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  1. Business - Money - EQUITY MARKETS

    Japanese stocks tumble as Abenomics loses its lustre and investors take fright

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanny Yu

    ... cent to 1.14 times from 1.3 times at present. "We have a weakening Chinese economy, rising US bond yields and property firms [susceptible] to rising interest rate risks here. Hong Kong ...

  2. Euro-zone woes 'spark Chinese M&A interest'

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com HSBC, Europe's No 1 bank by market capitalisation, has had growing interest from Chinese companies keen to buy assets in the debt-strapped euro zone, raising the prospect of new profit streams from advisory fees. Robin Phillips, co-head of global banking at HSBC, said some Chinese companies wanted to tie up with European firms to help them sell ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Market-beating monkeys give hope to retail investors

    Posted Apr 27th 2013, 12:00am by Andrew Sheng

    ... and France. The real problem is that negative real interest rates around the world are destroying the ability of investors to judge what is the right asset to invest in. Markets are clearly bubbly ... The fact that there is a growing middle class in most of emerging Asia means that demand for housing is still rising, but given such low interest rates, it is hard to imagine how much further ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - MARKETS

    HKEx to reduce fees for trading stock options

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... said stock option turnover fell in step with the general decline in overall market turnover of 23 per cent last year. "As market sentiment was weak last year, investors had no interest ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - A SHARES

    Mainland China allows residents from Hong Kong and Taiwan to trade A shares

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu, Bloomberg

    ... for southern China at property agency Centaline China, has been based on the mainland for many years. "I'm not interested in investing in the A-shares market as many A shares will not declare ...

  6. BOC regains investor interest

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in a research report. 'Banks are now traded at a low level and valuations look set to increase.' Mainland banks enjoy a high net interest margin as the regulators set the deposit and lending ...

  7. Business - China Business - TRANSPORT

    Rail ministry's debts bring biggest freight fees rise in a decade

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... accounted for 50 to 70 per cent of the ministry's revenue, and last year it collected 320 billion yuan in freight revenues, only slightly above its repayment of principal and interest of 300 ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beware of mixed economic signals

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... recovery. The outlook for Hong Kong investors remains fluid, given our exposure to volatile external forces. Low interest rates will continue to prompt a flow of hot money looking for better returns ...

  9. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Stock market under Guo shows how politics clashes with reform

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... needed. Unlike regulators in other countries, the CSRC was not concerned either with ensuring a level playing field for market participants or with protecting investors' interests. Instead ...

  10. Business - Money - PROPERTY

    Developers extend rally amid absence of curbs

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 12:00am by PEGGY SITO AND PAGGIE LEUNG

    ... they would have to pay a special stamp duty. Low interest rates on mortgages are also supporting property prices. "Given the history, Cheung Kong and SHKP are doing the best in asset turnover, ...




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