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  1. Want a financial tip? Expect the unexpected

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that demographics are destiny, they are not everything. Hong Kong's growth prospects also depend on the city's role as a service centre for China's rapidly expanding economy. If you believe ... maintaining high investment rates until diminishing returns on capital trigger a financial crisis and a far harder landing- is even less attractive. Either way, China's growth rates will slow ...

  2. How green is our business? That's none of your business

    Posted Feb 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito The worst response is no response. And that is the fate suffered by surveyors who attempted to poll the environmental conscience of listed property companies in Asia. Not a single response. 'The zero response [out of 13] for the listed Asi ...

  3. Funds cash in on environmental trend

    Posted Apr 20th 2008, 12:00am by Jason Krupp

    ... several high-profile financial institutions have launched climate change vehicles which they say offer investors the potential for lucrative returns. 'Weather and environmental issues ...

  4. Fund bets on impact of climate change

    Posted Apr 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to climate change. 'If a company has technology or services that can have an impact, this will also have some impact on their market valuations, and then we want to invest in them,' said ... those in automotive, construction, energy, forestry, consumer products and geological services. Companies on the fund's investment list include Toyota, which produces clean vehicles; ...

  5. Theme funds seen as the next wave

    Posted Apr 06th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... in Asia, driving robust demand for food.'' Independent financial adviser David Bellingham, chief executive of ING Financial Planning, said environmental issues were a problem around ...

  6. Cutting edge where conscience meets profit

    Posted Sep 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... find themselves courted by a host of financial institutions and their customers - especially in Asia. About two years ago, the Dutch bank ABN Amro was one of the first to recognise ... to 15 per cent of their investment portfolio to sustainability strategies, compared to 6 or 7 per cent for their counterparts in other continents. The world's financiers have taken notice. ...

  7. Companies 'must help stop global warming'

    Posted Jul 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joey Kwok 'Socially responsible' assets- those owned by companies whose businesses meet recognised social, environmental and governance standards- are growing more popular around the world, a forum heard yesterday. Council for Sustainable Development chairman Edgar Cheng Wai-kin said a growing number of investment firms, research groups and service providers were providing ...

  8. Opportunities seen in global phenomenon

    Posted Jun 24th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... and nutrition, and health care. Investments are made in companies whose products and services make a contribution towards solving the key issues facing the world. Global asset management firm Schroders ...

  9. Cleaning up murky financial waters

    Posted Apr 12th 2006, 12:00am by Hu Shuli

    ... line is that the government urgently needs to expand and improve public services. Such services are often thought of as a token slogan in China today. But it should be the overall focus of reforms. China's per-capita gross domestic product has risen to more than US$1,600, and the demand for public services is also rising rapidly. The public's concerns over environmental ...

  10. Wiping clean carbon footprints will mean financial gain to companies

    Posted Oct 26th 2007, 12:00am by Sabine Borgia

    ... trading schemes giving companies a financial incentive to cut the carbon footprints of these activities. All the major logistics software houses will add carbon calculators and decarbonisation options to their suite of software tools. Carbon intensity will become a major criterion in the selection of suppliers and logistics service providers,' Alan McKinnon, director ...




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