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  1. Business - Money - SMART MONEY

    Smart Money: oddball investments

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am by Peter Guy

    ... Peter Guy moneypost@scmp.com Sites for unusual investment ideas bogleheads.org Professional money managers search the world for oddball assets and unusual investments. You can do the same thing, but you need unconventional sources to find ideas. Bogleheads is a wide-open forum for the discussion of investing and personal finance. Moderators block other topics including politics ...

  2. Investment opportunities abound amiddevelopment

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by DISCOVERY REPORTS

    ... Investment opportunities abound amiddevelopment With the government's limited investment participation under the ETP, business opportunities abound for the private sector. ... The BOs that investors can look into cover commercial, investment and Islamic banking, insurance and takaful, and asset and wealth management. These opportunities will account for 71.9 billion ...

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    Leverage: ramp up your investment and your risk

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... Jasper Moiseiwitsch jasper.moiseiwitsch@scmp.com Leverage can turn a dull investment into quick riches, butyou must be prepared to lose it all, writesJasper Moiseiwitsch The pile high club There is an investment making the rounds that yields about 9 per cent. This is how it works: a customer puts money into yuan-denominated certificates of deposit (CD), which are short-term debt instruments issued ...

  4. ILAS are not 'investments', so commissions are unregulated

    Posted Apr 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jasper Moiseiwitsch jasper.moiseiwitsch@scmp.com When people come across investment-linked assurance schemes (ILAS) at the banks, they probably see an investment, a sort of super-scheme ... if it's not the main item discussed by the adviser. This is an important distinction. Because it is not an investment product, the selling of ILAS is not regulated by the Securities and Futures ...

  5. PC-making city looks to investment groups for aid

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... an agreement with Blackstone to invest 100 million yuan in the investment firm, which manages approximately US$160 billion in assets around the world. Andrew Gu Zhirong, deputy director of the investment promotion bureau in Huaqiao, said: 'We are hoping Blackstone can help the companies in Kunshan to tap overseas capital markets and initial public offerings.' Gu said companies ...

  6. Public uneasy over pension investment

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... yuan of the province's pension funds, investing no more than 40 per cent in the mainland stock market. The two-year pilot scheme, which will allow pension funds to be invested in the stock ... the mainland lost more than 400 billion yuan on the stock market last year. In a poll on the Southern Metropolis News website, nearly 80 per cent of the 321 respondents opposed investing ...

  7. Hot investment trend of 2012 a good way to lose your shirt

    Posted Jan 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland According to Jim Coulter, billionaire founder of US private equity group TPG Capital, one of the most lucrative investment trends of 2012 will be bringing home Chinese ... an estimated US$550 million on his investment in Sino Forest, and private equity giant Carlyle suffered heavy losses on its investments in a series of Chinese companies last year following allegations ...

  8. Investment fund seen as taxation

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a bigger say over who their funds are invested with could also encourage voluntary contributions, as would more transparency from providers regarding the performance of their funds. 'In simple ... investments on a daily basis, so the key is to devise ways to engage with people in a way they can relate to.' Under the current structure, member choice means that employees have the right ...

  9. Bondholders stand to lose 99pc of their investment

    Posted Sep 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Naomi Rovnick After Sino-Forest shareholders, including hedge fund supremo John Paulson, racked up huge losses, the scandal looks set to claim its next set of victims. Investors who own US$1.8 billion worth of the embattled Chinese logging company's bonds are set to lose up to 99 per cent of their investment, the investment bank Nomura has calculated. 'We estimate ...

  10. How should investors approach investing in bonds in the context of rising interest rates, rising inflation and the euro-zone crisis?

    Posted Jun 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jasper Moiseiwitsch jasper.moiseiwitsch@scmp.com Simon Moore (Asian credit strategist, Credit Suisse) sees value in Asian credit- in particular investment grade corporate bonds. He sees ... and investment, Standard Chartered Bank) says a poor environment generally for investing has boosted demand for safe-haven assets such as fixed income and gold. However, his longer-term outlook for G3 ...




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