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  • Aug 1, 2014
  • Updated: 9:34pm

Activity in China’s vast factory sector expanded at the fastest pace in 27 months in July on stronger demand, a government survey showed, adding to evidence that the economy is regaining momentum...

1 Aug 2014 - 10:02am

E-commerce powerhouse Alibaba is looking to heat up the fast-growing mobile games market in China, after making a US$120 million investment in San Francisco-based developer Kabam.

1 Aug 2014 - 10:44am

Competing scions of a prominent Taiwanese family are fighting over a HK$2.4 billion property portfolio on the Peak in a battle for control of assets that may leave shareholders the big losers.

1 Aug 2014 - 7:37am

Recurring earnings before property revaluation and exceptional items for the first half at Hutchison Whampoa grew 13 per cent year on year to HK$13.5 billion, beating analysts' expectations.

1 Aug 2014 - 2:15pm

BANKING & FINANCE

A plan to start direct trading between the won and mainland China's yuan will hurt the South Korean currency by slowing the inflow of dollars, Goldman Sachs Group said in a report.

1 Aug 2014 - 2:02am

ECONOMY

Activity in China’s vast factory sector expanded at the fastest pace in 27 months in July on stronger demand, a government survey showed, adding to evidence that the economy is regaining momentum...

1 Aug 2014 - 10:02am

Companies

Samsung Electronics reported its worst quarterly profit in two years yesterday and flagged uncertain earnings prospects for its key handset business, fuelling worries about its ability to return...

1 Aug 2014 - 2:15am

China Business

State Grid Corp of China has agreed to buy a 35 per cent stake in an Italian government-backed energy distributor for at least €2.1 billion (HK$21.7 billion), the latest of a string of Chinese...

1 Aug 2014 - 2:02am

COMMODITIES

The "through train" that will link the stock exchanges of Hong Kong and Shanghai has become a focus of financial markets in both cities since its announcement in April.

1 Aug 2014 - 1:14am

Markets

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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 Hang Seng Index is all of half a century old and the man who oversees the compiling of the benchmark believes new indices will be issued once the through train scheme for cross-trading of...

1 Aug 2014 - 2:15am

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

With the launch of its Xbox One on the mainland next month, Microsoft is kicking open the doors for Chinese developers to create a new and robust domestic market for console-based games.

1 Aug 2014 - 2:02am

A 23.16 per cent stake in Frankfurt-listed German clothing company Tom Tailor has been bought by the Tom Tailor management and Hong Kong-listed investment firm Fosun International.

1 Aug 2014 - 2:28am

Sony Corp does not expect to make money on smartphones this year because of weak demand, but the company says restructuring will help it turn a profit in its loss-making consumer electronics...

1 Aug 2014 - 2:02am

Recurring earnings before property revaluation and exceptional items for the first half at Hutchison Whampoa grew 13 per cent year on year to HK$13.5 billion, beating analysts' expectations.

1 Aug 2014 - 2:15pm

The aggressive duo of Huawei and Lenovo (0992.HK) may be consolidating their spots on the global smartphone stage

31 Jul 2014 - 5:42pm

Competing scions of a prominent Taiwanese family are fighting over a HK$2.4 billion property portfolio on the Peak in a battle for control of assets that may leave shareholders the big losers.

1 Aug 2014 - 7:37am

Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong, which saw its net profit slump in the first half of this year, hopes to gradually improve its mobile business as the market recovered from a general malaise...

31 Jul 2014 - 6:16pm

Snapchat Inc. is in talks with investors including Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. for a round of financing that may value the company at US$10 billion, people with knowledge of the situation said.

31 Jul 2014 - 4:28pm

Banking & Finance

Treasuries fell after a report showed the economy grew faster than forecast in the second quarter while the Federal Reserve trimmed the monthly pace of bond purchases for the sixth consecutive...

31 Jul 2014 - 6:36am

Bonds are rallying from the United States to Germany to Australia on speculation that the Federal Reserve will hold interest rates at a record low to support the world's biggest economy.

31 Jul 2014 - 1:24am

Commodities

The European Union's deal to end a trade dispute over solar panels with China risks creating a downward spiral of prices, further damaging the EU producers it is designed to protect, their...

31 Jul 2014 - 6:41pm

A faster-than-expected increase in iron ore production by the world's biggest miners in Australia and Brazil this year is pushing less efficient, smaller suppliers of the steel-making raw material...

31 Jul 2014 - 6:42pm

Economy

Standard & Poor's declared Argentina in default on its foreign-currency obligations after the government missed a deadline for paying interest on US$13 billion of restructured bonds.

1 Aug 2014 - 2:02am

Taiwan's economy grew at its fastest annual pace in 18 months in the second quarter, increasing pressure for a rise in interest rates to curb rising inflation.

1 Aug 2014 - 2:02am

China Business

E-commerce powerhouse Alibaba is looking to heat up the fast-growing mobile games market in China, after making a US$120 million investment in San Francisco-based developer Kabam.

1 Aug 2014 - 10:44am

Mainland hi-tech heavyweights Huawei Technologies and Lenovo have each chalked up hefty gains in the global smartphone market in the three months to June, leading the industry to a record total...

31 Jul 2014 - 1:24am

Property

Home prices on the mainland fell at a faster clip in July from the previous month, while year-on-year gains continued to ease, two private surveys showed on Friday.

1 Aug 2014 - 11:38am

Cheung Kong (Holdings) said yesterday that its first-half core profit slipped 1 per cent to HK$7.13 billion as price discounts and incentives being offered by developers in Hong Kong and on the...

1 Aug 2014 - 2:06am

Hang Lung Properties said yesterday underlying profit surged 29 per cent in the first half of the year to HK$2.48 billion.

1 Aug 2014 - 2:05am

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