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  1. Euro-zone crisis has exporters ducking for cover

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com It's not just the banks suffering in the euro-zone crisis- it has left a growing number of European firms unable to settle trades with Asian exporters, ... to pay within a set period or goes bankrupt. 'The euro-zone crisis has led Coface to pay more claims last year. But it has also led more exporters in the Asia-Pacific region to buy cover ...

  2. How should investors approach investing in bonds in the context of rising interest rates, rising inflation and the euro-zone crisis?

    Posted Jun 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... headwinds such as an anaemic US economy and the debt crisis brewing in Europe. 'That said, we believe Asian bond investors are being compensated for these risks by, in most cases, valuations that are generous,' says Moore. He notes that credit spreads in Asia are roughly double their pre-financial-crisis levels, which he says is difficult to justify on fundamental grounds. He says demand ...

  3. IPOs face bright 2012 'if euro woes kept in check'

    Posted Dec 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... from further shock from the euro-zone crisis, Ernst and Young predicted yesterday. The global auditing firm predicted Hong Kong would raise over HK$260 billion this year since it had already ... South China regional managing partner of Ernst and Young, said the uncertainty around the euro-zone debt crisis had undermined investors and issuers in the IPO market this year. IPO results ...

  4. Asian funds stay firm through crisis

    Posted Nov 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... it could be an interesting time to invest,' he said. 'However, we can honestly say there may be two to three years of struggle in the euro-zone area.' He said the current market ... Tosato, vice-chairman of Schroders, a British fund house with more than 200 years experience said retail fund sales in many markets eased in recent months as the European sovereign debt crisis ...

  5. Financing shortage looms over ship orders

    Posted Feb 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the sector, either pull out or reduce their involvement because of the euro-zone credit crisis and tougher capital requirements under the Basel II and III accords. 'Some banks, like Standard ...

  6. Public lukewarm on IPOs in market full of sell-offs

    Posted Sep 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a roller-coaster ride in the past few weeks in response to poor growth prospects and concerns over the euro zone debt crisis. But the index had its biggest intra-day increase yesterday in more than two ... Patrick Yiu Ho-yin, managing director at Cash Asset Management. 'There are still a lot of uncertainties with the euro zone's debt problems.' ...

  7. Chinese investors receive warm welcome in Europe

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... from China increased to US$456 billion the IMF war chest to help shield countries from fallout from the euro-zone debt crisis. In the first quarter, Chinese investment in Europe was US$1.7 ... say. 'It is up to Europeans to resolve the euro crisis. Chinese investment in Europe may be helpful for specific companies or sectors but will not resolve the crisis. Chinese investment ...

  8. Fast US$1b raised for China P.E. fund

    Posted Jul 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com The worsening debt crisis in the euro zone and slow economic recovery in the United States have encouraged global investors to pour more money into Asia, ... in the euro zone in the past few weeks. Investors were increasingly concerned about the risk that Greece may be forced to quit the currency union and Spain may also exit. Asset managers, in particular ...

  9. Euro gains on dollar doldrums

    Posted Nov 27th 2007, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... raising exposure to the euro zone from 15.6 per cent to 17.1 per cent and to Asia ex-Japan from 7.7 per cent to 9.5 per cent. In Britain, where a spending binge on property has driven yields ... by the United States for almost a decade are beginning to flow out of US dollar investments and into the euro. Depending on how far and how fast that flow goes, the tide could have far-reaching ...

  10. The cuts keep on coming for finance staff

    Posted Feb 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... May Chan may.chan@scmp.com Finance staff are bracing for more job losses and wage cuts as the rolling euro-zone debt crisis dries up demand for the sector's services and forces firms ... to trim budgets as their profitability was squeezed by the spreading euro-zone crisis. Daiwa Securities and Mizuho Financial have announced that they would deepen job cuts by trimming another 500 ...




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