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  • Nov 1, 2014
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Japan ignited a Halloween rally in Asian markets by announcing a surprise expansion of monetary stimulus just days after the US Federal Reserve ended its bond buying programme.

1 Nov 2014 - 4:28am

Chinese regulators plan to open the yuan-denominated credit-card clearing business to foreign companies from August, a source at the country's largest credit-card supplier said.

1 Nov 2014 - 8:26am

A unit of French food giant Danone is buying a 25 per cent stake in Chinese milk powder maker Yashili International for HK$4.39 billion to revive its mainland sales.

1 Nov 2014 - 4:19am

Falling oil prices are lending substantial short-term support to shipping lines, which have been awash in red ink for the past five years, but their mid- to long-term effect could be more complex...

1 Nov 2014 - 5:21am

BANKING & FINANCE

China's shadow banking sector expanded rapidly last year to become the world's third-largest after the US and Britain, according to an annual report issued by the Financial Stability Board.

1 Nov 2014 - 8:28am

ECONOMY

Taiwan's economy grew at a slower pace than expected last quarter as concern over food safety dampened spending at restaurants.

1 Nov 2014 - 4:54am

MONEY

Daiwa Capital Markets said that most mainland banks saw the slowest quarterly loan expansion in the third quarter.

1 Nov 2014 - 4:54am

Companies

See Corp saw its share price open more than double higher at 87 HK cents, the highest it has reached in 31/2 years, following a deal that made actor and entrepreneur Nicholas Tse Ting-fung the...

1 Nov 2014 - 6:21am

China Business

Investors shrugged off a 12.6 per cent decline in net profit at China Petroleum & Chemical (Sinopec), with its shares edging up in early morning trade on Friday.

31 Oct 2014 - 11:17am

COMMODITIES

Add the bear market for oil prices to the list of reasons that inflation in the United States is still tame and why some investors see bigger losses in gold.

1 Nov 2014 - 4:54am

Markets

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Money

A smaller trade deficit and a surge in defence spending buoyed the United States' economic growth in the third quarter, but other details of yesterday's report hinted at some loss of momentum in...

31 Oct 2014 - 6:04am

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

The mainland bond market is showing signs of increased health even after spitting out the medicine prescribed to it by rating companies.

1 Nov 2014 - 5:21am

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

Top executives make decisions every day that affect their companies' vitality. Does that statement sound familiar? Yes, if it is used to justify why chief executives get big pay cheques and why we...

1 Nov 2014 - 5:21am

Pan Sutong, the chairman of Goldin Properties Holdings, can seem like a character out of place and time.

1 Nov 2014 - 6:30am

Falling oil prices are lending substantial short-term support to shipping lines, which have been awash in red ink for the past five years, but their mid- to long-term effect could be more complex...

1 Nov 2014 - 5:21am

Events at Sanofi this week cost a high-flying German-Canadian boss his job and global investors billions. They are also a reminder that corporate France carries the national interest in its DNA...

1 Nov 2014 - 4:54am

A unit of French food giant Danone is buying a 25 per cent stake in Chinese milk powder maker Yashili International for HK$4.39 billion to revive its mainland sales.

1 Nov 2014 - 4:19am

Tse Sui Luen Jewellery International said it would increase marketing promotions near its stores in areas such as Sha Tin and Yuen Long and distribute more staff and inventory there to combat the...

1 Nov 2014 - 4:16am

31 Oct 2014 - 2:03pm

A trans-Pacific war of words that began with critical remarks made by Apple's (Nasdaq: AAPL) chief designer two weeks ago is continuing, with the foreign face of Chinese smartphone sensation...

30 Oct 2014 - 4:37pm

Banking & Finance

HSBC Holdings is calling for a review of the future role of the local currency, including possibly severing its link to the US dollar and switching it to the yuan instead, or even making the yuan...

1 Nov 2014 - 5:21am

Cracks are appearing in mainland card and payment monopoly China UnionPay as the central government promises to open the market for domestic card transactions to the foreign banks and card...

31 Oct 2014 - 6:04am

Commodities

Investors are pulling out of industrial-metals funds at the fastest pace in 15 months, signalling increased concern that a faltering global economy will slow demand for everything from cars to...

31 Oct 2014 - 6:04am

China has boosted exports of steel qualifying for a generous tax exemption to some Asian countries, triggering claims that mills in the world's biggest producer are taking advantage of the rebate...

30 Oct 2014 - 6:26am

Economy

A smaller trade deficit and a surge in defence spending buoyed the United States' economic growth in the third quarter, but other details of yesterday's report hinted at some loss of momentum in...

31 Oct 2014 - 6:04am

Asian stocks dipped and the dollar hovered at three-week highs versus the yen after the US Federal Reserve ended its quantitative easing programme as expected, but laced its economic assessment...

30 Oct 2014 - 9:18am

China Business

Chinese regulators plan to open the yuan-denominated credit-card clearing business to foreign companies from August, a source at the country's largest credit-card supplier said.

1 Nov 2014 - 8:26am

Property

Some 2,160 new subsidised flats will go on the market at the end of next month at prices of as little as HK$1.9 million, sources with knowledge of the plan said.

1 Nov 2014 - 6:26am

The Urban Renewal Authority (URA) said it received 52 expressions of interest from developers for the tenders of two redevelopment projects in Sham Shui Po.

1 Nov 2014 - 5:24am

Mild policy support and slow recovery will become the new normal of the mainland's real estate market, with property investment - a key driver of the broader economy - probably trending down until...

30 Oct 2014 - 6:17am

 

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