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  1. Business - Money - ENERGY

    Squeezed funds shy away from green investments

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Squeezed funds shy away from green investments Institutional investors are under pressure to maximise returns amid "ultra-low" interest rates, and are unlikely to invest in projects that mitigate climate change unless forced to do so by governments, according to a veteran fund manager. Stuart Leckie, chairman of Hong Kong-based pension fund ...

  2. Business - Money - INVESTING

    Ten mistakes investors must avoid

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Robert Jones

    ... blunders made by investors: 1. Letting your investment adviser act like he is managing "other people's money": This can be a dangerous attitude, particularly if your manager is rewarded on the upside (with performance fees) but has nothing to lose if your investments tank. 2. Overpaying for spades and jeans: There is an old saying that the guys that got rich during ...

  3. Business - Money - SURVEY

    Hong Kong investors' confidence slips

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by PAUL SOH

    ... Paul Soh paul.soh@scmp.com The level of optimism in evidence last year has not been maintained, JP Morgan index shows Confidence of Hong Kong investors slips Investor confidence slipped from 123 index points in December to 117 points last month, the JP Mo ...

  4. Business - Money - THE WEEK EXPLAINED

    New Year objectives

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... and aspiration. Here, however, we must modestly confine our thoughts to the world of investment. And in this world it is surprising how often people get so caught up in investment matters that they lose sight of why they are there. There can only be personal answers to questions of investment objectives, there is no right or wrong here. Among individual investors the most common investment ...

  5. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Green wave going strong in 2013 investment scene

    Posted Jan 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... in 2013 investment scene Going "green" will remain a strong investment theme in 2013 as governments in China, India and Europe continue to introduce regulations on environmental ... and climate change issues would be key to successful investing in the new year, said Simon Webber, fund manager and global sector specialist at British fund house Schroders. "Climate change ...

  6. Business - Money - GUARANTEED INSTRUMENTS

    Principal protection: is it worth it?

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 12:00am by Robert Jones

    ... principal-protected and guaranteed instruments, whereby the initial investment sum invested is protected or guaranteed. The instruments are aimed at conservative investors who want a promise they will get all money invested back. With low risk comes low returns. All things being equal, guaranteed instruments yield below investments where there is risk of capital loss, or not getting all your money ...

  7. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Standard Life Investments to tap investment shift

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Ray Chan

    ... shift in market Standard Life Investments, the US$270 billion investment management arm of British-listed life insurer Standard Life, is planning a major expansion in Asia to exploit ... for the multi-asset manager in an environment of low returns and high volatilities, he said. "This is the year Standard Life Investments will focus on Asia, after building up people and relationships ...

  8. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    HK banks await ease on daily yuan conversion to push investment product sales

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 12:42pm by KANIS LI

    ... Kanis Li kanis.li@scmp.com The sale of unit trusts – a type of investment product commonly seen in Hong Kong, often involving financial derivatives – hit a bump in the road in the second half of this year amid growing concern about uncertain investment sentiment, especially related to yuan-denominated wealth management products next year. Bankers say whether market participants ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - ACQUISITIONS

    New rules to boost investment overseas

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 10:29am by Toh Han Shih and Denise Tsang

    ... Toh Han Shih and Denise Tsang Mainland firms will not require government approval for foreign investments under US$1b, marking a significant easing of regulations New rules to boost investment overseas Analysts have hailed the central government’s recent easing of rules on overseas investments as a major boost for the ambitions of outward-looking mainland companies. “This ...

  10. Business - China Business

    China's US investments face most scrutiny

    Posted Dec 21st 2013, 02:52am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington China's US investments face most scrutiny Chinese companies faced the most scrutiny over their US acquisitions last year, eclipsing British firms for the first ... on Foreign Investment in the United States, or CFIUS, report on Thursday. This compared with 17 notices from companies from Britain last year, the report said. CFIUS, an interagency group chaired ...




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