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  1. More euro-zone gloom leaves market twisting in the wind

    Posted Oct 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to the euro-zone crisis, sending global markets into the stratosphere; the other is that share prices will continue to twist in the winds of internecine EU dithering. The investor who figures out which ... Jasper Moiseiwitsch jasper.moiseiwitsch@scmp.com Hong Kong equities were battered by euro-zone pressures once again last week, as news that Moody's had downgraded Spain's ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Hutchison allays euro fears

    Posted Oct 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in February as investors fretted over its exposure to Europe and the euro-zone crisis. Its shares rebounded 6.03 per cent to close at HK$57.13 yesterday, still down 31 per cent from early August. ... the world have been hammered in recent weeks as Europe's leaders bicker over a plan to help Greece avoid a default and find a way out of its debt crisis, which many fear could plunge the global ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Rabobank sets firmer foothold on mainland

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... status as the world's only privately owned bank with a top AAA rating from Standard & Poor's, Schat said the downgrade reflected the impact of the euro-zone sovereign debt crisis. 'Being a member of the [European Union], this is one of the consequences,' he said. However, he said he still had faith in the euro zone's prospects over the longer term. Schat said ...

  6. E.U. loan rush hits Asian stocks

    Posted Dec 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... to reach only 21,700 next year, overshadowed by the euro zone crisis but still cushioned by solid growth in the mainland economy. 'The global economic slowdown has helped China moderate its ... May Chan may.chan@scmp.com Asian stocks fell across the board yesterday after the European Central Bank lent more money than expected to euro-zone banks, shattering the optimistic view ...

  7. HK stocks start new year on a positive note

    Posted Jan 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and in the mainland A-share markets now as both were trading at relatively attractive levels after the decline in the past year. The Hang Seng lost 20 per cent last year as the euro-zone debt crisis ...

  8. Esprit rallies after bid to restore faith

    Posted Jun 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the euro-zone debt crisis. The stock is now up 1.2 per cent so far this year. The Esprit rally came on a day the Hang Seng Index bounced back to the psychological 19,000-mark as global markets rose on speculation the US Federal Reserve may launch another round of stimulus and tomorrow's Greek polls would lead to a deal on the austerity measures that would keep Greece in the euro zone. Buoyed ...

  9. Hang Seng profit up 14pc as bad debts rise

    Posted Jul 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... The euro-zone crisis won't be solved in the near term, while banks will have to offer higher interest rates to compete for deposits, particularly yuan deposits. We will continue to [be ... focused on Hong Kong and the mainland, it was less affected by the euro-zone crisis. 'However, the sharp growth in its bad-debt provision is alarming and shows its Hong Kong and mainland ...

  10. Hang Seng ends with a whimper

    Posted Dec 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... May Chan may.chan@scmp.com The Hang Seng Index fell 20 per cent during the year, feeling the impact of the euro-zone crisis and mainland tightening measures, with stocks plunging across ... in the United States and the euro zone. The People's Bank of China in early December implemented a 50-point cut in the reserve requirement ratio. Raymond Yeung, senior economist with ANZ, said ...




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