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  1. HK stock market rally looks vulnerable

    Posted May 11th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland Stock market investors have enjoyed a remarkable few weeks. But fears are growing that the rally may soon run out of steam. If it does, it should hardly come ... aggregate balance- a measure of liquidity in the local banking system- to a record HK$211 billion. All that liquidity has lifted asset prices at a startling rate. The Centa-City leading index ...

  2. HK stocks good value, but not yet great value

    Posted Oct 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland When Hong Kong's stock market reopens today after a badly needed day off, it is likely that both short and long-term investors will find powerful reasons to buy. ... killing will buy local bank stocks. After the Hong Kong Monetary Authority announced a suite of liquidity support measures on Tuesday, the sector is likely to rebound especially vigorously. So ...

  3. A new way of taking stock tips from HK's tycoons

    Posted May 15th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... But there is a more intriguing possibility. It might just be that Hong Kong's investing public have decided to take stock market pronouncements by the city's tycoons, and by Mr Lee in particular, ... and sell down their holdings. If that's what the punters are doing, you can hardly blame them. For years, Mr Lee was Hong Kong's favourite stock-tipper. Throughout the long years ...

  4. HKEx looks the wrong way as dark pools get deeper

    Posted Aug 13th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... turnover on the stock exchange leapt from HK$45 billion to HK$76 billion. That increase, coupled with a rise in derivatives volumes, lifted income from trading and back-office fees by a hefty 68 ... Not surprisingly, HKEx's own share price has benefited handsomely from the market's recovery. At yesterday's closing price of HK$146, the stock was up a massive 330 per cent from its January ...

  5. Strange goings-on in the Hong Kong stock market

    Posted Dec 12th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... HK$100 million of Hang Seng Index stocks was 0.19 of a percentage point. Today the cost is 0.62 of a percentage point, more than three times. As a result, buying and selling blocks of shares has ... that it took nearly two years, from September 2001 to August 2003, for HSBC's stock to climb from HK$75 to HK$100. In October it took just two trading sessions for HSBC's shares to cover ...

  6. Stanley Ho's house of cards

    Posted Jun 26th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... abhorrence of gambling appears at odds with his latest attempt to list casino operator SJM Holdings on Hong Kong's stock exchange. This is the third time he has tried to launch an initial public offering for the company. A proposed HK$15 billion stock issue for 25 per cent of SJM was put on hold at the beginning of last year in the face of a barrage of lawsuits filed by Mr Ho's ...

  7. HSBC's stock slump and Richard Li's deaf ear

    Posted Mar 10th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... slightly nervous today. Yesterday, HSBC's stock plummeted in the closing auction on the Hong Kong stock exchange to end 24 per cent down at HK$33. That's HSBC's lowest close since ... the rights issue price of HK$28 a share at a discount to the stock's market price of just 15 per cent, down from a far more attractive 50 per cent discount when the rights issue was announced ...

  8. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Alibaba's plan to stuff board hardly in investors' interests

    Posted Aug 28th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... an estimated HK$100 billion offering on the Hong Kong stock exchange, would like to do something similar. Alibaba is being pushed to go public by its investors, a line-up of private equity ... point of view, that is hardly an encouraging stance. Worse, Alibaba has previous form. In 2007 at the height of Hong Kong's stock bubble, the company launched a HK$13 billion listing ...

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    Alibaba's loss won't damage the Hong Kong stock market

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... damage the Hong Kong stock market Mainland internet retail giant Alibaba has now joined Manchester United Football Club on the list of companies that approached the Hong Kong Stock Exchange ... investment bankers, capital market lawyers and accountants will mourn Alibaba's departure. With the company planning to sell shares worth as much as HK$100 billion - outweighing all Hong ...

  10. Little HK can do to slow inflows of hot money

    Posted Oct 26th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... system, doubling the city's monetary base to more than HK$800 billion, driving the stock market up 100 per cent and lifting property prices by almost 30 per cent. That might sound grand, but the government is worried. On Friday, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority raised the minimum down-payment on flat purchases of more than HK$20 million from 30 per cent to 40 per cent in an attempt ...




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