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Yahoo!/HSBC: PayDirect from New York to Hong Kong

Published By Datamonitor
31 Jul 2001
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What will an offshore yuan trading center in London mean for wealth managers?

A forum has been established between the UK and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) to discuss the development of London as an offshore yuan trading center. Reaching the status that Hong Kong holds for the offshore currency will not happen overnight, but wealth managers should be aware of approaching implications.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Jan 2012
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Wealthy Hong Kong clients are on the hunt for attractive investments

A new Datamonitor survey has found that high net worth individuals in Hong Kong are actively hunting for the best money making opportunities. Indeed, the country's future is promising after its economy successfully emerged out of recession in the second quarter of 2009. Investor confidence has flourished and clients are willing to accept extreme risks if greater returns are to be had.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Nov 2009
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Wealth management: Hong Kong millionaires on the rise

Hong Kong's individual wealth is set to increase at a faster rate than its rival Singapore. Indeed, the number of Hong Kong millionaires is forecast to rise from 51,000 in 2006 to over 83,000 by 2011. Moreover, their assets are expected to increase from $150 billion in 2006 to almost $250 billion by 2011, driven by the country's open economy.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Nov 2007
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Vontobel: seeking growth in Asia Pacific

Vontobel's and Australia and New Zealand Banking Group's new joint venture will provide Vontobel with greater access to the robust growth in Asia Pacific, while growth in its home markets is slowing down.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Nov 2012
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UK and India pressure wealthy individuals to repatriate their assets from offshore centers

Since the onset of the financial crisis in 2008, the disclosure of undeclared offshore assets has come to the forefront of public discourse, resulting in active efforts by governments and tax offices in North America, Europe, and even some of the emerging markets to address the matter. Wealth managers should be able to benefit from the changing rules.

Published By Datamonitor
30 May 2012
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UBS targets Asian philanthropy

Despite the comparatively low demand for philanthropy in Hong Kong, UBS's decision to launch its first Asia Pacific UBS Optimus Foundation office in the SAR represents a strategic move. Growing demand in the wider region means that UBS will be able to reach out to philanthropists across Asia Pacific, capitalizing on Hong Kong's position as a financial hub.

Published By Datamonitor
14 May 2013
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The regulatory future for ETFs

The huge losses incurred at UBS in September 2011 by an ETF trader have posed questions as to the adequacy of the regulation of the increasingly popular investment product. The recent statement by BlackRock, backing calls for regulatory improvements, points to imminent changes: the question is, what will those changes be? Datamonitor has an opinion.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Oct 2011
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Taiwanese credit cards: fool's gold

In an intensely competitive market, any attempt by FSIs to build market share is understandable, however blind issuance of credit cards could do more harm than good. Taiwanese FSIs should learn from the lessons of regional peers and increase the quality of borrowers rather than just the number of cards issued.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
12 Mar 2003
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Switzerland and the new global tax environment

Indebted governments have had a dramatic effect on the global tax environment. Since the 2009 case against UBS, which saw the details of 4,450 individuals with undeclared assets in Switzerland sent to the US Department of Justice, the situation has rapidly developed from a single investigation into a global shift in taxation policy.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Sep 2011

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