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  1. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Through-train scheme brings mixed blessings for industry players

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 01:23am by Enoch Yiu

    ... and mainland brokers acquire a large new pool of relatively sophisticated customers. Chinese investors get access to what's practically a new asset class, enabling them to diversify ...

  2. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Debt in riskiest markets a frontier too far?

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 10:06am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... their illiquid financial markets already make the asset class less correlated to price action in global markets- the MSCI Emerging Market equity index is down nearly 1 per cent over the past year, its ... creditworthiness of mainstream and safer emerging markets. While the investor base for both asset classes is distinct, and frontier markets have proved resilient to the sell-off in emerging markets, ...

  3. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Bonds shine again as stocks seen as overvalued

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 01:09am by Reuters

    ... Joachim Fels, chief international economist with Morgan Stanley. The asset class that benefits most in this environment is fixed income, especially euro-zone bonds if the European Central Bank ...

  4. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Focus on value in a time of investment trend reversals

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 03:51pm by Hao Hong

    ... for such a violent move. In a volatile market, it is odd that the usual high-beta asset classes, such as emerging markets, China, industrial metals and gold, have outperformed significantly. These risk ... among these asset classes- they all have long underperformed, and they are cheap. But cheapness is never the reason to buy. So the question is, what is different this time that makes cheap ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - INVESTMENT

    Link Reit to take its time in expanding to mainland

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 03:19pm by Peggy Sito

    ... at a healthy and comfortable level," Hongchoy said. The Link's expansion plans on the mainland are aimed at capitalising on the fast-paced growth of middle-class mainland consumers. ...

  6. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Citic Securities acquires stake in US brokerage BTIG

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 12:21am by BLOOM

    ... for hedge funds and other institutional clients. The firm has been expanding as rivals shrink or close. BTIG has gained market share in equities and is looking to repeat that in other asset classes ...

  7. Business - Commodities - INVESTMENT

    The art of measuring worth of collectibles

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 04:47am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... Benjamin Robertson benjamin.robertson@scmp.com Rapid rise of global wealthy individuals is spurring demand for tools to track the price and performance of this new diverse asset class ... to introduce their spreadsheets into the arcane world of investment collectibles as investors and portfolio managers demand more tools to track this diverse asset class. "It is very illiquid, ...

  8. Property - International - INVESTMENT

    Wealthy Americans pin hopes on property market

    Posted Feb 08th 2014, 05:13am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in New York Wealthy Americans pin hopes on property market US millionaires see real estate as the top alternative-asset class to own this year, according to Morgan Stanley. About 77 per cent of investors with at least US$1 million in assets owned real estate, a survey released on Thursday by the investment bank's wealth management unit showed. Direct ownership ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - INVESTMENT

    RRJ eyes US$1b for China real estate fund

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 05:25am by NICK EDWARDS

    ... that a decade of almost uninterrupted annual double-digit gains in prices has pushed housing costs far beyond the reach of the country's emerging urban middle class, raising the risk of social ... middle-class consumer sector, and rather for firms acquiring land banks to speculate on price appreciation. RRJ wants companies that are manufacturing housing inventory and selling it- a classic ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - INVESTMENT

    Attractive returns on wealth management products reflect liquidity squeeze

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 09:36am by Jane Cai in Beijing

    ... of 4 to 5 per cent before China's interbank rate surged from the middle of last month. The money market's benchmark seven-day repo rate touched a post-June high of 9.8 per cent on December 19 ...




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