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  1. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Investors in Chinese stocks stunned by sharp swings

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 12:59am by BLOOM

    ... 2001 while industrial production trailed estimates and exports fell the most since 2009. Even if the central government achieves its 7.5 per cent target, it would still be the slowest expansion ... Brazil and Russia and JP Morgan Chase says it has surpassed the level in Japan that preceded that nation's financial crisis. Chinese policymakers have accelerated construction projects, ...

  2. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Hong Kong, Shanghai regulators wonder how to police 'through train'

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 11:53pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... in Hong Kong and Shanghai has created a quandary for local regulators, whose job of investigating illegal trading is about to become much harder. The financial watchdogs would not be able to go ... and Futures Commission cannot go to the mainland to collect evidence or conduct an investigation. "In Hong Kong, the SFC can compel the production of information from the financial institutions ...

  3. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Morgan Stanley keeps the faith in mainland China stocks

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:27am by BLOOM

    ... growth, Morgan Stanley's analysts said. The government's reforms and "formidable" financial resources would help policymakers transform the economy without triggering a debt ... projections for the mainland's economic growth after industrial production trailed estimates and exports fell by the most since 2009. Shanghai Chaori Solar Energy Science & Technology's ...

  4. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Investors warned against Chinese private firms as valuations soar

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 06:34am by BLOOM

    ... second-largest economy foreshadowed a shift by money managers away from state-owned enterprises including banks, commodity producers and industrial companies. Investors have instead been piling into privately owned firms that sell services and consumer goods, propelling an MSCI gauge of mainland technology stocks to valuations seven times higher than financial firms this month, the biggest gap ...

  5. Business - Money - MARKETS

    MPF reports average loss as analysts forecast more of the same

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 01:14am by Enoch Yiu

    ... property market," said Joseph Tong Tang, executive director for Sun Hung Kai Financial. He said many pension funds seldom put money into IT stocks which performed the best in the first ...

  6. Business - Money - MARKETS

    HKEx shares soar, trading halted, on hint of Shanghai cross-trading deal

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 05:16am by Enoch Yiu

    ... it looks like the timing is close," said legislator Christopher Cheung Wah-fung, who represents the financial services sector. "Beijing has indicated it would like to reform its markets ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - MARKETS

    China's Big Four banks fall out of favour with investors

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 01:54am by BLOOM

    ... in Hong Kong trading this week. The MSCI China Financials Index dropped to an almost decade low against the global industry benchmark while the market value of Industrial and Commercial Bank ... just as policymakers open up the financial system to non-government competitors. Their shares have lost US$70 billion of value this year, even as peers in the United States and Europe rally. ...

  8. Business - Commodities - MARKETS

    Gold trading to open up to foreigners in Shanghai

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 02:28am by Daniel Ren

    ... product to spearhead the efforts to internationalise all kinds of exchanges in the free-trade zone," said Jiang Shu, a gold analyst at Industrial Bank. "The precious metal could trigger ... foreign investors trade yuan-denominated equities, financial futures and commodity futures- all of which are now off-limits to them. But financial regulators remain concerned over the prospect ...

  9. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Buffett sets new goal after missing five-year target

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 02:59am by Bloomberg

    ... including dividends, as stocks rallied from their lows during the financial crisis. The Berkshire number is an after-tax figure, while the index results are before taxes. "He moved the goal ... billion to expand in Nevada. The utility business provided attractive ways to deploy capital and was less vulnerable than other industries in recessions, Buffett said. "He's taking ...

  10. Business - Money - MARKETS

    What price political risk?

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 11:43am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... is telling. When financial markets opened on Monday after a weekend of turmoil, risk aversion was rife. Russia's stock market plunged nearly 11 per cent, the sharpest fall since 2008, while ... in response. Markets do not perceive the dispute as one that constitutes a systemic financial risk Global equities and bonds also fell, while commodities surged. The mood changed dramatically ...




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