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  1. Hsbc shares fall on news of soft profit

    Posted Feb 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com HSBC's shares fell yesterday as underlying profit was hit by higher costs. The bank's underlying pre-tax profit fell 6 per cent to US$17.7 billion. ... to ?.51 (HK$67.78) in early afternoon trading, the largest intraday drop since November 9. HSBC chief executive Stuart Gulliver said emerging markets such as Brazil, China and Latin America ...

  2. Manufacturing growth data shows tightening moves just right: HSBC

    Posted Apr 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam The mainland's monetary tightening policy appears to be paying off in the battle against inflation, with the latest figures from HSBC showing the manufacturing growth rate ... quarter. Coupled with strong gross domestic product growth of between 8.5 per cent and 9 per cent, it has proved that the dose of tightening medicine was just right, HSBC economist Frederick ...

  3. HSBC tips mainland food prices to stay high

    Posted Apr 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amanda Lee Inflation will peak on the mainland in the second half this year, according to HSBC Global Asset Management, as the country battles rising commodity prices, putting pressure on the food and beverage sectors. Mandy Chan, investment director for equities at HSBC Global Asset Management, said that despite various attempts by the authorities to intervene in commodity markets ...

  4. HSBC economist says home prices could rise 15pc next year

    Posted Oct 26th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So HSBC predicts Hong Kong property prices will rise 10 to 15 per cent next year, driven by low interest rates and the spillover effect from excess liquidity on the mainland. ... Interest rates are expected to remain at record lows until the second half of 2012, which will result in more mainland capital flowing into Hong Kong's property market, HSBC economist Donna ...

  5. Mainland manufacturing sector drops to six-month low in April

    Posted May 05th 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... managers' index (PMI) has shown. The PMI compiled by HSBC/Markit dipped to 55.4 from a near-record 57 in March, but it remained in expansionary territory- above the 50 threshold- for the 13th ... tightening is starting to cool the overheated economy, which will help contain inflationary risk in the coming quarters,' said HSBC chief economist and co-head of Asian economic research Qu ...

  6. 'I' word a major mainland worry

    Posted Feb 15th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... unrest. A report by HSBC says food price inflation has been a problem in many emerging markets, India and China being good examples. 'It is particularly problematic because food is a dominant ... and the euro zone,' the HSBC report warns. The bank suggests retail investors pay heed to the inflation warning and invest in the right investment instruments, if they want to avoid volatility. ...

  7. Output slows but inflation still No 1 worry

    Posted Dec 31st 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... little to ease concerns over inflation. The HSBC/Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), which captures the percentage of purchasing managers reporting better business conditions, slowed ... in the sector. 'Inflation rather than growth still remains the top policy concern, despite the moderation in December's manufacturing PMI reading,' said HSBC chief economist Qu Hongbin ...

  8. Factory output rise smallest in 11 months

    Posted Jun 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to take effect, a preliminary purchasing managers' index shows. HSBC said its flash purchasing managers' index (PMI) for China's manufacturing sector came to 50.1 for this month, ... while a reading of lower than 50 indicates contraction. The HSBC index is in line with other economic data released last week, which also pointed to a mild slowdown in economic activity in May. ...

  9. Latest PMI readings point to slowdown

    Posted Aug 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... expansion in factory output, while a reading below 50 points to contraction. Separately, the PMI compiled by HSBC and Markit Economics that was released yesterday found a reading of 49.3 for July, from 50.1 in June, the first time it has slid below 50 in a year. Zuo Xiaolei, chief economist at China Galaxy Securities, said the HSBC gauge showed a lower reading because it focuses on small ...

  10. Mainland factory growth slowest in nine months

    Posted Jun 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Schwartz said. 'It should be interpreted as welcome news and helps allay concern of [an economic] hard landing.' Lacklustre growth was recorded at the HSBC/Markit PMI, which inched lower to 51.6 last month from 51.8 in April, dismissing market worries of economic meltdown. 'Growth in manufacturing activities is moderating, not crashing,' HSBC chief ...




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