We are an Australian based Finance Brokerage company with clients primarily from Australia, Southern China and Hong Kong hence our name "APAC Finance" (ie Asia Pacific Finance). (or APac Finance or A-Pac Finance)
Many of our clients speak/read both English and Cantonese so possibly inclusion of some Cantonese (eg translation?) in the logo too - although this is preferred, it is not a necessity. The Cantonese might not be a direct translation but instead may include supporting words (characters) like Integrity, Success, etc again, the characters are not a necessity -but a nice to have for our HK and Chinese clients.
Colors (or images if used) associated with success/good luck/fortune such as red/gold or similar (it does not have to be a red & gold - although I do lke the color gold :-) )
Many of our clients are High Net Worth (ie wealthy) so design needs to have a corporate/exclusive feel to it
Hope this is enough to encourage some great desgins.