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  1. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Brokers accept delay in stock through train scheme

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:05am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Cheung Wah-fung, a legislator for the financial services sector. "The mainland has not yet announced if overseas investors who trade in the country's stock markets would need to pay ... of the plan to connect the stock markets of Hong Kong and Shanghai. Beijing has not yet announced a launch date although a government source told the South China Morning Post that Financial Secretary ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MARKETS

    Wall Street's long dormant 'fear index' is back in play

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 04:31am by AP

    ... ahead. The Chicago Board Options Exchange's volatility index, known as the VIX, doubled over the past month: from 12 to 26. Although that's nowhere near the 80 reached in the financial ... it slid back to 20- its historical average. The index gained popularity during the 2008 financial crisis. With the global economy looking shaky, the "fear index" seemed to offer a useful ...

  3. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Hong Kong follows global sell-off amid economic worries

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 01:18pm by Ray Chan

    ... while Sam Woo Construction Group rose 8 per cent. Building services provider Nga Chun Holdings ended down 9 per cent after an early rally. "Hong Kong stocks are inevitably being affected ...

  4. Business - Commodities - MARKETS

    LME to increase transaction fees as it eyes Asia expansion

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:32am by Enoch Yiu

    ... or its financial model until January 1, 2015. "The fee rise will be the first after the HKEx acquisition of the LME and we will stay there. But this would not likely be the last one. The fee ... a service for the members," Li said yesterday. "My target is to make a lot of money. Hopefully, we can make sure the members of the LME benefit a lot in that process so that when our ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - MARKETS

    City's offshore yuan pool under threat from trade discount

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 04:10am by Jeanny Yu

    ... more than merchandise trade flows," Zhao said. "When CNH spot traded at a premium to CNY, as it did for most of the year, goods and service trades added liquidity to the offshore ...

  6. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Hang Seng falls amid concerns of looming Fed rate rise

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 01:26pm by Jeanny Yu

    ... But it added that geopolitical risks remained high "and China's property market warrants close monitoring for spillover impact on the wider economy". Moody's Investors Service said yesterday it expected credit quality at Asia's sovereigns, financial institutions and non-financial firms to generally remain resilient as the Fed wound down its tapering programme. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - MARKETS

    Financial markets regulator fights calls to strip it of power to prosecute

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... a case is pursued on indictment or summarily. The SFC can never be a judge in its own cause," the SFC spokesman said. Financial services sector legislator Christopher Cheung Wah-fung ... to curb its power The Securities and Futures Commission has defended its right to prosecute financial wrongdoers, but brokers are supporting a call to strip it of those powers. Kevin Zervos, ...

  8. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Car Inc, New Concepts vault higher in debut in Hong Kong exchange

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 02:28pm by Benjamin Robertson, Reuters

    ... and surged 34.88 per cent to finish at HK$1.16. “People see value. Both were oversubscribed on their debut,” said Stephen Yang, an analyst at Sun Hung Kai Financial. Yang, who authored a recent ...

  9. Business - Economy - MARKETS

    EU easing under ‘Draghinomics’ a pipedream

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 11:25am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... economy. In July 2012, when financial markets feared that Europe's single-currency area might break apart, Draghi promised to do "whatever it takes to preserve the euro", which ... the ability of the ECB to solve the underlying problems of the euro zone- as opposed to simply buoying financial markets. First, Draghi's plea for more fiscal flexibility was over-interpreted ...

  10. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Mainland China investors pin hopes on fund influx to shore up stock prices

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:21am by Daniel Ren

    ... remaining lacklustre. The State Council, under Premier Li Keqiang, is adamant on the need to curb financial risks arising from the shadow banking system, standing firm on tightening monetary ...




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