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  1. Hsbc shares fall on news of soft profit

    Posted Feb 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com HSBC's shares fell yesterday as underlying profit was hit by higher costs. The bank's underlying pre-tax profit fell 6 per cent to US$17.7 billion. ... to ?.51 (HK$67.78) in early afternoon trading, the largest intraday drop since November 9. HSBC chief executive Stuart Gulliver said emerging markets such as Brazil, China and Latin America ...

  2. Manufacturing growth data shows tightening moves just right: HSBC

    Posted Apr 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam The mainland's monetary tightening policy appears to be paying off in the battle against inflation, with the latest figures from HSBC showing the manufacturing growth rate ... quarter. Coupled with strong gross domestic product growth of between 8.5 per cent and 9 per cent, it has proved that the dose of tightening medicine was just right, HSBC economist Frederick ...

  3. HSBC tips mainland food prices to stay high

    Posted Apr 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amanda Lee Inflation will peak on the mainland in the second half this year, according to HSBC Global Asset Management, as the country battles rising commodity prices, putting pressure on the food and beverage sectors. Mandy Chan, investment director for equities at HSBC Global Asset Management, said that despite various attempts by the authorities to intervene in commodity markets ...

  4. HSBC economist says home prices could rise 15pc next year

    Posted Oct 26th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So HSBC predicts Hong Kong property prices will rise 10 to 15 per cent next year, driven by low interest rates and the spillover effect from excess liquidity on the mainland. ... Interest rates are expected to remain at record lows until the second half of 2012, which will result in more mainland capital flowing into Hong Kong's property market, HSBC economist Donna ...

  5. Mainland manufacturing sector drops to six-month low in April

    Posted May 05th 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... managers' index (PMI) has shown. The PMI compiled by HSBC/Markit dipped to 55.4 from a near-record 57 in March, but it remained in expansionary territory- above the 50 threshold- for the 13th ... tightening is starting to cool the overheated economy, which will help contain inflationary risk in the coming quarters,' said HSBC chief economist and co-head of Asian economic research Qu ...

  6. 'I' word a major mainland worry

    Posted Feb 15th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... unrest. A report by HSBC says food price inflation has been a problem in many emerging markets, India and China being good examples. 'It is particularly problematic because food is a dominant ... and the euro zone,' the HSBC report warns. The bank suggests retail investors pay heed to the inflation warning and invest in the right investment instruments, if they want to avoid volatility. ...

  7. Output slows but inflation still No 1 worry

    Posted Dec 31st 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... little to ease concerns over inflation. The HSBC/Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), which captures the percentage of purchasing managers reporting better business conditions, slowed ... in the sector. 'Inflation rather than growth still remains the top policy concern, despite the moderation in December's manufacturing PMI reading,' said HSBC chief economist Qu Hongbin ...

  8. World's banker of choice

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... and export growth are confirmed in the fourth quarter, I believe the policy bias may be towards relaxation again towards the end of this year,' Shen said. Qu Hongbin, HSBC chief economist, said ... China said it had 'hopes' of its own that they could help fulfil- such as restructuring the international financial system (particularly the International Monetary Fund and World ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - DEBT

    Hong Kong to snap up government offer of inflation-linked bonds

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:00am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... "iBonds" to be sold with an underlying reference inflation rate of around 3.5 per cent. But with consumer prices expected to tick higher- economists at HSBC forecast an annual inflation rate of 4.5 ...

  10. Factory output rise smallest in 11 months

    Posted Jun 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to take effect, a preliminary purchasing managers' index shows. HSBC said its flash purchasing managers' index (PMI) for China's manufacturing sector came to 50.1 for this month, ... while a reading of lower than 50 indicates contraction. The HSBC index is in line with other economic data released last week, which also pointed to a mild slowdown in economic activity in May. ...




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