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  1. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Stocks link with mainland takes Hong Kong market to three-year high

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 02:10am by JEANNY YU AND RAY CHAN

    ... the country's flash manufacturing index showed an upbeat reading of economic conditions that bolstered sentiment in financial and property stocks. The HSBC Flash China Manufacturing PMI yesterday came ... HK$25 trillion for the first time. Bank of America-Merrill Lynch China economist Ting Lu said: "For financial markets, worries about leverage, shadow banking and the property sector could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1558544/stocks-link-mainland-takes-hong-kong-market-three
  2. 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

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Homebuyers warned: don't rush into market The city's finance chief has warned prospective homebuyers to be aware of the market risks amid signs the lower end of the housing market is picking up. Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah said there were indications the market was "heating up", especially for low-cost homes- those ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1556868/homebuyers-warned-dont-rush-market
  3. 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

    ... Jasper Moiseiwitsch jasper.moiseiwitsch@scmp.com In contrast to trend before the financial crisis, mainland issuers raise US$70.3b in offshore debt so far this year, far outstripping ... companies in the same period, according to fresh industry data out today. That is in stark contrast to just seven years ago, before the global financial crisis and rounds of quantitative easing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1543251/bonds-are-king-hong-kong-market-investors-lose
  4. Business - Money - MARKETS

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

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

    ... Bloomberg in New York Brazil's crushing defeat by Germany upsets the theory that home loss would lead to market rally, though it may still cost Rousseff next election Impact of cup loss to extend beyond field Conventional wisdom has been that a Brazil loss at home in the World Cup would be a positive thing for the country's financial markets. A defeat, the argument ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1550627/impact-brazils-crushing-world-cup-defeat-extend-far
  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

    ... the attractiveness of Hong Kong as an assetmanagement centre in Asia," she said. But she played down concerns that the figures also showed that brokers, who constantly complain the government has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1549931/hong-kong-fund-houses-bypass-brokers-fund-size-hits
  6. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Limited upside seen for Hong Kong stocks in second half

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

    ... Benjamin Robertson and Bloomberg benjamin.robertson@scmp.com Technology, financial and export counters among the top picks by analysts as China story falls out of favour among investors ... and covert, of financial markets". While the People's Bank of China was trying to dampen excess liquidity, the US Federal Reserve was still pumping money into the economy, albeit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1543901/limited-upside-seen-hong-kong-stocks-second-half
  7. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Shanghai to launch crude oil futures soon

    Posted May 29th 2014, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... especially since the mainland has become a top consumer of oil. The main centre where oil prices are set in Asia is in Singapore. The United States Energy Information Administration said ... The trading debut of crude oil futures in Shanghai would also mark a milestone for the Hong Kong-style free-trade zone, where a series of major financial liberalisations will be conducted. Simulated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1520752/shanghai-launch-crude-oil-futures-soon
  8. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Bets on Chinese IPOs pay off for investors

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 01:02am by BLOOM

    ... propelled growth. "There is a lot of investor excitement around the group, especially ahead of Alibaba," said Kurt Ayling, an analyst at New York-based Susquehanna Financial Group. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/investment-products/article/1528919/bets-chinese-ipos-pay-investors
  9. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Thailand stocks fall, baht drops amid martial law

    Posted May 21st 2014, 01:11am by BLOOM

    ... to Kozo Hasegawa, a currency trader at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking. The banking system and financial markets functioned normally yesterday after the army's announcement on martial law, Bank ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1516812/thailand-stocks-fall-baht-drops-amid-martial-law
  10. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Sticky goings-on in Teflon Thailand

    Posted May 15th 2014, 09:43am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... Nicholas Spiro Financial markets tend to shrug off periodic eruptions in continuing and apparently intractable Thai political conflict. Will this time be different? Not-so-Teflon Thailand There are lots of examples of the Teflon-like ability of financial markets to shrug off worrying political and economic developments. The most conspicuous one right now is Thailand. A debilitating ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1512480/teflon-thailand-coming-unstuck

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