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  1. 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.' ...

  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 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Bracing for the euro fallout

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Staff reporters 'Should I stay or should I go' could be Greece's new national anthem, amid rising fears over its ability to stay in the euro zone. It's possible exit ... produce a left-wing government determined to stay in the euro zone but set on rejecting key conditions imposed as part of a European Union and International Monetary Fund bailout. The make-up ...

  6. 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 ... off alarm bells about its future in the euro zone. Ratings agency Fitch said all 17 members of the euro zone would be hurt by a Greek exit, which would prompt the rating agency to review ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Greece sends stocks sliding once again

    Posted Sep 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... chief economist Juergen Stark quit on Friday, leaving investors questioning the implications of his departure on monetary policy in the euro zone. 'The ECB lost one of its most prominent ... a euro-zone economist at Credit Agricole. 'On the other hand, Stark's exit threatens to weaken the council's unity at the worst time, when talks of a Greek default ...

  9. HSBC leads push past 24,000-point barrier

    Posted Jan 13th 2011, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... large caps. HSBC, which is also listed in London, rose more than 2 per cent on Tuesday, following Japan's announcement it would buy euro-zone bonds, joining China in helping to ease ... forecasts the Hang Seng Index could reach 26,500 points this year. However, others said there could be more trouble for the euro zone ahead, which could dampen investor interest. There is strong ...

  10. Double whammy hits Hang Seng Index hard

    Posted Jul 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the 17 euro zone finance ministers meeting in Brussels to rule out a sovereign debt default by Greece. The disappointment also sent shares down in Europe, where major markets closed around 1 per cent down, and in the United States. Investors were further worried that Italy, the third-biggest euro zone economy, Spain and Portugal would be next on the disabled list. Euro zone leaders ...




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