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  1. Macquarie finds niches for regional expansion

    Posted Aug 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the basis of Macquarie Bank's investment banking expansion in the Asia-Pacific region, although the focus will differ from market to market, according to the Australian bank's head of investment banking. Yesterday's launch of Macquarie Securities Asia, built around the Asian cash equity and equity capital markets businesses it bought from ING Group five months ago, is a big ...

  2. Immigrants' investment scheme nets $796m for HK

    Posted Jun 10th 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani About $796 million in foreign investment has been attracted by the investment immigration scheme since it was launched in October and the total is expected to rise to more than $1.3 billion soon. Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong told the Legislative Council that the Capital Investment Entrant Scheme had attracted 339 applications, with 111 ...

  3. Public's investment in future a positive sign

    Posted Jun 16th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... interest in different methods of investing and planning for the future. There are currently 250 MPF pooled investment funds. Investment choices have also risen. The total number of 'collective investment schemes' at the end of last June was 2,462, including 1,952 unit trusts and mutual funds and 136 investment-linked insurance schemes. A decade ago there were only a few dozen. From ...

  4. New rules streamline overseas investment

    Posted Oct 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... domestic companies invest overseas. The rules- announced by the Ministry of Commerce on Sunday and effective immediately- streamline the investment approval procedure and also allow companies to have a bigger say in the process. They transfer the power to vet proposals and make investment decisions from the State Council to local authorities and even the companies themselves. ...

  5. Fixed-asset investment soars

    Posted Mar 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fixed-asset investment on the mainland rose 53 per cent in the first two months of this year, which economists believe could be the highest jump since the mid-1990s. Expenditure on everything from factories to roads to power stations amounted to 329 billion yuan. Full report- A4 ...

  6. Technology research investment flops swallow $247m

    Posted Apr 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Stella Lee Authorities urged to rein in powers of the fund's managers A $750 million fund investing in technology research and business ventures has lost $247 million, the auditor's report revealed. Many of the projects it backed lost nearly all the money invested. The report said the Applied Research Fund, formed in March 1998, had invested $461 million in 50 ...

  7. Investment-linked products give clients a clearer picture

    Posted May 06th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Chapel

    ... Chris Chapel Customers prefer to buy insurance packages that are transparent Transparency and full disclosure of all charges are crucial components of the investment process, according to Robert Knight, chief executive of Standard Life (Asia). Standard Life, Britain's third-biggest life insurance company, has been offering investment-linked products in Hong Kong for about ...

  8. Goldman in talks to finance mainland investment bank

    Posted Mar 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Andrew K. Collier in Beijing Goldman Sachs is considering financing an investment bank involving mainland banker Fang Fenglei and computer firm Legend Holdings, banking sources say. Under the deal, which bankers cautioned had not been sealed and had yet to be approved by mainland regulators, Goldman would lend US$150 million to the investment bank with an option to buy a stake ...

  9. System blamed for soured investments

    Posted May 16th 2004, 12:00am by Lotte Pang

    ... who put money into what they thought were low-risk, protected with-profits investments and who now face diminished returns- and even losses- may be wondering what went wrong. The answer lies ... such as with-profits policies are investment not insurance products, they are issued by insurance companies. While the underlying assets may be equities, under Hong Kong regulations, the products do ...

  10. IFC invests US$105m in two firms

    Posted May 26th 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai World Bank arm provides funding for projects by Xinao Gas and Shanxi Antai The International Finance Corporation (IFC) will invest US$105 million in two projects in the mainland, despite mixed results from earlier ventures. IFC, the private-sector arm of the World Bank, said US$35 million would be invested in Hong Kong-listed Xinao Gas Holdings ...




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