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  1. New ruling spells end to pre-IPO investment

    Posted Nov 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren and Eric Ng ren.wei@scmp.com The mainland has banned brokerages' private-equity arms from investing in companies due to apply for initial public offerings after they have signed investment banking deals. The move is designed to protect retail investors' interests. According to the Securities Association of China, an organisation under the direct control ...

  2. Investment-linked sales fall but prospects 'good'

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Volatile conditions have caused sales of investment-linked insurance policies to slow in recent months but insurers still believe in the long-term growth of products linked with the performance of the market. Roy Halliday, the chief executive of Standard Life Hong Kong, said investment-linked policy sales had eased since August as investors fretted ...

  3. Authority reports investment loss of HK$40.8b

    Posted Dec 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com The Exchange Fund reported an investment loss of HK$40.8 billion from July to September, marking its second-worst quarter on record. The fund, which includes ... failed to ensure the Exchange Fund achieved an investment return that could preserve value for Hong Kong people's assets,' Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee said. Chan defended the performance, ...

  4. Rail investment to be far below previous targets

    Posted Dec 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to bank finance because it is guaranteed by the central government. Railways minister Sheng Guangzu announced yesterday that fixed-asset investment in railways would be 500 billion yuan (HK$611 ... of work. We must aggressively seek investment from local governments, attract private capital and expand investment sources for rail construction,' said Sheng, who replaced Liu Zhijun, who ...

  5. Investment shift tipped for Swire Pacific's spin-off

    Posted Dec 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Analysts are tipping a strong shift of investment from Swire Pacific to Swire Properties, which is scheduled to debut next month as Swire Pacific spins off its ... Swire Properties owns 14 million square feet of investment properties in Hong Kong, including Pacific Place in Admiralty and Cityplaza and Taikoo Place in Quarry Bay, and 1.55 million square ...

  6. Beijing to invest HK$245b in rivers

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... For the 12th five-year plan to 2015, Beijing had prepared a 45 billion yuan fund to expand waterways and invest in river ports in central and western regions, Xu said. Five billion yuan was also set aside to standardise river shipping, Xu said. 'Investing 45 billion yuan in waterways will lighten the burden on roads. For example, when ships can't pass through the Xi River [in ...

  7. Late investment better than none

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 'unfortunate' past investment decisions. 'People reaching an age where they are beginning to think about retirement, but without the financial means to support it are far from being isolated ... to consider currency variations and possible tax exposure. He advises seeking professional assistance to ensure tax exposure does not obstruct investment returns. According to Neilson, another ...

  8. Barclays invests in its community

    Posted Dec 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of supporting Operation Santa Claus (OSC), investment giant Barclays went all out to generate fun and fund-raising efforts to support the needy. Robert Morrice, chairman and chief executive of Barclays ...


    Posted Nov 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... A survey by the Midland Realty group found mainlanders coming to Hong Kong through an investment immigration scheme spent HK$13 billion on property in the first nine months of this year, ... believe Hong Kong real estate is 'a secure investment under global financial uncertainties'. ...

  10. Google triples investment in HK data centre

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Google has tripled to US$300 million its investment in a data centre in Hong Kong, one of three the company plans to establish in East Asia as part of an aggressive expansion programme in support of its growing business. The world's biggest internet-search provider, which had earlier committed to spend more than US$100 million on the Hong Kong ...




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