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Weighting for success

A year on since the introduction of weighted voting rights in Hong Kong, experts debate whether the stock structure really makes the city a more attractive listing hub, Nicky Burridge reports. Smartphone maker Xiaomi Corporation raised HK$42.6 billion through an initial public offering (IPO) on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) in July last year.… Read More Weighting for success

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Unethical big data use could undermine social purpose of financial services

We urgently need an ethical framework for the use of big data or we risk undermining the social purpose of financial services, according to ICAEW. The accountancy and finance body is calling for businesses, consumers and regulators to work together to protect vulnerable people from being exploited by the growing use of data and artificial… Read More Unethical big data use could undermine social purpose of financial services

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One China, two stock connects

Since launching in 2014, Stock Connect has helped bolster Hong Kong’s role in connecting the Mainland with the rest of the world. Nicky Burridge finds out how else the cross-border access scheme has impacted Hong Kong, how investors have benefited, and what the current issues are. More than US$60 billion of foreign money is expected… Read More One China, two stock connects

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Banks vs the client under FATCA and CRS

By Marelize Loftie-Eaton It is critical for both financial institutions and their clients to treat the requirements of FATCA and the CRS with the respect it commands from a compliance perspective to prevent unnecessary pain with harsh penalties being imposed for non-compliance. Although tax avoidance is legally possible or acceptable, there is a fine line between… Read More Banks vs the client under FATCA and CRS

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Culture and purpose in financial services

Following the 2008 global financial crisis, the financial services industry has come under intense scrutiny. Firms need to boost trust, create socially responsible products and prevent future financial crises. In its latest publication, Culture and purpose in financial services, the Financial Services Faculty recommends actions that the industry, boards and ICAEW Chartered Accountants should be… Read More Culture and purpose in financial services

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Culture and purpose in financial services

Following the 2008 global financial crisis, the financial services industry has come under intense scrutiny. Firms need to boost trust, create socially responsible products and prevent future financial crises. In its latest publication, Culture and purpose in financial services, the Financial Services Faculty recommends actions that the industry, boards and ICAEW Chartered Accountants should be… Read More Culture and purpose in financial services