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  1. Wen warns of curbs to rein in prices, investment

    Posted Oct 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai Premier Wen Jiabao yesterday threatened to rein in rising prices and excess investment with renewed efforts, warning of fresh curbs on bank loans and pledging to bar any price ... investments, bank loans and land use and 'strictly control' new projects, especially those that were energy-intensive and highly polluting or in sectors showing overcapacity. Overall ...

  2. Foreign direct investments into mainland soar 38pc to US$7.76b

    Posted Jun 13th 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... and adding pressure on monetary controls. The sharp jump in foreign direct investments raised concerns among economists over the continuous inflow of speculative capital, or hot money, as investors ... deposits, M2 is a key indicator in forecasting inflation. Many economists expect the central government to stem the inflow of hot money through fresh increases in bank reserve requirements- money ...

  3. Bonds, currency outlook good

    Posted Jan 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are expected to stay low, according to HSBC Asset Management. The investment management unit of banking giant HSBC said headline inflation should fall this year due to excess global manufacturing ... on investment-grade Asian bonds. She preferred bank subordinated debt in South Korea and Malaysia and quality, high yielding corporate bonds such as those in the telecommunications sector in Hong Kong ...

  4. Region ready to absorb impact

    Posted May 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and has been, upbeat on the prospects for the region. The investment bank expects absolute returns for equities of between 15 per cent and 30 per cent this year, albeit with continued high ... in two years, following 800 basis points of underperformance compared to regional shares. However, John Woods, chief investment strategist, Asia-Pacific, at Citi Private Bank, has a different ...

  5. Fixed-asset investment growth dips to 25.6pc

    Posted Jun 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai Inflation-adjusted figures to reveal larger decline As a sign of slower growth, capital investment in the country's factories, property and public facilities in urban areas ... the real figure was likely to be much lower after adjusting for inflation. The National Bureau of Statistics said in a statement yesterday that fixed-asset investment in urban centres, a major ...

  6. Business - Economy

    Time for more easy money

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... "high-quality equities," particularly in Europe, as an attractive place to invest. "The intensity of central bank reflation" argues that investors should overweight equities and underweight bonds in their portfolios, Bank of America chief investment strategist Michael Hartnett and his colleagues wrote in an April 25 report. Government bond yields worldwide are at record lows ...

  7. Buyers misread policy targets

    Posted Sep 17th 2008, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... was overtaken by the shock value of United States investment bank Lehman Brother's announcing it had failed to find a rescuer and would file for bankruptcy. Around the region stock markets ... the country's central bank on Monday that it would cut the cost of lending and ease reserve requirements on banks. But investors who took a punt on property counters in the belief that the government ...

  8. Rural fallout seen likely to soften curbs on lending

    Posted May 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... action to curb lending and investment as it could have disastrous consequences in rural areas, according to a regional bank analyst. 'We are starting to see inflation, loan growth, and asset ... there's bubble or no bubble, the government is not going to let banks stop investing in infrastructure,' Mr Sheehan said. 'In China, the economy is always being driven by political need. ...

  9. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Mainland economic growth expected to continue

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... in GDP would reinforce positive market sentiment," Standard Chartered Bank analysts said. "This growth momentum should continue in 2013." The bank projected fixed-asset investment ... November. The World Bank said China's growth could accelerate to about 8.4 per cent this year due to monetary easing, fiscal stimulus and more rapid approval of large investment projects. ...

  10. Bank stocks fall ahead of increase in reserve ratio

    Posted Apr 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to clients after the market closed, the Beijing-based investment bank CICC said 'the equity market has survived one tightening measure after another and appears really resilient'. Glenn ... Jane Cai in Beijing Mainland bank stocks fell on the Hong Kong market yesterday as investors reacted to Beijing's announcement that it would raise bank reserve requirements, which ...




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