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  • Oct 21, 2014
  • Updated: 11:07am

A torrid week for global equities did not leave the Asia-Pacific region unscathed, though in relative terms the region was almost tranquil.

21 Oct 2014 - 4:50am

Like many equity indices over the past three weeks, the Nikkei-225 Index in Japan dropped sharply on good volume from what might be a slightly irregular triple top.

20 Oct 2014 - 5:05am

The weakness in the mainland's housing sector comes against a backdrop of rapid credit growth in recent years, which itself has prompted worries about risks to financial stability and growth,...

18 Oct 2014 - 5:47am

Three weeks ago, it was warned that the Toronto main stock index was in trouble; this week, it is down about 11 per cent from the record high of early September.

17 Oct 2014 - 5:29am

The mainland's M2 money supply growth eased to the second-lowest pace in August since the first quarter of 2012, according to Societe Generale, falling to 12.8 per cent year on year from 13.5 per...

16 Oct 2014 - 5:51am

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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

Battling Portfolios

See how the experts manage two imaginary HK$50million portfolios.

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Money News

The Baltic Dry Index became the key real-time indicator for world economic health with a string of early warnings of shifts in the global trade cycle from 1995 to 2004.

7 Oct 2014 - 5:26am

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

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

“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

An 8,000 sq ft space tucked away in an Ap Lei Chau warehouse is Steve Freeman's latest labour of love. An avid art collector and regular fixture on the local art scene, Freeman is the organiser of...

8 Jul 2013 - 2:35am

Markets & Investing

Blackstone, vying with financiers including Citigroup, is starting a new fund to provide loans for a luxury-jet market projected to reach US$280 billion over the next decade.

21 Oct 2014 - 4:39am

Institutional investors, such as endowments and sovereign wealth funds, are trading some of their stock futures contracts for exchange-traded funds (ETFs), an action they say saves them money and...

31 Jul 2014 - 6:14pm

Hong Kong's exchange traded fund (ETF) industry has problems. It is overwhelmingly concentrated on Hong Kong and mainland stocks, most specifically A shares, with about one new A-share fund...

28 Apr 2014 - 4:43am

Regulation of the financial sector in Hong Kong does not properly protect retail investors and should be tightened, said a lawmaker who oversaw the drafting of the relevant legislation more than a...

23 Apr 2014 - 5:34pm

Following numerous investor complaints to the South China Morning Post about the behaviour of financial advisers in Hong Kong, here is a quick list of things to check before you invest.

22 Apr 2014 - 1:11pm

Economy

South Africa's Department of Trade and Industry will sign a memorandum of understanding with the Bank of China during the state visit of South African President Jacob Zuma to Beijing next month....

21 Oct 2014 - 5:08am

China’s economic growth decelerated in the third quarter to the lowest since early 2009, fuelling expectation that the government may have to offer additional stimulus measures to stabilise growth...

21 Oct 2014 - 10:54am

China needs a new prescription for growth: cram even more people into Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.

21 Oct 2014 - 5:08am

No sooner have traders in the British pound got past the Scottish independence referendum than the potential for more political upheaval is being thrust upon them.

21 Oct 2014 - 4:56am

Q&A With Our Experts

Life is a lottery. Why bother with financial planning?

Life is a lottery and, even for the most controlling, mostly beyond our control. All we can hope for is to manage the odds and relish the evens.

Financial planning is, at least, risk management and, at best, wealth enhancement.

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I'm 45 and my annual health checks are great with no hint of the heart problems that killed my Dad and his Dad. My wife is 47 and in good health but smokes. My employer provides generous medical benefits for the family. I love my job and have no plans to move but my industry is fickle. Should I look for some sort of back-up cover?

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We have property in Australia and a bit of superannuation there. Was there anything arising from last month's federal budget that we should be aware of?

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