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  1. Corporate bonds may be the right medicine for investors

    Posted Apr 05th 2009, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick

    ... businesses at excellent interest rates through the bond markets. Bonds are a way for companies to borrow money as an alternative to bank loans - they are a form of IOU. The bond issuer asks its ...

  2. Diversity the best medicine

    Posted Apr 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... fixed-interest or property- but look at alternative investments including hedge funds and private equity, Mr Goetti said. He said hedge funds that were 'event-driven' offered opportunities ...

  3. Some bitter medicine for Hong Kong's hypertension

    Posted Nov 19th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... the IMF's remedy for Hong Kong's dangerously high financial blood pressure will taste like a bitter medicine indeed to the city's people. Expect a mighty big fuss if the government tries ...

  4. Alternative vehicle may offer lifeline to smaller firms

    Posted Mar 13th 2006, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Stock Exchange by setting up an Alternative Investment Market (AIM) for small companies, according to Anglo-Chinese Group investment bank managing director Stephen Clark. 'There ... funds. An application usually takes six months or more to process. The ideal solution would be to have an independent operator run an alternative exchange similar to London's AIM, Mr Clark ...

  5. Ethical alternative for investors

    Posted Jan 11th 2008, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... Hong Kong's new China Index Fund looks set to show significant growth in the coming years, writes Andrea Li The launch of the city's first Securities and Futures Commission-authorised Islamic fund has put Hong Kong on track to compete with regio ...

  6. Risk-averse investors open their eyes to alternative schemes

    Posted Sep 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Despite buying the odd lottery ticket, Zhu Yuyun used to be a risk-averse investor. Leaving the bulk of her money in the bank, she kept clear of the mainland's ever-increasing array of 'get rich quick' schemes. However, things be ...

  7. Alternative paths offer low risks in volatile markets

    Posted Sep 18th 2003, 12:00am by Chris Chapel

    ... Although Towry Law is optimistic on stocks, it rules out a stratospheric climb Investment advisory firm Towry Law maintains that alternative investments are appropriate vehicles for many investors in the current market climate. David Chapman, senior portfolio manager in Towry Law's asset management division, says alternative investments have proved to be low-risk vehicles ...

  8. Accountants propose alternatives to GST

    Posted Dec 15th 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung A land and sea departure tax, a capital gains tax or an income tax levied on Hong Kong citizens worldwide should be considered as alternatives to broaden the tax base, Hong Kong accountants say. The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants said nearly 60 per cent of accountants who took part in an opinion poll said they were opposed to the introduction ...

  9. Taxing alternatives

    Posted Dec 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Having made a dramatic U-turn and dropped its proposed goods and services tax, the government is exploring the feasibility of a green tax, among other options. Do you support a green tax? If so, what form should it take? Write to us ...

  10. GEM the world's worst-performing alternative board

    Posted Aug 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... per cent for Japan's Mothers Market, 9 per cent for Britain's Alternative Investment Market (AIM) and 7 per cent for Singapore's Sesdaq, the survey showed. The GEM, designed ... more investors. Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing has proposed to revamp the GEM to revive it. Under its plan, the exchange operator would set up an alternative bourse similar to the AIM ...




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