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  1. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Debt in riskiest markets a frontier too far?

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 10:06am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... of five-year paper at a yield of just 5.1 per cent, with US investors accounting for half the demand. Then, on April 9, Pakistan re-entered the debt markets after a seven-year absence, selling US$2 ...

  2. Property - International - INVESTMENT

    Greenland to ramp up Australian expansion

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 03:24pm by Peggy Sito

    ... in Sydney, Hong Kong, Singapore and Shanghai. Half the units were sold to locals and the rest to overseas buyers, he said. The company now plans to sell a second batch of flats at the project ...

  3. Business - Economy - INVESTMENT

    A new super-cycle for bonds

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 05:59am by DAVID BROWN

    ... endured for close to half a century. The market reaction to former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke's announcement in May last year that a tapering of the quantitative easing programme ...

  4. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Hong Kong's low rates add shine to gold and mutual funds

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 01:33am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Funds Association (HKIFA). However, sales were strongest in the first half of the year and were down year on year in the fourth quarter due to market volatility. Funds sales dropped to US$3 ...

  5. Business - Commodities - INVESTMENT

    Mongolia's mining dream turns sour as promised bounty proves elusive

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 04:24am by BLOOM

    ... and 2012, with gross domestic product expanding as much as 17.5 per cent. Yet foreign direct investment, after cresting in 2011 and 2012, fell by almost half last year. In the past five years, four ...

  6. Business - Economy - INVESTMENT

    Taiwan falling behind in race to lure investors to free trade zones

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 05:57am by Ralph Jennings

    ... zones, will increase by NT$21 billion (HK$5.4 billion) this year and lift gross domestic product by 0.2 per cent after parliament approves a key step for the zones in the first half of the year. ...

  7. Business - Economy - INVESTMENT

    Number of new overseas firms in Hong Kong increases 1.9pc in first half

    Posted Jul 05th 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com The companies plan to employ 1,576 people in their first year, down 17.8 per cent on last year More overseas firms set up in HK in first half More overseas companies set up offices in Hong Kong in the first half of this year but they were smaller and employed fewer people than previous arrivals. InvestHK, set up to promote foreign direct investment ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - INVESTMENT

    Bumpy road for sales of yuan wealth products

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 01:27am by KANIS LI

    ... a bump in the second half amid growing concern about uncertain investment sentiment next year, especially over yuan-denominated wealth management products. Bankers say that sales of unit trusts- ... in the second half of this year. Some bankers say they have also seen growing demand from financial consumers keen on bigger returns from yuan appreciation rather than just yuan deposits. "We ...

  9. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    HK banks await ease on daily yuan conversion to push investment product sales

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 12:42pm by KANIS LI

    ... half of this year amid growing concern about uncertain investment sentiment, especially related to yuan-denominated wealth management products next year. Bankers say whether market participants ... are hoping a fresh surge of money led by the yuan will flow to investment products on the shelf next year after a relatively quiet sale in the second half of this year. Some bankers say they have ...

  10. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Investors switch to unloved stocks after market surge

    Posted Dec 28th 2013, 01:02am by Reuters

    ... is edging closer to its end. Value funds, which tend to focus on out-of-favour stocks, typically outperformed momentum-focused growth stocks in the second half of bull markets, said Lipper, ...




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