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  1. Business - Money

    Baring Asset Management sees value in Japan stocks after sell-off

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu Jeanny.yu@scmp.com Expectations for better earnings will buoy Tokyo shares, says firm's fund manager Baring Asset sees value in Japan stocks after sell-off Investment firm ... are going to see more upside surprises in growth in Japan, whether it is earnings or GDP, compared to China," said Khiem, who manages a US$78.1 million fund. "Japan is now embarking ...

  2. Business - Money

    Investors bullish about US, Japan markets: Bloomberg poll

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Washington Almost half of survey's respondents down on Europe; most favoured asset class is stocks Investors bullish on US, Japan markets: poll International investors ... asking that question in October 2009. Japan, which had been seen as a place to avoid in many of the previous polls, ranked second in the May 14 Bloomberg survey of investors, analysts ...

  3. Prospect of merger fails to spark surge in stocks

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... May Chan may.chan@scmp.com A possible merger between the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Osaka Securities Exchange did little to lift Japanese stock markets amid euro-zone gloom yesterday. The privately held Tokyo exchange confirmed plans to acquire up to 66 ...

  4. The panic and logic of markets

    Posted May 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Vines moneypost@scmp.com One consistent feature of stock markets is that they overreact to events and, at least in the short tem, display a marked lack of logic. Last week Japan announced it was in recession but that's not all bad news for investors, as history keeps proving. Japan's Nikkei 225 fell 17.5 per cent in the three trading days that followed the March ...

  5. Business - Money - EQUITY MARKETS

    Japanese stocks tumble as Abenomics loses its lustre and investors take fright

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanny Yu

    ... in Hong Kong and on the mainland could easily slide more than 10 per cent. The Nikkei dived 6.35 per cent to finish at 12,445.38 yesterday, erasing almost all its gains since the Bank of Japan ... at asset manager MEAG Hong Kong. "Investors are losing confidence in the effectiveness of the money printing in Japan." Global fund managers have been aggressively reducing their risky ...

  6. Business - Money - STOCK MARKETS

    Markets fall as Chinese production weakens

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Mainland figures fuel fears after US Fed chief hints at pulling back on stimulus measures Follow @scmpmoney Stock markets slipped from Japan to Australia yesterday as evidence of weakening manufacturing activity in China rocked confidence about the strength of the rebound in the world's second-biggest economy. The deteriorating outlook on the mainland sent Japan's Nikkei 225 ...

  7. Radiation tests ordered on mainland vegetables

    Posted Apr 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Mainland farms supplying vegetables to Hong Kong have been asked to have their produce checked for radiation as a precaution against possible contamination from Japan ... for alarm at this stage. 'The high-risk regions are in Japan, not other places outside Japan,' he said. Authorities in Hong Kong have tested more than 1,200 food samples imported from ...

  8. Quake may help to heal rifts in ties, says envoy

    Posted Apr 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Martin Wong An earthquake, tsunami and nuclear radiation leak may have left Japan devastated but its gravest crisis since the second world war offers an opportunity to mend Japan ... after the disaster. 'When the immediate dealing is done, something struck me through this experience in that we are indeed very much connected; Japan and the outside world, Hong Kong ...

  9. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Asian stocks near 5-year high on back of US rally

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by Jeanny Yu

    ... since June 2008, according to Bloomberg. The gauge advanced 4.6 per cent last month on speculation that Japan's decision to double its monetary base would boost local asset prices, ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - STOCKS

    Time to buy, StanChart tells local bargain-hunters

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanny Yu

    ... as inflation risks return amid the Bank of Japan's ambitious monetary easing programme, which may trigger similar moves by other central banks. Gold could rise to US$1,700 per ounce in the second ...




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