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  1. HK, mainland markets begin year in the red

    Posted Jan 05th 2010, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... phase [out].' Most regional benchmarks started the new year on a hopeful note yesterday. Japan gained 1 per cent, Indonesia jumped 1.6 per cent, South Korea climbed 0.79 per cent and Taiwan ...

  2. Markets take a battering amid worries over Dubai's debts

    Posted Nov 28th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... points, or 4.8 per cent, to 21,134.50 for its largest one-day drop in eight months. South Korea tumbled 4.7 per cent, Japan 3.2 per cent and Taiwan 3.2 per cent. The Shanghai Composite Index ...

  3. Hang Seng falls 2.3pc as investors turn skittish about tighter liquidity

    Posted Oct 30th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... for the first time in six weeks as investors scrambled to dump stocks during the month's last trading day for futures contracts. Regional markets were also in retreat. Japan fell 1.8 per cent, ...

  4. Shares drop as US industry data upsets investors

    Posted Oct 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... unemployment figures. Markets opened sharply lower across the region yesterday and never recovered. Japan fell by 2.5 per cent, Taiwan by 1.8 per cent, Singapore by 2 per cent and Australia by 2.1 per ...

  5. Investors turning cautious after rally in third quarter

    Posted Oct 01st 2009, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... cent and Japan gained 1.8 per cent. In Hong Kong yesterday, the Hang Seng Index dropped for the fifth time in the past six sessions, sliding 57.92 points to 20,955.25. ...

  6. A sinking suspicion see-saw trade is more than an accident

    Posted Jul 18th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... in Japan placed a 3 trillion yen (HK$247 billion) order for a video-game-maker's convertible bonds- reportedly 100,000 times the amount intended. ...

  7. Bossini shares surge on speculation of fresh takeover bid

    Posted Aug 25th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... to speculation he might test the market again and sell down his stake, Winnie Fong, an analyst at Taifook Securities, said. Japan's Fast Retailing, which operates the Uniqlo clothing chain, ...

  8. Samsung Securities eyes more staff amid expansion

    Posted Aug 18th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... And last year, Nomura Holdings of Japan expanded its banking business in the region after buying Lehman's Asian operations. Samsung Securities will separate itself from the pack by leveraging ...

  9. Growth in region to surpass expectations

    Posted Sep 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... But the regional multilateral lender still raised its growth forecast for Asia, excluding Japan, to 3.9 per cent and 6.4 per cent for this year and next, respectively. 'The region has proven more ...

  10. Banks face less borrowing demand

    Posted Jun 30th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... Natalie Chiu and Nick Westra The regional banking sector will be under pressure this year as the demand for lending services drops off amid the downturn in the global economy, according to Moody's Investors Service. The ratings firm said it had a negative industry outlook on the banking systems in North Asia (ex-Japan) and was cautious on the region's prospects over the next 12 ...




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