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  1. New rules 'will hurt global economy'

    Posted Mar 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com The proposed new global banking and insurance regulations set up in response to the financial crisis will hurt the world economy and should be adjusted, former British trade minister and veteran banker Mervyn Davies warns. 'The world economy is facing a number of challenges. The new banking regulation Basel III and insurance regulation Solvency II ...

  2. Mainland likely to lead rally as global economy recovers

    Posted Dec 15th 2009, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... says Sally Wong, chief executive of Hong Kong Investment Funds Association. 'The job market, particularly in the United States and other developed economies, is still weak. Although credit ... policies.' Although the financial crisis took its toll on the global economy, Asian markets probably suffered less because they had been less leveraged compared with European and US counterparts. ...

  3. Half of fund managers see global economy bottoming out this year

    Posted Jan 09th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... Wong Ka-chun and Nick Westra About half of international fund managers expect the global economy to bottom out in the second half of this year, thanks to the recent rebound in stock ... firms in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia, said investors hoped the mainland's robust economic growth could help the global economy avert a recession. About 61 per cent of the respondents ...

  4. China Life in need of capital aid

    Posted Mar 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com China Life Insurance, whose earnings plummeted last year, says it will use more capital-raising measures to shore up its solvency. 'In the future, raising capital from external channels will become a regular channel for replenishing capital and improving solvency ratios,' China Life president Wan Feng said at a post-results briefing. Wan said ...

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    Foreign M&A deals in China down 42pc

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by Lulu Chen

    ... Mergers and acquisitions plunged by a third in China in the first six months from last year as the economy slowed down, but such deals are expected to pick up in the second half. A study, by accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, showed a 42 per cent plunge in M&A deals by foreign investors in the period, as they pulled back amid uncertainties over the economy. Domestic deals shrank ...

  6. Guessing game on home prices in China

    Posted Feb 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the general public's response, short-term healthiness of the overall economy, and the government's long-term vision of what China's economic structure should look like,' he said. ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com An intense guessing game is underway in China about how far property prices will need to fall before Beijing is persuaded to lift its anti-speculative measures ...

  7. Looser China can get yuan rolling

    Posted Feb 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... chairman of the world's largest asset manager. BlackRock regional chairman Mark McCombe said the rapidly growing Chinese economy and the drive to internationalise the yuan would continue ... of China's ambitious plans to boost the yuan's status as an global reserve currency on par with the US dollar. 'China is working in the right direction. But for the yuan to become ...

  8. Three-pronged Korean advance on China markets

    Posted Feb 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... than a dozen mainland securities firms to find local brokers to manage their stock and bond portfolios. The firms they have spoken to include China Citic Securities, the domestic market leader, and its smaller rivals China International Capital Corp, Shenyin Wanguo Securities and China Merchants Securities. South Korea, like other Asian countries, is seeking to diversify its ...

  9. China bucks the bears and keeps IPOs coming

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... has received the go-ahead from the regulator to raise more than 17 billion yuan. China Communications Construction's 20 billion yuan IPO meanwhile has also been approved. New China Life Insurance, the country's third-largest life insurer, is expected to launch a dual Shanghai-Hong Kong IPO before the end of the year that could raise more than 40 billion yuan. The China ...

  10. Foreign interest in China real estate expected to wane

    Posted Apr 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Foreign enthusiasm for the mainland property market is expected to cool this year as the unstable global economy and Beijing's austerity measures slow overseas investment, ... per cent over 2006 amid runaway growth in the world's fastest-growing economy. That growth momentum was not sustained in the first two months of the year with only 4.6 billion yuan ...




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