17 Feb '17, 7am

Hong Kong and Singapore should avoid shareholder discrimination

Hong Kong and Singapore have been suffering from an inferiority complex. Stung by the decision of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. to list in New York instead of Asia, both Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd. and Singapore Exchange Ltd. are considering allowing dual-class share structures . The clue's in the name Equity Such setups allow the founders of Alphabet Inc., Facebook Inc. and, soon, Snap Inc. , to control their companies despite having only a minority of shares. Permitting these arrangements might help to attract big-name initial public offerings and ensure Hong Kong's and Singapore's enduring importance as financial hubs , according to their defenders. Like a person contemplating cosmetic surgery to attract a partner, the cities are deluding themselves that they need to change. Instead, what the exchanges really need is a dose of self-respect. The standard justificati...

Full article: https://www.bloomberg.com/gadfly/articles/2017-02-17/hong...

Tweets

Singapore and Hong Kong are locked in battle ov...

bloomberg.com 17 Feb '17, 1am

Hong Kong and Singapore are at it again. The Asian financial hub rivals are reviving a debate on dual-class shares as glob...

Rivals Singapore and Hong Kong Fight to Snag th...

bloomberg.com 16 Feb '17, 9pm

Hong Kong and Singapore are at it again. The Asian financial hub rivals are reviving a debate on dual-class shares as glob...

Hong Kong and Singapore property: One is winnin...

uk.finance.yahoo.com 17 Feb '17, 6am

Against a backdrop of an uncertain global macro environment, one constant continues to drive key Asian property markets: T...

Hong Kong and Singapore property: One is winning on Chinese investors

Hong Kong and Singapore property: One is winnin...

cnbc.com 17 Feb '17, 5am

David Fong, managing director of Hong Kong property developer and investor Hip Shing Hong, noted a trend of Chinese corpor...

#Corruptionary word of the day: Conflict of Int...

transparency.org 16 Feb '17, 2pm

Situation where an individual or the entity for which they work, whether a government, business, media outlet or civil soc...

via Bfly

bloomberg.com 16 Feb '17, 8am

Singapore banks' problem with oil and gas services firms has just stepped up a notch. Pain from distressed loans to offsho...

via Bfly

bloomberg.com 20 Feb '17, 12am

Investors bemoaning Singapore banks' fraught relationship with oil-services companies may be overlooking another brewing a...

Hong Kong FinTech, Bitcoin Market is Lagging Be...

cointelegraph.com 16 Feb '17, 9am

Hong Kong , which many consider as the Asian center of financial and technological development, is struggling to see consi...

Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong and Singapore Present Art and Digital Wellness Packages

Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong and Singapore Pres...

travelandtourworld.com 16 Feb '17, 11am

Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong will celebrate the season for art with the Warhol Art Package featuring the “Warhol in China”...

.blank?みたいなのまで実装しなおしてるのね https://t.co/sp9RIBRapX

rubydoc.info 18 Feb '17, 7am

This constant is part of a private API. You should avoid using this constant if possible, as it may be removed or be chang...

4 things to avoid when purchasing business class airfares

4 things to avoid when purchasing business clas...

aluxurytravelblog.com 15 Feb '17, 11pm

4 things to avoid when purchasing business class airfares By Lars Condor on Feb 15, 2017 in Air Travel , Speciality Travel...

Stay With Your Favourite Disney Characters at H...

alvinology.com 17 Feb '17, 5am

While Hong Kong Disneyland Resort creates getaway experiences that only Disney can offer, it is also the perfect jumping-o...

Check out Grant's story here. The lead reads li...

si.com 18 Feb '17, 4pm

If that sounds like enough hot air to pump up all the tires in Akron, check out LeBron's résumé. Last season, while leadin...

Singapore to Allow Foreign Acquisitions of Fina...

bloomberg.com 14 Feb '17, 4am

Singapore’s central bank said it will allow foreign takeovers of the country’s three finance companies, as part of wider i...

#AirlineReview: @CathayPacific full Long-haul F...

flight-report.com 19 Feb '17, 8am

Hello, Ken, and thank you for this FR covering your first F-class trip! I see Cathay still hasn't lost their touch after a...