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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

The central government has ordered stoppages at numerous industrial plants in areas surrounding Beijing in an effort to have a smog-free Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit in November...

30 Oct 2014 - 6:26am

The results of stress tests and the asset quality review of Europe's 130 biggest banks showed who needed to clean up their act - and how much bigger the bad debt really is, at €879 billion (HK$8....

29 Oct 2014 - 5:33am

28 Oct 2014 - 5:42am

Another look at the main Toronto stock index, following warnings about a five-wave broadening wedge when volatility was very low.

27 Oct 2014 - 5:19am

Stock Quotes

Markets

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

Yuan payments worldwide soared to a record high last month, in the latest sign that the currency is fast spreading out of China as other global financial hubs catch up with Hong Kong in yuan trade...

31 Oct 2014 - 6:04am

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

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

The Standard Chartered SME Index fell in the fourth quarter to its lowest level in two years, reflecting pessimism on worries about the end of the US Federal Reserve's quantitative easing...

30 Oct 2014 - 6:26am

The Occupy protests have not affected Hong Kong's business climate, says the World Bank, which rates the city as the third easiest place in the world to do business.

30 Oct 2014 - 11:47am

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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