  15. June 10, 2013

    Poor-performing Hong Kong stocks are slaves to US policy

    On an especially clear night, the fireworks display that marks the end of each day at Disneyland might be visible from the...

  16. April 25, 2013

    Hong Kong to launch interbank rate for offshore renminbi

    An interbank rate for offshore renminbi is to be launched in Hong Kong, a move that will help investors and goods traders...

  17. MBA blog

    April 9, 2013

    A global business experience

    A recent addition to the London Business School MBA programme has been an initiative called Global Business Experiences, in...

  18. March 11, 2013

    Regulation: Higher capital requirements raise cost of lending

    The drive to make banks safer is proving to be a significant hurdle for property developers as it drives up loan costs and...

  19. February 22, 2013

    HK in fresh move to cool property market

    Hong Kong authorities have moved to cap mortgages for car parking spaces, part of a fresh round of measures to cool the...

  20. December 20, 2012

    UBS comes under further pressure

    Investors continued to sell out of Swiss bank UBS as new details emerged about the bank’s involvement in the rate fixing...

  21. December 20, 2012

    Hong Kong probes UBS over Hibor

    Hong Kong is probing possible misconduct by UBS regarding the Chinese territory’s Interbank Offered Rate, as the global...

  22. December 15, 2012

    China raises foreign investment limits

    SHANGHAI, December 15 – China’s foreign exchange regulator has removed the $1bn limit for foreign sovereign wealth funds,...

  23. December 12, 2012

    Hong Kong increases minimum wage

    The Hong Kong government said it would raise the minimum wage by 7 per cent in May next year as it tries to allay concerns...

  24. beyondbrics

    December 5, 2012

    New York headlines

    * HSBC sells Ping An stake to Thai group * Hong Kong intervenes to weaken currency * Samsung heir promoted to vice-chairman...

  25. December 5, 2012

    Hong Kong intervenes to weaken currency

    The Hong Kong Monetary Authority was forced to step into the currency markets again on Wednesday as the Hong Kong dollar hit...

  26. November 11, 2012

    Hong Kong fears impact of US stimulus

    On two days within a week late in October the Hong Kong Monetary Authority intervened in the currency markets to contain the...

  27. November 4, 2012

    Fears of HK commercial property bubble

    Hong Kong’s clampdown on speculation in residential property is fuelling fears that the hot money flowing into the region...

  28. October 31, 2012

    Hong Kong harbours ‘hot money’ misgivings

    When you squeeze a balloon, you can never be sure where the bubble will pop out. This is something like the uncertainty...

  29. October 20, 2012

    Hong Kong intervenes to curb currency

    HONG KONG, Oct 20 – The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has stepped in to the currency market for the first time since...

  30. September 14, 2012

    Hong Kong warns of assets bubble risk

    Hong Kong warned of fresh risks of an assets bubble as a result of the third round of quantitative easing by the US Federal...

  31. August 29, 2012

    Asia hits out at US swaps reform plans

    US proposals to revamp global derivatives markets threaten to create systemic risks and damp trading, Asian financial...

  32. August 7, 2012

    StanChart shares hit over Iran probe

    Shares in Standard Chartered plunged by as much as 24 per cent on Tuesday after the New York State financial regulator...

  33. July 17, 2012

    Société Générale’s HK arm to repay $11m

    Société Générale’s Hong Kong arm will repay more than US$11m to wealthy clients after the local regulator reprimanded the...

  34. beyondbrics

    July 10, 2012

    Rmb internationalisation: a myth?

    Don’t believe the hype about the “internationalisation” of the renminbi. That’s the message from Yu Yongding, an academic...

  35. July 8, 2012

    Double trouble for HK investors

    In early June Hong Kong investors had cause to review two longstanding investment-related concerns. The first concerned the...

  36. June 14, 2012

    Hong Kong to offer renminbi loans to banks

    Hong Kong’s central bank will start providing Chinese currency loans to the city’s banks on Friday to prevent a shortage of...

  37. June 13, 2012

    Hong Kong resists breaking the dollar peg

    If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That’s the reaction in Hong Kong to the suggestion by Joseph Yam that the territory should...

  38. beyondbrics

    June 13, 2012

    Break the HK-dollar peg? No way...

    If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That’s the reaction in Hong Kong to the suggestion by Joseph Yam that the territory should...

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