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  1. Liquidity inflow might keep market buoyant

    Posted May 25th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... of liquidity will drive further market gains. Current price-earnings ratios for the Hang Seng Index have surged to between 15 and 16 times after hovering at about just eight times for almost five ... And the Hang Seng Index has managed to stage a stunning 10-week rally on speculation that the worst may be over. 'The market has staked out a certain relatively optimistic view of the future, ...

  2. Business - Money - SECURITIES

    Emerging markets back in vogue amid global slowdown

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Evelina Leung

    ... Fund managers are again filling their portfolios in markets offering more flexibility, writes Carrie Lam Eyes on emerging markets Investing in emerging markets is often a risky bet. But under the bleak financial cloud covering the global economy, this is a chance many are willing to take, which is the reason developing countries are appearing back in fund managers' ...

  3. Magazines - Money - INVESTMENT ETRADING

    Dashboard trading straight to market

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... sure they are well informed of the market situation and for them to make insightful decisions, says Helen Chan, Etrade Financial's vice-president for Asia-Pacific, which has offices ... Etrade offers investors direct access to buy and sell online with no third party execution, writes Anna Healy Fenton Dashboard trading straight to market Buying stocks and shares can ...

  4. New trading methods to tap banks, insurers

    Posted Jul 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the use of the new trading methods in a slumbering market. No timetable for the liberalisation has been set, but the official said the regulator was determined to boost the trading methods ... and shares from banks and insurers, then lending them to brokerages to expand their margin trading and short selling businesses. Mainland markets have been among the world's worst performers ...

  5. Dark pools have potential dark side

    Posted Jul 28th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Stock market regulators in Hong Kong and elsewhere in Asia are getting increasingly concerned at the rapid growth of what are known as 'dark pools'. Happily, ... are off-exchange wells of stock market liquidity which institutional investors can tap into to buy or sell large blocks of shares without publicly declaring their intentions in advance to the rest ...

  6. CCB to switch focus to financial services

    Posted May 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the world's second-largest lender by market capitalisation, would 'speed up reform' by reducing its reliance on loans and move into other financial services, Guo said. 'We are not very ambitious in expanding overseas while the domestic financial market offers huge growth potential,' he said. His comments came after the bank last week reported first-quarter results that showed ...

  7. Foreign banks cleared for client bond trade

    Posted Dec 06th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... environment protection, bilateral trade and financial market access. Previous talks have helped expand the portfolio of foreign-invested brokerages on the mainland, increase the amount of foreign ... Martin Zhou in Beijing China crept forward on the road towards full opening of its financial industry by allowing foreign incorporated banks to trade bonds for their clients ...

  8. Beijing to boost market with trading fee cut

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com In its latest effort to underpin the weak domestic stock market, Beijing said it would slash trading costs to attract potential investors. ... determination to protect investors' interest and to ensure healthy growth of the capital market', the regulator said in a statement issued after the markets closed. The benchmark Shanghai ...

  9. Fundamental lessons on offer amid the hustle and bustle of a 'primitive' market

    Posted Jan 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... well when complex financial markets can be so dysfunctional. Rural markets in West Timor are wonders of trade. Men and women converge on different villages on different days of the week. ... But there is a catch- it adds systemic risk to the entire market and can be fatal to the overleveraged borrower. The FX Accumulator is a good example. It is a financial product that looks like a wonderful ...

  10. Bears on way back in HK markets

    Posted Apr 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... financing data produces an Equity LongShort ratio that shows whether a market is getting more or less 'short', and for Hong Kong, as of April 19, the ratio was 9.09, down from 11.11 ... agencies- represented about 90 per cent of overall short-selling in the global equity market. Chaoda Modern Agriculture (Holdings), whose vegetable-growing business has been called into question ...




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