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  1. Investment yields pose challenge for Ping An

    Posted Aug 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bei Hu Insurer attributes strong performance to valuation gains on bond investments Surprisingly strong investment yields boosted Ping An Insurance's results in the first six months, but its investment chief admits maintaining that record in the second half will be a challenge. China's second-largest life insurance company said its total investment yield rose by a 0.5 ...

  2. Evolution of the investment-savvy client

    Posted Jun 29th 2005, 12:00am by Andrea Pawlyna

    ... of confusion about MPF. But over the past four years, members have become much more knowledgeable about their retirement investments. 'When we first launched, many MPF members ran into a crisis of being unable to identify their own future investment objectives,' said C.F. Choy, chief executive for HSBC Insurance Asia-Pacific Holdings. About 10 per cent of members were so baffled ...

  3. Forget the fad, reits is just a passing fashion on investment catwalk

    Posted Aug 01st 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp LET US PUT some perspective on the recent scramble to get real estate investment trusts (reits) up and running in Hong Kong. In the first place, they are an American creation best adapted to the peculiarities of investment and tax in the United States. They were given special concessions to set up there in the 1960s as a way giving the American investing public ...

  4. Guangzhou Investment firms up reit plans

    Posted Aug 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito State-owned developer Guangzhou Investment is pushing ahead with plans to list a real estate investment trust (reit) in Hong Kong based on its $2 billion Guangzhou commercial ... parks and retail properties worth $23 billion. Chinese newspapers reported yesterday that Guangzhou Investment hoped to list its reit in October. 'The plan is pushing ahead ...

  5. Investment in Asia set to slow, says ABN Amro

    Posted Jul 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Asian equity markets are in for a rough ride over the next three months, with global fund managers to slow and even reverse their accumulation of shares, according to ABN Amro. The Dutch bank believes the surge of liquidity into regional markets is now at a turning point as traders stem the flow of new investment. Cash balances held by global funds have fallen ...

  6. Call to relax investment restrictions

    Posted Dec 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan Hong Kong fund managers want more freedom to invest in securities- including investments by Mandatory Provident Funds in real estate investment trusts (reits). 'We will continue to have discussions with the Securities and Futures Commission, and the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority, about broadening investment options for the investment funds' ...

  7. If InvestHK wants to show real returns, it should close its doors

    Posted Jul 11th 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Mike Rowse, Director-general Invest Hong Kong IT IS THE time of year again when Rowsie gets to praise himself, 144 companies assisted by InvestHK in expanding operations or setting up shop here in the first six months this year, which is 13.4 per cent more than for the same period last year. The initial investment by these companies topped $1.5 billion, the press release said, but did ...

  8. Controls fail to halt investment surge

    Posted Oct 26th 2005, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Fixed-asset investment growth rises to 29pc in September The acceleration of fixed-asset investment in mainland cities has cast doubt on the effectiveness of central government macroeconomic controls. Figures released by the National Bureau of Statistics yesterday revealed that urban investment grew 29.4 per cent year on year last month. That is faster than ...

  9. Rare chance to invest in stamp fund

    Posted Dec 04th 2005, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... London-based dealer Stanley Gibbons says diminishing availability means they are a solid investment opportunity offering 10 per cent return, writes Kelvin Chan A new London-based investment fund is aiming to push the investment envelope by putting money exclusively into rare stamps. Stanley Gibbons, one of the world's oldest stamp dealers, announced last week it has ...

  10. Investment ebbs in Yangtze River Delta growth engine

    Posted Nov 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The Yangtze River Delta has for the first time in years recorded investment growth slower than the national average. The 16 cities in the delta recorded a combined fixed-asset investment of 1.16 trillion yuan in the first three quarters of the year, the statistics bureau chief of Jiangsu province, Liu Xingyuan, said. This was year-on-year growth of 19.5 per ...




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