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  1. HSBC earnings likely to be hit by euro-zone woes

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com HSBC, Europe's biggest bank by assets, is scheduled to report its first-half earnings on Monday amid growing trouble in the euro zone that may affect ... European banking stocks, in addition to other risks that the euro zone might collapse if Greece or even Spain chooses to exit. In China, HSBC is closely watching whether Beijing can maintain its ...

  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. 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. Business - Money - FUNDS MANAGEMENT

    Cyprus bailout prompts fund managers to cut equity exposure

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 03:03pm by Jeanny Yu

    ... with international lenders. While the bailout may save Cyprus from being forced out of the euro zone, it unnerved investors, who decided to lock in profits. Raymond Chan, AllianzGI's chief investment ... They're either not watching or not doing anything about it." But most asset managers, including Chan, plan to leave their equity exposure in Hong Kong unchanged despite euro-zone concerns, ...

  5. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Think tank says investments to remain stable

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan victoria.ruan@scmp.com This policy is the most effective and direct way to prevent further slowing, says academic Think tank says investmentsto remain stable Government researchers are confident Beijing will keep investments stable next year ...

  6. Business - Money - THE WEEK EXPLAINED

    The Week Explained: Lessons learned from 2012

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... taught us. Beware the no-brainer: it's always dangerous to think of anything as obvious in the world of investment. Logic seemed to dictate that the horrible mess in the euro zone should see ... at the mercy of rigged markets in the form of government intervention. Governments, not just in the euro zone itself, had an interest in keeping the euro high, and managed this feat quite successfully. ...

  7. Banks' year could go from bad to worse overnight

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the world. In Europe, the withdrawal of Greece could create chaos across the entire euro-zone banking system. European financial officials have already discussed limiting the size of ATM withdrawals, imposing border checks and introducing euro-zone capital controls in case Greece leaves the euro. In Greece and Spain, two of the hardest-hit by the debt crisis in the 17 countries that use ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - INVESTMENT

    CIC bullish on gold in face of price slump

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... he said. But if the US economy shows resilience with growth of 2.5 per cent to 3 per cent, and if the crisis in the euro zone eases, the pressure for gold to climb will be reduced, he said. ... and manufacturing remain in good shape despite the euro zone's macroeconomic difficulties, he said. Authorities in the euro zone will be able to improve the overall environment "if they have ...

  9. Sovereign fund to shy away from southern Europe

    Posted May 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to affect the valuation of mid-cap stocks. 'There is a slight impact on the valuations of good quality companies which previously have not been affected by the euro-zone crisis,' he said. ... nervous about the uncertainty in the euro zone. The value of global mergers and acquisitions fell 30.1 per cent so far this year to US$791.7 billion, while overall Europe-related merger ...

  10. Business - China Business - ECONOMIC ZONE

    Special zone seeks more Hong Kong investors

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Hengqin Island looks for extra funds after pulling 226 billion yuan in investment Special zone seeks more HK investors Zhuhai's special economic zone ... by ferry from Macau, is one of about a dozen special economic zones on the mainland that offer tax and other regulatory incentives to lure investment from Hong Kong and overseas investors. ...




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