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  1. InvestHK best in Asia at drawing foreign investment, report shows

    Posted Jul 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Sin Hong Kong outranks Asian countries and cities in the ability to attract foreign investment through its promotion agency, InvestHK, and is 22nd in the world, a World Bank report reveals. It is also the only place in Asia to rank among the world's top 25 for their handling of investment-related inquiries. The Global Investment Promotion Benchmarking 2009 report, ...

  2. SFC seeks to regulate minibonds

    Posted Oct 31st 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... he said. 'The SFC will also need to set tough disclosure standards to require investment banks issuing structured products to disclose all the risks to investors. 'All salespeople ...

  3. SFC in bid to avoid repeat of minibonds saga

    Posted Sep 05th 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... investment losses. A consultation paper due out at the end of this month would define 'professional' and 'retail' investors, Wheatley told the South China Morning Post yesterday. If the market endorsed the paper, the new rules could be implemented next year. 'Complicated investment products with derivatives exposure should never be allowed to be sold to investors who have ...

  4. Welcome to the cautious recovery

    Posted Oct 17th 2009, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... and investment in many corporate boardrooms, but labour market improvements would continue even if the overall rate of recovery lagged other regional economies of China and South Korea. 'The primary ... positions remained weak. Elsewhere, though, the positives were mounting. Companies were reactivating IT projects and investment; HR managers were planning programmes for staff retention ...

  5. Tycoons in IPO boost for developer

    Posted Oct 16th 2009, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick

    ... cash while the going was good. In 2006, Evergrande gobbled up loans from investment banks and private equity funds and went on a massive land grab designed to bulk up its business in time ...

  6. Stock rally propels MPF returns to a record

    Posted Jul 21st 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Natalie Chiu and Enoch Yiu The stock market rally has given a boost to the pension funds of Hong Kong's long-suffering workers, with Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) investments having their best first-half performance on record. Employee pension investments had an average return of 10.38 per cent in the first six months of the year, the biggest first-half yearly increase since ...

  7. Mainland buyers hunt for bargains overseas

    Posted Jul 08th 2009, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... the world and yields that remained attractive at about 7 per cent. The favourable investment climate led to a more than doubling of deal values to GBP1.43 billion (HK$17.85 billion) in central ... interest from the mainland as Beijing loosens control over outbound investments. Law firm Paul Hastings points out that Beijing eased restrictions on outbound investments in March, giving more ...

  8. Insurers' incomes rebound on stock rally

    Posted Apr 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Natalie Chiu Mainland insurers saw their investment earnings rebound in the first quarter amid a rally in the domestic stock market, helping offset slowing income from. Investment income ... Regulatory Commission (CIRC) said yesterday. Stock investments were valued at 288.61 billion yuan by the end of March, a 19 per cent rise from a year earlier. Stocks and equity mutual funds accounted ...

  9. HSBC surges on strong take-up of rights issue

    Posted Apr 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the managing director of Pegasus Fund Managers. 'I believe not only retail investors, but also big investors, including mutual funds, insurance companies and other global investment funds, will keep HSBC as a long-term investment due to its strong fundamentals.' ...

  10. Why people love to hate those risky hedge funds

    Posted Mar 01st 2009, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick

    ... my methods. But I am going to invest it. In a year's time, it may grow in value.' Sounds vague? What if that friend then said: 'Give me the money because I'm clever. My investments lost less money than the overall stock market last year. But I still lost a lot, so you would have been better off keeping cash under the mattress.' Welcome to the US$1 trillion world ...




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