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  1. Funds remain robust

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... registered in that period. However, following the heavy sell-off of global equity markets due to the escalation of the euro-zone sovereign debt crisis and concerns about the outlook of the United ... says market sentiment has improved in the past two months as the euro-zone debt crisis seems to have stabilised and US economic data announced recently was better than the market expected. Also ...

  2. America the beautiful

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of this was the proverbial flight-to-safety as a result of another flare-up in the euro-zone crisis. But tellingly, US$1.3 billion exited emerging market equity funds at the same time. Mainland gross domestic ... particularly the euro-zone crisis. But there is another, home-grown explanation, which is that their respective booms have resulted in wasteful investment, bad debt and over-consumption. There's ...

  3. MPF accounts hit hard in August

    Posted Sep 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Asia-Pacific, called August 'one of the worst months since the financial crisis', resulting in 'dramatic negative performance for MPF investors'. 'Fears of a double-dip recession in the US and slower growth in Europe as a result of the euro-zone debt crisis caused many international investors to pull back from equities and seek the safety of US bonds ...

  4. Reserve cut to free 396b yuan in bank system

    Posted Dec 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... further monetary easing down the road as the mainland grapples with an economic slowdown amid the worsening euro-zone debt crisis. Mainland banks are expected to benefit from further reserve ...

  5. Growth in new loans better than expected

    Posted Dec 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 'Provided that the euro zone withstands the crisis, China would not need drastic measures like another stimulus package. The central bank is likely to cut the reserve requirement ratio three to four ...

  6. Risks souring 'candy floss' economies

    Posted Oct 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... of derivatives in the 1990s to hide losses, in a practice known as tobashi. In the midst of the euro zone debt crisis, it also emerged that Greece's public debt was fudged with derivatives to mask ... of dollars. Over the quarter that ended on September 30, the MSCI's global equity index lost 17.3 per cent as concerns deepened over the euro zone's sovereign debt problems. Several markets ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Ask our experts

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... into equities? In the past two months, equity markets have gained from encouraging US economic data, sustained growth in emerging countries and Asia, and improved sentiment towards the euro-zone sovereign debt crisis. The recent rally delivered double-digit gains in certain markets, such as Hong Kong (up 17 per cent year to date) and India (23 per cent)- a robust start for this year. We ...

  9. Super-bullish HK investors may overlook the looming risks ahead

    Posted Dec 28th 2006, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with inflation looking 'sticky'- remaining stubbornly above Fed chairman Ben Bernanke's comfort zone- some analysts believe rate cuts will be postponed indefinitely. Even if the Fed does ...

  10. Fertile times for black market finance

    Posted Oct 26th 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Efforts to cool the economy have led to an explosion of illicit lending, writes Mark O'Neill Tightening credit at state-owned banks and the absence of a private banking sector are fuelling an explosion of black-market financing in the mainland, acade ...




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