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  1. Stock market, banks top Beijing talks

    Posted Nov 17th 2003, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... have far-reaching implications for the stock market and banking sectors. Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen, Hong Kong Monetary Authority chief executive Joseph Yam Chi-kwong ... 'In the next 10 years, we would like to put our focus on attracting mainland investors to trade in the Hong Kong stock market.' He said one opening would involve China's National ...

  2. Money no obstacle to our stock market

    Posted Oct 08th 2003, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... that has most people's eyes glazing over, but it is still one of the key determinants of stock market movements. You can argue the old chicken and egg question with it, of course. What comes ... closely changes in the Taiwanese M1b definition of the monetary aggregates are tied to the performance of the Taiwanese stock market. The second chart shows you the correlation in Hong Kong, using ...

  3. ECIC loses $10.4m on stock market in 2002

    Posted Jul 10th 2003, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... The insurer still records a 114 per cent surge in net profits Hong Kong Export Credit Insurance Corp (ECIC) had its fingers burnt last year, losing $10.49 million on the stock market ... in stocks, cash and bonds. ECIC commissioner Cheung Kam-kay said the corporation adopted a diversified and cautious investment strategy, investing 44 per cent of the reserve in bonds, 36 per cent ...

  4. Stocks snap losing run in wake of Wall St rally

    Posted Dec 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Anette Jonsson Stocks ended a five-day losing streak yesterday after hefty gains on Wall Street on Monday lured investors into the market to search for bargains. Rising oil prices ... policy. Any indication that rates would remain on hold for an extended time should give further support to equity markets, Mr Corry said. The Hang Seng Index added 1.77 per cent to settle ...

  5. Global recovery optimism drives gains in Asian stocks

    Posted Jul 15th 2003, 12:00am by David Robinson

    ... Weaker bond yields and brighter US data make regional equities attractive Stock markets across the region rallied yesterday as investors weighed the prospect that the global economy could ... and manufacturing data coming out of the US. CSFB chief regional economist Dong Tao said the driving force behind the surging stock markets was the weakening bond markets. 'The yields on bonds have ...

  6. Stocks may lure back bond players

    Posted Aug 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stocks may perk up later this year as liquidity flows from bond funds to equities. Major worldwide equity indices rose between March and June as investors cashed out of bonds and put ... sell-off, prompting a flow of liquidity into the equity markets. 'It seems to me the yield rise is running out of steam,' said Pieter van der Schaft, director of economic research ...

  7. Despite the risk, fortune favours the brave

    Posted Oct 18th 2003, 12:00am by Michael Preiss

    ... for the next leg up in global equity markets. Success in making money in the stock market depends on handling prices- and you had better know what they mean. 'Price is what the greater fool ... must stimulate the economy at all costs. The US stock market is going up (temporarily), the economy is get better (temporarily), people will have more money in their pockets (temporarily) ...

  8. Shares extend fall despite government sell-off denial

    Posted Jul 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chinese stock indices resumed their slide yesterday despite official statements denying plans to dump state-owned shares in listed companies on to the stock market. The benchmark Shanghai ... rebound on Wednesday after officials denied a Chinese press report suggesting that the central government would next month allow the resumption of the stock market sale of listed companies' ...

  9. US data boosts industrial stocks

    Posted Jul 10th 2003, 12:00am by David Robinson

    ... fund flows from local economy-related stocks to export-related shares,' Mr Tang said. Phillip Securities research director Louis Wong Wai-kit said the market had been buoyed by positive ... Signs of a pick-up in the United States economy and strong earnings results from local export-oriented firms boosted industrial stocks in Hong Kong yesterday. The surge came amid ...

  10. Upgrades and downgrades

    Posted Sep 10th 2003, 12:00am by David Robinson

    ... BUY TPV Technology ING Financial Markets has maintained its 'buy' rating, with margins for the manufacturer of liquid crystal display (LCD) monitors looking better than expected. ... improvement, lifts ING's earnings forecast estimates by 8 per cent for this year and next. He said the stock was trading at 10 times next year's expected earnings and raised his target price ...




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