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  1. Business - Money - MARKETS

    HSI breaches 25,000 but fails to keep gains above key level

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 01:06am by Jeanny Yu

    ... ratios and interest rates, to bolster economy growth. "July's disappointing real estate sector activity data, plus a sharp drop in monetary data, suggest growth momentum has decelerated ...

  2. Business - Money - MARKETS

    China's economic growth to fuel rally in H shares

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 01:24am by Jeanny Yu

    ... a series of positive data and news. In the second half, we look for more fiscal spending and monetary loosening or targeted interest rate cuts, and see a higher probability of a cut in banks' ... are offering discounts on mortgage rates to first-time homebuyers. Mainland property shares fell yesterday as investors took profit, led by a sell-off in the country's biggest developer, China ...

  3. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Hong Kong's Exchange Fund turns around from loss to HK$50.5b gain in first half

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 01:25am by Enoch Yiu

    ... There are also great uncertainties in the pace of interest rate normalisation in the US after the end of the Federal Reserve's asset purchases," Chan said. He said the HKMA would continue ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - MARKETS

    Hong Kong homebuyers warned 'don't rush into the market- it's heating up'

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:20am by Ernest Kao

    ... in the region of HK$4 million. He was worried about buyers rushing in without considering long-term affordability and a potential rise in interest rates. "I am particularly concerned about ... impact] is generally quite weak." Tsang urged homebuyers to keep an eye on prices and interest rates- and consider their own ability to buy- before they made the decision to enter the market. ...

  5. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Hong Kong fund houses bypass brokers as fund size hits HK$16 trillion

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:19am by Enoch Yiu

    ... not helped them expand, are going through a tough time. "The brokerage industry also had record growth rate, although it grew at a slower rate than the fund industry, which has a lower ...

  6. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Impact of Brazil's crushing World Cup defeat to extend far beyond field

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:55am by Bloomberg

    ... the economy. Since Rousseff took office in 2011, growth has decelerated to an average annual rate of 2 per cent, the slowest since the presidency of Fernando Collor, who resigned in 1992 amid ...

  7. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Bonds are king in Hong Kong market as investors lose appetite for IPOs

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 01:40am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... kicked in, when interest rates were not next to zero and the mainland's story of sustained, miraculous economic growth was fully intact. In 2007, mainland offshore debt issuance was less ... that in a year that was supposed to be about higher interest rates and the great rotation into equities, especially in light of more negative sentiment on the Chinese economy." Initial public ...

  8. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Limited upside seen for Hong Kong stocks in second half

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:05am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... the S&P 500 Index in the US added 6.2 per cent and the S&P Europe 50 Index rose 5.1 per cent. The market might have fallen further but for global interest rates, which had stayed low ... at a reduced rate due to tapering, and equity prices in part reflected the relative zeal shown by the central banks, Every said. Analysts expect the mainland economy to stabilise later in the year ...

  9. Business - Economy - MARKETS

    Emerging markets still haunted by the Fed

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 10:15am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... rates in the first half of next year. While the initial shock of the "taper" has worn off, the Fed will nevertheless struggle to signal a tightening in policy without unsettling ... on oil imports and suffering from high inflation rates. Third, investors themselves have become increasingly complacent as market volatility practically disappears. A good example ...

  10. Business - Money - MARKETS

    If history repeats itself, Hang Seng Index could top out in 2014

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 10:47am by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... Alan Greenspan's interest rate peak of 12,157 in January 1994, the market having doubled in 12 months. Even further back, the index peaked at 3,968 before the notorious "Black ... at the bottom. Now, 2014 should fit worryingly into the market's seven-year itch, but this cycle looks squashed- unpowered by the liquidity caused by printing money or falling interest rates ...




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