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  1. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Rising interest rates led investors to redeem bond funds in first four months of 2014

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 12:31pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... despite redemption rush Fear of rising interest rates has led investors to redeem bond funds in the first four months of this year, with the net sales of funds in the city stumbling 37 per cent ... of profit taking by some investors and the fear that increases in interest rates in the US might hurt bond prices. "The US has started to wind down its monetary easing policies from January. ...

  2. Business - Companies - INVESTMENT

    European family-run businesses ripe for Chinese outward investment, say advisers

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 02:16pm by Victoria Ruan in Beijing

    ... are in the manufacturing sector, such as car parts suppliers that ship goods to motoring giants like BMW and Volkswagen, he said. Hermann Meller, a partner at Dentons law firm, said interest from China ... was huge interest from Zoomlion in buying the technology because it exactly fits its strategy for their products in China,” said Meller. But European family business owners have “mixed feelings” ...

  3. Business - China Business - INVESTMENT

    US maker of flying cars seeks mainland China partners

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:08am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... Dietrich said they were interested to know how flying cars might work on the mainland and what kind of timeframe he was looking at. "We have been talking to private equity funds, government funds and individual companies that have similar business interest," he said after visiting cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Wuxi. "What ideally we would like to do ...

  4. Property - International - INVESTMENT

    Chicago investment firm Heitman eyes Asia-Pacific property

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 03:19pm by Peggy Sito

    ... Kong," Ludgin said. "Hong Kong is a market that moves rapidly; we want the right point of entry. We are watching the market closely." She said the company was interested in commercial, not residential, property. Heitman is one of numerous global funds that have so far underweighted the Asia-Pacific but have regained interest in the region, partly for the sake of diversification. ...

  5. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Interest grows in MPF yuan funds

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 03:04pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com HK employees expect the rally in the mainland currency to boost returns from the funds but regulations likely to curb their performance Interest grows in MPF ... do not want to take too high a risk but want a better return than Hong Kong dollar deposits. Large yuan deposits now offer an interest rate of 2.5 per cent to 3 per cent, higher than Hong ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - INVESTMENT

    Transparency needed in central banks' equity buying binge

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 09:57am by David Marsh

    ... leapt to the forefront of public policymaking. They have taken responsibility for lowering interest rates (and keeping them low), for maintaining the stability of financial institutions ... or US$72 billion- in equities at the end of last year. Central banks have been trying to compensate for lost revenue caused by sharp falls in interest rates driven by official institutions' ...

  7. Business - China Business - INVESTMENT

    China spends billions to fund Caribbean ambition

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:07am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com China spends billions to fund Caribbean ambition China's rising interest in the Caribbean is being backed by billions of dollars in fund flows that are giving Beijing a strategic foothold on the doorstep of the United States. While loans for infrastructure projects are being extended across the region, boosting China's economic ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - INVESTMENT

    Chinese developers abroad face steep ‘tuition fees’

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 03:01pm by Langi Chiang

    ... for sites," Mark Farmer, a partner at global consultancy EC Harris, told the South China Morning Post. "There is a lot of interest in the London market as to how developers such as Greenland ... will be interesting is whether UK consultants and contractors are prepared to work on a short-term basis for Chinese developers without a prospect of a longer relationship," he said. By going abroad ...

  9. News - China - INVESTMENT

    Wealthy snap up more French wineries

    Posted May 29th 2014, 04:27am by Amy Nip

    ... The Bordeaux chamber said the number of Chinese visitors had grown by one-fourth over the past four years. Many of the tourists had their interest in vineyards whetted by the growing popularity of wine ... in 2016. A high-speed railway will shuttle wine enthusiasts from Paris to Bordeaux by 2017. Goguet said a major Hong Kong-based hotel chain had shown interest in expanding in the city of Bordeaux ...

  10. Business - Economy - INVESTMENT

    Getting carried away with emerging market carry trades

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 11:12am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... compensated with double-digit interest rates and a juicy yield on two-year local currency bonds that is still 4 percentage points higher than where it stood a year or so ago. The risk-reward balance ... currency-denominated debt and much higher foreign participation in its local debt market. What's more, Hungary's steadfastly dovish central bank has slashed its main interest rate to just 2.5 per ...




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