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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - SECURITY

    Xi Jinping's security commission to also tackle financial industry

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 04:30am by George Chen, Teddy Ng

    ... tabs on hot money Beijing will create a ministerial-level division dedicated to financial industry security within the new National Security Commission to be chaired by President Xi Jinping. ... on "all kinds of emerging and new threats that the government hasn't spent too much time and resources on yet", a source said. Financial industry security would fall ...

  2. Mainland markets march to their own financial drummer

    Posted Mar 01st 2007, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Index, money swept back into the market and the index bounced back by 3.54 per cent. Despite Premier Wen Jiabao's pledge yesterday to safeguard the stability of the country's financial ... Tom Holland This week's sell-off in global equities started in the mainland but as Asian stock prices slid further yesterday, the only big market unaffected by the continued slump ...

  3. Taiwan's financial markets resume trade after turmoil

    Posted Dec 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporters Taiwan's financial markets resumed relatively normal trade yesterday after the disruptions that crippled internet and telecommunications services the previous day. Currency traders were also back in action after being forced to take more conservative positions on Wednesday because they were unable to read rate movements online for most of the day. Futures ...

  4. China gives minorities a lift in financial industry shake-up

    Posted Aug 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to approve a series of regulations that will include a much-needed strengthening of rules governing the financial industry. The revisions to the Company Law and the Securities Law would reduce ... shares at market prices instead of at a price set by the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC). In addition, companies would not require CSRC approval to list bonds as long as the stock ...

  5. Equities seen as a better bet in wake of property curbs

    Posted Dec 15th 2010, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Bullish forecasts for the Hong Kong stock market could lure property traders to the equities market as additional stamp duties and higher initial down payments threaten to squeeze ... on the stock market compared with investing in the heavily regulated physical property market. While I wait for a price adjustment in the housing sector, it would be better to buy blue chip stocks ...

  6. SGX dark pool to bring HKEx extra business

    Posted Oct 09th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... sent shockwaves through this city's business circles. Financial institutions worried that they would lose business to the Lion City. But the opposite appears to be the case: Hong ... actually add business. 'We are not a competitor. Chi-East complements [other markets] by bringing liquidity, and this will bring business to Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing,' Phillips ...

  7. Little chance of US-style 'flash crash' in HK- yet

    Posted May 14th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland Ever since last Thursday, when the US stock market nose-dived 5 per cent in as many minutes and then rebounded with equal rapidity (see the first chart), investors have been asking whether such a freak 'flash crash' could hit the Hong Kong market. Happily, the answer is no- or rather that should be no, not yet. Most early reports blamed last ...

  8. Securities regulator to probe behaviour of financial institutions in IPO pricings

    Posted Feb 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Regulatory Commission (CSRC), to protect investors from frothy IPOs. Beijing reformed the IPO mechanism in June 2009, letting market forces decide pricing. Offering prices soared, helping companies ... though it hoped to turn the whole system into a market-oriented one. If the bubbles in the IPO market were to be squeezed, the liquidity problem could also be partly solved, since fewer funds ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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. ...




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