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  • Oct 23, 2014
  • Updated: 10:55am

China’s vast factory sector grew a shade faster this month as firms drew more foreign and domestic orders, a survey showed on Thursday.

23 Oct 2014 - 10:55am

“Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose”. This is one of my favourite investment mantras, tested over several market cycles – the more things change, the more they stay the same.

23 Oct 2014 - 9:44am

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, companies are run.

23 Oct 2014 - 9:53am

Shanghai Tonva Petrochemical plans to raise between HK$455 million and HK$537.1 million in a rights issue, it said on Thursday morning.

23 Oct 2014 - 9:56am

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

ECONOMY

China’s vast factory sector grew a shade faster this month as firms drew more foreign and domestic orders, a survey showed on Thursday.

23 Oct 2014 - 10:55am

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

Companies

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

China Business

Zhaojin Mining Industry is in talks over potential overseas acquisitions as lower gold prices have brought down the value of international resources by more than 30 per cent this year, making them...

23 Oct 2014 - 6:25am

COMMODITIES

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

Markets

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Three weeks of sharp falls for US crude oil prices in good volume of trade over the past three weeks, together with a steady drop in open interest on futures contracts since July, have sounded...

22 Oct 2014 - 5:21am

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

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

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, companies are run.

23 Oct 2014 - 9:53am

Shanghai Tonva Petrochemical plans to raise between HK$455 million and HK$537.1 million in a rights issue, it said on Thursday morning.

23 Oct 2014 - 9:56am

LG Display's July-September operating profit rose to its highest level in nearly two years, backed by healthy demand for television panels as well as the release of Apple's new iPhone models.

23 Oct 2014 - 2:56am

Airbus Helicopters, the world's largest civil helicopter maker, expects China to become its biggest market within six years as Beijing starts to lift restrictions on the use of low altitude...

23 Oct 2014 - 2:58am

Software expert Alex Tao returned to Toronto from a recent business trip to Beijing with a gift for his wife: a Huawei Mate 7 smartphone - a model launched just a few weeks ago.

22 Oct 2014 - 5:51am

Nanjing Sample Technology, an intelligent traffic solutions provider, said its major shareholder Sample Group has agreed to subscribe in cash to its new domestic shares.

22 Oct 2014 - 1:42pm

Prada, the Italian group that owns fashion luxury labels Prada and Miu Miu, will merge its controlling holding company with its owner to simplify the group’s control structure, it said on...

22 Oct 2014 - 10:00am

China Everbright Ltd, a fund management arm of China Everbright Group, is buying a US-based vehicle testing equipment manufacturer for US$9 million.

23 Oct 2014 - 9:57am

Banking & Finance

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

Credit Suisse Group, the world's fourth-largest wealth manager, almost doubled client assets in Spain during the country's recession and expects expansion to continue as the economy gathers pace...

21 Oct 2014 - 8:17pm

Commodities

The mainland's share of global rare earths supply could fall to as low as 65 per cent next year from 90 per cent in 2011 as more overseas projects come on stream and domestic illegal mining is...

23 Oct 2014 - 5:45am

Myanmar is emerging as the new frontier in the tin industry as Indonesia, the biggest exporter, seeks to restrict supply and boost prices.

23 Oct 2014 - 6:25am

Economy

Federal Reserve policymakers are missing a key element as they assess the health of the labour market: data that includes whether those who are employed are overqualified for their job or would...

23 Oct 2014 - 6:25am

Mainland leaders expressed comfort with the slower economic growth and played down predictions of the economy emerging as the world's biggest this year.

23 Oct 2014 - 7:55am

China Business

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

Mainland private equity firm Nepoch Capital has erased its princeling backer He Jintao from the documents it shows investors after he was questioned in connection with a corruption investigation,...

22 Oct 2014 - 5:21am

Property

A venture led by Shanghai-based Shimao Property Holdings outbid five Hong Kong developers to win the government tender for a hotel site in Tung Chung for HK$1.83 billion, in line with the range of...

23 Oct 2014 - 6:06am

Crown International plans to raise HK$230.28 million from a placement of new shares at a 16 per cent discount to the stock’s average closing price over the past five trading days.

22 Oct 2014 - 7:17pm

Mainland property sales showed early signs of stabilisation last month after the easing of policies, but deceleration in real estate investment, a key driver of the broader economy, is expected to...

22 Oct 2014 - 7:20pm

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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