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  1. Inflation, IPOs pose market risks

    Posted Jan 06th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai Mainland stocks that ended 2010 with a whimper could be dragged down further by stubborn inflation and a deluge of initial public offerings. This prediction from ... at a rebound after a disastrous year. The key index lost 14.3 per cent last year, making it the world's third-worst performer. 'Pending austerity measures to combat inflation will still ...

  2. ICBC says online glitch inflated gold quotes

    Posted Dec 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... reported. The newspaper estimated that the bank might lose more than 10 million yuan as a result. 'It was like a gift from Santa,' a seller was quoted by the paper as saying. The inflated ...

  3. Stocks dive on concerns over surging oil, inflation

    Posted Jun 11th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... their holdings amid renewed concerns surging oil prices and inflation will hit global growth. The Shanghai Composite Index fell 257.34 points or 7.73 per cent to 3,072.33, its biggest one-day drop since ... for banks to a record 17.5 per cent on June 25, analysts said investors were becoming more concerned about the outlook for corporate earnings. 'Inflation in May is projected to moderate, ...

  4. Inflation fears hit mainland shares

    Posted Jul 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... inflation data and blow-out economic growth figures later this week that may put more pressure on the central bank to lift interest rates. The Shanghai Composite Index lost 92.48 points or 2.36 per ... is overheating, boosting the argument for higher borrowing costs. HSBC forecasts the consumer price index, a gauge of inflation, will soon break through 4 per cent. Striving to curb excessive liquidity ...

  5. Stocks slide as inflation adds to subprime jitters

    Posted Dec 18th 2007, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... Wong Ka-chun, Maria Chan and May Chan Hong Kong stocks had their biggest decline in more than three weeks yesterday after inflation fears in the US added to jitters that the global economy ... Hong Kong tracked declines across the region as inflation concerns and worries about the US subprime crisis sent investors fleeing. The Hang Seng slipped to as low as 26,551.37 before clawing ...

  6. Three-step test for whether markets have hit bottom

    Posted Dec 10th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland With the Hang Seng Index now up 34 per cent from its October 27 low, and the H-share index of Hong Kong-listed mainland companies up an even more impressive 60 per cent, hopes are riding high that equity markets have passed their bottom f ...

  7. Best not to meddle in mainland markets

    Posted Jun 20th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... of last year, when China's inflation rate climbed above deposit rates, persuading millions to take their money out of the bank and punt it on stocks. Valuations soared to stratospheric levels ... sales as lock-up periods end dampening sentiment, but corporate earnings are threatened on several fronts. High inflation is raising costs; export demand is softening; the latest increase ...

  8. Urge to intervene in the market should be resisted

    Posted Jun 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ago. The health of the capital markets no doubt preoccupies the nation's leaders, but there is no denying that fighting inflation- especially the rising price of food and raw materials- ... the government's control. The jury is still out on its monetary tightening campaign; the data is ambiguous. Inflation dropped to 7.7 per cent last month, from 8.5 per cent in April. But bank lending ...

  9. Liquidity cycle promises a bumpier ride for 2011

    Posted Dec 07th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland As Asia's investment analysts are struggling amid uncertain conditions to come up with their forecasts for the coming year, many are looking to the past in the hope that history can provide a reliable guide to what 2011 may have in s ...

  10. Business - Money - MARKET DISTORTIONS

    Investing for abnormal times

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Satyajit Das

    ... by leverage, which is less likely to influence future equity returns. "Official" interest rates are low, but credit margins are high, and with inflation low, the real cost remains high. ... near-death experiences. Central banks and policymakers are trying to create inflation using unconventional fiscal policies, quantitative easing and inflation targets. Inflation cuts debt by eroding ...




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