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Business 02 Jul 2019 | 5:30 AM

Shorting Hong Kong’s dollar has suddenly turned unprofitable

BEIJING: The Hong Kong dollar carry trade copped a body blow in June.

TECH 19 Jun 2019 | 4:29 AM

As AI and fintech come knocking, half of Asia-Pacific finance professionals fear for their jobs

Performance analysts, traders, accountants and sales agents to lose out over next decade, according to CFA Institute survey. But CFA members also expect number of finance professionals to grow 16% over same period.

Business 22 May 2019 | 3:02 AM

Hong Kong raises US$1bil in oversubscribed first green bond

HONG KONG: Hong Kong raised $1 billion from the sale of its first green bond on Wednesday, as the former British colony looks to establish itself as a centre for green finance.

TECH 09 May 2019 | 10:51 AM

Tencent, Alibaba, Xiaomi units win Hong Kong online banking license

Hong Kong’s banking regulator has issued four more online-only banking licenses to units of Alibaba, PingAn and smartphone maker Xiaomi, as well as to a JV involving Tencent, ICBC and Hillhouse Capital.

Banking 30 Mar 2019 | 12:00 AM

Spotlight on virtual banking

BANK Negara’s announcement this week which stated that it is looking to issue up to three virtual banking licences has excited the local financial sector which otherwise has begun to look a little lethargic.

Banking 29 Mar 2019 | 12:00 AM

Hong Kong starts granting licences for virtual banks

HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s traditional banks are set to face one of their biggest challenges yet: a new breed of financial technology firms estimated to snare as much as 30% of their revenue.

Corporate News 27 Mar 2019 | 11:07 AM

StanChart JV, two others win Hong Kong online-banking licence

HONG KONG: Hong Kong has issued online-only banking licences to three groups, including joint ventures (JVs) of Standard Chartered and BOC Hong Kong, in what could be the biggest shake up in years in the city's retail banking sector dominated by old-guard lenders.

Forex 21 Mar 2019 | 4:47 AM

The scariest hour in FX is keeping Hong Kong peg defenders busy

HONG KONG: The early part of the Asian trading day -- when currency flash crashes tend to happen -- seems to be when intervention happens too.