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  1. Building up steam

    Posted Nov 07th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Chris Davis The difference between the first half of the year and the revival during the second half has generated momentum in the banking and finance sector and, with it, an upswing in recruitment activity. However, what effect is hiring activity having ...

  2. US rates to reach 6 per cent, says ING specialist

    Posted Jul 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Investment Management senior portfolio specialist for fixed income, who expects the Federal Reserve to raise rates to 6 per cent in the coming months. 'From the beginning of the year we have ... Asian investors without a US dollar fixed-income mandate should begin ground work now in readiness to enter the US dollar market when interest rates peak. Reluctant to speculate when this may ...

  3. Brace for some policy rigour

    Posted Feb 13th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... CHRIS DAVIS Among surprises in the year ahead, brace for fiscal discipline in some unusual places. United States president George W. Bush could catch global financial markets off guard by getting to grips with the US deficit more firmly than generally exp ...

  4. Asian bonds win favour for long-term potential

    Posted Oct 08th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... HSBC launches new fixed-income fund with focus on the region, writes Chris Davis Financial advisers always emphasise that investors should maintain a diversified portfolio consisting ... people invest in them to preserve and increase their capital or to receive dependable interest income. As with all other investment instruments, bonds are not risk-free and are subject ...

  5. Tailor-made plans fit best

    Posted May 06th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... away from the annual income,' Ms Wong said. While most of Hong Kong's working population pays contributions to the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF), additional investment plans are needed to ensure a comfortable level of income upon retirement. Ms Wong said a professionally tailored financial plan would take into account age, income, debts, financial commitments, risk ...

  6. Oppenheimer mines global landscape to maximise its investment returns

    Posted Feb 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... markets is what drives the Oppenheimer International Bond Fund, which was the top performer in the global US-dollar-based fixed-income category of the South China Morning Post Fund Manager ... Steinmetz, head of the OppenheimerFunds international fixed-income team and portfolio manager of OppenheimerFunds, said the United States economy might be the engine that drove global growth ...

  7. Trust funds can help expatriates minimise their taxes the legal way

    Posted Jun 28th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... States tax law, for example, US citizens may be subject to taxation even though they have lived and generated income from overseas for years. Conversely, Hong Kong tax law operates territorially, taxing only income generated in Hong Kong, regardless of domicile or nationality. Sovereign Trust (Hong Kong), the Hong Kong member company of the international Sovereign Group, specialises ...

  8. Hong Kong seeks double taxation treaties with key trading partners

    Posted Oct 25th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... competitiveness and encourage more international investors to use the territory as a springboard for their mainland and regional investments. Without these treaties, income derived across international ... included measures to prevent fiscal evasion. Previously such agreements were viewed as unnecessary under the 'territorial principle', where only the income generated in Hong Kong ...

  9. Best financial plan isone put in place early

    Posted May 05th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Coppard said. 'No matter what your age or income level, there are steps you can take to ensure a more secure financial future.' Mr Coppard, who deals mainly with British expatriates ... are encouraged to attend the meeting together to identify mutual objectives. Only then can the planner move on to other issues such as income growth or capital preservation. ...

  10. Indonesia tops list for veteran GEM specialist

    Posted Aug 20th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... HSBC Halbis Partners head of global emerging markets, fixed income- but he does become animated at the mushrooming of the local bond markets in emerging economies. 'If you look at dollar ... trades involving Asian assets. As a manager with his focus firmly on fixed-income opportunities in global emerging markets (GEM), Mr Marber said he is unconcerned by the latest position taken ...




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