By David Trahair There’s a good rule of thumb when it comes to asset allocation decisions: you should have at least your age in safe fixed income products. It’s RRSP season again and that means you are probably wrestling with the same old problem — where the heck do I get the money? I can’t… Read More Where to stash your cash?
By Nicky Burridge Earlier this year, the Securities and Futures Commission issued a guidance note after being increasingly concerned that some listed companies are acquiring assets at unreasonably high prices or selling assets that are undervalued. CPAs explain to Nicky Burridge the challenges in business valuation. A Hong Kong-listed company managed to lose HK$125 million… Read More Finding true value
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