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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. 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 ...

  3. 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

    ... bonds (bonds issued in the currencies of US dollars, euros and yen) is 'bleak', in the context of soft economies, rising inflation and rising interest rates. For developed markets, ...

  4. Euro gains on dollar doldrums

    Posted Nov 27th 2007, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... by the United States for almost a decade are beginning to flow out of US dollar investments and into the euro. Depending on how far and how fast that flow goes, the tide could have far-reaching consequences for the global investment landscape and see the euro displace the dollar as the global reserve currency- though opinions are divided on how the tug of war, under way between the two ...

  5. Private sector urged to ease foreign burden

    Posted Nov 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... dollars, to get euros and then send out their yuan to reduce our credit base and to reduce our official currency reserves at the same time,' Li said at a business conference. His comments ...

  6. New products

    Posted Jan 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... New Zealand and the euro. The bank will also offer bonus interest on foreign currency time deposits of between half and 1 percentage point per annum. The rate booster is calculated on top of HSBC board rates. The offer comes with a restriction stipulating minimum and maximum holdings, and is applicable only to new time deposits. Euro depositors must have a minimum holding ...

  7. Business - INSURANCE

    Economic slowdown to hit Asian insurers hard

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... downturn would occur in Europe if the euro collapsed and euro-zone countries went their own way, which would cause a 6 per cent GDP decline in the euro-zone economy, Karl said. Wong, however, said ...

  8. Richard Li's big Bulgarian venture flounders

    Posted Jun 11th 2010, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick

    ... boss' big private investments. Vivacom, which has Euro1.63 billion (HK$15.4 billion) of debt, may breach its loan agreements on June 30 because its profits are deemed insufficient compared ... than 7.2 times its earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (ebitda). Vivacom had ebitda of Euro169 million last year, according to its public statements. That means its ...

  9. Chinese investors receive warm welcome in Europe

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... say. 'It is up to Europeans to resolve the euro crisis. Chinese investment in Europe may be helpful for specific companies or sectors but will not resolve the crisis. Chinese investment ... think tank on Asia. Peter Williamson, from the Judge Business School of Cambridge University in Britain, said the euro crisis meant governments would be more welcoming of Chinese investment. ...

  10. New Products

    Posted May 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Forsyth Partners has launched a Bermuda-domiciled range of funds invested across five asset classes, each with different risk profiles. The Managed Strategies Funds hold equities, bonds, hedging strategies, property and commodities. The funds are not authorised for sale in Hong Kong. The minimum investment is US$10,000, or the equivalent in euros or sterling. 'We believe ...




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