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  1. Stock market forecasts look absurdly over-optimistic

    Posted Dec 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland It's that time of year again when Hong Kong's army of stock market analysts try to drum up a little interest by publishing their forecasts for the next 12 months. ... knock anything between 1.2 and 2.4 percentage points off Hong Kong's growth next year. Yet guess what return Credit Suisse is forecasting for the Hong Kong stock market next year? ...

  2. Housing sales hit by falling stock market

    Posted Aug 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Home sales in the secondary market dropped 23 per cent on the weekend as market sentiment was hit by tumbling stock prices around the globe and the announcement ... The Masterpiece in Tsim Sha Tsui followed on the heels of falling stock market prices and fears that the United States may be heading back for recession. Market sources said some potential buyers withdrew ...

  3. Warrants back with a bang on the HK stock market

    Posted Sep 10th 2010, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... the option to buy or sell an underlying asset, usually a stock, at a fixed price in the future. The market took a hit during the financial crisis as stocks plummeted, but over the past few months the turnover of derivative warrants, including callable bull/bear contracts, has risen significantly. They now constitute close to 30 per cent of the total stock market turnover, according to traders ...

  4. Why Beijing will not want to see a buoyant stock market

    Posted Jul 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... with Shirley Yam Which has been the worst-performing stock market this year? Greece, you say? Right. But you get no candy because that's a no-brainer. Who's next? I hear you ... Kong's stock market and the result is no less puzzling. Our economy is significantly affected by the mainland and the Hang Seng Index contains mostly mainland corporations. Yet the Hang Seng has ...

  5. Stock market gains to boost insurers

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

    ... year, thanks mainly to hefty profits taken on the once-booming A-share market. Last year saw a big leap in investment income from the red-hot mainland stock market, which surged 96.66 per cent ... forecast a doubling in net profit to 73.4 billion yuan. But insurers are expected to fall victim to the weakened stock market sentiment, with this year's earnings likely to take a beating ...

  6. Warning of stock market bubble triggers sell-off

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

    ... Lee Yuk-kei Mainland investors dump shares amid worries over further tightening measures A warning by a leading mainland official over a stock market bubble triggered the biggest drop ... Congress vice-chairman, that the mainland stock markets were developing into a 'bubble' and investors were acting 'relatively irrationally'. The Shanghai A-Share Index is up ...

  7. Beijing's new mindset will avert a rerun of 2000 stock market bubble

    Posted Jul 08th 2006, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... with Shirley Yam 'The gain underscores the resilience of China's domestic stock markets, home to the world's best-performing stock indices, as global markets ... offering, including a roadshow and a price by book-building. Many, including this columnist, saw this as emblematic of both the depth and maturity of the mainland stock markets. The Baosteel sale ...

  8. HK's star stock-picker revises market target

    Posted Dec 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck Lee Shau-kee picks stocks pretty well for a 79-year-old grandpa who spends his mornings in massage and meditation. And Mr Lee says the market isn't going to climb quite ... And why not, given that the property tycoon has become a star stock-picker whose predictions are eagerly awaited by investors and can spark a market rally. Mr Lee's latest favourites ...

  9. HSI surges 4.6pc amid chase for banking stocks

    Posted Apr 15th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... Nick Westra The Hang Seng Index yesterday surged to its highest level this year as investors loaded up on financial stocks on hopes strong results from Goldman Sachs signalled better days ... in on the rally. HSBC Holdings led the way, rocketing up 9.33 per cent to HK$55.65 and making up 252.78 points of the index's advance. In London, the stock closed 1.53 per cent higher at 481.25 pence ...

  10. CCB in overseas push to serve outbound mainland investors

    Posted Apr 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai China Construction Bank Corp, the world's second-largest by market value, will accelerate overseas expansion this year to keep pace with increasing outbound investment ... merger and acquisition deals to occur this year. In a bid to follow its corporate customers who have been setting up plants and tapping into foreign markets, the bank has been actively looking ...




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