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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Larger caps a temptation in recovering Japan

    Posted Sep 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'the valuation of smaller companies is not too attractive while the valuations of large blue chips are relatively cheap', he said. Mr Hall notes that Japan's industrial production has slowed since the second quarter. He believes corporate profit growth will ease in the second half and in the first half next year. Still, Mr Hall retains his faith in Japan's economic growth ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - COST-CUTTING

    Nomura seeks profits from overseas by 2014

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... who took over as chief executive last month at Nomura Holdings, Japan's largest brokerage, plans to make the firm's overseas operations profitable by June 2014. "We ... much in too many places and wasn't profitable outside Japan," said David Marshall, an analyst at Creditsights Singapore. "Adopting a more focused strategy should help to improve ...

  6. Lai See

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... if something looks too good to be true then it probably is. Bitter melons You know things aren't going well in Japan when a pair of melons sells only for 1 million yen (HK$97,000) The box set ... is a delicacy in Japan. Those with a perfectly circular form, an evenly patterned rind and a neat stalk are highly prized. The highest price paid in Japan for a pair of Yubari melons was 2.5 million yen ...

  7. Be flexible and gain a wider perspective

    Posted Oct 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei After working for three years at MSIG in Japan, Shunsuke Yamanaka (right) applied for an overseas training programme and was assigned to Hong Kong. Now an assistant business development manager at MSIG, Yamanaka came with the hope of learning about the overseas insurance market and business collaboration between Hong Kong and his native Japan. He talks to Wong Yat-hei ...


    The Week Explained: Investor fads

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... to the 1929 Wall Street crash. Closer to home we have had successive Asian market booms based on a theme of, first, Japan taking over the world, which seemed plausible until the Japanese crash ... Jones index to regain the highs reached by the stock market boom in 1929. But in the case of the Asian markets (but not Japan) recovery from the 1997 crash took no more than five years. Twelve ...


    The week explained: price fixing

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... in transportation by sea. On a smaller level, but rather relevant to Asia, was the infamous MSG or monosodium glutamate cartel operated by six companies from Japan, Korea and Taiwan that controlled ...

  10. 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 ...




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