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  1. Banks propel Hang Seng Index to fresh high

    Posted Jul 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the benchmark index's rise to a fresh record for the sixth consecutive session. The Hang Seng Index rose 0.3 per cent to close at 22,885.84 while the H-share index, which tracks 41 state-owned ... and in the short term the trend of rising to test the 23,000-point resistance level will remain intact. But we expect some profit-taking pressure when the index hits resistance,' said Ben Kwong ...

  2. China Life, ICBC join Hang Seng Index

    Posted Feb 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the largest H shares, have been chosen, as expected, to become the newest Hong Kong blue chips as part of a reshuffle of the Hang Seng Index announced yesterday. The revamp will also see the number ... With the addition of the two mainland financial giants, the Hang Seng Index will grow to 38 constituents and its market coverage, a measure of the index's representativeness of the market as a whole, ...

  3. Hang Seng profit up 14pc as bad debts rise

    Posted Jul 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hang Seng Bank has reported better-than-expected growth in first-half net profit, but its bad-debt provision also rose substantially. The Hong Kong-based subsidiary of HSBC yesterday ... prudent].' Lee said Hang Seng had very little European sovereign debt exposure and had stopped investing in Europe. But a high bad-debt figure cast a cloud over the otherwise strong results. Bad ...

  4. Hang Seng surprises with HK$8.8b profit

    Posted Jul 31st 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Industrial Bank listing and wealth management business buoy lender's income Hang Seng Bank's net earnings climbed a better than expected 43 per cent in the first half ... 20.8 per cent to HK$6.69 billion. However, Hang Seng's mainland operations recorded an unexpected drop in pre-tax profit of HK$40 million. Vice-chairman and chief executive Raymond ...

  5. Hang Seng raises fees in line with HSBC move

    Posted Aug 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan Hang Seng Bank, the second-largest deposit bank in Hong Kong, will raise the fees it charges on cash deposit account services in line with an increase announced by its parent, ... have imposed charges on low-balance accounts ranging from $30 to $100, including Bank of China (Hong Kong), Standard Chartered Bank, Bank of East Asia, and DBS Bank. Mr Leung said that Hang ...

  6. Investment funds push index back above 15,000

    Posted Dec 09th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... for the first time in six weeks, boosted by heavy window dressing attributed to long-only funds. The Hang Seng Index opened 457.16 points higher and continued to climb to close at 15,044.87, a gain ... [for another decline] is a little bad news because the market's recovery is not on firm ground or based on fundamentals.' The Hang Seng Index might edge higher to 15,500, ...

  7. New HK dim sum index a sign of growing market

    Posted Nov 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing xuejun.cai@scmp.com Bank of America-Merrill Lynch yesterday announced the launch of a dim sum index designed to track the performance of yuan-denominated offshore bonds in Hong Kong, underscoring the increasing attractiveness of the fast-growing market. The index covers about half of all outstanding debt denominated in yuan, or the Chinese currency deliverable ...

  8. Index back over 18,000 on Huijin buying spree

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... May Chan may.chan@scmp.com The Hang Seng Index rallied above the 18,000-point level yesterday after a state-owned investment company bought shares in the mainland's four biggest banks. The blue-chip index rose for the fourth day, closing 2.43 per cent higher at 18,141.59 points. It has recovered 1,891.32 points or 11.63 per cent since last Tuesday. The four major ...

  9. Fund flood lifts H-share index above 19,000

    Posted Oct 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was in the spotlight yesterday.' The Hang Seng Index, which has risen 40 per cent in less than two months, yesterday rose 1.97 per cent to finish at 29,133.02 points, also a fresh high. Oil and resource ... the People's Bank of China to raise interest rates another 27 basis points before the end of the year. The Hang Seng Index trades at 21.7 times forecast earnings, lagging the Shanghai market's 56 ...

  10. Winnie Ho acts to block ICBC's Seng Heng deal

    Posted Oct 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of China's HK$4.54 billion acquisition of Seng Heng Bank, claiming the sale was illegitimate. Ms Ho's suit alleges ICBC's August purchase of a 79.93 per cent stake in Macau's ... invalidating any decision by the Macau company to cash out of Seng Heng. The suit says records of STDM's shareholding structure were compromised over the years and questions the interests ...




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