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  1. Chinese investors receive warm welcome in Europe

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih in Beijing hanshih.toh@scmp.com China cannot save the troubled European economy, but Europe will be an important target of Chinese investment in the coming years, analysts say. 'It is up to Europeans to resolve the euro crisis. Chinese investment in Europe may be helpful for specific companies or sectors but will not resolve the crisis. Chinese investment ...

  2. HSBC to sell yuan bonds in Europe

    Posted Aug 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... HSBC Global Asset Management plans to launch yuan-denominated bond funds in Europe later this year. Europe's largest lender will sell Luxembourg-domiciled yuan bond funds throughout ... to capture growing business opportunities on the mainland, now the world's second largest economy. HSBC has a mainland joint venture fund company HSBC Jintrust, with whom 'we have been ...

  3. Business is booming in Europe's financial hub

    Posted Jun 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... of Europe' in tourist literature, Luxembourg, with its worldwide reputation for high standards of monetary and technical service, is a major European hub for international financial services. In tandem with the growth of private banking, the development of other services, such as investment funds and life insurance, is reinforcing Luxembourg's claim to be Europe's premier ...

  4. New rules 'will hurt global economy'

    Posted Mar 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com The proposed new global banking and insurance regulations set up in response to the financial crisis will hurt the world economy and should be adjusted, former British trade minister and veteran banker Mervyn Davies warns. 'The world economy is facing a number of challenges. The new banking regulation Basel III and insurance regulation Solvency II ...

  5. Asia, Europe markets' outlook good

    Posted Aug 20th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... impetus for local equity markets. 'As Asian economies have become more domestically and regionally driven they are affected less by economic developments in the US than they were five years ... predicted.' Europe stands out as a very attractive equity market, given the supporting liquidity and robust economic growth in the region. He said large amounts of debt had been wiped off corporate ...

  6. Business - INSURANCE

    Economic slowdown to hit Asian insurers hard

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... downturn would occur in Europe if the euro collapsed and euro-zone countries went their own way, which would cause a 6 per cent GDP decline in the euro-zone economy, Karl said. Wong, however, said ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Economic slowdown to hit Asian insurers hard Asia's insurance industry will take a hit from the economic slowdown in China and Europe, but stimulus ...

  7. Europe's woes hurt HK retirement funds

    Posted Jul 07th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu The European debt crisis and the resulting slump in markets have hurt the pocket books of 2.5 million Hong Kong workers as their pension funds recorded losses in the first half of the year. The about 300 Mandatory Provident Fund investment funds ...

  8. Short end of the stock

    Posted Oct 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... are down right now is because of fears that a spreading euro-zone crisis and a recession in Europe and the US will hit the Chinese economy. But consider this. Such a recession would hit South Korea ... that time frame. 'The Korean economy is very dependent on the US and Europe. They also do not allow short selling. You can see the difference that makes in the relative performance of Hong Kong ...

  9. Euro-zone crisis has exporters ducking for cover

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... from southern Europe- France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Greece- were up 47 per cent from 2010. Coface offers credit insurance cover for exporters, reimbursing them if an overseas buyer fails ... of uncertainty, he said. But the higher default rate had pushed up the cost of insurance cover for southern Europe to reflect the greater risk, he said. The company's Asia-Pacific revenue has risen ...

  10. Private sector urged to ease foreign burden

    Posted Nov 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing xuejun.cai@scmp.com The mainland's private sector should invest in Europe as it would help reduce foreign reserves and ease inflation in the world's second-largest economy, an adviser to the country's central bank said yesterday. Li Daokui, a monetary policy committee member at the People's Bank of China, said outbound investments ...




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