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  1. Business - Money - BONDS

    Bond fund manager Fuss plunks new investments in shorter maturities

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 01:39pm by Jeanny Yu

    ... manager Dan Fuss boosted investments in developed bond markets in the past quarter, lowering the cash level in his flagship bond fund to 20 per cent this month from 27 per cent in July. Most of Fuss' new investments are in bonds carrying much shorter maturities than the ones he bought previously. The traditional maturity in Fuss' portfolio had been over a decade, but recently ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - FUNDS

    Heavy taxes deter investment in China

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 05:23am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Developers catering to retail buyers have to endure multiple taxes Heavy taxes deter investment on mainland Unlike many private equity real estate funds, Phoenix Property Investors has a small investment portfolio on the mainland. "Taxation is the major issue," said Samuel Chu Wai-tak, a co-founder of Phoenix, which has assets under ...

  3. Business - Money - SUSTAINABLE INVESTING

    Asset managers increasingly turn to sustainable investment strategies

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 04:59am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... Benjamin Robertson benjamin.robertson@scmp.com With more investors selling assets in harmful industries, closer attention is being paid to the profitability of sustainable investing strategies Green is good Sustainable investing is all the rage now, but what is it and does it make sense to get involved? The idea behind it is simple: investor activism strengthens companies' ...

  4. Business - China Business - FOREIGN INVESTMENT

    Chinese firms compete for projects in Chile without state help

    Posted Nov 29th 2014, 04:14am by JING YANG

    ... Bilateral trade stood at US$33 billion last year, but cross-border investment amounted to just US$100 million. "We are different from what Chinese companies are used to dealing with," Heine said on the sidelines of this week's Pacific Alliance Investment Forum in Guangzhou. "We have a market-driven economy in which the private sector plays the key role. We ...

  5. Business - Money

    Luxembourg fund given go-ahead for through train

    Posted Nov 29th 2014, 04:47am by Enoch Yiu

    ... said Stewart Aldcroft, a senior adviser and managing director at Citi Securities & Fund Services. Funds domiciled in Luxembourg and other European countries are not allowed to invest ... closely with our legal and investment teams to obtain clarification regarding certain legal and regulatory issues that are specific to funds before we can determine how and when we may ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Rafael Hui helped himself to funds that were for investment, not bribery, court told

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 04:36am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Hui 'helped himself' to investment funds Former chief secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan "misappropriated" investment funds that an alleged ... to another alleged middleman, Francis Kwan Hung-sang, in November 2007. Chan had testified his purpose was to invest in a pill that was touted to prevent hangovers. But Kwan moved the money to his ...

  7. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Australian economy shows signs of a move away from mining

    Posted Nov 28th 2014, 03:22am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Sydney Report says investment up 5.5 per cent in areas outside of manufacturing and mining, suggesting long-sought rebalancing of economy under way Australia shows signs ... record-low interest rates and calling for a weaker currency. Investment by firms outside of mining and manufacturing grew 5.5 per cent in the third quarter, the biggest gain in almost four years, ...

  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Nest and AIA offer mentoring programme for start-ups

    Posted Nov 29th 2014, 04:14am by Howard Winn

    ... months, Nest will organise a Demo Day where the entrepreneurs present their ideas to investors with a view to persuading them to invest. Aside from giving a boost to the start-up industry, Squibb ... already invested in a Hong Kong company- Simple Wearables- that is working on a device that monitors the vital signs of, for example, an elderly person. This information shows up on a special ...

  9. News - China - EDUCATION

    Maple Leaf plans big private school expansion on mainland

    Posted Nov 29th 2014, 03:45am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Funds in place for private school expansion The biggest international school operator in China has secured a US$9.5 million investment from the International ... and two foreign-national schools in nine cities, including Chongqing, Dalian, Shanghai and Tianjin. "We see this as a long-term investment. This is a good example where a scalable business ...

  10. Quality control: The good deals to be made in home furnishing

    Posted Nov 28th 2014, 09:17am

    ... Gaynor Thomas Instead of filling the home with the cheap and cheerful, why not consider investing in quality pieces that appreciate in value? Less is more. That should be the dictum of all home decorators. And not just fewer things, but better things. Instead of filling the home with the cheap and cheerful, why not consider investing in quality pieces that appreciate in value? ...




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