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  • Oct 24, 2014
  • Updated: 6:11pm

Government projections of 74,000 new homes for sale over the next three to four years mark a record for new supply, a leading property agency says.

24 Oct 2014 - 1:59pm

China’s home prices kept falling for a fifth straight month in September, as recent government measures to ease the property downturn show signs of stabilising the market.

24 Oct 2014 - 11:00am

As researchers from Africa to China to America race to develop vaccines and treatments to fight Ebola, health experts are grappling with the economics of a disease that until this year had been...

24 Oct 2014 - 12:21pm

Shares in Shenyang Public Utility plunged as much as 50 per cent on Friday after the mainland developer cancelled a plan to issue new domestic shares.

24 Oct 2014 - 12:34pm

BANKING & FINANCE

Ding Xuedong, chairman of the mainland's US$575 billion sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corp, will take over as chairman of mainland investment bank China International Capital Corp (CICC)...

24 Oct 2014 - 3:22am

ECONOMY

China's vast factory sector grew a shade faster this month as companies drew more foreign and domestic orders, a survey showed yesterday.

24 Oct 2014 - 3:23am

MONEY

It tends to do this: falls out of bed and then takes a while to steady up, a bit like all of us really.

24 Oct 2014 - 4:19am

Companies

The heads of several international luxury brands have dismissed the idea that pro-democracy protests in the city have damaged Hong Kong's status as a world-class retail destination.

24 Oct 2014 - 4:19am

China Business

Dutch food and cosmetics giant Unilever posted a 2 per cent drop in third-quarter sales yesterday, blaming a slowdown in emerging markets, particularly China.

24 Oct 2014 - 4:19am

COMMODITIES

A slowing commodities sector in Asia drove Standard & Poor's Rating Services' negative bias for regional companies in the third quarter of the year, leading the agency to more downgrades than...

24 Oct 2014 - 4:19am

Markets

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Money

Societe Generale said housing starts and property sales acted as a drag on the mainland economy, which remained lacklustre across the board.

23 Oct 2014 - 6:25am

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

An overnight surge in the dry commodity freight market in London sent Hong Kong shipping stocks soaring, but analysts are divided on whether the rally is here to stay.

23 Oct 2014 - 5:45am

SPENDING

Amid the mainland’s clampdown on visible luxury, high-net-worth individuals are shifting away from merely owning things to seeking experiences that will help them acquire a modicum of savoir faire...

18 Jun 2014 - 1:36am

Wealth

The world’s richest people are clinging to stockpiles of zero-yielding cash despite a surge in financial markets and increasingly sophisticated attempts by private banks to entice them into...

23 Jun 2014 - 9:26pm

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

Companies

Zhuzhou CSR Times Electric, an indirect subsidiary of mainland train maker CSR Corp, has more than doubled its net profit for the first nine months of the year from the year-earlier period.

24 Oct 2014 - 4:46pm

Jewellery and accessories brand Artini is seeking to raise HK$185.6 million by issuing new shares at a heavy discount, a day after it issued a profit warning, the company said on Friday morning....

24 Oct 2014 - 10:23am

Shares in Shenyang Public Utility plunged as much as 50 per cent on Friday after the mainland developer cancelled a plan to issue new domestic shares.

24 Oct 2014 - 12:34pm

With a self-deprecating warning that 'my Chinese is very bad', Mark Zuckerberg launched into a Q&A in Putonghua.

23 Oct 2014 - 4:55pm

IBM's woes are interesting not simply because they tell us about the economy, but because they reveal broader truths about how, and for whom, firms are run.

24 Oct 2014 - 2:45am

A subsidiary of Citic Securities, China's largest investment bank, has signed an agreement with a unit of global trade house Trafigura to set up a joint ware-housing and logistics unit in China....

24 Oct 2014 - 2:39am

Leading developers yesterday dismissed suggestions that protracted pro-democracy protests would dent their investments and business in Hong Kong.

24 Oct 2014 - 2:35am

Carmaker Tesla became the third major company in recent weeks to set up an online-only business in China by announcing Tuesday it is partnering solely with Alibaba for its first foray into the...

23 Oct 2014 - 9:19am

Banking & Finance

Mark Carney's majority at the Bank of England hardened its view on interest rates this month, saying increased risks from the euro area meant it was not yet time to begin raising borrowing costs...

23 Oct 2014 - 6:25am

The People's Bank of China is likely to hold its line against an interest rate cut even as growth slows to a 25-year trough, as the politics of reform influence the conduct of monetary policy,...

23 Oct 2014 - 3:01am

Commodities

Jacques Torres is betting Americans simply cannot kick their chocolate habit even after the price of cocoa surged to the highest in three years.

24 Oct 2014 - 4:19am

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing will introduce three metal contracts from December 1 but has decided to postpone the launch of a planned thermal coal contract.

23 Oct 2014 - 2:53am

Economy

Government projections of 74,000 new homes for sale over the next three to four years mark a record for new supply, a leading property agency says.

24 Oct 2014 - 1:59pm

As researchers from Africa to China to America race to develop vaccines and treatments to fight Ebola, health experts are grappling with the economics of a disease that until this year had been...

24 Oct 2014 - 12:21pm

China Business

China’s home prices kept falling for a fifth straight month in September, as recent government measures to ease the property downturn show signs of stabilising the market.

24 Oct 2014 - 11:00am

Future Land Development Holdings has set up two joint ventures to develop two sites in Nanjing and Suzhou that will require a total land premium of 3.82 billion yuan (HK$4.83 billion).

24 Oct 2014 - 11:20am

Property

Government projections of 74,000 new homes for sale over the next three to four years mark a record for new supply, a leading property agency says.

24 Oct 2014 - 1:59pm

China’s home prices kept falling for a fifth straight month in September, as recent government measures to ease the property downturn show signs of stabilising the market.

24 Oct 2014 - 11:00am

Future Land Development Holdings has set up two joint ventures to develop two sites in Nanjing and Suzhou that will require a total land premium of 3.82 billion yuan (HK$4.83 billion).

24 Oct 2014 - 11:20am

Video

  • Hong Kong's TVB television station airs video of police beating Occupy Central supporter
  • Hong Kong police use pepper spray in Lung Wo Road clear-out operation
  • Protesters re-occupy Lung Wo Rd. in Admiralty after clash with police
  • Hong Kong police tear down protesters’ barricades in Admiralty and reopen Queensway to traffic

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