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Reinvention or regrets? Hong Kong faces a fork in the road
On the 20th anniversary of its return to Chinese sovereignty, the territory needs to move faster to position itself for the future. On July 1, Hong Kong will mark the 20th anniversary of its return to Chinese sovereignty. As we celebrate this special milestone, it’s worth reflecting on what we’ve achieved over the past two decades, and, more important, where we’re headed in the future.
Corporate Treasury Centres in Hong Kong – 9 case studies
Asia has become a key source of growth and value creation for many multinational corporations thanks to the region’s economic potential. A growing number of global corporates are extending their reach in Asia, while many Asian corporates are also actively investing globally to diversify their Asia-centric business operations. In particular, the Mainland Chinese corporates are adopting a “going-out” strategy by expanding their footprints into international markets. The launch of the “Belt and Road” Initiative further enhances international trade and investments across more than 60 economies in Asia, Europe and Africa.
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The Belt and Road Initiative - A road map to THE FUTURE
The Belt and Road initiative provides a visionary blueprint for global economic development in the new world order. Taking reference from the historic Silk Road, which transformed the nature of international trade links in ancient times, the Belt and Road Initiative offers a modern-day solution that fosters inclusive growth and development in the 21st century. The Belt and Road refers to the land-based "Silk Road Economic Belt" and the seagoing "21st Century Maritime Silk Road". The routes cover more than 60 countries and regions from Asia to Europe via Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central Asia, West Asia and the Middle East, currently accounting for some 30 per cent of global GDP and more than 35 per cent of the world's merchandise trade.
What can we expect from China in 2017?
Provided geopolitical movement doesn’t derail his best laid predictions, Gordon Orr sees a year of slowing economic growth, headaches for multinationals, demographic anxiety, and buyer’s remorse for soccer tycoons.
HONG KONG FORUM PRESENTATIONS
Some presentations from the IACCT & ATC Treasury Forum, 26 April, 56/F Two IFC, Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA):
Tax benefits of setting up a Corporate Treasury Centre (CTC) in Hong Kong
Why Corporate Treasury Centre (CTC)?
CNY in International Operation
Taking Treasury into the Cloud
SWIFTgpi – a platform for innovation in financial technology
Singapore Payments Roadmap.
Enabling the future of payments
2020 and beyond
The evolution of the payments ecosystem forms a vital component of helping Singapore accomplish the Smart Nation Vision and maintain its position as the financial heart of Asia.
Monetary Authority of Singapore Credit Rating Grant Scheme
The SGD Credit Rating Grant scheme ("Scheme") seeks to further develop the SGD bond market by encouraging issuers of SGD-denominated bonds to obtain credit ratings and issue rated SGD bonds.
Under this Scheme, qualifying issuers who issue rated SGD bonds; and/or retrospectively rate their outstanding SGD bonds, can offset 100% of the expenses attributable to obtaining the credit rating(s). Qualifying issuers may apply for funding more than once, provided there are multiple qualifying issuances and that all eligible expenses are incurred within the funding period of the Scheme and does not exceed the aggregate cap of SGD400,000 per qualifying issuer.
The Scheme is valid for a funding period of five years from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2022
MAS Green Bonds
Keynote Address by Mr Lawrence Wong, Minister for National Development and Second Minister for Finance, at the Investment Management Association of Singapore's 20th Anniversary Conference on 23 March 2017. He announced an incentive for green bonds to grow the market, and also a new corporate structure for investments.
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Digital innovation in Asia: What the world can learn
Companies in the region are transforming their digital operations to great effect and building some of the world’s most successful tech giants. In Asia, a few factors make the impact of digital more pronounced than in other markets, including social penetration, consumers’ openness to new technologies and the mobile Internet, and willingness by companies to innovate.
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