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  1. Business - Money - STOCKS

    HK stocks hit by sell-off after US market tumbles

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 12:00pm by CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... Chim Sau-wai sauwai.chim@scmp.com Hong Kong stocks tumbled on Friday morning following a heavy sell-off in the US market on concerns over the global economy. The Hang Seng Index dropped 336 points, or 1.4 per cent, to 23,198 at the market opening amid a broad slide in Asian markets. On Thursday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped the most since February, sinking 334.97 ...

  2. Business - Money - THE VIEW

    Why the Hong Kong stock market held up despite the protests

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 03:49pm by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... robust? One possibility is that there was intervention in the stock markets by the government, or others. Intervention happens all the time and it can be very effective. The best example is our ... Hong Kong-sensitive stocks. This market rose evenly and this might imply buying across the board by investors not fussy about the prospect of individual sectors. Such an open market ...

  3. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Chinese stock markets edge up after National Day break

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 10:47am by Ray Chan

    ... in sea of red The mainland stock market held its ground yesterday on the back of the bullish view taken by stock futures traders on equities after Beijing removed curbs on the property market. The Shanghai and Shenzhen markets closed moderately higher, in contrast with a sell-off in the region. Stellar performances by military-related stocks aided the mainland market rise. Futures contracts ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - STOCKS

    Stocks set to fall at open, authorities pledge smooth market operations as Occupy protests extend

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 09:03am by Nick Edwards and Jeanny Yu

    ... on share market Hong Kong equities face fresh selling pressure today after investors were left reeling by the worst intraday fall in nearly seven months as thousands of demonstrators took ... per cent since February 4. Fund managers expect the market to be volatile in the coming weeks, with retailers and property developers likely to bear the brunt of speculative selling on concern ...

  5. Business - Money - FINANCE

    Shanghai stock market link-up with Hong Kong's 'ready for launch'

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 04:26am by Enoch Yiu, Daniel Ren

    ... in Shanghai said yesterday that all technical preparations to directly link its stock market and Hong Kong's in a landmark cross-border trading scheme were complete, with a final trading test due ... to begin operations- is a major step in the mainland's efforts to open up its capital markets and boost the yuan's use in international transactions. The ambitions for the Stock Connect ...

  6. Business - Money - THE INSIDER

    Company directors lead way in stock market purchases

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:28am by Robert Halili

    ... Robert Halili Henderson Land's Lee Shau-kee and Ju Teng's Cheng Li-yu were enthusiastic insider buyers Company directors lead way in stock market purchases Directors were ... by 19.3 per cent to HK$310 million. The shares ended at HK$4.35 on Friday. Non-executive vice-chairman Liu Yonghao recorded his first on-market sales in Minsheng Banking since the stock was listed ...

  7. Business - Money - ALIBABA IPO

    Alibaba shares surge on New York stock market debut

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 10:10am by Ray Chan, AFP, Bloomberg, Reuters

    ... Alibaba surges on N.Y. stock market debut Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's shares surged on its long-awaited Wall Street debut yesterday following a record stock offering that opens ... the world's biggest IPO. A group of Alibaba customers rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange, including Lao Lishi, an Olympic swimming gold medallist in 2004 who has a store ...

  8. Business - Money

    HK lawmakers grill minister on launch of stock connect scheme

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 02:16pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... in the Hong Kong stock market. The local market and brokers will be further be hard hit if the Occupy Central would lead to a delay of the stock through-train and that may reflect the Central ... stock market Legislator Christopher Cheung Wah-fung Several other lawmakers echoed his views. Chan said however that Occupy Central is not related to the launch date of the stock through train. ...

  9. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Brokers accept delay in stock through train scheme

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:05am by Enoch Yiu

    ... of the plan to connect the stock markets of Hong Kong and Shanghai. Beijing has not yet announced a launch date although a government source told the South China Morning Post that Financial Secretary ... Cheung Wah-fung, a legislator for the financial services sector. "The mainland has not yet announced if overseas investors who trade in the country's stock markets would need to pay ...

  10. Business - Money - TRADE

    Shipping stocks rally in Hong Kong as Baltic Dry Index surges

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 05:45am by JING YANG

    ... Jing Yang jing.yang@scmp.com Freight surge buoys shipping shares An overnight surge in the dry commodity freight market in London sent Hong Kong shipping stocks soaring yesterday, ... at 1,090 points at the close of the London market on Tuesday, the highest in a month. The rebound triggered an industrywide rally in Hong Kong shipping stocks, with the biggest gain recorded ...




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