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  1. Asian equity lifts MPF out of negative territory

    Posted Mar 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kelvin Wong The Mandatory Provident Fund's (MPF) performance returned to positive territory last month, with Asia (ex-Japan) equity taking over from Pacific Basin equity ... a month earlier, according to a study by mutual fund information provider Lipper. Among the 17 fund categories, Asia equity topped with a return of 6.11 per cent, outperforming second-placed ...

  2. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Tax incentives set to lure Chinese private equity funds

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... are expected to lure large numbers of investment houses from the mainland to raise their first offshore private equity funds in the city to compete with big international names such as Blackstone and TPG, in a reversal of previous trends. Just a few years ago, global private equity firms were heading to the mainland to raise yuan funds, as Beijing pledged to open up its financial services ...

  3. HK dollar hits 22-year low amid fall in equities market

    Posted Aug 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Maria Chan, Enoch Yiu The Hong Kong dollar hit a 22-year low against the US dollar yesterday with investors concerned over fund outflows amid a drop in the equity market. The local currency sank to as low as 7.8299 against the US dollar, the lowest since 1985, and stood at 7.8292 in late trading in Hong Kong. Hang Seng Bank deputy chairman Raymond Or Ching-fai said ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance

    Japan loses key finance roles to Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 12:00am by Lulu Chen

    ... Census and Statistics Department, the number employed in the finance industry in the city had risen to 209,951 in March from 196,413 in 2010. Japan's headcount for the sector shrank from 1.8 ... and Hong Kong exchange has also narrowed. In the 12 months to September, the average equities turnover volume in Tokyo was 90 per cent higher than that of Hong Kong. In the same period between 2000 ...

  5. Survivor of negative equity and Sars slump keeps her cool amid meltdown

    Posted Oct 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of their property fell and the bank was not willing to lend them money to finance the mortgage. Ms Lee had no choice but to forfeit her HK$1 million deposit. She was not the only one who suffered. ... focus on children, she spent the first five years of her marriage rebuilding her finances. 'I had no flat and no money. I had to rebuild my finances from nothing again,' she said. She ...

  6. Mixed views on status of new finance council

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... overseas investment into Hong Kong. Furthermore, the fixed income market is still behind the equity market and as a pension company, more investment choices will always be welcome. Mark Konyn, ...

  7. Market confused by finance chief

    Posted Dec 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the market plunge some homeowners into negative equity. There is little evidence that this has significantly depressed prices or market activity. Indeed, Hong Kong's largest property developer, ...

  8. Finance chief says through-train may be ready within months

    Posted Oct 18th 2007, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Morgan's chairman of China equities, expected the scheme would channel US$30 billion into the Hong Kong market. The free float of H shares and red chips is estimated at US$345 billion. In late ...

  9. Finance sector doubles in a decade

    Posted Aug 08th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Paggie Leung

    ... to diversify. 'Hong Kong has been the fund-raising centre for mainland companies which seek initial public offerings here. But as their equity markets develop, companies may choose to get listed ...

  10. The challenges facing the next finance chief

    Posted Jul 28th 2003, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... pain, or led to the sort of mortgage defaults and bank collapses seen elsewhere in Asia in 1997-99, has been the collapse in interest rates. Negative equity is, as yet, mostly a theoretical ... determined to pump money into the economy, regardless of the consequences for the US dollar. But Hong Kong's new finance chief will need to start thinking soon about the future of the peg and, ...




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