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  1. Banks should eye Middle East

    Posted Mar 12th 2011, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Chris Davis Despite the unrest and uncertainty in the Middle East, the outlook for the Islamic finance sector looks promising. 'The future for Islamic finance is moving in one ... conform to Islam's avoidance of receiving or paying interest. Khoo added that Hong Kong is strongly placed to provide Middle Eastern investors with a platform to invest in the region. He ...

  2. Middle age hits equities

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... cycle hypothesis' is part of an HSBC report that correlates equity values with the size of a middle-aged population, because they are the people most likely to invest in equities. ... America's middle-aged population hit a trough in 1980 at below 25 per cent, peaked at almost 30 per cent in 2001, and has been going downhill since then- mirroring the trajectory of its PE ratio. ...

  3. Business - Money - DEBTS

    Asset managers calm worries over junk bonds

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanny Yu

    ... consider these high-yield bonds as an attractive asset class this year, asset management firms say. Hong Kong's debt market is seeing the busiest month for mainland developers in terms ... Dugan, chief investment officer for Asia and the Middle East at Coutts. Dugan is more bullish on equities rather than bonds, given the former's likely higher returns. "We believe 2013 ...

  4. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Don't miss market chance, says fund

    Posted May 30th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanny Yu

    ... the "middle income trap", he said. The hukou, or household registration system, which restricts labour mobility and denies China's 150 million migrant workers in cities basic social services ...

  5. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China must invest abroad for food security, forum told

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... determined whether the middle class would grow or shrink in a developing country like China, he said "That is related to food security," he said. "Food crisis can lead to political ...

  6. Business - Money - BULL VS BEAR: HONG KONG PROPERTY

    Real estate- safe as houses, or overblown balloon?

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by Eric Wong

    ... 2004 and 2012, the price of a typical middle-income class apartment in Hong Kong (e.g. a 600 sq ft unit in Taikoo Shing) rose 137 per cent to HK$6.3 million. Let's give some perspective ...

  7. 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 are the most bullish they have been on the US and Japanese markets in more than 3½ years as both countries' economies are seen as improving, according to a poll. More than half of those contacted ...

  8. Business - China Business - INVESTMENT

    Jilin in quest for billions in investment

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... model and upgrading its industrial structure," provincial governor Bayin Chaolu said, adding a "world-class vehicle production base" is being set up in the province. He said ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Wild ride of gold prices is a lesson for investors

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 02:06am by SCMP Editorial

    ... become as much an object of speculation as any risky asset class. It used to be where investors  ran when they smelled a whiff of danger or crisis. Now they run in the opposite direction. ...

  10. Business - Money - SECURITIES

    Emerging markets back in vogue amid global slowdown

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Evelina Leung

    ... portfolios. Gary Dugan, chief investment officer, Asia and Middle East, at Coutts, says the key difference between emerging countries and developed markets is that the former have the flexibility ... Bank easing. On the other hand, Murfin says while investors should be wary of geopolitical risks in the Middle East, they should also take into account sovereign risk in fiscally strong ...




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