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  1. Stock exchange proposes change to volatile closing auction session

    Posted Nov 29th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... orders. The auction system's current pricing mechanism has been criticised for making closing share prices vulnerable to sudden swings and manipulation. The city's stock market operator ... Wong Ka-chun and Nick Westra Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing has issued a new industry consultation paper suggesting reforms of the controversial closing auction session. The stock ...

  2. Small investors unite to say 'stocks are dead'

    Posted Oct 28th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun, Danny Mok

    ... Celine Sun and Danny Mok 'Stocks are dead' was the refrain from small investors yesterday as the market plunged. Mr Choy, a 33-year-old building services engineer, said he had ... enough to enter the market... even if I get extra money.' At the Bank of China branch in Jordan yesterday, dozens of retail investors checking stock prices on the bank's terminals ...

  3. Hong Kong stocks cheap but could get cheaper still

    Posted Oct 28th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... the financial crisis. The initial response from stock market players bordered on the euphoric. 'Equities have bottomed,' pronounced an e-mail message from one respected analyst, who concluded that the G7's concerted policy action had ended market uncertainty and put a floor under share prices. 'The buying opportunity of a generation,' proclaimed another message from an equally ...

  4. Stocks to face volatility as market looks to US

    Posted Apr 14th 2008, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Hong Kong's stock market is likely to experience increased volatility this week, as uncertainty over the United States economy persists after a surprisingly weak earnings report from ... this week. 'But the outlook is not that bad. On the bright side, if the mainland announces a slower inflation rate this week, it will help both the A-share market and Hong Kong stocks ...

  5. Mainland market slide narrows stock price gap

    Posted Nov 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai The price gap between A shares and their Hong Kong-listed counterparts has shrunk by more than 50 per cent in a week as the mainland stock markets kept falling amid ... support. Martial Godet, the head of investment management for new markets at BNP Paribas, said he remained cautious on mainland stocks. Beijing has removed stamp duty on share purchases, eased ...

  6. Strange goings-on in the Hong Kong stock market

    Posted Dec 12th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland Anyone who is not a professional share trader can be forgiven for wondering what on earth is going on in the Hong Kong stock market at the moment. For the last couple ... of the market. According to brokers, individual investors make up only about 10 per cent of the volume on the stock exchange at the moment, in contrast to 30 per cent previously. Retail investors ...

  7. Stock market unlikely to rescue luxury property

    Posted May 29th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... I cite the excerpts above. Where do property agents think upmarket residential developments will find new buyers when the stock market is no longer minting them? The first chart shows you how ... in mainland listed companies and worries about the impact of recession in the United States have all contributed to the decline. These are real and valid reasons for a correction on a stock market ...

  8. Shang says Beijing will roll out measures to boost stock markets

    Posted Oct 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai The central government is planning undisclosed policy measures to boost its ailing equity markets and defuse mounting hostility from investors who have seen ... incentives to stabilise the markets, but did not elaborate, Bloomberg reported. It is the first time in three months Mr Shang has made public comments about the equity markets, where millions ...

  9. Stock market turnover dives as traders take to the sidelines

    Posted May 30th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... Nick Westra Bear market volume hits 9-month low amid lack of direction Trading interest in the local stock exchange dried up this week as investors refused to gamble on volatile stocks ... they have had their pick of negative news. The arrest of more than 20 employees at securities firms for allegedly phoney stock warrant deals was the latest in a string of negative market headlines. ...

  10. Consumers take stock of their spending amid market turmoil

    Posted Sep 19th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Paggie Leung

    ... as a pall descended on consumers and tourists in Hong Kong. With stock markets in a tailspin, taxi rides are increasingly a luxury, shoppers are becoming window-shoppers and well-heeled diners ... and the stock market turmoil might be partly to blame, a spokesman said. Some taxis, too, reported spartan business. Looking for a fare along Gloucester Road yesterday, driver Terry Chui said his ...




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