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  1. Increasing optimism for local, global economies sees rebound in confidence

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the Hang Seng Index to trade between 22,001 and 26,000 by the end of September. Emerson Yip, investment manager with the bank's Greater China team, said Chinese companies and banks would ... and Commercial Bank of China yesterday, should not overshadow the stock performance of mainland banking stocks. He argued that global banks had already sold half their stakes in mainland banks and said ...

  2. Let's be clear what is best for our economy

    Posted Feb 16th 2011, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng Hong Kong's economy made a robust recovery last year, propping up both the stock and property markets. Revenue generated from stamp duty and land sales has significantly ... be resisted, and Hong Kong is no exception. Hong Kong can, and should, buck the trend. Our exchange is in a unique position as it provides an effective stock trading and investment platform for China ...

  3. Stocks give up gains over mainland economy fears

    Posted Mar 05th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... the 'through-train' investment scheme was still on track and focused on growing unease about the mainland economy. The Hang Seng Index opened 1.16 per cent up, backed by strong earnings on Monday from HSBC ... to 12,972.21 points. The Shanghai Composite Index snapped a two-day gain, falling 2.32 per cent to 4,335.446 points. 'It is really a negative news story on China as opposed to negative overall ...

  4. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    A decade of growth but no sign of a fair share

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp The mainland economy is five times as big as it was 12 years ago but Shanghai's stock market has gone nowhere amid barriers to profitability A decade of growth but no sign of a fair share The China Securities Regulatory Commission published a new guideline on mutual fund operations after the market close yesterday, stipulating that stock-focused funds must ...

  5. Cautious optimism for economy's road to recovery

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

    ... profits. He says a rebound in property prices will, if sustained, tip the balance of the local economy well toward recovery. 'Once we see a slight pickup in property prices, or people's ... holding back the economy.' According to Mr Leung, the negative wealth effect of low property prices, including the more than 100,000 homes in negative equity, has been acting as a dampener ...

  6. Business - Economy - ASIA

    China, Hong Kong stock markets buck falls in Asia

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Jeanny Yu

    ... of the Chinese economy," said Li Jun, a Shanghai-based analyst with Central China Securities. Mainland stocks also gained on speculation that regulators would not approve any new initial public ... among Asian markets this year, rose the most in the region yesterday after the nation's factory activity began to expand again last month. Gains in both Hong Kong and mainland China bucked ...

  7. China's pledge sparks rally in Asia

    Posted Feb 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... May Chan may.chan@scmp.com China's promise to help Europe out of its financial woes lifted stock markets across Asia yesterday, but its own market continued to underperform the region. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index rose 1.9 per cent to 127.34 points, a half-year peak, after the People's Bank of China said Beijing was ready to be more involved in resolving the European ...

  8. China Communications earnings decline 19.8pc

    Posted Sep 18th 2008, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih Shares in Hong Kong-listed mainland infrastructure giant China Communications Construction fell 8.56 per cent to HK$7.58 yesterday after the company posted a 19.8 per cent ... sand and steel, coupled with escalating labour costs, have led to an increase in operating costs over the corresponding period of last year,' said China Communications chairman Zhou ...

  9. Buy-back plan gives Soho China a boost in HK

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Paggie Leung paggie.leung@scmp.com Hong Kong-listed mainland developer Soho China is planning to buy back up to US$200 million worth of shares, saying its share price doesn't reflect ... for the continued growth of the group's operation.' As of the end of last year, Soho China, which focuses on commercial property development in Beijing and Shanghai, had a total cash and bank ...

  10. Viva China halts bid for stake in Li Ning's firm

    Posted Sep 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing celine.sun@scmp.com Viva China, listed on the Growth Enterprise Market and controlled by gymnast turned businessman Li Ning and his brother Li Chun, has announced it has stopped pursuing a stake in his eponymous sportswear maker, Li Ning Company. In a filing late on Thursday, Viva China, which deals in clean energy, sports business and property, said both ...




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