China’s Belt and Road initiative is heavy on mega-projects, but Hong Kong is positioned to provide vital “soft” infrastructure such as corporate, financial, accounting and legal services as well as insurance, risk management, capital markets and trade assistance. George W. Russell finds out about possible opportunities for CPAs who think strategically about this US$900 billion… Read More Making Hong Kong the super-connector
ICAEW’s guidance provides a flexible framework for both internal and external assurance on banking regulatory ratios.
Introduction In today’s business world, convertible bonds are commonly used by listed entities to raise funds. A conventional convertible bond issued by an entity is usually defined as a fixed-rate bond whose terms require or allow the bond holder to convert the bond into a certain number of ordinary shares of the entity at a… Read More Accounting for rights to subscribe for convertible bonds
By Jemelyn Yadao Hong Kong overtook New York, London and Shanghai as the world’s top IPO market in 2015. However, with potential challenges ahead, including reform initiatives that are expected to be implemented this year, Jemelyn Yadao looks at whether the city can retain its crown. Braving turbulent global stock markets, Chinese property developer Ronshine… Read More Maintaining Hong Kong’s listing stampede
By Jemelyn Yadao With the rise of financial technology, or FinTech, being lauded as a massive game-changer for the financial service industry, Jemelyn Yadao talks to experts about Hong Kong’s potential to become a key player in a space currently dominated by London and New York. Type the words “bank” and “unbundling” into Google Images,… Read More The race to innovate
By Lachlan Colquhoun Once a door into China, Hong Kong is increasingly the door through which Pearl River Delta businesses come out to meet the world. Hong Kong has always had a uniquely successful business model, but changes in China over the past 20 years have brought a major transformation in the dynamic. Where the territory… Read More Pearly gateway