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  1. 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 ...

  2. Business - Money - FUNDS MANAGEMENT

    Cyprus bailout prompts fund managers to cut equity exposure

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

    ... 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, ... 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 ...

  3. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Think tank says investments to remain stable

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

    ... debt crisis doesn't worsen and the US is able to avert the "fiscal cliff" problem, Beijing is likely to maintain policy stability next year, according to a "blue book" ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

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

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 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 ... in the euro-zone crisis may change the market sentiment overnight and get things moving again.' Attention will also be turning towards the acquisition opportunities in Europe, where asset prices may ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. CICC on retrenchment drive: insider

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... second largest economy to announce lay-offs amid the euro-zone sovereign debt crisis and global market jitters. A person close to CICC said yesterday there had been 30 redundancies ... concerns over possible fallout from the euro-zone debt crisis. The CICC job losses show that mainland lenders may finally be joining a global banking trend of cutbacks amid weak financial markets ...

  9. MPF funds slip back after a good start

    Posted Apr 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... choice of pensioners, gained 7.17 per cent in the March quarter, but bond funds rose just 1.34 per cent. Wong said signs of stabilisation in the US economy and progress in the euro-zone sovereign-debt crisis had fuelled a stock market rebound, but further recovery largely hinged on euro-zone members implementing a fiscal discipline pact. The MPF requires both employers and employees ...

  10. Cautious year ahead

    Posted Dec 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in May- net inflows at US$1.55 billion- and have been declining since. Following the heavy sell-off of global equity markets due to the euro-zone debt crisis and concerns about the outlook ... the highest net inflows, at US$485 million. 'Fund sales, as expected, lost momentum due to euro-zone debt woes, the weakening US fiscal position and the series of sovereign debt downgrades ...




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