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  1. Deutsche gets to the core of fixed income

    Posted Dec 06th 2003, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... of a guaranteed rate of interest on investments. Deutsche was also the only investment bank to have a part in every sovereign issue in Asia this year. Such fixed-income assets have been a core business for the year, according to Mr Paul. 'Fixed income is a business some of our competitors engage in only when the market has been rallying,' he said. 'But to Deutsche Bank, fixed income ...

  2. Global recovery optimism drives gains in Asian stocks

    Posted Jul 15th 2003, 12:00am by David Robinson

    ... yields rather than bank deposits and fixed-income investments,' he said. Mr Belchere said the private sector had been rebuilding its balance sheets for six years since the Asian financial ...

  3. Low-income subsidies go begging

    Posted Dec 13th 2003, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Low-income families are failing to enrol their children in elite Direct Subsidy Scheme schools despite fee remissions being available. The Education and Manpower Bureau requires DSS primary and secondary schools to set aside 10 per cent of their income from school fees to subsidise those who would not otherwise be able to afford to attend. But St Paul's ...

  4. Review board backs income-linked rent rises

    Posted Oct 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai The incomes of public housing tenants should be used as the sole basis for deciding how rents are adjusted in future, members of the Housing Authority's rent review committee said yesterday. A majority of members agreed that incomes precisely reflected how much the tenants can afford. Wong Kwun, a member of the ad hoc committee on domestic rent policy, said: ...

  5. Sars outbreak cuts into rural income

    Posted Jul 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Migrant labourers see earnings fall 26pc in the second quarter year on year The Sars outbreak took a heavy toll on rural income on the mainland during the second quarter of the year, especially among the millions of migrant workers who lost their jobs in cities, according to the National Statistic Bureau. The average per capita income in rural areas for April to June was 412 yuan ...

  6. Incomes matter most

    Posted Aug 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... unless there is a corresponding rise in their real incomes. Indeed, over the last few years Hong Kong has experienced (slow) GDP growth while median incomes dropped rapidly, indicating a consolidation of wealth in the hands of a small minority. Experience in the US has shown that even during long periods of economic health, the incomes of much of the population can remain stagnant. ...

  7. Middle-income earners offered country retreat

    Posted Nov 26th 2003, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... of 1,000 square feet in town or a 1,500 sqft town house with a garden in the suburbs? Cheung Kong (Holdings) is betting you will pick the latter. Catering for middle-income earners hunting ... was relatively low. Ricacorp Properties executive director Willy Liu Wai-keung said Seasons Villas was targeted at middle-income earners who could not afford top-end homes in luxury districts but were ...

  8. Hutchison tops the list for Asian fixed-income debt

    Posted Oct 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hutchison Whampoa, one of the most active issuers this year, has won the best credit rating in the Asian US dollar fixed-income market, according to a survey of 200 bond investors globally by The Asset, a financial magazine published in Asia. Rating pressure had been haunting Hutchison due its third-generation mobile-phone business while its bonds had been trading cheaply, with a BBB ...

  9. Exchange Fund doubles first-half income

    Posted Jul 25th 2003, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... income with the $47.8 billion it earned, more than its return for last year. The windfall will boost the government's bid to reduce the budget deficit. It will receive $15.1 billion accrued ... income to be at that level. You are sure to be wrong,'' Mr Yam said. 'And, in fact, to be quite honest, I shall be relieved if we hold on to the $47.8 billion investment income ...

  10. Shanghai income for Sino

    Posted Nov 05th 2003, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Developer Sino Land expects to generate rental income of about HK$34 million a year from its joint-venture office-retail project in Shanghai if it is fully leased. The group's China development general manager, Chua Yang Hong, said Raffles City, in which Sino Land has a 19 per cent stake, was being offered at a monthly rental of HK$10 per square foot for office ...




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