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  1. Japan out as focus shifts to sweeter Asian equities

    Posted Aug 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... estate trusts, and 35 per cent in bonds. The mix can range from 25 per cent to 75 per cent in either asset class. The fund was restructured to omit Japan. The country was excluded because ...

  2. Japan's budget blind spot

    Posted Oct 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... or the United States' at 93 per cent- there is one country that has the grandaddy of all government debt: Japan, where the total this year will be close to 230 per cent of GDP. Japan's plight ... is done, by the year 2035, Japan's rapidly ageing population will take debts to 685 per cent of GDP. A new study by five distinguished economists, titled 'Public Debts: Nuts, Bolts ...

  3. Bargain hunters set their sights on Japan

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Four months after the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, private equity investors from the mainland and the United States are hunting ... GreenOak Real Estate, co-founded by former Morgan Stanley investment banker Sonny Kalsi. Hony Capital announced last week that it had formed a strategic alliance with Tokai Kanko, a Japan ...

  4. Japan quake and debt crisis also shake MPF

    Posted Jul 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com The earthquake in Japan and Europe's sovereign debt crisis shook markets worldwide in the first half of this year, leaving the city's Mandatory Provident Fund with a meagre 1.4 per cent average return, according to data from Lipper, a Thomson Reuters company. Still, that modest gain was better than the Hang Seng Index, which dropped 3 per ...

  5. Kobe experience offers some comfort for Japan

    Posted Mar 14th 2011, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... earthquake on Japan's economy. Most of the early analysis on Friday afternoon assumed the effect of the quake on markets and on Japan's economy would be minimal. But sentiment darkened over the weekend as reports described the devastation wreaked by the subsequent tsunami, and as it became clear that the fail-safe systems designed to protect Japan's nuclear power stations from ...

  6. Japan earthquake donations

    Posted Mar 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Red Cross Crossed cheques payable to 'Hong Kong Red Cross' sent to Hong Kong Red Cross, 33 Harcourt Road. Write 'Japan Earthquake 2011' on the back. Online donation at www.redcross.org.hk Inquiries: 2802-0021 The Salvation Army HSBC: 001-032366-002 Bank of East Asia: 015-515-40-400333-1 Bank of China: 012-878-1-044486-6 Hang Seng Bank: 024-385-094180-001 Details ...

  7. Speculators circling- to do Japan a big favour

    Posted Mar 20th 2011, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp Jittery investors dump stocks amid nuclear fears in Japan SCMP headline, March 16 Ishall have to get my disclaimer out on this one first. I own a line of Japanese ... to a multi-year (one might now even say multi-decade) reluctance to face the hard truth that for many years investment capital in Japan had been badly misallocated and artificially overpriced. You may ...

  8. Bolster, don't bash, Japan's economy

    Posted Feb 09th 2007, 12:00am by Christopher Johnson

    ... Christopher Johnson Europeans who seek measures against the weakness of the yen should broaden their view of chronic problems in Japan- to avoid punishing Japanese consumers and stalling ... that this decline would be discussed at a Group of Seven meeting between central bankers and finance ministers in Essen, Germany, at the weekend. But shoppers in Japan- where increased domestic consumer ...

  9. Blue chips slip as hefty losses in Japan temper investor caution

    Posted Oct 09th 2003, 12:00am by David Robinson

    ... institutions. Analysts said domestic Asian stocks would continue to benefit from the weak US dollar. They said heavy losses in Japan - where the Nikkei-225 Index slumped 2.57 per cent - had given the market jitters. 'At this level, investors have become quite cautious and the pull-back in Japan has affected market sentiment as well. We will probably enter a short period ...

  10. Enthusiasm for equities shifts to bonds: survey

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the previous quarter. But HSBC regional head of wealth management Bruno Lee said the equity market, especially in Japan and China, would soon rebound when interest rates stopped rising. 'I'm ... neutral and 11 per cent underweight- they were more favourable towards Japan, 'Greater China' and emerging markets than Europe and North America. While the equity markets in the West ...




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