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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - China - 18th PARTY CONGRESS

    China's sovereign wealth fund to focus on Asia investments

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Beijing

    ... of the world's largest store of foreign wealth lauded the British approach to overseas investment in public sector projects as one for the world to follow. He said the policy response to Europe's debt crisis was a reason to stay underweight on bonds and stocks there. "There is a rise in protectionism in both trade and investment in some Western countries," said the China ...

  3. Taipei, Beijing to boost investment protection

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Taiwan and the mainland are to sign a crucial agreement tomorrow to protect the investments of mainland-based Taiwanese businessmen. The cross-strait investment-protection pact, long-sought by Taiwanese business people, will likely be inked during the eighth round of high-level talks set to begin in Taipei on Wednesday. Chiang Pin-kung, ...

  4. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Analysts warn investors over rush into bonds

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com Market experts surprised at numbers piling into debt issues despite record-low yields Analysts warn investors over rush into bonds The investment tide has ... market, once the funds flow turns strongly to equities. "The general appetite among our clients now is into equities," said Victoria Ip, the Asia-Pacific chief investment strategist ...

  5. Seoul mates invest heavily

    Posted Nov 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Catherine Chan Korean Wave, the phrase used to describe the popularisation of Korean pop culture throughout Asia, takes on another meaning in Qingdao, which has enjoyed a strong investment relationship with South Korea since the 1980s. This is due mainly to geographical proximity as the city is only 610km away from South Korean capital Seoul. Foreign direct investment from South Korea ...

  6. Rules hamper use of yuan for overseas investment

    Posted Jun 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... mainland firms have hung back from using yuan to go shopping overseas. 'So far, we have not heard of much overseas direct investment in yuan,' Jun Ma, chief economist for Greater China ... to settle some deals in yuan. Hong Kong has been a gateway for mainland companies making overseas direct investments. Of the US$59 billion in such trade last year, 57 per cent went through Hong ...

  7. HK tops Asian market in investment volume

    Posted Nov 17th 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Investment in Asia's real estate markets rose significantly in the third quarter amid an improvement in sentiment, according to property consultancy CB Richard Ellis. Hong Kong was the most active market in terms of investment volume, accounting for US$5.2 billion, or 29 per cent of the total regional volume, as investors sought the most liquid locations. ...

  8. Business - Money

    Bankers ride boom in social enterprises

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com Investing in public service could generate healthy returns with focus on mass market Bankers ride boom in social enterprises Putting private capital to public service is booming in Asia, and some investment bankers are quitting their high-profile jobs to support "clean and green" enterprises. The switch does not mean forsaking the pursuit ...

  9. Dubai an example of a construction investment bubble

    Posted Jul 01st 2010, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... in the wake of the global financial downturn. Reuters, June 28 I used to do investment shows in the Gulf during my previous career as an investment analyst but only once did we go through Dubai ... other members of the United Arab Emirates and this investment is focused inward on Dubai alone. Back to Abu Dhabi we go, said my colleagues, and, fortunately, the highway was a good one. Dubai ...

  10. China plays vital investment role

    Posted Mar 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Martin Donovan

    ... the former dominion a republic. Hopes of a successful outcome to the meetings hinge on a combined effort to combat extremism and raise prosperity in Pakistan. In terms of investment ... for stability and investment, leaving extremists with less scope to indoctrinate people previously denied opportunity. Locally, Balal says he is proud to see that Pakistani Muslims in Hong Kong ...




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