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  1. Time to consider limits on trading suspensions

    Posted Sep 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... If a week is a long time in politics, two months is an eternity in the stock market. That was how long mainland insurance giant Ping An suspended its share trading to pursue a controlling stake in Shenzhen Development Bank in a 29.1 billion yuan (HK$33.3 billion) deal. The suspension- which ended last Thursday- is by no means the longest on record. But questions need to be raised ...

  2. Lau's hot tip: plunge into property

    Posted Nov 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... property market for him. He says most of his properties were bought some 10 years ago at a low, so even if he had to sell them now he would still make a profit. 'I haven't bought any new ... prices. Besides, I don't need the money now, so I will give it a wait until the stocks go up again. But I know nothing about the stock market, so I wouldn't be buying more shares.' ...

  3. What's on offer and what to look out for

    Posted Jan 30th 2011, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... investment-grade, meaning they are rated above A. The minimum amount for a bond purchase on the HSBC online platform is HK$50,000. Apart from charges, bond investors should look out for secondary-market liquidity because selling bonds back to the market can be tricky without it. HSBC says it will provide liquidity guarantee and bond holders will be able to sell their investments any time. ...

  4. Jump-ship incentives too sweet to turn down

    Posted Jul 24th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu It is not only investors who are cashing out of the bull market. The people working at the coalface to keep the whole thing ticking are also reaping the benefits. In the first ... and insurers. However, in part four of our mid-year market review and outlook podcast, Mark Konyn, chief executive of RCM Asia-Pacific, warned that the bond market faced continued difficulties because ...

  5. Shop sales fall with investor confidence

    Posted Nov 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... shunned the market because of the uncertain global economic outlook, Ricacorp said. International property consultant CB Richard Ellis said in its latest Asia-Pacific Capital Markets report ... global market volatility. 'In Hong Kong the deterioration of investor confidence and concerns over the knock-on effect of the European debt crisis are unlikely to improve in the short ...

  6. Mainland shares maintain record run

    Posted Jan 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... Jamil Anderlini in Beijing Government may step in to cool market as stocks come close to breaking key level Mainland stocks jumped to record highs yesterday as the stampeding bull market ... and Shenzhen 300 Index, established in 2005 to track the top 300 A shares in the two markets and is becoming the new benchmark for most industry professionals, rose 3.97 per cent to close at a record ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    HSBC among five banks fined US$3.4 billion for rigging foreign exchange market

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 05:38am by AP, Bloomberg

    ... foreign exchange markets- the latest penalties for an industry previously criticised for rigging interest rates and for their role in triggering the global financial crisis. The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the UK Financial Conduct Authority and the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority said Citibank, JPMorgan Chase, Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC and UBS had agreed ...

  8. HSI may fall 4pc before rebound

    Posted Aug 13th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... was set up last year to give mainland investors access to overseas financial markets. The Hang Seng Index fell 2.88 per cent on Friday. The market closed early due to the hoisting of typhoon ... into the global financial system last week, injecting about US$323.3 billion over 48 hours on Thursday and Friday so as to increase market liquidity. On Friday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - EARNINGS

    Long, hard road ahead for HSBC and StanChart

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:05am by DON WEINLAND

    ... competitiveness of European banks on stimulus compared with the two Hong Kong-listed banks, which are highly exposed to staid financial markets businesses in Asia. The poor financial markets businesses ... than US$550 million for bad practices in its mortgage-backed securities business before the global financial crisis. Standard Chartered agreed to a US$300 million fine for failing to flag ...

  10. HSBC receives approval to trade on gold market

    Posted Jun 08th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... participation in China's financial markets.' The news supports yesterday's reports in the mainland press that Wang Yuzuo, head of the central bank's foreign currency and gold markets ... up of the domestic gold market to foreign institutions marks another step in the mainland's progress towards liberalising its financial sector which has been a bone of contention ...




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