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  1. South of the Bordeaux

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Philippe Espinasse moneypost@scmp.com What a difference a few years can make. Initial public offering volumes are sharply down in Hong Kong, while some markets in Southeast Asia appear ... However, not only have IPOs in Hong Kong become fewer and smaller, but their quality has, on average, arguably also headed south. There are several reasons for this. A small deal requires as much ...

  2. Asia switching trust to local banks since crisis

    Posted Jun 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the government, said Lam. The crisis saw the Lehman Brothers minibonds fiasco and several international banks withdrawing in part from Asia. Royal Bank of Scotland gave away its mainland retail ... needs, but also to spread risks. The average number of respondents' 'banking relationships' across Asia rose 22 per cent, to 3.3 banks, between 2007 and this year. In some ...

  3. Credit Suisse chief has high hopes for Asia

    Posted Mar 28th 2011, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... positive growth in Asia in investment banking, asset management and private banking.' Speaking in an interview with the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong last week, Dougan said he ... in Asia over the next five years. The head of Credit Suisse, one of the largest banks in Switzerland, expects Asian revenues to grow to about 25 to 30 per cent of total group revenues in five ...

  4. South Korea and Taiwan in line for possible upgrades

    Posted Feb 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Anette Jonsson An upgrade of South Korea and Taiwan to developed market status by two key index providers would have a significant impact on investments in these markets, with the biggest ... and Korea, home to Asia's fifth and sixth-largest stock markets, on a watch list and was reviewing the classification of both markets. A decision is expected by the end of next month and any ...

  5. Eastern promise seen in emerging Asia

    Posted Apr 25th 2010, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... John Cremer With China poised to overtake Japan as the world's second-largest economy, and countries from Malaysia to South Korea fiscally sound and relatively debt-free after the recession, the great minds of international finance will soon have to coin a new term for what they currently designate as Asia's emerging markets. Their immediate priority is to capitalise ...

  6. Asia still a good bet for growth

    Posted Nov 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and a continued pick-up in regional consumption demand would continue to drive the economic growth in Asia. In addition, Asian equities were 10 per cent below fair value, said Ajay Kapur, a strategist at Citigroup. He expected Asian stocks to rise 20 per cent next year despite big gains this year. He is overweight in the information technology and domestic consumption sectors, and in South Korea ...

  7. Abu Dhabi woos investors in Asia after Dubai crisis

    Posted Feb 01st 2010, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... East last week to 4.5 per cent from 4.2 per cent. 'Talking about opportunities in the region, it's almost like Southeast Asia was many years ago when they talked about Asian ... and South Korea. 'I can buy Asian sovereign debt with a very attractive yield at the moment, so why would I need to buy something from the Middle East?' asked Danny Yan, an assistant ...

  8. When markets head south, look at horizon

    Posted May 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In the following week, fund outflows recorded all-time highs across China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, India, South Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand, as spooked investors withdrew ... on a rollercoaster ride. Elation swells as the market rises, giving way to fear, desperation and even panic when the market heads south. If history teaches us anything, it is that share markets adapt ...

  9. Credit Suisse hires StanChart's Nargolwala to head Asia-Pacific

    Posted Sep 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for growth and governance in South and Southeast Asia, while group executive director Gareth Bullock would take on responsibility for risk and special assets management. Credit Suisse ranks eighth ... Tim LeeMaster Credit Suisse, the European investment bank, has poached Kai Nargolwala away from London-based lender Standard Chartered to head its Asia-Pacific unit. Mr Nargolwala would ...

  10. Asset class takes off as debt markets gain strength in Asia

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the ABF Pan Asia Bond Index Fund (PAIF), the first exchange-traded Asian bond fund in Asia. What are the key features of the ABF Pan Asia Bond Index Fund? PAIF is an exchange-traded fund (ETF) investing in local currency bonds issued by government and quasi-government organisations in Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Unlike ...




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