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  1. Rate concerns plus political uncertainty weaken momentum

    Posted Mar 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... PAUL PONG The market seems to have lost some momentum over the past two weeks in the face of growing political uncertainty and shrinking liquidity. Speculation over Tung Chee-hwa's ... market has been gripped more by politics than fundamentals of late. In general, political change will hamper any stock market in the short run. However, I do not see Mr Tung's resignation ...

  2. Sex and fiddling the figures spell downfall of China Mobile official

    Posted Jan 08th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li A cocktail of sex and financial irregularities has brought down another high-ranking mainland official- a former vice-chairman of China Mobile, Zhang Chunjiang. Zhang, a vice-ministerial level official, was detained late last month for financial irregularities and keeping mistresses, the latest edition of Caijing Magazine reported. He was removed from his position at China ...

  3. China's price of freedom- US$15,000?

    Posted Feb 05th 2004, 12:00am by Charles Target

    ... is long overdue an opening of its political system. And most would agree that democracy can be introduced too soon: the idea that China is a poor country, where too early liberalisation risks ... inappropriate for both, so we argue about which should prevail. Should Hong Kong wait for a general opening on the mainland? Can Hong Kong go ahead with political development without undermining ...

  4. Bracing for the euro fallout

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the new government is likely to be a key focus at this week's Group of 20 summit in Mexico, when President Hu Jintao is expected to unveil China's proposals for rescuing the debt-laden euro zone. Despite reassurances from European Union officials that the single currency will remain intact, political leaders have failed to agree on their own financial and fiscal ...

  5. China Railway Construction delays listings

    Posted Feb 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wong Ka-chun and Tim LeeMaster China Railway Construction Corp, one of the nation's largest railway builders, had delayed its initial public offerings in Hong Kong and Shanghai ... and government bureaucracy are to deal with such emergencies. 'To be launching an initial public offering now is not politically palatable,' a source said. The company had aimed to raise 20 ...

  6. Lai See

    Posted Sep 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bank of China (Hong Kong), which had sold almost half of the minibonds on which Hong Kong investors lost billions of dollars, to agree to compensate investors, after which other banks caved in. ... resolved a contentious political problem for the Hong Kong government. Marut said its public demand for banks to repay investors meant that its credibility hinged on investors getting repaid, ...

  7. As floats sink slowly in the East

    Posted May 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... enterprises (SOEs) from the mainland. Last decade, Hong Kong was blessed with a steady stream of listings of state-run firms (such as China Construction Bank, China Telecom, CNOOC, China Life and so on). These were large deals that performed well for investors, partly because there was a political need to ensure the offers were successful. Many were priced cheaply. And because they were so ...

  8. Look beyond China, Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 24th 2005, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... should not make the city complacent. As the South China Morning Post's C. K. Lau pointed out, given Hong Kong's level of economic development, it ought to catch up with members ... Asia, the more advanced East Asian countries. The less-developed world is basically outside its radar. There is no doubt that Hong Kong, as part of China, does not chart its own foreign policy. ...

  9. Uneasy money

    Posted Jan 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... their luggage behind. The vast majority are tourists from the mainland, where corruption and money laundering are widespread. Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index ranks China ...

  10. Business - China Business

    China Vanke seeks to study property abroad before making plunge

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Angela Che

    ... Angela Che angela.che@scmp.com China Vanke plans to study overseas China Vanke, the mainland's biggest listed property developer, will study overseas markets for at least two to three ... be primary choices for the company. But further studies were needed before it drew up detailed plans and a timetable. Yu made the remarks after the presentation of China Vanke's interim results. ...




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