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Hong Kong Issues Advice On RMB Investment Products

Mary Swire Tax-news.com 01/17/2012

London in HK link-up to trade in yuan

Enoch Yiu South China Morning Post 01/17/2012
Hong Kong Issues Advice On RMB Investment Products

Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has published a list of frequently asked questions on its website to help investors understand the key features and risks specific to a new class of investment products which directly invest in mainland China’s bond and equity markets.

London in HK link-up to trade in yuan

Hong Kong will help London develop as the next offshore yuan trading centre, shrugging off traditional competition between the two cities as part of a broader plan to boost international usage of the currency.

China to Encourage More Yuan Listings in Hong Kong

FIONA LAW The Wall Street Journal 01/17/2012
China to Encourage More Yuan Listings in Hong Kong

Chinese securities regulators plan to encourage more mainland companies to seek yuan-denominated listings in Hong Kong, with further revisions to rules governing listings outside the mainland, a senior official said.

CSA unveils new testing and certification laboratory in Hong Kong

CSA, a leading testing and certification organization, today officially announces the grand opening of a new, state-of-the-art testing and certification laboratory in Hong Kong. Equipped with advanced technology, the new lab will provide significant localized testing capabilities for manufacturing clients including: lighting, household appliances, battery operated tools, transformers, wiring devices and other electrical products. The unveiling of the Hong Kong facility follows two similar CSA announcements this week of laboratory openings in Shanghai and Guangzhou.

Thousands of workers protest at Sanyo's China plant

Thousands of Chinese workers protesting over compensation and job security at a Sanyo Electric Co Ltd plant clashed with police in southern Shenzhen, media said on Monday, the latest outbreak of labor unrest in China's manufacturing hub.

Hong Kong's foreign assets rise over $1b in Dec

Hong Kong's foreign assets rose HK$8.1 billion ($1.0 billion) to HK$2.2 trillion at the end of December, the city's Exchange Fund said here on Friday.

Fed’s Evans Says US Jobless Rate May Rise

Joshua Zumbrun Bloomberg.com 01/14/2012
Standard & Poor's Cuts Credit Ratings for Nine Euro Zone Nations

Standard & Poor's downgraded the credit ratings of nine euro zone countries, stripping France and Austria of their coveted triple-A status but not EU paymaster Germany, in a Black Friday 13th for the troubled single currency area.

Fed’s Evans Says US Jobless Rate May Rise

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans said the drop in the unemployment rate to 8.5 percent may be partially reversed in coming months.

Bank of America told Fed it could sell branches in emergency: source

Bank of America Corp (BAC.N) told Federal Reserve officials in June that it could shed branches in some parts of the country if it needed to raise capital in an emergency, a person familiar with the matter said.

Hong Kong Deutsche Bank Manager Ma Sin-chi Charged for Taking HK$24.8 Million in Bribes

A senior executive of Deutsche Bank AG has been charged in Hong Kong with accepting bribes in return for giving advice on trading derivative warrants, the city's anti-graft watchdog said on Thursday.

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