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  1. Exodus of liquidity arrests equity rally

    Posted Jun 29th 2006, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... into regional stock markets, pushing up share prices. But bond funds languished, and the rally by equity funds was interrupted by an exodus of liquidity last month as investors grew increasingly ... Chan added Even if it emerged that stock markets had peaked for the moment, he said, MPF savers should consider keeping faith with the allocations they made to equity-based funds and focus ...

  2. Small investors eschew equities for security of capital guarantees

    Posted Jul 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Investors tired of the rocky ride in long-only equity funds in recent months are increasingly turning to funds that offer built-in assurances that their money won't be lost ... to the market, driving gold and oil prices higher while stock markets fell. That has hurt local retail investors, whose portfolios have a notoriously heavy weighting towards equities, and money managers ...

  3. Private equity firms cut it with low-key deals

    Posted Jul 17th 2006, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... Foreigners seeking acquisitions in China are learning that it pays to keep a low profile, writes Jamil Anderlini in Beijing Private equity investors are, not surprisingly, a very private ... problems in the rapidly privatising Chinese market. After unveiling a landmark deal to take the first controlling private equity stake in a state-owned enterprise in October, the firm ran ...

  4. An equitable equity market

    Posted May 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for loss-making SOEs. The government must reform the stock market to end the SOEs' virtual monopoly on equity financing. The direction of reform should be towards open listings, rather than setting ... and equities. It is no secret that there has been a general distrust of listed companies in China. The government has tended to view the equity market as the best avenue for helping certain ...

  5. Shui On scraps IPO amid slump in equities

    Posted Jun 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... market equities that has wiped 11.87 per cent off the benchmark Hang Seng Index since it touched a near five-year high of 17,301.79 points on May 8. Shui On, whose offering was being brought ...

  6. State fund to boost investment in equities

    Posted Mar 29th 2006, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... strategist Vincent Chan said. The fund can also invest as much as US$800 million in offshore equities, mainly in Hong Kong, and up to US$300 million in offshore fixed-income products. Earlier ... of last year, 60 per cent in fixed-income investments, 23 per cent in cash or equivalent instruments and just 11 per cent in stocks. The rest was in direct equity investments. The shift ...

  7. Genting seeks equity funds for casino

    Posted Dec 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Singapore-listed Genting International- which has a 75 per cent stake in the proposed 34-hectare resort complex- and Star Cruises, announced yesterday that the companies would rely on equity financing ... exchange it would finance its contribution to the Sentosa project through a combination of new equity and existing unused credit facilities. It did not elaborate. Term loans drawn ...

  8. Negative equity no cause for alarm

    Posted Jan 18th 2006, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Finance director and general manager, attributed the recent rise in negative equity numbers partly to the growing popularity of 90 per cent to 95 per cent mortgage loans, which account for 15 per cent of the market share. The loans were introduced in 2003. 'Technically, buyers using high-geared mortgage financing are more likely to go into negative equity. But a small valuation ...

  9. Asia banks move into film financing

    Posted Nov 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the celluloid business. Asian film producers have traditionally relied on equity finance, where investors effectively buy a share of the movie. In return, they get a slice of any potential profit, and more often than not they expect their money to give them a voice in how the movie is made. 'If you work with equity finance, you have to use certain assets to convince your investors ...

  10. Hedge funds, private equity on converging lines

    Posted Nov 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Allan Nam

    ... and restructuring competed against distressed securities and event-driven hedge funds. With hedge funds buying debt issued by private equity firms and becoming involved in financing pre-IPO companies, ... Allan Nam Two distinct alternative investment sectors are increasingly moving into each other's space as more capital goes in search of higher yields HEDGE FUNDS AND private equity ...




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