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  1. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Japan seeks higher return at firms with shame gauge

    Posted Nov 07th 2014, 04:31am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Tokyo Central bank may buy exchange-traded funds tracking an equity gauge designed to make companies use cash better as part of its growth push Japan seeks higher return at firms Buried amid the surprise stimulus by the Bank of Japan last week was a footnote: the central bank will start using an equity gauge designed to shame the country's companies ...

  2. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Japan's top trading houses face huge write-downs

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 05:43am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Tokyo Japan's top trading houses face huge write-downs Japan's five largest trading houses could face as much as 1.43 trillion yen (HK$102.5 billion) in write-downs ... materials around the world to feed Japan's factories. Now, some of those investments have been caught out by a slide in prices that started in 2011. Businesses from Brazilian iron ore ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - INVESTMENT

    Hong Kong reits looking ahead to rosier times

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 04:36am by Peggy Sito

    ... when the property market slowed in the 1980s and the slow market in Japan since the 1990s," Yeung said. There are 11 reits listed in Hong Kong, with some focused on mainland properties ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - INVESTMENT

    Government measures dim Hong Kong’s property investment appeal

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 09:30am by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Australia and Japan now more attractive to investors, say industry players HK office market falls out of favour Weak demand and the government's double stamp duty are keeping real estate investors away from Hong Kong's office market, say industry executives, while Japan and Australia have become favoured alternatives in Asia-Pacific. ...

  5. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    MPF year-end report card looks set to disappoint

    Posted Nov 04th 2014, 05:37am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Konyn said the MPF had been hit hard by the poor performance of the markets in Asia, particularly mainland China and Japan. "Regional markets have been challenged through this year due ... in Japan." Konyn said he believed Japan would turn more positive in the next few months after the government's recent introduction of some stimulus measures. In addition, some domestic money ...

  6. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Japan managers favour euro zone as they raise stock, bond allocations

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 02:02am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Japan funds favour euro stocks amid ECB easing Japanese fund managers increased both stocks and bonds in their model portfolio allocations in July, as they bet on a steady recovery in the global economy even as the Federal Reserve keeps reducing stimulus. A survey of eight Japan-based fund managers, polled by Reuters between July 16-23, also showed they increased ...

  7. Business - Commodities - INVESTMENT

    Gold loses its shine as traders bet on a falling prices

    Posted Nov 04th 2014, 05:37am by Bloomberg

    ... in at least two decades, International Monetary Fund data showed last week. The Bank of Japan on October 31 raised its annual target for enlarging the monetary base in a bid to shore up growth. Sales ...

  8. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Asian bonds fuelled by Japan's ageing population

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 02:08am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore Japanese pension funds' need for higher returns sees billions pumped into overseas investments Asian bonds fuelled by Japan's ageing population Asian bonds are reaping the benefits of Japan's ageing population like never before. Record amounts of Japanese cash are flowing into the region's fixed-income markets as the demands of the world's ...

  9. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Learn from Shinzo Abe and get out of bonds, says CLSA

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 01:27am by BLOOM

    ... at the end of March. Japan's 10-year debt yield was 0.51 per cent, or 1.16 percentage points below the estimated dividend yield for the Nikkei-225 Index on Monday. Unprecedented Bank of Japan ... increased to 91.6 per cent at the end of March from 91.4 per cent in December 2012, when Abe took office, according to Bank of Japan data. By contrast, Japanese financial institutions ...

  10. Business - China Business - INVESTMENT

    State firms target 1 tr yuan in investments to boost Liaoning

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 10:22am by Reuters

    ... cooperation with Russia, Mongolia, Japan, South Korea and North Korea. Of China’s 31 provinces and regions, the three northeastern provinces were among the six with the weakest economic growth. ...




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