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  1. HK ibonds not the low-risk investment they appear

    Posted Jul 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the market. In all probability, they would take a nasty capital loss on their investment. And to add insult to injury, they would take a hit from the abysmal liquidity in the Hong Kong dollar bond market, where bid-offer spreads can be as wide as 2 per cent. So, the government's inflation-linked bonds may not turn out to be quite the low-risk investment they seem. If you are a retiree ...

  2. Investment firm turns attention to US

    Posted Mar 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Asia Financial will focus more of its equity investment on the United States as mainland stock values fall due to high inflation. The company's net profit dropped 18.6 per cent last year, although core earnings from the group's insurance business jumped 14.9 per cent to HK$92.9 million. The decline was caused mainly by lower investment gains last year ...

  3. Wen warns of curbs to rein in prices, investment

    Posted Oct 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai Premier Wen Jiabao yesterday threatened to rein in rising prices and excess investment with renewed efforts, warning of fresh curbs on bank loans and pledging to bar any price ... investments, bank loans and land use and 'strictly control' new projects, especially those that were energy-intensive and highly polluting or in sectors showing overcapacity. Overall ...

  4. Fixed-asset investment growth dips to 25.6pc

    Posted Jun 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai Inflation-adjusted figures to reveal larger decline As a sign of slower growth, capital investment in the country's factories, property and public facilities in urban areas ... the real figure was likely to be much lower after adjusting for inflation. The National Bureau of Statistics said in a statement yesterday that fixed-asset investment in urban centres, a major ...

  5. Joseph Yam's investment policy still failing to add up

    Posted Jan 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp Commenting on the outlook for the year ahead, Mr Yam said that the investment environment would continue to be challenging in 2008. Government news release, January ... is bad, then prices fall, as they are now doing. Throughout it the investment environment continues to be challenging. But it is another facet of the investment conundrum which interests me today. ...

  6. How to invest

    Posted Dec 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Match the investment word with the meaning 1 Return 2 Risk 3 Liquidity 4 Asset 5 Bond 6 Mutual funds A valuable things you have B how quickly you can get cash C a loan which can be bought and sold on a market D how much you might get out of an investment E different types of investment pooled together F the money you might lose The different reasons for investing Beating inflation: ...

  7. Foreign direct investments into mainland soar 38pc to US$7.76b

    Posted Jun 13th 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... and adding pressure on monetary controls. The sharp jump in foreign direct investments raised concerns among economists over the continuous inflow of speculative capital, or hot money, as investors ... of the year, foreign direct investments skyrocketed 54.97 per cent to US$42.77 billion from a year ago, according to the Ministry of Commerce. Hong Kong is the biggest source of capital inflow, ...

  8. Invest your savings to beat inflation

    Posted Feb 11th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... of Hong Kong dollar-denominated investment assets. To protect yourself from rising consumer prices, put your investment savings into an asset that stands an excellent chance of rising even faster in price than consumer goods will. What I have in mind is property. Fixed-income investments are certain to undermine the value of your money in this inflationary environment and our stock market ...

  9. Region ready to absorb impact

    Posted May 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... management. 'Unsurprisingly, there is much more interest now in risk management. Hong Kong clients have begun to depart from speculative investment and become more open to understanding and managing risk. Similarly, mainland clients are increasingly mature in their investment appetite and wealth needs,' Chong says. While equities have been volatile this year, what is the most ...

  10. Bonds, currency outlook good

    Posted Jan 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are expected to stay low, according to HSBC Asset Management. The investment management unit of banking giant HSBC said headline inflation should fall this year due to excess global manufacturing ... on investment-grade Asian bonds. She preferred bank subordinated debt in South Korea and Malaysia and quality, high yielding corporate bonds such as those in the telecommunications sector in Hong Kong ...




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