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The Hang Seng Index sold off quite a bit this week, a pity as many hoped the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect might give the local market a boost.

21 Nov 2014 - 9:20am

Australia's securities regulator announced it is taking legal action seeking fines and disbarment orders against directors of an A$800m (HK$5.3 billion) property fund whose collapse in March last...

21 Nov 2014 - 6:59am

Trading in China's most important industrial metal is giving no cheer to dealers on the Comex in the United States.

20 Nov 2014 - 9:16am

While Group of 20 leaders over the weekend were eyeing Ukraine and the Middle East, another warrior has lifted the ante.

19 Nov 2014 - 9:58am

Enhancing ethnic diversity on the world's financial trading floors is a recipe for deflating devastating bubbles and increasing profits, data from a new study showed.

19 Nov 2014 - 3:26am

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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  • HK57.57m

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

Global corporate bond issuance has surpassed all of last year, with the annual record now in sight as investors reap the biggest gains since 2002.

21 Nov 2014 - 9:28am

In June, primary school teacher Jayne Ellis complained to the South China Morning Post when she found out her savings were actually locked into several multi-year contracts, called investment-...

11 Aug 2014 - 4:41am

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

Economy

The People's Bank of China yesterday lowered its benchmark lending rate by 40 basis points - its first change in rates since 2012 - in an unexpected concession to pressures from a slowing economy...

22 Nov 2014 - 2:57am

Japanese exports grew last month at the fastest pace in eight months, an encouraging sign that global demand could help the country recover from recession and support the central bank's optimistic...

21 Nov 2014 - 8:02am

Mainland economic growth in the next few months may test Beijing's commitment to its targeted easing policy, which has so far proved ineffective in spurring real demand, with a private survey...

21 Nov 2014 - 5:36am

Owners of street-level shops in prime shopping districts will feel the pain of slower luxury sales next year, with rents expected to decrease by up to double-digit percentages, according to...

21 Nov 2014 - 5:23am

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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