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  1. Easier fund rules stoke rally in China financials

    Posted Feb 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to record highs. However, the news had yet to feed through to blue chips which took no benefit from the Financial Secretary's unsurprising budget speech, making for a lacklustre benchmark index ... the highest since September 1997. Market turnover rebounded slightly to $30.67 billion, compared with $29.36 billion on Tuesday. Turnover on the H-share index was $7.5 billion, exceeding the $7.24 ...

  2. New year brings changing of the financial guard

    Posted Jan 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... and a new financial secretary. The market tips the most likely candidates to take the top financial post as Hong Kong Monetary Authority chief executive Norman Chan Tak-lam or his predecessor Joseph ... Enoch Yiu As the first column of 2012, I would like to wish all readers a Happy New Year. We can look forward to a lot of changes this year. First the stock market will have new trading ...

  3. Is Tsang the best financial secretary HK can find?

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... markets had plunged 50 per cent. Then in rapid succession we had the dotcom boom and bust, Sars, and the financial crisis. Still Hong Kong prospered. So there is nothing either unprecedented ... Tom Holland Incoming chief executive C.Y. Leung announced his new government line-up yesterday, and John Tsang Chun-wah is to stay on as financial secretary. 'In the coming few years, ...

  4. Banking woes limit gains for financial counters

    Posted Mar 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan Financial stocks rose yesterday after a strong rally in the United States and European markets, but most of them closed off their highs as investors remained bearish ... to the year. 'The financial stock rally [in Hong Kong] was just a rebound, not a turnaround,' he said. Hang Seng Bank rose as much as 7.9 per cent before closing at HK$72.10, up 5.49 per ...

  5. Financial secretary sees no need to use reserves

    Posted Oct 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... came one day after Undersecretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Julia Leung Fung-yee suggested Hong Kong might use all foreign reserves to stabilise its financial markets. Asked ... Ng Kang-chung and Phyllis Tsang Hong Kong sees no need to use its foreign reserves to rescue banks, the financial chief has said. But he also warned that the city could fall ...

  6. Public Financial net profit rises 34pc

    Posted Jan 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan Public Financial Holdings, a mid-sized lender controlled by Public Bank of Malaysia, said net profit last year rose 33.97 per cent, partly helped by a one-off gain of HK$108.5 ... the lender had about US$10 million invested in the investment vehicle. Mr Tan said the financial vehicle did not have exposure to subprime mortgages, adding that he expected it would not cause ...

  7. Citic Group sweetens bid to buy out financial unit

    Posted Aug 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Financial Holdings. Citic Group said it would raise the cash offer of HK$2.16 a share for each CIFH share by 70 HK cents. The offer of one share in Hong Kong-listed China Citic Bank Corp, its ... of 75 per cent of its shares and cannot garner more than 10 per cent of veto votes. The financial firm could not be reached for comment yesterday. Shares in CIFH, which runs Citic Ka Wah Bank ...

  8. Christmas 2011, not the rosiest date to put in your diary

    Posted Dec 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu There's more than one way to measure the market. Apart from the Hang Seng Index, we can create our own index to gauge the confidence of the market. Actually, we can think of two new indices- the 'hamper index' and the 'diary index'. Brokerages and financial firms tell us that the number of Christmas hampers they received fell 30 per cent ...

  9. Magazines - Style

    Alexa Lam: 'If you sense there is discrimination, just ride over it', says stock market guardian

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... is a series of highs and lows. For 14 years, she has navigated through the volatility and crises of Hong Kong's rollercoaster stock market, attempting to protect the city's investors. It has ... she was appointed chief counsel. In March 2001, she became an executive director. Her present role involves developing SFC policy and regulating the market for retail investment products. ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Free market no panacea for Hong Kong's ills

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial A free market is no panacea Hong Kong has for many years been singled out by conservative think tanks as the freest economy. It will be interesting to see what is made ... housing, poverty, the plight of the elderly, and the environment. This prompted him to say "markets fail" and "the notion of big market, small government is out of date", which ...




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