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  1. Business - Money - MARKET DISTORTIONS

    Investing for abnormal times

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Satyajit Das

    ... in the past. There has been a marked shift in the investment climate. Investors must reshape their tactics for abnormal times. The world is moving to a slower growth path, affecting corporate earnings ... in China. The Viagra of investment- leverage- which drove high returns before 2007, is less available today as the global economy cuts debt. Bill Gross- the head of Pimco, the world's biggest ...

  2. Beware regulators who start to offer investment advice

    Posted Aug 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland In most markets, the dividing line between investment advisers and regulators is clear. Advisers tell you what they think you should buy or sell. In return, they earn a fee, ... investment advice in his own right. And you certainly don't expect the regulator to try to steer the market up and down. On the mainland, however, things work differently. Concerned about ...

  3. It's a fact: art investing pays off

    Posted Sep 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mark Graham Owning an art collection guarantees a daily dose of aesthetic pleasure but can it also be an asset that appreciates more rapidly than more conventional investment tools? ... and I always say the only way to make good investments is to buy low and sell high! The key with buying art is to buy within your budget, it should not exceed 10 per cent of your total wealth, ...

  4. Dividends play a growing role in the right investment mix

    Posted May 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Vines In fashionable investment circles, talk of dividends is deemed to be boring. But boring old share dividends are coming into their own as bank deposits offer returns barely ... investments in bonds to a more or less equal split with shares paying reasonable dividends. He said: 'Coming out of the financial crisis, the opportunity in credit and corporate bonds ...

  5. An investment strategy that has really gone to the dogs

    Posted Apr 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland In investment the simplest ideas are often the most compelling. Take the 'dogs of the Dow' investment strategy. It's straightforward, elegant, and wildly popular with American investors. The idea is that at the beginning of each year investors should look at the 30 stocks which make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average. For each of the index ...

  6. Don't trust your instincts when investing

    Posted Jul 05th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Alanson

    ... there's a good chance you could benefit from taking George's approach to equity investments. Retail investors habitually buy high and sell low. The reason for this is that when markets ... ought to be owning more equities, but if you were George Castanza and invested against your instincts, you would be up by 30 per cent or so today. Given that equity markets around the world ...

  7. The investment equivalent of judging a book by its cover

    Posted Jun 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland Stock investors everywhere like nothing better than a simple, straightforward investment story. In recent months, they have found one: that China will lead the world out ... As the first of the two charts below shows, US$1 invested in a portfolio of 'China names' in September 2006 would have been worth more than US$3 by October the following year. In contrast, ...

  8. Sasac plans probe of state firms' big investments

    Posted Feb 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Woods Lee and Adam Chen in Beijing Risk exposure and losses a concern The state assets watchdog will launch a nationwide probe of big investments and acquisitions by state-owned ... and investments and which are usually beyond the regulator's oversight, will be a key area of interest, according to Xinhua. The move by Sasac comes after enterprises controlled by the central ...

  9. Bank accused of duping client into investment

    Posted Jan 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Peter Brieger Hang Seng Bank Limited has been sued over claims a senior executive improperly instructed a client to sign English documents that put his HK$8 million savings in a high-risk investment. According to the writ, a former vice-president of private banking told Zheng Weiqiang the documents, which he could not read, concerned a risk-free loan application. He was later told he ...

  10. Licensed telecoms firms expected to invest 200b yuan in 3G networks

    Posted Dec 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frederick Yeung Beijing expects three state-owned mobile operators to invest at least 200 billion yuan (HK$226 billion) in third-generation mobile networks after the government issues ... the licences are issued, it is estimated the three companies, with strong financial resources, will invest at least 200 billion yuan in 3G-related investments,' Mr Li said. 'Investors ...




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