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  1. Oil rally sparks sell-down in stocks

    Posted Jun 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... comments from Opec members suggested a rise in crude output might not be as large as originally anticipated and might take weeks to reach the market. Oil futures shot up immediately, driving Asian stock markets down sharply on fears energy prices would hit company profits and hamper global economic recovery. The concerns were borne out after Asian markets closed, when the Organisation ...

  2. Tom adopts low-risk expansion strategy

    Posted Jun 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'We need to maintain growth, so we are considering entering the Asian market by extending our coverage to Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and Australia,' he said. The first acquisition outside the mainland is expected by the end of the year. Tom Outdoor also saw itself as being able to help Asian-based companies 'to enter the China market, as the China ...

  3. Advisory firm links with key US player

    Posted Jul 06th 2005, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... Jane Moir RSM Nelson Wheeler's corporate advisory arm in Hong Kong and Singapore has merged with one of the largest restructuring companies in the United States, Alvarez & Marsal. The tie-up marks a substantial move by the New York-based giant into the Asian market, giving it critical mass and a stepping stone to the China market. No financial terms have been disclosed. About ...

  4. Tough times not over yet as more investment bankers get the axe

    Posted May 20th 2009, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick

    ... cut locally, involving administrative staff up to senior managers. Hong Kong was pinpointed for the job losses because Fortis bosses felt the economy was weaker than other Asian markets. Many ... Naomi Rovnick In a sign the financial market recovery could be short-lived, investment banks are continuing to axe highly paid staff in Hong Kong. This week, Credit Suisse is firing 10 ...

  5. Bulls awaken but approach stays cautious

    Posted Jul 06th 2003, 12:00am by Gwyneth Roberts, Stephen Seawright

    ... in the Philippines, which has soared 24.14 per cent this year, and Indonesia, which is up 18.62 per cent. Among the optimists for the stock markets are JP Morgan's Asian strategist Adrian Mowat, who ... occurred. Citigroup recommends an Asian portfolio overweight on Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong but underweight on China. However, it expects all markets in the region to do well. 'Our strong ...

  6. Appointments

    Posted Jun 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... experience in the Asian market having worked in Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore. His areas of expertise include advising on cross-border M&A transactions. Ivan Cheung Partner EC Harris Mr Cheung ... Sara Yang Bosco President, Asia-Pacific Emerson Ms Bosco is responsible for corporate activities in the firm's second biggest market outside the US, Asia-Pacific. She drives strategic ...

  7. MPF average returns 27.3pc since launch

    Posted Jan 08th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... equity-dominated strategies, particularly those exposed to Asian markets, have delivered on their promise. 'As we face potentially higher inflation and lower global growth over the next few years, ... to pass through stock market slumps in 2001 and 2008. 'The case here proves that for younger investors, it pays to be aggressive by investing in high equity content funds and using dollar ...

  8. Membership disappointed over delays to scheme

    Posted Jan 18th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... balance sheets across Asia-Pacific will continue to create solid opportunities for investors, according to Catherine Yeung, investment director at Fidelity International. 'Asian markets ... equities will continue to perform better than bonds. For Asia, we believe markets in the north Asian countries will perform better than the South Asian countries.' As far as safeguarding ...

  9. Youthful fashion statement

    Posted Jul 12th 2008, 12:00am by Remo Notarianni

    ... for style. 'Hong Kong is basically the yardstick by which we measure the region,' Mr Hail said. 'What's good in Hong Kong tends to be good for other Asian markets. So the market ... is expanding by almost 20 per cent annually, posting double-digit figures. And edc by Esprit epitomises the company's appetite for new markets with style-hungry shoppers. Product lines, most ...

  10. HSBC's rights issue struggles to draw line under past errors

    Posted Mar 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... US$34 billion on its subprime portfolio. Meanwhile, with business conditions in HSBC's Asian markets still deteriorating, provisions against losses from the region are bound to rise, eating ... Tom Holland The first time most investors in Hong Kong became aware of the subprime mortgage crisis was in February 2007, when HSBC Holdings shocked the market with its first-ever profit ...




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