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  1. Fresh set of rules will bring financial derivatives back to market

    Posted Feb 05th 2004, 12:00am by Christine Chan

    ... Christine Chan China will resume the trading of financial derivatives on March 1 in a key step towards financial liberalisation and the long march towards a modern capital market ... but risk-management tools will be available for banks, insurers and corporations. 'It is a positive step in its financial liberalisation,' Greater China head of sales in treasury and markets at DBS ...

  2. Exchange fund returns feel impact of volatile financial markets

    Posted Nov 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... to the volatile financial markets this year, the head of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority conceded yesterday. The Exchange Fund- in which the government places its accumulated fiscal reserves- only ... chief executive Joseph Yam Chi-kwong told Legco's financial affairs panel yesterday. 'Looking ahead, the investment markets are still full of uncertainties and it is likely ...

  3. China gives minorities a lift in financial industry shake-up

    Posted Aug 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to approve a series of regulations that will include a much-needed strengthening of rules governing the financial industry. The revisions to the Company Law and the Securities Law would reduce ... shares at market prices instead of at a price set by the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC). In addition, companies would not require CSRC approval to list bonds as long as the stock ...

  4. Financial services firm seeks keen managers

    Posted Oct 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... financial group's Asia office. One of the world's largest global financial services organisations wants to recruit several employees, ranging from an assistant vice-president of marketing support, and a marketing communication manager, among other roles. As a member of the Fortune 500, the MassMutual Financial Group is one of the five largest life insurance companies in the United ...

  5. Contrasting views on future of regional equities

    Posted Oct 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Nicole Chan A long-term trend shows that the Asia-Pacific equities markets will continue to improve, according to the United States-based technical analysis team headed by Louise Yamada of Citigroup Global Markets. Of nine Asian equity markets the team have following, five of them- Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia and India- were rated 'buy' while the others- ...

  6. Worldwide downturn helps boost market for planners

    Posted Aug 21st 2004, 12:00am by David Evans

    ... the Asian financial crisis began at the end of 1997. The combination of a slump in the value of property, unpredictable regional stock markets and abnormally low bank interest rates- the three ... and the introduction of more products to the market by financial institutions also helped to drive investors to seek specialised investment advice. HSBC Asset Management head of retail, marketing and product ...

  7. Speculators 'a necessary evil'

    Posted Mar 10th 2004, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... for the property bubble of 1997, or are they a necessity in the development of a property market? According to investors and academics, the answer is that speculators do not play a significant role in turning down the property market cycle but they may shorten the span of it. 'Every market has its own cycle. Speculators should not be blamed for that. They only shorten the cycle,' said ...

  8. Small players miss Chalco rally

    Posted Jan 08th 2004, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... 25 minutes after the market's opening to pick up shares below the HK$6.15 pre-placement price. After opening at HK$5.85- 3.39 per cent higher than the placement price of $5.658- ... of high alumina prices, the risks it faces need to be considered. After the placement yesterday, Chalco chief financial officer Chen Jihua admitted the company would 'certainly' ...

  9. Good year for property speculators

    Posted Jan 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the secondary market and 403 in the primary. 'Many investors bought flats when property prices fell to record lows during the Sars crisis,' Midland Realty chief analyst Buggle Lau Ka-fai said. ...

  10. China bond market becomes an imperative

    Posted Jan 17th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Preiss

    ... Michael Preiss michael@michaelpreiss.net CHINA'S FINANCIAL MARKETS are at a crossroads. As of last year, the country has surpassed France as the fourth largest economy in the world. ... bond market. The 1990s restrictions of China's government guarantees, both explicit and implicit, mean that the country's principal financial risks are focused on companies and banks, ...




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