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Chart of the day: Hong Kong small-cap stocks find favour

Chart of the day: HK small-cap stocks find favour

6 Mar 2015 - 8:30pm

Soyabean futures, whose slump since May has been due in part to a strengthening US dollar, are steadying at the psychological US$10-per-bushel area. 

6 Mar 2015 - 8:48am

Sales of T-shirts, sports shoes, plastic bowls and the like have been the staples of the mainland's export-driven success. Its share of imports among G3 economies - the US, euro zone and Japan -...

5 Mar 2015 - 9:45pm

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5 Mar 2015 - 9:45pm

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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

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
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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China facing capital outflow pressures - SAFE

 

China faced pressures from capital outflows in recent months at a time of rising cross-border volatilities, a senior official at the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) said...

22 Jan 2015 - 2:29pm

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

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Chart of the day: Squeal little piggy

5 Mar 2015 - 9:45pm
BlackRock says investors on hunt for yield given geo-political, deflationary risks

Rising geo-political risks and a deflationary Europe are headline concerns for institutional investors, now busy shifting portfolios into alternative asset classes, infrastructure and real estate...

24 Feb 2015 - 11:45pm
BlackRock says investors on hunt for yield given geo-political, deflationary risks

Employees will soon be able to make withdrawals from their Mandatory Provident Fund at their retirement in installments at least four times a year, instead of the current practice where they can...

13 Feb 2015 - 7:46am

Investors poured US$102.8 billion in new money into BlackRock’s exchange-traded funds in 2014, setting a record in global flows for the iShares ETF business, the company said.

6 Jan 2015 - 12:23pm
Bond fund manager Fuss plunks new investments in shorter maturities

Top bond fund manager Dan Fuss boosted investments in developed bond markets in the past quarter, lowering the cash level in his flagship bond fund to 20 per cent this month from 27 per cent in...

28 Nov 2014 - 2:57am

Economy

US Fed official says mid-year time for serious discussion on raising rates

Federal Reserve policymakers should not wait too long to raise interest rates, a top US central banker said on Thursday, because doing so could mean "drastically" overshooting on inflation and...

6 Mar 2015 - 5:40pm
US Fed official says mid-year time for serious discussion on raising rates

The European Central Bank will launch into quantitative easing next week having increased its economic growth forecasts for this year and next.

President Mario Draghi said the first bond...

6 Mar 2015 - 12:24am

Mainland China’s property sales are expected to pick up this month after a weak February as policy relaxation warms up buyers’ sentiment and encourages developers to redouble destocking efforts,...

6 Mar 2015 - 5:42pm

Yuji Honkawa knew the humans were losing by April 2010, when no matter how fast he sent orders to be filled at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, a machine beat him.

6 Mar 2015 - 6:00am

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