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  1. Trust vital if financial markets are to function

    Posted Nov 07th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... gain. 'For financial markets to function properly there has to be trust, this is why the highest level of professional ethical standards is one of the main pillars of the CFA qualification. ... possibilities and career advancement,' Vibhakar said. 'Recent events in the financial markets have seen a sharp increase in the importance of professional qualifications for financial services ...

  2. Taipei revives financial-markets link to Hong Kong and Shanghai

    Posted Jun 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung The Taipei city government is reviving a proposal to create a dialogue platform with Hong Kong and Shanghai, in an attempt to link the three major financial markets ... the financial turmoil. 'To be honest, the role of Hong Kong has diminished quite a bit under the new cross-strait relationship,' he said. 'Last year there were so many direct dialogues ...

  3. Shanghai moves to further open financial markets

    Posted Jun 20th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... of the city's efforts to transform into an international financial centre by 2020. Fang Xinghai, the director-general of the Shanghai Financial Services Office, said the city was speeding up development of stock and futures exchanges to attract overseas investors and would apply to the China Securities Regulatory Commission to further deregulate the market. 'We propose allowing Shanghai-based ...

  4. Regulators wary as dark pools cast shadow over galaxy of investors

    Posted Aug 18th 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... rampant in the market remains doubtful. The government and the stock exchange are looking at what the United States and other regulators overseas will do about dark pools before deciding what ... could capture 5 to 10 per cent of Hong Kong's market liquidity. Our friends in government and at the exchange have not yet seen it as an immediate competitive threat. Hong Kong Exchanges ...

  5. RCG extends gain to 248pc amid keen trade

    Posted Feb 12th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... up,' said Fulbright Securities general manager Francis Lun Sheung-nim. 'That's why you have this unnatural rise to almost HK$30.' Market watchers said RCG could face strong ...

  6. Opaque motives behind opposition to dark pools

    Posted Dec 10th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... systems rapidly gaining popularity with institutional investors in Asian equities. To hear Arculli tell it, dark pools obstruct price discovery, split liquidity, increase volatility, hamper market regulation, impair corporate governance and exacerbate systemic risks. Meanwhile, their opacity creates a two-tier market in which professionals have access to privileged information and ordinary ...

  7. Investors are happy to follow the herd

    Posted Dec 06th 2009, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... for example, they incur a loss as a consequence of a general market depression. Investors have greater tolerance for such collective losses as opposed to a loss made as a consequence of an individual ... that this is the case. At the beginning of this year, investors made spectacular losses in stock markets throughout the world, almost certainly more than would have been incurred in the course of normal trading. ...

  8. Unease swirls over rising tide of dark pools

    Posted Sep 21st 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... markets.' HKEx chairman Ronald Arculli said the financial crisis over the past 12 months had helped the exchange fend off competition from dark pools. Arculli said a key benefit for traders ... Enoch Yiu With the global financial crisis still a fresh memory, there has been a yearning for a return to basics in investment. Stocks, bonds and property are as exotic as most of us get. ...

  9. Overseas funds hungrier now for Asian stocks

    Posted Aug 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... as the financial crisis prompted an exodus from equities and a flight to lower-risk assets in home markets. Equity markets have since rallied from Australia to Argentina as signs of recovery in the global ... Nick Westra Overseas investors have recovered their appetite for regional markets and are even hungrier now for Asian equities than they were during the bull market three years ago, ...

  10. Hang Seng's 52pc advance best for a decade

    Posted Jan 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... fuelling fears of asset price inflation would be important factors affecting the market next year, said Conita Hung Lai-ping, the head of equity markets at Asia Delta Financial. The euro zone ... the strength of economic recovery in the United States and Europe and moves by the US Federal Reserve to withdraw stimulus measures and raise interest rates. 'I think the stock market will reach ...




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