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ING Real Estate Finance expects Asian outbound property investment to increase on euro weakness

ING Real Estate Finance, part of ING Commercial Banking, expects Asian outbound property investment to increase this year, with a weak euro fuelling Chinese demand for European assets.

1 Apr 2015 - 4:00am

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1 Apr 2015 - 1:56am

China’s launch of its international payment system (CIPS) this the year should end the monopoly that China’s yuan clearing banks enjoy, giving foreign banks a share of the mushrooming yuan...

31 Mar 2015 - 8:01pm

Chart of the day: Investors keep faith in dollar

31 Mar 2015 - 9:26pm

Chart of the day: Saudi slips

30 Mar 2015 - 9:18pm

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Christie’s brushes off political turmoil in China to notch highest-ever art sales in 2014

Christie’s once again saw a record year of sales – led by aggressive art buyers from Asia, especially out of Hong Kong and mainland China – despite a more challenging market.

20 Jan 2015 - 6:15pm
Christie’s brushes off political turmoil in China to notch highest-ever art sales in 2014

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
Christie’s brushes off political turmoil in China to notch highest-ever art sales in 2014

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6 Mar 2014 - 5:57pm
Christie’s brushes off political turmoil in China to notch highest-ever art sales in 2014

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
Christie’s brushes off political turmoil in China to notch highest-ever art sales in 2014

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26 Feb 2014 - 11:51am

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China’s CIPS payment system to boost yuan use, hand foreign banks a share

China’s launch of its international payment system (CIPS) this the year should end the monopoly that China’s yuan clearing banks enjoy, giving foreign banks a share of the mushrooming yuan...

31 Mar 2015 - 8:01pm

Spending

Smartwatch market gets unexpected assist from Swiss franc surge

The market for Apple Watch and similar "smart" devices may have received an unexpected boost from the Swiss franc's recent record surge.

21 Jan 2015 - 7:32am
Hongkongers No 4 in world in material well-being

Hongkongers are perched comfortably near the top of a global ranking of material well-being, a new World Bank study shows.

1 May 2014 - 7:46am
Hongkongers No 4 in world in material well-being

British retailers slashed prices at the fastest rate in at least seven years during the January sales, industry figures showed on Wednesday, highlighting tough trading conditions despite an...

5 Feb 2014 - 2:49pm

The spending habits of the mainland consumer have been well dissected, as have the buying preferences of their travellers. But what about their peers who go abroad and stay there?

20 Dec 2013 - 4:18pm
Why is it so hard to find cheap air tickets in Hong Kong?

“For sure, one of the best things about living in Singapore is how easy it is to get a cheap flight,” says Alessandra Chu, a Hongkonger who moved to Singapore three years ago for work as a...

15 Jul 2013 - 5:14pm

The world's largest online travel company Expedia launched its Hong Kong site this month with a best price guarantee: should a customer find a better price online for the exact same trip within 30...

15 Jul 2013 - 10:31am

Markets & Investing

Foreign investors taking long term view on Japan's stock markets

Japan's stock markets are again attracting foreign investors, and there are signs some of them will park their money for a long time rather than a brief stay.

10 Mar 2015 - 9:21pm
China’s Finance Ministry issues rules on issuing local government bonds

China’s Finance Ministry has issued rules governing the issuance of general local government bonds in a bid to strengthen management of local debt that has fuelled concern about default risks.

17 Mar 2015 - 6:02pm
China’s Finance Ministry issues rules on issuing local government bonds

A regional central banker has called on regulators to centralise Mainland China’s rapidly developing bond market as the securities watchdog mulls a plan to let banks apply for broking licences.

16 Mar 2015 - 9:52pm

The Singapore Exchange said its China linked futures products turnover rose by six times after the launch of the stock through train scheme between Hong Kong and Shanghai last November.

9 Mar 2015 - 3:48pm
ETFs for China’s bond markets find few takers

Exchange-traded funds designed to let investors play China’s bond markets, which are mostly closed to foreigners, are facing a slow start amid concerns about mainland issuers’ credit quality, high...

6 Mar 2015 - 9:24am

Economy

Shopping centre glut to hit mainland China cities

Abundant supply is not only clouding the residential property market’s prospects on the mainland, but also its retail property sector.

Property consultants said the sector was seeing a glut...

1 Apr 2015 - 4:00am
Shopping centre glut to hit mainland China cities

The mainland’s property market is under record high destocking pressure but some players see opportunities for a leap forward to the industry’s next stage.

1 Apr 2015 - 4:00am

China's home price to rebound soon after strongest policy relaxation in years?

1 Apr 2015 - 1:00am

Pound loses lustre as storm clouds gather over Britain

29 Mar 2015 - 8:41pm

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