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  1. Business - Companies - INVESTMENT

    Investment firm Fosun shopping overseas for insurance firms

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:08am by Toh Han Shih, Langi Chiang

    ... interested in investing in a privately held Shanghai bank, which would offer synergies in insurance and investment, Liang added. Ratings agencies Moody's and Standard & Poor's have ...

  2. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    'Good news' shock may dampen bullish mood in equity market

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 01:06am by Reuters

    ... prices. Or at the very least, as in the case of the US or Britain, underwhelming demand or inflation data argues against early moves to raise interest rates sharply. The finer points ... ebbing, so, too, has the interest rate horizon- and few now bet rates will return even close to historical norms in the years ahead. Instead of taking the economy's straight lead, stock ...

  3. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Chinese mutual funds caught up in shadow banking fallout

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 03:34am by Daniel Ren

    ... with interbank interest rates surging to record highs in the middle of last year. "Look at the massive cash piled in the shadow bank system, and you will find that the mainland is not short ...

  4. Business - Economy - INVESTMENT

    Emerging-market rally fizzles out

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 11:59am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... ship in emerging markets It began with the frothy market in US junk bonds, the higher-yielding debt issued by low-rated companies that has been one of the most coveted asset classes since ... environment as the biggest "tail risk", while two-thirds of those surveyed expect the Fed to start raising interest rates before the end of the first half of next year. The big question ...

  5. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Rising interest rates led investors to redeem bond funds in first four months of 2014

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 12:31pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Equity funds lead the pack with sales of US$13.8b in HK while concerns over rate rises prompt investors to redeem bond funds Fund sales outlook positive despite redemption rush Fear of rising interest rates has led investors to redeem bond funds in the first four months of this year, with the net sales of funds in the city stumbling 37 per cent ...

  6. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    MPF reports disappointing returns in contrast to strong rally of Hang Seng Index

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:52pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... not performing well as investors were worried about a possible rise in interest rates. "Looking ahead, the stock markets in Hong Kong and on the mainland will benefit from the through train scheme, ... of an interest rate rise in the United States." Rex Auyeung Pak-kuen, Asia president of US financial firm Principal Financial, said: "Going forward, I do see attention to be given ...

  7. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Equity funds flock to Vietnamese stocks

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:10am by Bloomberg

    ... improves after the central bank devalued the dong for the first time in 12 months. Moody's Investors Service raised the country's sovereign rating on July 29, citing an improving balance ...

  8. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Risk appetite puts China back on radar as bonds and equities gain

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 02:02am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch and Benjamin Robertson

    ... for risk. The second is that US treasury yields have stayed low and flat all year. This has gone against all expectations. At the start of 2014, investors believed treasury rates would rise ... people would have expected the 10-year treasury yield to be above 3 per cent by now (it is currently yielding 2.46 per cent). There was a perception that rates were moving much higher much ...

  9. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Japan managers favour euro zone as they raise stock, bond allocations

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 02:02am by Reuters

    ... Within the equity portfolio, fund managers raised weightings on euro zone shares to 14.4 per cent- the highest since October 2011- from 9.1 per cent in June. The ECB cut the key interest rates ...

  10. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    New batch of iBonds expected to enjoy high demand from Hong Kong public

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 01:58am by Jeanny Yu

    ... investors because the zero-risk product remains appealing in hedging interest-rate and currency risks, said analysts. "There is a trend for investors to transfer their investment to dividend-paying equities or some other interest-rate hedging products. Ibond is a very nice alternative to them," said Catherine Cheung, the head of investment strategy and research ...




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