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  1. Don't do what UFO believers do (and I did)

    Posted Jul 12th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Alanson

    ... bias is a natural human tendency can help you to change tack faster when circumstances change. Investment tip number seven is: it is worth reading company balance sheets. Obviously, if you have ...

  2. How should investors approach investing in bonds in the context of rising interest rates, rising inflation and the euro-zone crisis?

    Posted Jun 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... bonds (bonds issued in the currencies of US dollars, euros and yen) is 'bleak', in the context of soft economies, rising inflation and rising interest rates. For developed markets, ... portfolios based on shorter-dated securities that 'are less sensitive to interest rate increases and can benefit from local currency appreciation'. 'We still expect equity ...

  3. The human side of investing

    Posted Sep 26th 2008, 12:00am by Gigi Lam

    ... up. 'These are all basically just human shortcomings,' said Dr Pi. 'But these are all behavioural characteristics of human beings.' Dr Pi acknowledged that the usefulness ... 'We are all human beings, we are subject to emotional ups and downs so we cannot make a lot of these decisions logically and rationally,' said Dr Pi. 'So financial advising would ...

  4. Investors show unprecedented interest in agriculture sector

    Posted Nov 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with a very keen eye,' Huang said. 'As early as four years ago, he started looking at sugar plants in China. I was totally baffled by it at the time- what was so interesting about sugar, ... been in food and agriculture, he said. Private equity and venture capital firms like Wang's are showing unprecedented interest in China's agricultural sector, which formerly generated ...

  5. Stock offerings draw massive retail interest

    Posted Jun 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... response to their proposed initial public offerings in Hong Kong. The offerings have been helped by strong capital inflows and a revival of interest from both institutional and retail investors. ... - is usually an indication of how successful a new offering will prove on its first day of trading. 'The low interest rate environment is a strong motivator pushing [investors] to place margin ...

  6. Rising interest sees listing of 5 more ETFs

    Posted Jul 08th 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... on Vietnam's market. Brokers said the ETFs, which adopt a passive investment strategy by tracking indices, were becoming increasingly popular in Hong Kong. 'Investors are interested in ETFs as they make investment in overseas markets easier,' said Louis Tse Ming-kwong, a director of VC Brokerage. However, investors would be interested only in the ETFs based on the markets they were ...

  7. HK property transactions remain subdued on lack of buying interest

    Posted Jul 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fulton Mak Buyers in Hong Kong's property market remained in short supply last week against a troubled background of poor investor sentiment on the stock market. Reflecting the uncertain mood, home seekers were adopting a wait-and-see attitude and de ...

  8. Foreign interest in China real estate expected to wane

    Posted Apr 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... estate investment enterprises to obtain approval with the Ministry of Commerce. 'My international clients are still showing strong interest in the mainland real estate market,' said Ms ... lending to developers and increasing interest rates. 'More merger and acquisition activity is expected as small developers face difficulties borrowing money to fund development,' said ...

  9. Investors' interests rarely rate in IPO league tables

    Posted Dec 29th 2007, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... public offerings. The number of offerings reached records and betting on listings has probably drawn more interest than Mark Six. Goldman Sachs should be the most loved of the banks by punters. ...

  10. Tour fuels talk of Blackstone interest in Jianghuai Auto stake

    Posted Sep 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo in Beijing Speculation about Blackstone Group's interest in Jianghuai Automobile Group strengthened yesterday after news emerged of the United States buyout firm's recent secret tour of the Anhui truckmaker's plants. Some Blackstone executives visited Jianghuai Auto's factories last month and both parties showed 'considerable interest ...




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