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  1. 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 ...

  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. 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. 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 ...

  5. Growth forecast unchanged

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Hong Kong's near-term economic fortunes will depend on how the euro-zone debt crisis is resolved, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah said ... summit made some progress in tackling the euro debt problem, euro-zone leaders had not increased the firepower of the European bailout fund and many details of the proposed new measures had yet ...

  6. Hong Kong is well placed to ride out coming slump

    Posted Jun 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... will suffer if the euro-zone crisis deepens, and that property prices could slump. Meanwhile, the city's business people are looking anxiously at the mainland, where slowing growth yesterday ... in turbulent times. Fears about the effect of deleveraging by European banks on Hong Kong have also been exaggerated. According to Credit Suisse, euro-zone banks made up just 8 per cent of local loans ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Markets rebound on ECB debt plan

    Posted May 11th 2010, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... Amanda Lee Global stock markets rebounded yesterday from last week's slump after the European Central Bank's plan to intervene in the euro-zone debt crisis eased fears of another ... The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.39 per cent. Global markets tumbled last week after the ECB said on Thursday it had not considered buying euro-zone government bonds to stabilise the debt crisis. ...

  10. 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 ...




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