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  1. Emergency funds not enough, says hawker hurt in street cave-in

    Posted Apr 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zoe Mak Hawkers who lost their stalls when a street caved in on Tuesday have been promised up to HK$8,000 in emergency assistance by Central and Western District Office. But one of the hawkers injured when a section of Li Yuen Street East in Central collapsed during a heavy downpour said it would not be enough to cover his needs in the coming weeks. District officer Yau ...

  2. Emerging markets luring smart money

    Posted Jul 29th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Global financial markets awash with liquidity, increased fiscal stability and the trend towards investment-grade ratings have made emerging markets less vulnerable to external market fluctuations and event risk. According to Arjuna Mahendran, chief economist Asia-Pacific at Credit Suisse, the fundamentals of emerging market economies look stable, with foreign capital continuing ...

  3. Tapping emerging markets via bank stocks

    Posted Dec 16th 2007, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... Amanda Lee Emerging market bank stocks will probably appeal to cautious investors who want to gain some exposure to the economic growth of developing economies. Western bank stocks in particular that have been expanding business in emerging economies can be a good choice for investors who are reserved about placing their cash in emerging market bank stocks directly. Given ...

  4. Investors turn to emerging markets

    Posted Jul 08th 2007, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... Strong exports and high consumption are making developing nations an attractive proposition, writes John Cremer Emerging market funds may traditionally have been an area where only ... lens. 'Emerging markets are in better shape than for the last 10 to 20 years,' said Geoffrey Wong, head of global emerging markets and Asia ex-Japan equities for UBS Global Asset ...

  5. Bank adopts patient approach to global emerging markets

    Posted Mar 14th 2007, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... manager of ABN Amro's Global Emerging Markets Bond Fund, which took honours this year in the fixed income global emerging markets sector over three and five years. 'We don't manage ... in February translate into demand for bonds? 'Well people say as a rule that when stocks are not good, buy bonds. But remember that emerging market bonds have an equity-type component ...

  6. Emerging markets contribution proves it pays to get back to basics

    Posted Mar 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... HSBC's second-half results show that its traditionally strongest business area- emerging markets- helped bail the bank out of a loss-making venture in United States consumer lending. 'The ... of it in future results.' The bank says it will return to its roots in emerging markets, building on the name and expertise on which it was founded. A sound decision but let's see how they do ...

  7. Fund hopes to ride on sustained growth

    Posted Sep 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zoran Nedeljkovic The Hong Kong dollar debt market has recently enjoyed sustained growth, and one fund hoping to take advantage of this trend is State Street Global Advisors' ABF Pan ... enjoyed investor interest as it gives investors easy access to eight diversified Asian local currency bond markets. The Asian bond markets have seen dramatic growth in the past years ...

  8. Risks emerge while hedge funds scour the region for private deals

    Posted Apr 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... money but are not ready for the public market, so they can link them up with hedge funds in profitable private deals. Hedge funds are flocking to these investments in a number of emerging ... Reuters in Jakarta Hedge fund managers craving higher returns from investments before initial public offerings are taking a one-way bet on such deals in emerging Asian economies ...

  9. Tsang urges joint fight on market volatility

    Posted Sep 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and other unregulated entities all posed risks to financial markets, such as the sudden flight of capital, said Mr Tsang. He noted that emerging markets in the region where infrastructure ... Fanny Fung Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has urged financial market regulators in Asia to join hands in curbing market volatility. The call came after the recent subprime mortgage ...

  10. Emergency jabs planned to halt suspected H5N1

    Posted Sep 17th 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... Ting Shi Guangdong will embark on an emergency poultry vaccination programme following a suspected outbreak of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu in a Guangzhou village that prompted ... for the festival market are safe,' Yu Yedong, director of the Guangdong Animal Vaccination Centre, said. Local authorities stepped up prevention and control efforts following a suspected outbreak last ...




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