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  1. Arbinet picks HK as Asian exchange hub

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

    ... for the Asian market, with a focus on the mainland. The exchange was set up at Mega-iAdvantage data centre in Chai Wan. Sellers include China Telecom, Chunghwa Telecom, Korea Telecom, Singapore Telecom and Telekom Malaysia. Buyers include online gaming and video streaming firms. 'We chose Hong Kong as our Asian exchange centre as the market is fully deregulated, with nearly all international ...

  2. Economists say impact likely to be less than in Sars downturn and Asian crisis

    Posted Oct 15th 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... the Asian financial crisis in 1998? While much of the world is describing the crisis as the worst since the Great Depression, local economists tend to believe the impact of the American-originated ... 2 per cent and 1 per cent for any one quarter. During the Asian financial crisis, GDP contraction of minus 8.1 per cent was recorded. The worst figure during the severe acute respiratory ...

  3. Asian assets ready for price spiral

    Posted Mar 14th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Oliver

    ... institutions warning of a potential ''melt up' in Asian asset prices. The catalyst for the asset boom, says JP Morgan's regional head of economic research and market strategy ... Asian stock and real-estate prices are on track to shoot higher this year, propelled by falling real interest rates and central bank policies weighted towards economic overheating, ...

  4. Asian contagion

    Posted Sep 20th 2008, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Brothers, in spite of its auspicious near-160-year history and revenues of US$59 billion, would not be bailed out. The market is king. The move sent Merrill Lynch, fabled as 'the thundering ... homes as they helped spin the new version of the American dream- that you could have everything you want without paying for it with real money, and blood, sweat and tears. The Asian Development ...

  5. EU steps up watch on Asian footwear makers

    Posted Jul 09th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Lloyd

    ... Mary Lloyd The European Union has increased anti-dumping investigations into imported Asian footwear, after seeing imports soar and market prices plummet. Last week the European Commission ... the annual growth in imports. The US unilaterally imposed safeguard quotas to protect its garment industry from Chinese products flooding its markets. Mr Poon did not believe that the EU and China ...

  6. American ports eye Asian trade

    Posted Jan 20th 2005, 12:00am by Markus Gaertner

    ... a 'tremendous amount of direct importers' shifting from Los Angeles and Long Beach. Officials at the nearby Port of Portland are also eager to tap the rising trade. Portland launched a marketing ... years,' said Eileen Murche, the port's import marketing manager. Places inland are also vying for a share of the flow of containers from Asia. Missouri is lobbying Mexico for a major trade ...

  7. A bumpy ride for Asean-focused investment funds

    Posted Nov 21st 2010, 12:00am by Oliver Jones

    ... listed on Singapore and Malaysia's stock exchanges means that these markets feature strongly in benchmark indices. JP Morgan Asset Management's JF Asean fund was 39.3 per cent invested ... focused fund may become clearer as the year draws towards an end. Consumer-focused stocks have been an important driver of rises in the smaller Asean markets this year. These stocks are, however, ...

  8. Dry bulk cargo market facing rough seas, Jinhui Holdings says

    Posted Mar 16th 2011, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis The dry bulk cargo market is facing rougher seas from a surge in ship deliveries that are forcing down freight rates and which risk charter defaults as ship owners struggle ... to fall 2.9 per cent to close at HK$2.03 yesterday. Up until the fourth quarter, 2010 had been better than expected for Jinhui Holdings as a result of a strong freight market buoyed ...

  9. HK leads rebound in global office markets

    Posted Mar 10th 2010, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Thanks to ample liquidity and a helping hand from mainland financial institutions, Hong Kong's office market has recovered from the global financial crisis better than other ... mortgage market in the US in mid-2007 did not diminish the keenness of mainland banks and insurance companies to establish a foothold in Hong Kong, according to the managing director of CBRE's ...

  10. Asia at greater risk from impact of oil prices

    Posted Jul 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Anette Jonsson Trade, markets and currencies to suffer if crude costs remain high, say analysts Oil supply disruptions caused by tropical storm Cindy in the Gulf of Mexico and fears of more bad weather later in the week pushed crude prices back above US$60 a barrel in Asian trading yesterday. The 44.9 per cent increase in benchmark US crude futures this year has already wiped ...




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