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  1. Risks call for diversified approach to Russia

    Posted Mar 18th 2008, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... business company in Russia, announced last month that it plans an initial public offering in Hong Kong this year. The question is whether Hong Kong equities investors are ready to capitalise on the growth in Russian companies. With a 6.6 per cent growth in GDP in 2006, Russia's economy has already attracted the attention of international investors. In addition to listing locally, ...

  2. Thai crisis puts risk back in the frame

    Posted May 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Debasish Roy Chowdhury

    ... fraught with the greatest political risk. Risk intelligence provider Maplecroft also puts Russia's short-term risks as 'extreme'. This illustrates the risk-return dilemma investors ... Debasish Roy Chowdhury The crisis in Thailand has brought into focus one of the least understood and sometimes overlooked aspects of investing: political risk. In a marked disconnect, ...

  3. China seen outpacing US as top capital destination in five years

    Posted Jun 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The survey on global corporate capital flow said funds were expected to be switched from the US, Japan, Singapore and some European countries to the emerging markets of China, India, Russia ... said. The findings showed Brazil, Russia, India and China were expected to be the third-biggest economies after the US and European Union by then. 'China can provide investors with a new ...

  4. Business growth set to drive demand for technology stocks

    Posted Feb 26th 2006, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... demand. Geo-political concerns in Iran and Iraq, myriad problems in Nigeria and the fact that Russia is not able to explore oil as quickly, will also add to the equation. 'I just think that geo-politics will keep the oil prices bubbling. So any setback in the oil prices towards US$60 is a good buy,' he said. According to Barclays' forecasts, gold will trade at an average price ...

  5. Bank adopts patient approach to global emerging markets

    Posted Mar 14th 2007, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... The wider economic and political landscape that had been shaping the fortunes of bond markets could be summed up by what he believed to be a shift in the political centre of the world. 'It used to be America, but most Latin American countries are now switching to doing business with Europe, Russia and China,' he said. This was because of several factors, he said, including: the ability ...

  6. What was Brown's purpose at G20?

    Posted Nov 10th 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... like a latter-day Flying Dutchman searching for political leaders who can understand the economic plight of the fragile planet Earth. It is intriguing that Brown raised the issue of the levy as he must have known it would be given short shrift, with opposition from the US, Canada, Russia, the International Monetary Fund and the ECB. Yet despite Brown's clumsy way of presenting ...

  7. Lai See

    Posted Jul 30th 2010, 12:00am by Luisa Tam

    ... in the 'sector'- gets its earnings from the provision of digital television technology services, but bought a coal mine in Russia earlier this year and plans to start mining at some undetermined stage ... on Lawrence, if you show us yours, we'll show you ours. Appeal of acronyms Ever since Goldman Sachs' Jim O'Neil came up with the BRICs- short for Brazil, Russia, India and China- people ...

  8. Mainland tries to rein in blatant asset stripping

    Posted Dec 29th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... of privatisation. In China, too, this has been going on for more than a decade but has become more blatant in the past two years, due to a political climate that allows the disposal of state assets but has ... that in eastern Europe and equivalent only to the privatisation in Russia after 1991. According to World Bank figures published in September, the number of state enterprises fell from 262,000 in 1997 ...

  9. Polls apart from the truth

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Vines moneypost@scmp.com This year seems to be the year of big and small elections. There are presidential elections in France, Russia and the United States, and even here, in Hong ... it is a deliberate political act carried out, without exception, by all incumbent office holders, including US president Franklin Roosevelt during the depths of the 1930s Depression. What matters ...

  10. Lai See

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and the mire thrown at banks. Responding to a question about banks and the current political climate at a Goldman Sachs investor conference he said: 'Acting like everyone who's been ... report on the BRIC countries- Brazil, Russia, India, and China- after 10 years, which also discusses the emergence of non-BRIC leading emerging-market economies. It also looks at, according ...




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