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  1. Euro zone holds key to recovery

    Posted Jun 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... if there is no resolution to the euro-zone debt crisis. The euro zone has been lurching from one crisis to another and Greece, in the centre of the storm, has slipped into a deep abyss, affecting equity markets ... suffered a double impact from the euro-zone crisis and from a slowdown in the mainland economy, the world's second-biggest economy. Some strategists are of the opinion that a few companies who ...

  2. HSBC plan on track but euro zone vexes

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com HSBC is on track to meet the goals of its three-year turnaround plan but is worried about the unfolding crisis in the euro zone. The bank yesterday said ... is 'how the euro zone plays out and whether Greece stays in ... and, frankly, whether markets take things into their own hands before June 17 [when Greek elections are held].' HSBC had also ...

  3. Euro-zone worries trigger sell-off

    Posted May 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the euro zone. Hong Kong was the second-worst performing stock market in Asia after Japan, where the Nikkei-225 Index fell 2.78 per cent. The Hang Seng Volatility Index made its biggest advance ... of the election in France, where president-elect Francois Hollande was taking a firm stand against the austerity measures advocated by Germany. The policy gulf between the two biggest euro-zone economies ...

  4. Bracing for the euro fallout

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kong Monetary Authority chief executive Norman Chan Tak-lam said contingency measures were in place if the euro-zone crisis continued to deteriorate. He has warned the Exchange Fund's ... executive-elect Leung Chun-ying would in August review the city's economic prospects against the backdrop of the euro-zone crisis. Anthony Wu Ting-yuk, the chairman of policy think tank Bauhinia ...

  5. Greek euro exit fears rattle stock markets

    Posted May 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... May Chan may.chan@scmp.com Stock markets went into reverse yesterday as the euro-zone crisis showed signs of escalating amid fears of a Greek exit, or 'Grexit', from the currency ... and the rest of Asia would continue to feel the squeeze from slowing exports because of the euro-zone crisis. Asian countries like India, South Korea, Thailand and Malaysia would also be vulnerable ...

  6. Auditors chop IPO forecasts amid euro woes

    Posted Jul 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... May Chan may.chan@scmp.com Auditors are slashing their forecasts for initial public offerings in Hong Kong this year as the euro-zone crisis continues to cast a pall over mega-size issuers. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) yesterday cut its 2012 IPO forecast by almost half to between HK$100 billion and HK$150 billion raised through 80 to 90 deals. That is a far cry from its ...

  7. Euro-zone woes 'spark Chinese M&A interest'

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com HSBC, Europe's No 1 bank by market capitalisation, has had growing interest from Chinese companies keen to buy assets in the debt-strapped euro zone ... a geographical point of view, significant numbers of those conversations actually are around the euro zone, where companies which are up for sale are now at a more attractive price level.' ...

  8. Debt crisis blunts taste for IPOs

    Posted Jul 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amanda Lee amanda.lee@scmp.com The Hong Kong equity market extended its losses yesterday as concerns over the euro-zone debt crisis and the US budget stand-off eroded investor appetite for new issues. Yesterday, children's health care product-maker Prince Frog International Holdings became the latest initial public offering to fall on its debut, closing down 2.69 per cent ...

  9. HK, mainland join rout as Wall St crisis widens

    Posted Sep 17th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... Nick Westra and Daniel Ren in Shanghai HSI sheds 5.4pc, Asian markets tumble on AIG downgrade Hong Kong and mainland stocks were in full retreat yesterday, joining a global equity rout sparked by a historic shake-up on Wall Street that left investors fearing the worst of the unfolding credit crisis was perhaps yet to come. Markets already rattled by the downfall of Lehman ...

  10. Markets rebound on ECB debt plan

    Posted May 11th 2010, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... Amanda Lee Global stock markets rebounded yesterday from last week's slump after the European Central Bank's plan to intervene in the euro-zone debt crisis eased fears of another ... The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.39 per cent. Global markets tumbled last week after the ECB said on Thursday it had not considered buying euro-zone government bonds to stabilise the debt crisis ...




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