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  1. Nationalistic barriers

    Posted Dec 13th 2007, 12:00am by James Dorn

    ... US politicians would rather blame China than look at the real causes of US economic troubles, writes James Dorn As US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson attends the third annual strategic ... the equal rights of others are not violated. When Congress fails to focus on this principle of freedom and limited government, the world loses sight of why America is a great nation. James A. Dorn ...

  2. HKMA sets up pilot platform for bond trade

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has teamed up with Malaysia's central bank and Euroclear Bank to launch a pilot platform for crossborder bond investment and settlement to boost Asia's bond markets. The platform will be launched on March 30, and will be expanded in the second quarter when the HKMA links up with JPMorgan and Euroclear to provide ...

  3. Bonds may still leave taxpayer picking up bill

    Posted Mar 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Critics have questioned whether issuing bonds can save the arts district from a severe financial shortfall and prevent taxpayers footing the bill. ... issuing bonds will also be part of the funding strategy, and that negotiations with the government on the matter are already under way. Chau Kwong-wing, a professor at the University of Hong Kong ...

  4. Ping An seeks 26b yuan in bond issue

    Posted Dec 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com Ping An Insurance (Group) plans to sell as much as 26 billion yuan (HK$31.7 billion) of convertible bonds to provide additional working capital. The six-year convertible bonds will carry a coupon rate of no more than 3 per cent. The plan was approved by the company's board and will be voted on at a meeting of shareholders on February 8. ...

  5. U.S. may tap third round of bond buys

    Posted Nov 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com The US may be forced to launch a third round of bond purchases to stimulate its faltering economy within six months, as the European Union's deepening debt ... to take extraordinary steps to inject large amounts of liquidity into the economy by buying government bonds and other debt instruments, which would keep long-term interest rates low and stimulate ...

  6. Shanghai bonds snapped up

    Posted Nov 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com The Shanghai government issued 7.1 billion yuan ($HK8.7 billion) in bonds yesterday and it proved an easy sale, as institutions indicated confidence ... at lower-than-expected yields, helping Shanghai to save borrowing costs. The Bank of Communications, one of the deal's three major underwriters, said 3.6 billion yuan in three- year bonds were sold ...

  7. Quantitative easing, BRICS, double-dips dominate talk

    Posted Sep 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jasper Moiseiwitsch jasper.moiseiwitsch@scmp.com Stocks are down, bonds are flat and the global economic outlook is bleak- but jargon is up, what with all the talk of double-dips, QE3 and BRICS. Double-dip, at least, is the phrase of the moment. It addresses the possibility that the US and Europe will dip back into recession. The catalyst for that discussion last week came on news ...

  8. Yield rise highlights Yunnan bond risk

    Posted Jul 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing xuejun.cai@scmp.com The yields of two bonds backed by a Yunnan provincial government financing vehicle hit record highs yesterday, highlighting widespread concerns over default risk. The yield on one seven-year bond issued by Yunnan Investment Holdings rose to as much as 7.062 per cent from Wednesday's 6.201 per cent. Another bond guaranteed by the company ...

  9. No Islamic bonds despite 4-year push

    Posted Oct 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... has been made. No company has issued any sukuk bonds, and only Hang Seng Bank has launched an Islamic fund. But Tsang is refusing to give up on his ambitions. He told fund managers at a Hong Kong Investment Funds Association conference yesterday the government would hold a second round of consultation on changing tax laws in a bid to encourage more companies to issue sukuk bonds ...

  10. EFSF's China bond plan lacks economic sense

    Posted Nov 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... and that bonds could eventually be sold in yuan if Beijing desires. SCMP, Oct 30 The excerpt above tells me two things about Klaus Regling, the chief executive of the European Financial Stability Facility. The first is that he has never sat in a dealing room as a salesman of stocks, bonds or any other financial instrument. The second is that he is one of those economists who can say ...




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