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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. 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 worries trigger sell-off

    Posted May 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 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 ... 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 ...

  4. 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.' ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Bracing for the euro fallout

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kong Monetary Authority chief executive Norman Chan Tak-lam said contingency measures were in place if the euro-zone crisis continued to deteriorate. He has warned the Exchange Fund's ... executive-elect Leung Chun-ying would in August review the city's economic prospects against the backdrop of the euro-zone crisis. Anthony Wu Ting-yuk, the chairman of policy think tank Bauhinia ...

  7. Double whammy hits Hang Seng Index hard

    Posted Jul 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... was gathering more information to verify Yuzhou's response. 'The euro zone crisis has been going on for quite some time. But lately people have become very sensitive on mainland ... 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 ...

  8. 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 ... at Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, adding that euro-zone markets would remain under pressure. ...

  9. 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.' ...

  10. 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 ... and the rest of Asia would continue to feel the squeeze from slowing exports because of the euro-zone crisis. Asian countries like India, South Korea, Thailand and Malaysia would also be vulnerable ...




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