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  1. Business - Money - EQUITIES

    Insider buy-backs dry up in the United States as valuations soar

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:40am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in New York Shrinkage in repurchases by US executives points to bearish outlook for their businesses while corporations pour money into their own stock Insider buy-backs dry up ... running at an average 2.6 per cent a quarter in the past two years and cash balances exceeding US$1 trillion, chief executives are turning to stock buy-backs to bolster per-share profit. More than ...

  2. Business - Money - EQUITIES

    Share buy-backs decline in Hong Kong after five years of boom

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 03:56am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... spree Buy-backs drop after booming for 5 years Following a big spike in the past five years, share buy-backs by Hong Kong firms are in decline. At the rate seen in the year to date, Hong Kong will see just a quarter of the buy-back approvals granted last year, according to S&P Capital IQ, a data firm. Buy-backs are an indicator that a company sees its shares as undervalued, ...

  3. Business - Money - THE INSIDER

    Property tycoons active as buybacks rise for third week

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 04:13am by Robert Halili

    ... Robert Halili Purchases by chairmen of Henderson Land and Sino Land expected to boost their share prices Property tycoons active as buybacks rise for third week The director activity rose ... the chairman, there were buybacks by the company this quarter with 186,000 shares purchased on July 9 at HK$12.49 each. Wong recorded his first trades in Dah Sing Financial since May last year ...

  4. Business - Money - EQUITIES

    Telstra announces A$1 billion share buy-back as net profit jumps 14pc

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 01:09am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Sydney Telstra announces A$1b buy-back of shares Telstra, Australia's largest telephone company, said it would buy back A$1 billion (HK$7.2 billion) in shares and also ... rose to A$25.3 billion. We have the flexibility to do both [a share buyback and investment] ANDY PENN, TELSTRA After lifting its interim dividend for the first time in eight years earlier ...

  5. Hutchison to buy back up to US$1.5b of bonds

    Posted May 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with a coupon of 7.5 per cent and in 2033 with a coupon of 7.45 per cent would also be part of the buy-back, the company said. Investors have until June 8 to sell the bonds back to Hutchison, and an early-buy-back date of May 21 has been set. US bank Morgan Stanley is managing the buy-back. 'They've done it before, and buying back debt seems sensible, so why not do it?' said Danie ...

  6. Chief talks tough on minibonds

    Posted Oct 16th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... to a government buy-back proposal and warning the administration may fund legal action by minibond investors. 'They cannot keep dragging on,' he said in a strongly worded message after ... Lehman derivatives. Several banks have responded positively to the proposal, but none of the 16 banks that sold minibonds have publicly agreed to a buy-back. Many banks say they cannot respond ...

  7. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS

    Evergrande puzzles with buy-back on one hand, borrowing on the other

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 01:23am by Shirley Yam

    ... with buy-back on one hand, borrowing on other What kind of management pays more than HK$500 million to buy back its own shares while scrambling for the same amount through an expensive seven-month loan? ... to downgrade Evergrande's rating from BB to BB-minus in May. Any prudent businessman would be sweating, but not Hui. Evergrande has spent HK$544 million on share buy-backs this week. That's ...

  8. At least 11 banks mis-sold minibonds, SFC chief says

    Posted Jun 24th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Preliminary findings indicate that at least 11 banks violated regulations when selling Lehman Brothers minibonds, legislators heard yesterday. Securities and Futures Commission chief executive Martin Wheatley told a Legislative Council subcom ...

  9. Minibond losers demand full refunds of investments

    Posted Oct 07th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... the Legislative Council when its new term begins tomorrow. Investors fear that a buy-back at their investments' current market value would give them only a fraction of their investment, ... 'This is the government gone crazy,' she said. A Bank of China (Hong Kong) customer cheered for the buy-back until she realised the bank was unlikely to return her entire principal. ...

  10. Markets cheer stimulus package and US bailout

    Posted Sep 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... buy-back. Separately, the China Securities Regulatory Commission on Sunday said it would simplify procedures to facilitate buy-backs, allowing companies to buy back their own shares without getting ...




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