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The mainland's surprise move to reduce interest rates for the first time in more than two years has fired up expectations of further cuts aimed at shoring up an economy that is on track to record...

24 Nov 2014 - 8:38am

CGN Power, the mainland’s biggest nuclear energy company by installed capacity, has launched its initial public offering in an institutional roadshow on Monday to raise up to US$3.16 billion on...

24 Nov 2014 - 9:29am

With only 0.1 per cent of the Chinese population opting to take cruise ship holidays, the mainland offers the biggest potential in the global cruise industry, but only if the current regulatory...

24 Nov 2014 - 9:31am

British Columbia, the Asian-facing Canadian province where more than 10 per cent of its population are of Chinese origin, expects China to become its largest trading partner in the coming decade...

24 Nov 2014 - 9:32am

BANKING & FINANCE

With 23,547 branches at the end of last year, Agricultural Bank of China has one of the biggest networks of any bank in the world. But its reach does not far go beyond the mainland.

24 Nov 2014 - 3:57am

ECONOMY

This year has been a turbulent one for investors and there will be plenty of headwinds moving into 2015, experts say. China, hailed as the engine of the world, is heading for its slowest growth in...

24 Nov 2014 - 3:57am

MONEY

Since July, the US dollar has gained against all currencies, including the Singaporean dollar.

24 Nov 2014 - 9:24am

Companies

Swire Pacific, one of Hong Kong's largest conglomerates known for its conservative approach to business, has stepped into the risky world of venture capital to locate companies that can help it...

24 Nov 2014 - 4:59am

China Business

Fosun International plans to raise up to 1.76 billion yuan (HK$2.16 billion) by listing its iron ore business on the Shanghai stock exchange, according to a statement with the Hong Kong stock...

24 Nov 2014 - 10:04am

COMMODITIES

Some of the biggest price moves in gold since late last month have, unusually, occurred in Asian hours and traders more accustomed to following the lead of their Western counterparts suspect a big...

22 Nov 2014 - 4:01am

Markets

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Money

HSBC's flash purchasing managers' index for the mainland's manufacturing sector dropped to 50 from 50.4 last month, lower than Bloomberg's consensus forecast of 50.2, Daiwa Capital Markets...

22 Nov 2014 - 4:57am

STOCK TALK

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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

Sustainable investing is all the rage now, but what is it and does it make sense to get involved? The idea behind it is simple: investor activism strengthens companies' corporate and moral balance...

Updated 24 Nov 2014 - 9:38am

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

CGN Power, the mainland’s biggest nuclear energy company by installed capacity, has launched its initial public offering in an institutional roadshow on Monday to raise up to US$3.16 billion on...

24 Nov 2014 - 9:29am

Thawing relations between Beijing and Tokyo should help Nissan Motor hit its target of selling two million vehicles on the mainland in its 2017-18 financial year, the carmaker's vice-chairman...

24 Nov 2014 - 4:03am

A US jury will hear testimony today about what damages should be awarded to investors after a former Longtop Financial Technologies chief financial officer was found to have recklessly made untrue...

24 Nov 2014 - 4:03am

It seems that anything with the Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) name is in huge demand these days, with word that a massive US$8 billion (HK$62.1 billion) bond offering by China's leading e-commerce company...

23 Nov 2014 - 4:22pm

For Mark Whitehead, the chief executive of Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd (Hactl), finding ways to grow the ground handling business after parting ways with long-time customer Cathay Pacific...

22 Nov 2014 - 4:50am

Fuji Xerox, one of the world's largest suppliers of office copiers and printers, expects to ramp up its services business across the mainland, Hong Kong and Macau as the company nears its US$1...

22 Nov 2014 - 4:58am

Louis XIII Holdings shares fell 8.16 per cent yesterday after the company announced it was seeking to raise up to HK$3.03 billion through shares and convertible bonds to finance a casino resort it...

22 Nov 2014 - 4:47am

Behind his affable exterior and patterned sweaters, Bill Cosby built an entertainment empire that earned him more than US$400 million.

22 Nov 2014 - 6:33am

Banking & Finance

Bad debts in China are well underestimated because authorities persist in propping up weak companies and bailing out local investors, according to DAC Management.

24 Nov 2014 - 4:59am

Sustainability programmes are big business at global banks, but not the kind of business that is boosting profits - at least not in the short run.

24 Nov 2014 - 4:59am

Commodities

Iron ore's golden spending era is history. That is the verdict of BHP Billiton, the world's biggest mining company.

21 Nov 2014 - 7:21am

As Switzerland prepares to vote this month on whether to force the country's central bank to increase its gold reserves, economists warn a "Yes" vote could wreak havoc in financial markets.

20 Nov 2014 - 9:40am

Economy

The mainland's surprise move to reduce interest rates for the first time in more than two years has fired up expectations of further cuts aimed at shoring up an economy that is on track to record...

24 Nov 2014 - 8:38am

British Columbia, the Asian-facing Canadian province where more than 10 per cent of its population are of Chinese origin, expects China to become its largest trading partner in the coming decade...

24 Nov 2014 - 9:32am

China Business

Sinopharm, the mainland’s largest drug distributor, plans to raise HK$5.55 billion by issuing 198.8 million new shares to a handful of investors, according an announcement with the Hong Kong stock...

Updated 24 Nov 2014 - 9:34am

The mainland is expected to see the installation of 10GW of solar farm capacity this year, well short of last year's 13GW, according to a researcher at the top energy policymaker.

24 Nov 2014 - 4:03am

Property

With a depressed domestic market, Chinese developers are increasingly taking their rivalries offshore, with lofty ambitions matched by sky-high prices.

24 Nov 2014 - 3:58am

Anyone looking for blue skies and sunshine in Hong Kong's property market could be disappointed. It's hard to find an analyst who can put a positive spin on prospects for next year, with...

24 Nov 2014 - 6:31am

Deep-pocketed Hong Kong investors could be surprise beneficiaries of Greece's attempt to woo wealthy mainland investors with promises of visa-free travel in Europe.

23 Nov 2014 - 6:46am

 

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