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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - MARKETS

    Hong Kong homebuyers warned 'don't rush into the market- it's heating up'

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:20am by Ernest Kao

    ... in the first-time buyer market, usually doesn't fall in the summertime," Wong said. "Most have never bought a flat before and are entering the market, sometimes with the help ... in the region of HK$4 million. He was worried about buyers rushing in without considering long-term affordability and a potential rise in interest rates. "I am particularly concerned about ...

  2. Business - Money - MARKETS

    HSI breaches 25,000 but fails to keep gains above key level

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 01:06am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com HSI breaches 25,000 but fails to keep gains The Hang Seng Index broke through the 25,000-point level for the first time since 2008 yesterday, but it failed to stay above the psychologically important level as it ended at 24,954.94 points. The blue-chip index gained 0.62 per cent on the day to stand at its highest level since November 8, 2010. Despite ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Business - Money - MARKETS

    China's economic growth to fuel rally in H shares

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 01:24am by Jeanny Yu

    ... are offering discounts on mortgage rates to first-time homebuyers. Mainland property shares fell yesterday as investors took profit, led by a sell-off in the country's biggest developer, China ...

  5. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Investors in Chinese stocks stunned by sharp swings

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

    ... predicting a 10 per cent decline, for the first time since December. The bearish two-month contracts were about six points more expensive three weeks ago. The rally "caught investors off ... and analysts at Standard Chartered. Short sellers have cut bearish wagers by 65 per cent, turning exchange-traded fund investors into buyers from sellers and sending positions in the options market ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - MARKETS

    CDB to launch 8b yuan loan-backed securities

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 04:54am by Reuters

    ... pilot programme. Foreign banks have been invited to apply for permission to issue ABS for the first time since the pilot programme was launched in 2005. Policymakers see securitisation as a tool ... The mainland's broad M2 money supply topped 100 trillion yuan for the first time in March and reached 107.7 trillion yuan by the end of September, causing widespread worries over excessive supply ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - MARKETS

    China's Big Four banks fall out of favour with investors

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 01:54am by BLOOM

    ... of China, the mainland's largest lender, fell below net assets for the first time on Wednesday. The state-controlled banks are getting squeezed by slower economic growth and rising bad debts ...

  8. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Bets on Chinese IPOs pay off for investors

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 01:02am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New York Mainland firms listing in the US offer the best returns among global peers on the back of e-commerce boom and robust consumer sector Bets on Chinese IPOs pay off for investors Chinese companies making their stock market debuts in the United States in the past year have rewarded their buyers with the best returns among global peers, fuelled by demand for internet ...

  9. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Buffett sets new goal after missing five-year target

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 02:59am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in New York Berkshire chairman says he can beat the S&P index over the course of stock market cycles Buffett upbeat despite missing target Warren Buffett says his performance at Berkshire Hathaway should be measured over the course of stock market cycles after missing a five-year target for the first time. Berkshire's net worth failed to rise as much as the S&P 500 ...

  10. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Hong Kong stocks under pressure amid fears of slowdown in China

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 12:27am by JEANNY YU AND RAY CHAN

    ... in the world's second-largest economy. The benchmark Hang Seng Index dropped for the third consecutive day as the mainland's manufacturing sector contracted for the first time in six months ...




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