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  1. Guaranteed funds get grip on the market

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

    ... Volatile stock markets mean that investors are opting for the safer options There are signs that Hong Kong's investment market is becoming more 'retail' than ever, thanks to a combination of volatile stock markets, low bank deposit rates and one of the mutual fund industry's most popular products - the guaranteed fund. A recent survey by the Hong Kong Investment Funds ...

  2. Despite the risk, fortune favours the brave

    Posted Oct 18th 2003, 12:00am by Michael Preiss

    ... plunge back in it might be worthwhile to pause and consider this: One of the problems of making money in the financial markets is that you have to be willing to lose it first in order to (hopefully) make some. It is important to understand that in the Alice in Wonderland world of global financial markets, bad news can be good news and good news can be bad news ...


    Posted Dec 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to 'hold' from 'buy' as she expects little momentum in advertising revenue from China. ING Financial Markets BUY Dickson Concepts (Int) Closing price: $5.60 Target price: $7.50 Share price ... 'Going forward, we see the company as a 'show me' equity story, whereby the market is unlikely to push the stock sustainably higher until it sees visible signs of strong recovery from ...

  4. Doubts about SFC chairman add to market uncertainty

    Posted Jul 19th 2003, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... his contract expires, adding to market jitters in the wake of this week's resignation of former financial secretary Antony Leung Kam-chung. Mr Sheng, chairman of the Securities ... Sheng said: 'I have served the Hong Kong financial market for 10 years and have been honoured to have been involved in many reforms. But it is not up to me alone to decide on my ...

  5. Hot money chasing mainland listings fires up market fever

    Posted Oct 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... money continues to flow into the market and investors bid up China-focused plays. The retail tranche for Norstar Founders Group, a mainland vehicle parts manufacturer, was 120 times subscribed and its institutional tranche 22 times covered, according to market sources. The retail tranche of Chinese pharmaceutical maker Jiwa Bio-Pharm Holdings was almost 157 times subscribed and its ...

  6. Upgrades and downgrades

    Posted Nov 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Anette Jonsson SELL China Unicom Closing price: $7.30 Target price: NA Share price performance (%) 1wk: 4.28 3mths:36.44 1mth:14.96 1yr:50.51 High forward price to earnings ratio of 17 times, following a 40 per cent share price gain over the past three mo ...

  7. Hibor hits a record low on fund flow

    Posted Oct 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Hong Kong interbank offered rate (Hibor) hit a record low yesterday as foreign funds continued to flow into the market on the expectation of short-term price reflation in financial ... pushed short-term interbank rates lower, HSBC Securities economist George Leung said. The rising momentum of the Hong Kong dollar was also pressuring short-term lending rates to fall. Some market ...

  8. Upgrades and Downgrades

    Posted Dec 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Council-owned China State Construction Engineering. The recovering Hong Kong property market should make further provisions for SAR losses unnecessary and the company had built a strong foothold in the mainland, which meant the market may start to re-rate this China property play, Ms Cheng said. Sun Hung Kai Research Nichole Chan ...

  9. Mega Financial launches US$600m bond issue

    Posted Sep 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... booster to the island's convertible bond market after pulling off the launch of the largest Asian deal this year. The US$600 million two-year convertible, issued by Mega Financial Holdings, ... electronics manufacturers stepped into the market, including Hon Hai Precision Industry, which prior to the Mega Financial bond was the largest offer this year with US$450 million. More recently, ...

  10. New financial chief seeks to lure more investment

    Posted Aug 19th 2003, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... He also warns against excessive intervention in the property market Hong Kong's Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen has pledged to maintain consistency in policies and a market-oriented economic strategy to help lure more investments to revitalise the economy. Speaking at his first full media briefing since taking office two weeks ago, Mr Tang also warned against drastic ...




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