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  1. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Bubble trouble for fixed-income assets?

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by DILIP PARAMESWARAN

    ... Dilip Parameswaran moneypost@scmp.com Bubble trouble for fixed-income assets? Fixed income was the hot asset of 2012, producing equity-like returns for debt-like risks. Within it, Asian ... of the total amount on offer. But what does the future hold for fixed-income investments? Let's consider some of the forces likely to drive fixed-income investments in 2013. First, the interest ...

  2. Money-market ETFs: an instrument for income

    Posted Apr 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... income. Money-market ETFs share many of the advantages seen on bank-offered term deposits, but with potentially superior yield. The concept is not new. For decades, investors have been buying ... into a reliable, income-paying fund. 'Holding some cash makes sense, but it should be a limited amount or time. This is because even at low inflation rates, cash savings will be eroded by inflation ...

  3. Investors show interest in fixed-income choices

    Posted Mar 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... though, of just how fast a downturn can erase paper gains in an equity or mixed-asset fund, investors are showing new interest in fixed-income choices in the hope of keeping their heads above water. 'The most common type of fixed-income investment is a bond fund, meant to provide periodic income- usually twice-yearly,' says Ken Wong, equity portfolio strategist with State ...

  4. Income target on course, says StanChart

    Posted Nov 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com Standard Chartered, Britain's second-largest lender by market value, said it would stick to targeted double-digit income growth for the full year, after ... recent movements in the foreign exchange markets did present some challenges, as Asian currencies weakened against the US dollar. If the trends persist, it could pinch fourth-quarter income ...

  5. Investors move into fixed income funds

    Posted Sep 19th 2010, 12:00am by Kate Watson

    ... into fixed income investments are just as significant. In an environment with historically low interest rates, wealthy investors in the United States and Asia have been pouring money ... as an offshore centre for renminbi trading by investing in the latest yuan bond funds issued in the city by Hopewell Highway Infrastructure, Haitong Asset Management and Bank of China. Fixed income ...

  6. Insurers' incomes rebound on stock rally

    Posted Apr 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Natalie Chiu Mainland insurers saw their investment earnings rebound in the first quarter amid a rally in the domestic stock market, helping offset slowing income from. Investment income ... their investment income will further improve in coming months. The fourth-quarter performance was already the worst.' China Life Insurance, the nation's largest insurer and biggest institutional ...

  7. Interest income drives 62pc rise in NWDS China earnings

    Posted Mar 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jasmine Wang New World Department Store China, controlled by Cheng Yu-tung, said first-half net profit jumped 62.3 per cent, thanks to a surge in interest income and better sales driven by improved merchandise mix. Earnings for the six months to December rose to HK$227.8 million from HK$140.4 million a year earlier, boosted by interest income rising 11.5 times to HK$59.9 million from ...

  8. Analyst cuts in income forecasts send shares of PICC falling 11.4pc

    Posted Apr 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Natalie Chiu Shares of PICC Property and Casualty, the mainland's top non-life insurer, fell the most in a month yesterday after disappointing earnings triggered massive downward profit revisions by analysts. The company, which holds 42.5 per cent of ...

  9. Hong Kong operations help push Everbright income 469pc higher

    Posted Mar 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jonathan Yang Profits at China Everbright, the Hong Kong-listed investment arm of the mainland financial conglomerate, jumped 469 per cent last year with a key contribution from operations in the city, where the company plans to expand. Net profit for las ...

  10. Business - Money - THE WEEK EXPLAINED

    The Week Explained: The cost of happiness

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... it's worth this is what Skandia's Wealth Sentiment Monitor found: 80 per cent of respondents affirmed that a certain income level could bring them happiness. A majority, 53 per cent, said they would be happy with an annual income of between HK$200,000 and HK$800,000, whereas 22 per cent said they needed "at least" HK$800,000 and 21 per cent thought they needed an income ...




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