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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 - Economy - MARKETS

    China markets poised for recovery if US initiates third liquidity injection

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com Mainland markets ready for recovery Mainland markets are bottoming out and poised to be awash with fresh capital if a third round of quantitative easing ... due to the global financial crisis. "China's efficiency of investment has deteriorated but is still better than most other countries," a report by Goldman Sachs released ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - MARKETS

    Illegal interbank bond dealers face clampdown in China

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by REN WEI

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Beijing launches crackdown on hugely lucrative dodgy deals in the mainland interbank market by money managers at financial institutions Unlawful trading of bonds targeted Illegal trading of bonds on the interbank market is being targeted by law enforcement authorities and financial regulators on the mainland, a move likely to unearth ...

  4. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Volatility crimps banks’ risk-taking, spikes expose cracks in markets

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 12:01pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London While analysts say markets have become safer since the financial crisis, they fear new curbs have reduced the ability to absorb spikes Volatility exposes cracks in the system A dramatic upswing in volatility is putting post-crisis financial markets to the test, as curbs on banks' ability to take risks and an increase in technology-driven trading expose ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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

    ... 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 emerge again in the second half. However, with the volatility in the first half, markets are more likely to be immune to those calls that predict an imminent economic and financial crisis ...

  7. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Bank of Japan's surprise stimulus summons bullish Halloween spirits

    Posted Nov 01st 2014, 04:28am by Jeanny Yu

    ... in six weeks and other Asian markets following suit. The rally could further stoke a surge in global equities, turning the near 10 per cent rout that struck US and other financial markets earlier ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com Central bank sets off market rally with surprise announcement of more monetary stimulus Japan summons bullish Halloween spirits Japan ignited a Halloween rally ...

  8. Business - China Business - MARKETS

    Insurance against a China crisis proves a tough sell

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 12:46am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Singapore Insurance against China crisis proves a tough sell Selling insurance against a financial crisis should not be difficult, five years after the last one nearly wrecked ... Financial wizards have been trying to sell peace of mind to mainland investors for years, but fewer and fewer of those investors are interested, despite some worrying headlines. Steve Diggle, ...

  9. Business - Economy - MARKETS

    EU easing under ‘Draghinomics’ a pipedream

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 11:25am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... economy. In July 2012, when financial markets feared that Europe's single-currency area might break apart, Draghi promised to do "whatever it takes to preserve the euro", which ... the ability of the ECB to solve the underlying problems of the euro zone- as opposed to simply buoying financial markets. First, Draghi's plea for more fiscal flexibility was over-interpreted ...

  10. Business - Economy - MARKETS

    Hot money inflow may rock markets, warns HKMA's Norman Chan

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... will continue to see large fund inflows and outflows as well as sharp fluctuations in the financial markets," Chan said. "Therefore, I would like to ask everyone to stay alert to the risks ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Investors warned of 'highly abnormal' climate and urged to exercise caution in case of swing HKMA chief: hot money inflow may burn market Hong Kong ...




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