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  1. Euro-zone crisis has exporters ducking for cover

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com It's not just the banks suffering in the euro-zone crisis- it has left a growing number of European firms unable to settle trades with Asian exporters, ... to pay within a set period or goes bankrupt. 'The euro-zone crisis has led Coface to pay more claims last year. But it has also led more exporters in the Asia-Pacific region to buy cover ...

  2. How should investors approach investing in bonds in the context of rising interest rates, rising inflation and the euro-zone crisis?

    Posted Jun 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... headwinds such as an anaemic US economy and the debt crisis brewing in Europe. 'That said, we believe Asian bond investors are being compensated for these risks by, in most cases, valuations that are generous,' says Moore. He notes that credit spreads in Asia are roughly double their pre-financial-crisis levels, which he says is difficult to justify on fundamental grounds. He says demand ...

  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. 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.' ...

  5. Fast US$1b raised for China P.E. fund

    Posted Jul 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com The worsening debt crisis in the euro zone and slow economic recovery in the United States have encouraged global investors to pour more money into Asia, ... in the euro zone in the past few weeks. Investors were increasingly concerned about the risk that Greece may be forced to quit the currency union and Spain may also exit. Asset managers, in particular ...

  6. The cuts keep on coming for finance staff

    Posted Feb 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... May Chan may.chan@scmp.com Finance staff are bracing for more job losses and wage cuts as the rolling euro-zone debt crisis dries up demand for the sector's services and forces firms ... to trim budgets as their profitability was squeezed by the spreading euro-zone crisis. Daiwa Securities and Mizuho Financial have announced that they would deepen job cuts by trimming another 500 ...

  7. Lai See

    Posted Sep 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for the cyanide tablets. First the Pigs, now its Fleas The long running euro zone financial drama has spawned some interesting acronyms. First we had the Pigs- Portugal, Ireland, Greece and Spain- though ... for Finland, Luxembourg, Estonia and Austria. These are the euro zone countries that are causing the bigger euro zone countries irritation by refusing to go along with the latest bailout plans ...

  8. HKEx eases fears over derivatives

    Posted Sep 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... said. Ratings agencies have expressed concern about the impact of the crisis in the euro zone on some banks. HKEx requires an issuer to have one of the top three credit ratings from either ...

  9. Modest return for MPF amid market turmoil

    Posted Jul 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Management, said the MPF's performance in the first half was hit by global macro risk factors, with improvement in the US at the start of the year boosting markets, while the euro-zone crisis ... with the crisis. But, in the meantime, the need to deleverage, both for banks and the public sector, is pressing.' Mixed-asset funds, a blend of stocks and bonds that represent 42 per cent of MPF ...

  10. Beating the slowdown by banking on S.O.E. reform

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... IPOs is not the only business for investment banks,' Reorient executive managing director Angelina Kwan said. The euro-zone crisis triggered a 12 per cent drop in the Hang Seng Index last ... into mainland SOEs, there were also more Chinese firms looking overseas. 'There are a lot of US and European firms trying to sell assets to tide them over the euro-zone crisis. This provides good ...




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