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  1. HKMA may widen risk to lift investment return

    Posted Aug 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan Options for Exchange Fund assets being studied The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has hired a new head of direct investment to study the feasibility of widening the investment scope and thus boosting the returns of the Exchange Fund, the reserve that backs the Hong Kong dollar. Market observers said the fund could invest in equity funds to enhance its investment ...

  2. New investment tool makes planning easier

    Posted Oct 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that clients' investments will fund their children's American university education,' said Patrick Fitzgerald, Distribution Technology's regional director and co-founder. 'It can say ... a risk survey result and use it to recommend an appropriate asset allocation of investment funds or give a guide on the impact of changing market conditions. The Ecosystem cross-checks data ...

  3. Running for cover as HK's pension funds melt away

    Posted Nov 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... savings into the most conservative investment option, looking only for modest gains. Even then I was shocked to find my account had already lost 30 per cent this year,' she said. So even without investing in a single stock or fund, she has fallen victim to the ongoing financial meltdown. For thousands of Hongkongers who did make other investments, losing money on their pensions ...

  4. Insolvency wages fund applications rise 40pc

    Posted Dec 11th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam More than 4,000 applications for the Protection of Wages on Insolvency Fund were received from April to November, up 40 per cent over the same period last year. According to figures from the Labour Department, there were 4,461 applications for t ...

  5. Attention DG, InvestHK: imports are not investment

    Posted Jul 11th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... balance of payments back into balance and create work for another government agency, InvestHK. The problem with our balance of payments is that the trade side of the equation, the current account, ... is a very high figure. But the balance of payments must balance and, if the current account side of it is hugely in surplus, then the investment side of it, the capital and financial account, must ...

  6. HK office deals drop to 5-year low

    Posted Oct 15th 2008, 12:00am by Peggy Sito, Yvonne Liu

    ... adopted by banks in response to their own liquidity problems and the rising cost of raising funds, the agents said. In one decision, LaSalle Investment has suspended its proposed purchase of an office block- Club Lusitano Building at 16 Ice House Street. Sources said the US investment company was about to conclude a deal to acquire the 900,000 square foot property. 'But ...

  7. Mutual funds double fees despite 1.1tr yuan losses

    Posted Aug 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... according to TX Investment Consulting. Mutual funds raised this year are exempt from preparing first-half reports. 'The bear run on the stock market exposed a lot of problems inside the fund ... the result of a weak market,' said TX Investment analyst Wang Guangguo. 'Whether the funds should be blamed for the sharp fall is a question though.' Equity-focused funds that invested ...

  8. Two firms eye HK$2.2b from share offerings

    Posted Sep 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jonathan Yang Mainland companies Yingmao Sugar Industry and Lilang International may launch initial public offerings in coming weeks to raise as much as HK$2.16 billion, sources said. Yingmao Sugar, the largest sugar producer in Yunnan province, may launc ...

  9. Firms face profit slump from stock losses

    Posted May 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai Limited investment opportunities expose mainland companies to market downturns Investment losses stemming from a weakened stock market will lower the earnings growth ... increase in core income in the first quarter of the year. But factoring in investment losses, expansion in operating income is only 10 per cent. Mainland companies have few investment alternatives ...

  10. HSBC warns of tough times as profit tumbles

    Posted Aug 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ago. However, the pre-tax profit from Hong Kong fell 8.37 per cent to HK$22.45 billion mainly due to write-downs on strategic investments in Vietnam and India. Pre-tax profit for the rest ... and would continue to invest in these markets in the next few years. 'In Asia, compared with the buoyant conditions of last year, it is apparent that corporate activity in some sectors ...




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