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  1. Nurse jailed for HK$7m investment swindle

    Posted Jan 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui A nurse yesterday was ordered to spend 30 months behind bars after she admitted deceiving six people out of HK$7.28 million in an investment scam. Eva Wong Wai-yin, 29, was jailed on five charges of fraud after pleading guilty last October. The District Court heard yesterday that Wong had defrauded the victims by forging monthly statements of investment accounts. ...

  2. Mainland up to the challenges

    Posted Jan 01st 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang, Eric Ng, Tom Miller

    ... unusual public backlash at home with critics questioning the management's judgment. Foreign investment is a tricky issue for the government because of the public's virulent nationalism. ... business and investment climate will make planning ahead tricky, some issues are likely to persist. The following are challenges we believe will predominate in the year ahead. ECONOMY Economists ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - Market

    Hong Kong buyers see homes as hedge against inflation, say analysts

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... at investment brokerage BNP Paribas Securities. As long as interest rates were at a near-zero level and home lending rates remained at around present levels of 2.5 per cent- compared with an inflation ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Analysts say in a low-interest rate climate, people want to protect their savings and will still purchase homes despite any cooling measures Buyers to hedge ...

  4. BEA to raise Hibor home loan rate

    Posted Nov 17th 2010, 12:00am by Lulu Chen

    ... Lulu Chen The Bank of East Asia will raise its mortgage interest rate based on the Hong Kong Interbank Offer Rate, or Hibor. The rate will be increased today from Hibor plus 0.75-0.8 per cent to Hibor plus 0.8-1 per cent for both the one-month and three-m ...

  5. Chinese investors receive warm welcome in Europe

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... billion, the same as in the first quarter of last year, A Capital, a private equity fund that invests in Europe in partnership with Chinese firms, said. However, excluding the resources sector, ... Toh Han Shih in Beijing hanshih.toh@scmp.com China cannot save the troubled European economy, but Europe will be an important target of Chinese investment in the coming years, analysts ...

  6. Bears on rise in home market

    Posted Nov 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito and Paggie Leung Bulls are quitting the city's housing market as the betting from analysts swings towards the view that home prices have entered a falling cycle ... 5 per cent and 20 per cent because of the rising cost of home loans and the economic concerns locally and abroad. In the unlikely event that the Hong Kong economy suffers a hard landing, home ...

  7. Reforms aim to lure foreign investment

    Posted Jan 04th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... Reports by Nick Walker SINCE COMING TO power, the military government of Myanmar has sought to implement reforms through the Foreign Investment Law (FIL), effectively abandoning ... with market-orientated economies. To oversee and administer the FIL, the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) was formed and acts as the initial approving authority for investment plans. Foreign investors can set ...

  8. Home prices fall, rents hit record

    Posted Aug 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Hong Kong home prices are being hammered by turmoil in the global financial markets and the government's moves to restrain the property boom. Property ... fast, with brokers reporting that luxury home owners are discounting their original asking prices by as much as 20 per cent. In some cases, buyers are terminating their purchase contracts ...

  9. Mainland property stocks dumped as home sales fall

    Posted Sep 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... last month- its first sales decline in more than a year. Developers listed on the Hong Kong market fared no better. China Overseas Land & Investment closed yesterday at HK$11.88- down 29.03 ...

  10. Magazines - Money - MONEY TALKS

    The way ahead is asset spread

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by MARTIN MERZ

    ... Martin Merz Sell Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia to invest in China, finance guru Marc Faber tells Martin Merz The way ahead is asset spread Legendary bearish investor Marc Faber, ... further diversify real estate and equities in different sectors of the market and geographical locations.   Do you invest in property? Yes, I also have real estate, but there are management ...




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