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  1. China Life books 45.5pc profit plunge

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... May Chan may.chan@scmp.com China Life Insurance, the country's biggest life insurer, saw its net profit plunge 45.5 per cent last year to 18.33 billion yuan (HK$22.56 billion) as it made major investment losses in a wobbly capital market and saw slow ...

  2. Theorists will find no profits to be made in doing it by the book

    Posted Jan 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... you he knows what he is doing because he has read all the books? Stop wasting good newsprint with pointless questions, you reply. You are quite right. I stand admonished. Now let me review ... and Technology. There you have it, the equivalent in finance of the surgeon whose credentials consist of having read all the right books. Not once has Chan held a real job in finance with a client ...

  3. The investment equivalent of judging a book by its cover

    Posted Jun 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland Stock investors everywhere like nothing better than a simple, straightforward investment story. In recent months, they have found one: that China will lead the world out of its economic slump, thanks to a combination of strong underlying ...

  4. Lenders book 6.8b yuan in forex losses as currency appreciates

    Posted May 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Natalie Chiu Major lenders suffered foreign exchange losses of more than 6.78 billion yuan in the first quarter because of a quicker pace in the yuan's appreciation, according to calculations by mainland media. Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, the country's largest, booked a 3.8 billion yuan loss related to foreign exchange in the first three months, an unexpected ...

  5. Book Shelf

    Posted Jan 20th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Chris Davis What the movers and shakers are reading Simon Douthwaite, Independent commodity trader IT ANNOYS ME to be caught without a book when I have some spare time to read. I do not have any one favourite type of book, but there are many I have read that are memorable for different reasons. Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, by Edwin Lefevre, published in 1923 and based ...

  6. Industrial Bank books 54pc surge in income

    Posted Mar 28th 2007, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng Industrial Bank, a Shanghai-listed lender in which Hang Seng Bank has a 13 per cent stake, reported earnings leapt 54.2 per cent last year on higher interest income. Net profit at the Fujian-based lender rose to 3.8 billion yuan from 2.46 billi ...

  7. Banks want independent audit of Far East books

    Posted Aug 30th 2004, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... Louis Beckerling Hong Kong bankers owed US$80 million by suspended drugmaker Far East Pharmaceutical Technology have called for an independent audit of the company's books. In its latest statement to the stock exchange, Far East said it had appointed Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu as a reporting accountant. The appointment was at the request of the lending banks 'to carry ...

  8. Business - Money

    Baring Asset Management sees value in Japan stocks after sell-off

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanny Yu

    ... in high-yield stocks and was avoiding the shares of mainland banks. "We tend to worry about the problems in their loan books," he said. "When we buy high-yield, we go for Australia, ...

  9. Business - Money - EQUITY MARKETS

    Japanese stocks tumble as Abenomics loses its lustre and investors take fright

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanny Yu

    ... at brokerage CLSA, said the price-to-book-value ratio of the MSCI Hong Kong Index, which tracks the performance of large- and mid-cap stocks in the city, is highly likely to correct by a further 12 per ...

  10. Business - Money - CHART OF THE WEEK

    Emerging nation stocks fall most since 2007

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... expanded fastest. The chart of the week shows the MSCI Emerging Market Index's price-to-book ratio has dropped 47 per cent since October 2007, compared with declines of 41 per cent ... in emerging countries, 37 per cent in Japan as the yen strengthened, and 12 per cent in the United States. Europe's output fell 2.5 per cent. The developing-market index trades at 1.6 times book ...




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