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  1. Investors have more confidence in bond funds

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... May Chan may.chan@scmp.com The low interest rate environment and overhanging uncertainties in the global economy make bond funds an increasingly attractive option as investors look ... funds remained flat in the past two months even as stocks rebounded. Interest in bond funds continued to grow steadily last year, with net cash inflows recorded every month. Bond funds accounted ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. Americans get taste for dim sum bonds thanks to spate of US-listed ETFs

    Posted Nov 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Nick Parsons moneypost@scmp.com In late September, just as local-currency Asian bonds were haemorrhaging value, US money was being poured into dim sum bonds. Two US asset managers launched the first-ever yuan bond exchange-traded funds within a day of each other: Guggenheim launched its Guggenheim Yuan Bond ETF on a Thursday, and Invesco followed on the Friday with its PowerShares Chinese ...

  4. HSBC to sell yuan bonds in Europe

    Posted Aug 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... HSBC Global Asset Management plans to launch yuan-denominated bond funds in Europe later this year. Europe's largest lender will sell Luxembourg-domiciled yuan bond funds throughout ... early this year. HSBC is among six funds houses which have issued yuan-denominated bond funds in Hong Kong since the People's Bank of China relaxed rules in July last year. ...

  5. Surprise 6.7pc rise for iBonds on debut

    Posted Jul 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amanda Lee amanda.lee@scmp.com The government's first inflation-linked bond defied expectations to rise 6.7 per cent on its trading debut on the Hong Kong stock exchange yesterday after just 150,000 investors subscribed to the product. The minimum investment was HK$10,000 and so the bond was potentially available to up to one million Hong Kong residents. The iBond ...

  6. 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 headwinds such as an anaemic US economy and the debt crisis brewing in Europe. 'That said, we believe Asian bond investors are being compensated for these risks by, in most cases, valuations ...

  7. Bourse to open bond market to banks

    Posted Jan 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Adam Chen in Beijing The China Securities Regulatory Commission would soon allow listed commercial banks to buy corporate bonds on the stock exchange to expand liquidity in the ailing ... in which listed commercial banks could buy products on the exchange's bond market, the source said. According to Caijing magazine, a CBRC official said the commission would not oppose ...

  8. Revamp may push bond sales to 1tr yuan

    Posted Feb 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... (HK$1.13 trillion) from bond sales this year as regulators streamline the approval procedure for debt issuance, the operator of the interbank market forecasts. Beijing is poised to sell treasury bonds worth 1.4 trillion yuan in the same period, in line with the massive investment expansion plan, up 70 per cent from the previous year, according to a report by the National Association ...

  9. Enthusiasm for equities shifts to bonds: survey

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... equity market to bonds. Only 44 per cent of the fund managers polled by Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank last month said they were overweight on the equity market in Q2, compared with 100 per cent ... groups handling US$4.35 trillion, or 17.1 per cent of the world's total funds under management. More than a tenth of them who were cautious on cash and bonds in the first quarter turned ...

  10. Dim-sum bond returns cannot match the hype

    Posted Apr 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amanda Lee Investors' interest in offshore yuan bonds is holding up well so far this year but the average performance of the so-called 'dim sum' bonds has been disappointing. According to an index compiled by Bank of China (HK), the average total return of yuan bonds was only 1.74 per cent so far this year. The average yield rose to 3.63 per cent as of April ...




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