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  1. Wise heads reap benefits of doing their research

    Posted May 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a stronghold of a core group of investors during a period that saw the United States credit rating downgrade by Standard and Poor's and the European debt crisis. Stocks were the top preference ...

  2. Fund lets you bet on state policy for profit

    Posted Feb 20th 2011, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... Greg Torode and Amanda Lee If you were an investor, would you put your faith in the market or the Chinese government? At least one state-owned bank thinks you should go for the latter. ... the policies', not 'follow the money'. For some, the emergence of the fund shows state capitalism is evolving rapidly in apparent defiance of conventional market wisdom. While managers of many ...

  3. Wave of new liquidity headed HK's way

    Posted Oct 18th 2010, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... it into areas where it could generate a return. Earlier this month, the Bank of Japan reduced its benchmark lending rate to between 0 and 0.1 per cent. The market is also expecting the United States ... outside,' said Nicholas Yeo, director and head of equities (China/HK) at Aberdeen International Fund Managers. 'They definitely have to look for yield, so they will still be coming to emerging ...

  4. Profits of mid-sized banks drop as state-owned giants dominate

    Posted Aug 17th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... decline in net profit in the first half of the year, reflecting the predominance of state-owned big lenders in the latest round of credit boom as a result of loose monetary policy. The net profit ... are government-backed mega-sized infrastructure projects, which worked overwhelmingly in favour of the five leading state banks (with significantly bigger deposit base and better government connections),' ...

  5. Huijin heads for merger with new unit

    Posted May 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Amy Gu Central Huijin Investment, the state-controlled investment arm, will be merged with Beijing's new investment unit to tap its financial expertise in managing the country's ... task would also be to invest in domestic companies, he said. China is setting up a state investment unit similar to the Government of Singapore Investment Corp to seek higher returns for its ...

  6. State firms post 32pc income dip, but upbeat signs emerge

    Posted May 21st 2009, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... Carol Chan Profits at state-owned enterprises slumped more than 30 per cent in the first four months of the year amid the global downturn, but there were signs of improvement last month, figures from the Ministry of Finance showed yesterday. From January to April, state firms, excluding financial institutions, posted a profit of 323.64 billion yuan (HK$367.62 billion), a decline ...

  7. State economist urges Big Four to eliminate bad loans

    Posted Oct 14th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The mainland's Big Four state banks should focus on eliminating bad loans before they move to the next stage of selling shares to the public, the head of the State Council's ... said Xia Bin, director-general of the Financial Research Institute. Speaking at a financial seminar, Mr Xia also recommended that state bank presidents relinquish their government titles ...

  8. Cool head extra insurance in a financial emergency

    Posted Nov 09th 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Derek Yung Kai-ming faced an insurance executive's worst nightmare last year when more than 2,000 frightened policyholders rushed to his American International Assurance offices to surrender their policies. Caught up in the financial woes of AIA's United States parent during the height of the global financial crisis, the general manager of the firm's ...

  9. Pension plans head for boom

    Posted Oct 29th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... in the next five to 10 years as employers are forced to provide better benefits to attract or retain talent, says Watson Wyatt Asia Pacific head Bob Charles. The global consulting firm's newly ... state-owned enterprises- had set up such enterprise annuity schemes while only a few privately held local companies and multinationals had done so. He attributed the poor response to the complicated ...

  10. State fund to boost investment in equities

    Posted Mar 29th 2006, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... products as early as next month, according to state media. The present limit for investment in domestic stocks was 14 per cent of the fund's total assets, but this would be raised to between ... with brokers and fund management companies. 'The State Council's formal approval for the fund's overseas investment will set the stage for the launch of the qualified domestic ...




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