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Fund managers predict a flat performance for the Hong Kong equity index in the second quarter amid worries over the mainland's slowing economy, while some see selling pressure in the Macau casino...

21 Apr 2014 - 1:29am

In a grim precursor to the much-awaited through train scheme, the first batch of foreign hedge funds allowed to raise yuan capital on the mainland for overseas equity purchases under the qualified...

21 Apr 2014 - 2:11am

Global carmakers have pinned their hopes on China's electric car market which has the potential to become the largest in the world as government incentives help drive up demand.

21 Apr 2014 - 1:23am

Premier Li Keqiang has ordered work to start on a batch of major environmentally friendly power generation projects, including nuclear plants, to help stabilise slowing economic growth and provide...

21 Apr 2014 - 1:23am

BANKING & FINANCE

A vice-president of China's fourth-largest bank has resigned after he was investigated and subsequently cleared of suspicion of corruption by the Communist Party's top disciplinary body, mainland...

20 Apr 2014 - 9:02am

ECONOMY

Government-level talks between China and India are needed in building a complementary economic relationship to unlock the Asian giants' full potential to create an economic superpower bloc, says...

21 Apr 2014 - 1:43am

MONEY

In the space of just eight weeks, investor sentiment towards developing economies has swung from exceedingly bearish to increasingly bullish.

18 Apr 2014 - 1:54am

Companies

Audi, the luxury brand of German carmaker Volkswagen, plans to enter the mainland's green car market with its plug-in hybrid despite hurdles that include lack of infrastructure and technological...

21 Apr 2014 - 1:23am

China Business

Global carmakers have pinned their hopes on China's electric car market which has the potential to become the largest in the world as government incentives help drive up demand.

21 Apr 2014 - 1:23am

COMMODITIES

The world's growing love of chocolate means more expensive treats for the Easter holiday.

21 Apr 2014 - 2:11am

Markets

Stock Quotes

Polls

  • Occupy Central: 8%
  • Harassment of mainland tourists: 11%
  • Declining competitiveness: 81%
1 Mar 2014
  • Occupy Central
  • Harassment of mainland tourists
  • Declining competitiveness
Total number of votes recorded: 892

STOCK TALK

13Dec

UBS sees the Hang Seng Index gaining at least 15 per cent next year on the back of improving earnings growth in sectors like consumption, internet commerce and non-bank financial firms.

MARKETS & INVESTING

The through train scheme could hurt fund sales in the short term as individual investors would be able to dabble in shares across the border on their own.

21 Apr 2014 - 1:23am

SPENDING

British retailers slashed prices at the fastest rate in at least seven years during the January sales, industry figures showed on Wednesday, highlighting tough trading conditions despite an...

5 Feb 2014 - 2:49pm

Wealth

At last, a man with a mission and a breath of fresh air after all those cliched charity balls. We’re talking about Mission Possible, a fund raiser that’s fun, with zero expenses and every cent...

6 Mar 2014 - 5:57pm

It’s worked in Los Angeles, London, New York and Amsterdam but it will be interesting to see how Hyatt’s Andaz concept goes down in Tokyo. Most global hotels still stick to: guest arrives, bellboy...

27 Feb 2014 - 11:15am

Meet Boris the Chair

26 Feb 2014 - 11:51am

Thursday's memorial service for society jewellery designer and philanthropist Sandra D'Auriol is set to be one of the most memorable and spectacular ever held in Central's St John's Cathedral.

13 Feb 2014 - 8:10pm

I remember getting flak from friends when a Hong Kong newbie asked about hiring a domestic helper. I advised, when interviewing candidates, to ask: do you have your passport? And ask to see it. If...

11 Feb 2014 - 3:56pm

Companies

Volvo Car, the Swedish luxury carmaker owned by Zhejiang Geely, said it expects China to surpass the United States as its largest market this year.

21 Apr 2014 - 1:23am

Samsung Electronics and Globalfoundries are teaming up in the made-to-order chip business, an alliance aimed at stealing orders from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC).

19 Apr 2014 - 1:09am

Yahoo proposed three new directors to shore up its dwindling board, as chief executive Marissa Mayer continues to revamp the web portal.

19 Apr 2014 - 1:54am

Wal-Mart is delving deeper into financial services at its stores and shaking up the money transfer business.

19 Apr 2014 - 1:51am

Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but they have also been good to Malca-Amit.

19 Apr 2014 - 1:51am

IBM reported its lowest quarterly revenue in five years as the firm struggles with falling demand for its storage and server products.

18 Apr 2014 - 1:17am

I've been predicting for a while now that China's booming smartphone sector was set for a rapid slowdown due to a rapid build-up last year, and now the latest sales data is showing that such a...

17 Apr 2014 - 11:29am

Danone saw underlying group sales growth slow in the first quarter. Price increases in Russia dented sales volume, while in the core dairy division, sales of high-margin baby food fell, albeit...

17 Apr 2014 - 1:09am

Banking & Finance

The mainland published detailed rules on commercial bank issuance of preferred shares yesterday, paving the way for lenders to begin fundraising designed to enable them to withstand an expected...

19 Apr 2014 - 1:09am

The mainland will limit the amount of money consumers can transfer to third-party online payment platforms, aiming to protect banks and consumers from fraud amid an explosion of online and mobile...

19 Apr 2014 - 1:50am

Commodities

Premier Li Keqiang has ordered work to start on a batch of major environmentally friendly power generation projects, including nuclear plants, to help stabilise slowing economic growth and provide...

21 Apr 2014 - 1:23am

China's bid to slash its dependence on foreign iron ore miners by creating its own mega producers risks running aground before it starts due to high costs and poor quality of ore. Instead,...

19 Apr 2014 - 1:25am

Economy

The stalled talks over a global pact to remove tariffs on more information and communications technology products could get back on track this year, with China hosting the Asia-Pacific Economic Co...

21 Apr 2014 - 1:23am

Spain is starting to win plaudits. Two years after a near sovereign default, the crisis weary economy seems to have turned the corner. 

21 Apr 2014 - 2:11am

China Business

Four years ago, a small Chinese carmaker had such big ambitions it broke ground on a US$1 billion plant to make more cars than Ford Motor. Then reality set in and Jilin Tongtian Automobile's...

19 Apr 2014 - 1:09am

Weibo Corp executives on Thursday toasted the Chinese social media firm’s debut at Nasdaq’s New York headquarters.

18 Apr 2014 - 6:55pm

Property

Hong Kong developers are aggressively pushing project launches on the four-day Easter break but sales momentum for larger units is showing signs of slowing.

19 Apr 2014 - 1:10am

Sweeteners were aplenty at the Beijing Spring Real Estate Trade Fair last week. But Zhao Xiao wasn't biting.

19 Apr 2014 - 12:46am

Property-related taxes imposed and proposed by the British government will not deter mainland Chinese intent on buying property in Britain, lawyers and industry insiders say.

19 Apr 2014 - 12:44am

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