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  1. Overseas funds hungrier now for Asian stocks

    Posted Aug 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... Nick Westra Overseas investors have recovered their appetite for regional markets and are even hungrier now for Asian equities than they were during the bull market three years ago, ... of the world.' Overseas investors were last active in building exposures to Asian markets in 2006 and 2007, lured by the region's economic promise. But many dumped their positions last year ...

  2. Asian markets shake off jitters over Dubai woes

    Posted Dec 01st 2009, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... Nick Westra Investors breathed a collective sigh of relief yesterday as Asian financial markets roared back to life on growing consensus that Dubai's financial woes were not enough ... Asian [economic] growth.' Global financial markets tumbled into a tailspin last week after Dubai announced that its investment arm would need more time to pay back its loans. Stocks, ...

  3. Exhibitors pin hopes on upturn and Games

    Posted Dec 12th 2009, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... people to buy our products at the fair,' Terence Kam Chun-sang, the company's senior marketing executive, said. 'With the effect of the East Asian Games, there will be more ... Kobi Chan Exhibitors at the Hong Kong Brands and Products Expo are looking to the improving economy and visitors in town for the East Asian Games to boost sales. The 44th fair, which has ...

  4. Asian equities finish month on a high note

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... Nick Westra Asian markets finished the month on a hopeful note yesterday, bounding upwards after reports showed economic activity in the region had started to pick up steam and the worst ... climbed 3.94 per cent and the South Korean market rose 2.31 per cent. Taiwan outpaced the region, rising 6.74 per cent for its largest gain in 18 years as investors cheered the island's ...

  5. Three banks vie for RBS Asian assets

    Posted Apr 16th 2009, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick

    ... Naomi Rovnick HSBC Holdings, Standard Chartered and Australian and New Zealand Banking Group are vying to buy the Asian operations of struggling Royal Bank of Scotland Group. Sources ... and on the mainland, RBS is selling its retail and commercial banking operations. It will hang on to its global banking and markets business, which provides loans and investment banking products to very large ...

  6. The Palazzo puts on a glittering show

    Posted Sep 09th 2009, 12:00am by Elizabeth Turner

    ... An influx of big brand names has helped develop the concept of luxury to Asian consumers, while intensifying competition among companies manufacturing these high-end goods. The arrival of exclusive brands in the region did develop a niche for the market but, according to luxury watch and jewellery maker Chopard, their success was so great that it grew beyond the point of exclusivity. Brands ...

  7. Investors benefit from high performing Asian currencies

    Posted Jun 28th 2009, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... such as ETFs offer greater transparency and the costs of investing in index trackers are much lower than actively managed products. The Asian debt market has been seen as underdeveloped. Do you expect ... invests in eight regional-currency bond markets in Asia as it seeks to track the returns of the iBoxx ABF Pan-Asia Index. Mr Cheung said investors had benefited from the strong performance ...

  8. Flawed reasoning for HK dollar bond market

    Posted May 19th 2009, 12:00am by Tony Latter

    ... Tony Latter The government has adopted a proposal to issue significant quantities of bonds. A monetary official describes this as 'an initiative to develop the bond market rather than a way of supporting government expenditure' (given that our fiscal reserves already provide cover for spending). It is also argued that the small bond market inhibits development ...

  9. The best Asia plays may lie elsewhere

    Posted Dec 14th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... managers really want to buy into- are under-represented on Asian bourses. Often their market capitalisations are low, the free floats of investible shares limited and corporate governance standards ... for their Asian exposure; towards multinational companies listed in developed markets but whose Asian businesses are well placed to reap the rewards of regional outperformance. This tactic is hardly new. ...

  10. Asian buyers eye London bargains

    Posted Sep 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fulton Mak Wealthy Asian investors have weathered the investment storm created by the global financial crisis and are back in property markets around the world shopping for bargains, with London emerging as a favourite target. Typical of the new breed of Asian buyers among the people who attended a weekend London residential property exhibition this month was a Hongkonger who ...




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