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  1. Business - Money - TALKING POINTS

    Outlook for second half: sweet with a dash of sour

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by JOHN WOODS

    ... John Woods In a fragile but repairing global economy, central banks will remain on alert to issue support Outlook for second half: sweet with a dash of sour If policymakers across ... and when they eased off, you sold. During the first half of 2013, however, things have gotten a little more complicated. There are increasing signs that the third round of the Fed's money ...

  2. Business - Money - MPF REFORM

    Half the battle

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by Nicky Burridge

    ... Half the battle Hongkongers love to complain about their Mandatory Provident Fund. The government launched the plan in 2000 to address citizens' retirement needs. It implemented a fully ... A Consumer Council study released on October 15 found that almost half (45 per cent) of MPF funds lost money over the past five years. MPF fees are also high. In May, consulting firm Ernst & ...

  3. China Life warns of big dent in first-half earnings

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com China Life Insurance, the biggest life insurer on the mainland, yesterday warned its first-half net profit would be hit by a decline in investment yield ... 29.4 per cent from last year. This means its net profit for the first half would be at least 9.15 billion yuan (HK$11.1 billion)- higher than market expectations. According to Bloomberg, ...

  4. Mutual funds soar 66pc in first half

    Posted Aug 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Sales of mutual funds recorded strong growth in the first half of the year, but the outlook is gloomy as the US troubles and the European sovereign debt crisis further erode investor appetite in the market. Total sales of mutual funds in Hong Kong stood at US$21.06 billion in the first half of this year, up 66 per cent from the same period a year ...

  5. PICC sees 97pc jump in first half

    Posted Aug 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com PICC Property and Casualty, one of the biggest insurers on the mainland, reported record interim profit for the first half, largely due to greater turnover, ... and 13.3 per cent rise in cargo. Total turnover increased 12 per cent year-on-year to 91.44 billion yuan during the first half. The company has a 37.3 per cent share of the general insurance market ...

  6. Sub-par first-half results by mainland funds

    Posted Jul 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Poor returns generated by China's mutual fund managers in the first half of the year could trigger another crisis of confidence among ... in 2000, 2006 and 2009. 'Mutual funds' strategy in the first half proved totally wrong,' Dazhong Insurance fund manager Wu Kan said. 'It's unlikely that they could produce ...

  7. Second-half prospects

    Posted Jul 13th 2008, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... by the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) noted that Consumer Price Index inflation would probably fall year-on-year towards 5 per cent in the second half of this year. The figure was 7.1 per cent ...

  8. Value of mutual funds soars 110pc in first half

    Posted Jul 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... funds has ballooned 110 per cent in the first half of the year to 1.8 trillion yuan at the end of last month, initial figures released by Galaxy Securities Research Centre show. Growth ... was the fastest-growing fund, more than doubling in size during the first half and recording a return of 61 per cent in the first quarter. More than 80 per cent of assets are in equity-focused funds, as managers ...

  9. Profit at HKEx expected to fall 20pc in first half

    Posted Aug 11th 2003, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Plummeting listings and fees likely to have a big impact on the bottom line Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx) is expected to report a fall of up to 20 per cent in its first-half ... months of this year dropped 55 per cent to 28. Average first-half turnover was down 5.31 per cent to $6.95 billion. One of HKEx's major income sources is the transaction levy paid ...

  10. Funds' first-half losses at 6b yuan

    Posted Aug 30th 2005, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... in the first half due to falling markets and a lack of investment opportunities, official media reported yesterday. 'The poor performance of the markets is the main reason for the losses,' ... yuan in the first half. This was partly because most of the 17 foreign joint-venture mutual fund companies in China were set up in the past 10 months and are still introducing new products. ...




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