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  1. News - Business - FINANCE

    Australia to invest foreign currency assets of A$1.9b in Chinese bonds

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... would have invested directly in a sovereign bond market of an Asian country other than Japan, Philip Lowe, the RBA's deputy governor, said yesterday at the Australian Chamber of Commerce ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - INVESTMENT

    CIC president cautious but warming to US

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 02:57am by JANE CAI, Kwong Man-ki

    ... Jane Cai and Kwong Man-ki in Beijing Head of China's sovereign wealth fund says US economy is more dynamic than Japan or Europe CIC president cautious but warming to US China's US$500 billion sovereign wealth fund is more optimistic about the United States economy than those of Europe and Japan, although it is generally cautious about the outlook for major economies. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - SHARES

    Bank of East Asia share sell to Sumitomo Mitsui eases unrest

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:00am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... Kwong Man-ki in Beijing phoenix.kwong@scmp.com BEA shares jump on takeover speculation Bank of East Asia (BEA) shares rose yesterday as a share sale to Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui Banking cleared uncertainty over a capital shortage and fuelled speculation about a takeover. The stock jumped as much as 5.39 per cent before closing 2.19 per cent higher at HK$30.35 yesterday, just ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - STOCK MARKET

    'Time ripe' for China firms to go private

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... for a company in the Asia-Pacific region excluding Japan. The key to securing such deals, said Gu, was to be innovative- particularly in a market that was highly sceptical of some of the most basic ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Business - Money

    Talking points: corporate earnings

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by JOHN WOODS

    ... a few of us. According to the latest filings for companies that comprise the MSCI Asia ex Japan index, year-on-year earnings growth contracted by 15.3 per cent. That shouldn't come ... of almost 16 per cent for firms in the MSCI Asia ex-Japan index; by August, that forecast had been dialed back to 12 per cent; and by the year end, could measure as little as 6 per cent. In fact, ...

  8. Business - Money

    Top 10 funds available in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... Asia outside of Japan. It was created from the Hong Kong government-led massive intervention in the local share market in 1998, at the height of the Asian financial crisis. The government ... double the performance of the MSCI All Country Asia Pacific Ex Japan index. Aberdeen Global- Select Emerging Markets Bond Fund The fund invests in some exotic debt, such as government bonds from ...

  9. Dynam out of luck in trading debut

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com Dynam Japan, the first Japanese company to go public in Hong Kong, had a poor run on its debut yesterday even as the overall market jumped over 330 points. ... that were listed [here].' HKEx chairman Chow Chung-kong said there was no evidence of Dynam's involvement in any illegal activity. Pachinko companies are legal business entities in Japan ...

  10. Business - Companies

    Recurring gains fall for hotelier Shangri-La

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... its hotels in Tokyo and Paris had improved significantly. It booked an after-tax loss of US$8.1 million on its hotel operations in Japan, but that was better than the US$11.4 million ...




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