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  1. 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 ...

  2. More euro-zone gloom leaves market twisting in the wind

    Posted Oct 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jasper Moiseiwitsch jasper.moiseiwitsch@scmp.com Hong Kong equities were battered by euro-zone pressures once again last week, as news that Moody's had downgraded Spain's ... once and for all investors' worries about a euro-zone debt implosion, with expectations building (for example) that France and Germany had agreed to recapitalise the euro-zone rescue fund ...

  3. Hutchison allays euro fears

    Posted Oct 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in February as investors fretted over its exposure to Europe and the euro-zone crisis. Its shares rebounded 6.03 per cent to close at HK$57.13 yesterday, still down 31 per cent from early August. ...

  4. Hutchison debt issue raises 1b euros

    Posted Jul 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hutchison Whampoa has sold its one billion euro-dominated bond issue amid the extended weakness in the European bond market and the sell-off in Japan. The 10-year bond, carried by HSBC, was the largest euro-denominated bond issued by an Asian company, and Hutchison's first since 1999. Despite recent downgrades by credit rating agencies, Hutchison's bond was priced at 197 basis ...

  5. HK stocks start new year on a positive note

    Posted Jan 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and in the mainland A-share markets now as both were trading at relatively attractive levels after the decline in the past year. The Hang Seng lost 20 per cent last year as the euro-zone debt crisis ...

  6. HK stocks tumble on debt woes in Europe

    Posted Sep 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... meeting, EU finance ministers failed to make progress on debt talks and postponed approval of a second tranche worth Euro8 billion (HK$85.9 billion) in a rescue package for debt-laden Greece. ... falls. Australia was down 1.64 per cent, Taiwan lost 1.27 per cent and the mainland markets also dipped. Shenzhen fell 2.07 per cent and Shanghai declined 1.79 per cent. The euro extended its ...

  7. Esprit plans buying spree after reporting 37pc jump in earnings

    Posted Jan 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the company reported a net profit of HK$3.3 billion for the six months to December, up from HK$2.4 billion a year earlier, thanks to better sales and the euro's appreciation. Esprit, which derived 86.32 per cent of its sales from European markets, particularly Germany, has benefited from an about 10 per cent appreciation of the euro over the past year. Sales rose 27 per cent ...

  8. Hutchison shares fall after failed 3 Italia IPO

    Posted Feb 14th 2006, 12:00am by Ken Lo

    ... Ken Lo Hutchison Whampoa's share price tumbled yesterday as it launched a bid to keep the valuation of its Italian mobile operator 3 Italia at Euro9 billion ($83 billion). ... the conglomerate was set to farm out a 10 per cent stake in 3 Italia at Euro420 million to a group of investors in a private placement. The source said Goldman Sachs, which is arranging and underwriting ...

  9. Rabobank sets firmer foothold on mainland

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... status as the world's only privately owned bank with a top AAA rating from Standard & Poor's, Schat said the downgrade reflected the impact of the euro-zone sovereign debt crisis. 'Being a member of the [European Union], this is one of the consequences,' he said. However, he said he still had faith in the euro zone's prospects over the longer term. Schat said ...

  10. Two held over HK$2.95b bank draft

    Posted Mar 04th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... A Singaporean and a mainlander were arrested yesterday for allegedly trying to cheat Hang Seng Bank by using a suspected bogus bank draft with a face value of Euro250 million (HK$2.95 billion). The Singaporean, 46, and mainlander, 52, presented the bank draft at a counter in the Hang Seng headquarters in Des Voeux Road Central at 1.30pm, police said. A bank employee became ...




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