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  1. Put no stock in ballot box

    Posted May 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... be for the markets. But Tony Blair's administration turned out to be very business-friendly, arguably as much as any Conservative government. The US stock market has historically performed better under ... shows that stock markets rise on average by 5 per cent in a president's first year in office, 4 per cent in the second year, 12 per cent in the third, and 8 per cent in the fourth. Averages ...

  2. Comment - Blogs - MR. SHANGKONG

    The impact of politics on stock prices

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 05:08pm by George Chen

    ... George Chen Will the upcoming 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China affect Chinese stock market investors? Don’t hold your breath. Will the upcoming 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China affect Chinese stock market investors? Don’t hold your breath. People say that history always repeats itself and the impact on the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index during ...

  3. Stock market crashes meeting with treasury boss

    Posted Sep 20th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... rivals in the Legislative Council. It turned out the timing was just unfortunate. The world's stock markets were falling like rocks, the Hang Seng had lost more than 1,000 points and frantic ...

  4. Privatising China- Inside China's Stock Markets (2nd Edition)

    Posted Sep 10th 2006, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Compiled by Tim Cribb Privatising China- Inside China's Stock Markets (2nd Edition) by Carl E. Walter and Fraser J.T. Howie John Wiley & Sons, HK$488 Those at last week's popular CLSA Investor Forum at the Grand Hyatt will have heard from Fraser Howie, co-author with Carl Walter of Privatising China- Inside China's Stock Markets, now out in its second ...

  5. Government has prepared measures, but will not intervene in market yet: John Tsang

    Posted Oct 28th 2008, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip The government has prepared a number of measures to deal with the economic crisis, but there are no plans to buy shares on the stock market, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah ... the Hang Seng Index fell 12.7 per cent. 'I can't see the need [to enter the market],' he said, denying that the government had plans to step into the stock market as it did ...

  6. China Satcom top job for Wen's son boosts unit's stock

    Posted Feb 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... on the Hong Kong stock exchange at HK$2.24 each. Brokers said retail investors, making a bet in a bullish market, were behind the rise. Wen, also known as Winston Wen, co-founded a private-equity fund ...

  7. Cab Chat

    Posted Oct 13th 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... or a year at most. Governments will rescue the stock markets. Do you think they will sit back and let the economy collapse? I don't think so. Rescuing the economy is the government's duty. ... the market works before they invest. No one can force you to buy minibonds. They were just too greedy. I would not invest my money into the stock market, though my wife has been persuading me to do ...

  8. Lesson of 1997 learned, says think-tank

    Posted Nov 07th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... a series of tax increases and budget cuts. He said the government considered it should play a larger role, although nothing it did should affect the functioning of the markets and international ...

  9. Polls apart from the truth

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that the stock market picks 90 per cent of presidential elections. The researchers claim that the stock market has been the 'most reliable indicator' of who will win the US presidency ... is not whether these measures actually work, but whether they are perceived as being capable of working. So the markets are not supplying omniscience, only reflecting how the system works. Stock markets ...

  10. New 3-year term for SFC's top enforcer

    Posted Sep 24th 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Steward said on September 3. His comment stirred market speculation that the government was under pressure to either replace or clip the wings of the man who is widely credited with the SFC's hardline approach. 'The government's renewal of Steward's contract will allow the market to feel comfortable that someone is enforcing market rules and protecting investors' ...




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