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  1. News - Hong Kong - MARKETS

    Financial markets regulator fights calls to strip it of power to prosecute

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... the regulator "looked forward to working actively with the new DPP to safeguard the integrity of Hong Kong's financial market". The SFC would not commence any market misconduct ... to curb its power The Securities and Futures Commission has defended its right to prosecute financial wrongdoers, but brokers are supporting a call to strip it of those powers. Kevin Zervos, ...

  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 to the mainland to directly investigate alleged insider trading or market manipulations under the scheme, leaving them wondering how to do their job. Beijing and Hong Kong regulators announced on Thursday ...

  3. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Investors in Chinese stocks stunned by sharp swings

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

    ... markets over the first 11 weeks of the year, only to give way to a 13 per cent surge that has topped all rivals. The benchmark's relative strength index, a momentum indicator used to identify market turning points, went from sending a buy signal to sell signal in just 13 days. "Sentiment changes quickly," said Kelvin Wong, a Hong Kong-based analyst at Bank Julius Baer. ...

  4. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Panic in the air as sell-off in emerging markets enters new phase

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 05:17am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... significantly endangering growth. However, the latest phase of the emerging market sell-off has as much- if not more- to do with country-specific vulnerabilities that have become a source of financial ... to maintain a tight monetary policy, is throwing the policy dilemmas confronting emerging markets into sharper relief- in particular the trade-off between preserving financial stability and fostering ...

  5. 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 ... arrangement. "HKEx has been in discussions with its mainland counterparts regarding the potential establishment of mutual market connectivity initiatives," the exchange said in response ...

  6. 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 ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Funds reported an average loss of 0.66pc in March, with analysts forecasting more of the same as stock market volatility continues MPF loss turns up heat ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Business - Economy - MARKETS

    Fear grips markets as investors worry about China's growth and US profits

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 05:29am by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Fear grips the markets, sending stocks tumbling Fear is back in the market. Investors are worried about slower economic growth in China, a gloomier outlook ... in Argentina to political instability in Turkey. Those fears converged last week to start a two-day rout in global markets that was capped by a 318-point drop in the Dow Jones industrial average ...

  9. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Morgan Stanley keeps the faith in mainland China stocks

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

    ... keeps faith in mainland stocks Morgan Stanley is sticking to its buy recommendation on mainland stocks, saying concern that there will be a "significant market disruption" ... growth, Morgan Stanley's analysts said. The government's reforms and "formidable" financial resources would help policymakers transform the economy without triggering a debt ...

  10. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Next stop for through train may be commodities

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 01:10am by Enoch Yiu

    ... principle to stay. "Before we make any changes to our rules, we would need to have a consultation to gauge the market view," Chow said. ...




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