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  1. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Through-train scheme brings mixed blessings for industry players

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 01:23am by Enoch Yiu

    ... to 550 billion yuan (HK$690 billion) from October. "This is good news for stockbrokers but bad news for fund managers," said Christopher Cheung Wah-fung, legislator for financial services. We would expect some impact on H and A shares as investors seek convergence MARK MCCOMBE, BLACKROCK Under the scheme, Hong Kong investors would be able to trade Shanghai-listed A shares ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1492026/through-train-scheme-brings-mixed-blessings
  2. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Citic Securities acquires stake in US brokerage BTIG

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 12:21am by BLOOM

    ... is there is still a need for high touch service," said Starker. "Our model is all about relationship, trust, service and liquidity." BTIG's main business is trading big blocks of stock ... financial results. After taking a 19.9 per cent stake in CLSA in 2012 for US$310.3 million, Citic paid US$841.7 million for the rest, not including Taiwan operations. Citic ranks as China's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1482535/citic-securities-acquires-stake-us-brokerage-btig
  3. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Bonds shine again as stocks seen as overvalued

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 01:09am by Reuters

    ... than last year," Panigirtzoglou said. It's also worth bearing in mind the relative size of the global equity universe. At the end of last year the stock of global financial assets ... capitalisation was worth 87 per cent of all goods and services produced in the world economy last year. The value of outstanding bonds was worth 133 per cent. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1487560/bonds-shine-again-stocks-seen-overvalued
  4. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Scope seen for tighter regulation of insurance-linked investments

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 10:55am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... Tightening of rules urged to protect retail investors Regulation of the financial sector in Hong Kong does not properly protect retail investors and should be tightened, said a lawmaker who oversaw ... to inspect, investigate or discipline them in connection with the manner in which they conduct that business." Since the financial crisis, more than 80 unlicensed funds marketed via ILAS products ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/investment-products/article/1493363/scope-seen-tighter-regulation-insurance-linked
  5. Business - China Business - INVESTMENT

    Investors bank 100b yuan into Ma's online service

    Posted Dec 07th 2013, 03:59am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Investors bank 100b yuan into Ma's online service Jack Ma Yun's online investment service has attracted 100 billion yuan (HK$127 billion) since June, leading a group ... can pay for deposits and charge for loans led to years of so-called financial repression. To attract customers, lenders turned to off-balance sheet wealth-management products whose unregulated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1374863/investors-bank-100b-yuan-mas-online-service
  6. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Debt in riskiest markets a frontier too far?

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 10:06am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... their illiquid financial markets already make the asset class less correlated to price action in global markets- the MSCI Emerging Market equity index is down nearly 1 per cent over the past year, its ... such as Pakistan and Zambia, to say nothing about Ukraine and Venezuela? A cursory glance at the political, economic and financial challenges faced by frontier markets shows that the asset class ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1485765/debt-riskiest-markets-may-be-frontier-too-far
  7. Business - China Business - INVESTMENT

    Russia looks east for new investors

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 01:09am by Toh Han Shih

    ... to have close economic relations with Moscow and Russia. Hong Kong has been a mediator between Chinese and foreign companies. There is a niche for Hong Kong capital, services and expertise [in ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1484836/russia-looks-east-new-investors
  8. Business - Banking & Finance - INVESTMENT

    China bond sale suffers setback amid expected of rate rises

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 12:59am by BLOOM

    ... payments to the People's Bank of China in the month after each quarter ends and this drains funds from the financial system. The seven-day repurchase rate climbed 74 basis points this week ... showed. Declines in the yuan are fuelling concern that capital inflows will slow, reducing cash in the financial system. Increased sovereign debt issuance this quarter was also set to siphon off ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1476904/china-bond-sale-suffers-setback-amid-expected-rate-rises
  9. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Funds returning to Chinese stocks as reforms seen improving prospects

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 02:49pm by Reuters

    ... in Chinese assets will blossom into a true rally, they said the sheer scale of Beijing’s financial sector reforms would be positive in the medium and longer term. “Things are heading very much ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1471342/funds-returning-chinese-stocks-reforms-seen
  10. Business - Banking & Finance - INVESTMENT

    Private equity's princeling with the Midas touch

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 03:31pm by Reuters

    ... whose name captured headlines, not his. Ma, the former chief financial officer at Lenovo, left a senior role at TPG Capital to help set up Boyu. Additional co-founders soon followed: Louis ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1473654/princeling-midas-touch

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