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  1. Esprit still freefalling on Europe jitters

    Posted Sep 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Seng Index constituent stocks. Esprit's focus on Europe has fuelled fears that it will not be able to bounce back in the near future after announcing a massive drop in annual profit last ... in relation to Europe's sovereign debt crisis. According to Esprit's full-year report, Europe accounted for 79 per cent of its revenue for the year to June. Germany is Esprit's biggest ...

  2. News - World - ITALY

    Italian election impasse roils world markets, shakes Europe

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... in the lower house of parliament but the Senate remained up for grabs. Stock markets in Europe, Asia and America also fell on fears of instability in the euro zone's third biggest economy ... Agence France-Presse in Rome World markets rattled as alarm bells set off across Europe after Italian election ends at an impasse Italian election impasse rattles world markets World ...

  3. HKEx eyes emerging Europe for IPOs

    Posted Dec 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to identify potential listing candidates. 'State-owned enterprises in eastern Europe are in the process of privatisation and they want to tap funds where they can attract both Asian ... believed Europe's debt crisis would lead more small- and medium-sized firms-, which might have difficulties in getting bank loans- to consider listing in the city to raise funds from wealthy ...

  4. Dow, Europe fall after HK's record rise

    Posted Jan 24th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... to come for the US economy. In Europe, the FTSE 100 Index was down 2.73 per cent at 3pm, while France's CAC 40 had dropped 3.31 per cent and Germany's DAX 4.78 per cent by 4pm. Wall ... the US Federal Reserve's unexpected interest rate cut convinced skittish investors the global economy can avoid a recession. But the reprieve from the brutal sell-off of Monday and Tuesday ...

  5. Buy dull, buy safe, in Europe

    Posted Feb 22nd 2004, 12:00am by David Evans

    ... in March 2000 rebounded the strongest in 2003. Mr Bennett's outlook for Europe is understandably tainted by his thoughts on the American economy. He believes reckless monetary policy combined ... that I will bore people more than usual because I am going to say, buy boring. Europe is boring, and there are some fantastically boring sectors in Europe that are going to make lots of money for people ...

  6. Danger stock market bull run may soon run out of steam

    Posted Feb 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... in Europe's sovereign debt crisis. None of these is encouraging. With Europe's biggest economies on the brink of recession, the US struggling and growth in China slowing, the economic picture ... Markets in Europe have also performed strongly. Even though Greece's debt crisis drags on, entering its third year, the euro zone's Stoxx 50 index has gained 11 per cent since the start ...

  7. HK takes biggest hit in Asia-wide sell-off

    Posted Nov 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and profitability came under pressure because of Europe's debt crisis, now centred on Italy. The Hang Seng Index (HSI) dived 5.25 per cent, its worst intraday performance since September. The index ... institutions by three months. The move comes amid the metastasizing of Europe's debt crisis from Greece to Italy. However, Paris said the ban could be lifted soon 'if market conditions ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beware of mixed economic signals

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Investors should heed conflicting economic signals. If they had predicted last week where the next negative sign was coming from, many would have said Europe, which is unlikely to emerge from its debt woes without another mini-crisis or two. But it turned out to be the US, where the economy contracted 0.1 per cent in the December quarter, against market expectations of more ...

  9. Business - Money - CHART OF THE WEEK

    Emerging nation stocks fall most since 2007

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

    ... Michael Patterson Emerging nation stocks fall most since 2007 Five years after global equities peaked, valuations in developing countries have tumbled the most even as their economies ... for Japan's Nikkei 225 Stock Average, 38 per cent for the Stoxx Europe 600 Index and 27 per cent in the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. The lower panel shows economic output has increased most ...

  10. Business - Money

    Investors bullish about US, Japan markets: Bloomberg poll

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Washington Almost half of survey's respondents down on Europe; most favoured asset class is stocks Investors bullish on US, Japan markets: poll International investors are the most bullish they have been on the US and Japanese markets in more than 3½ years as both countries' economies are seen as improving, according to a poll. More than half of those contacted ...




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