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  1. Public shied from stock market in dismal first half, says SFC report

    Posted Jul 16th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Institutional investors remained active while retail investors shied away from the stock market in the first half of this year, according to the Securities and Futures Commission. The SFC's first-half market review shows that institutional ...

  2. Public opinion sought on capital adequacy rules

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The rules are now open for public review and will take effect from next year. Major banks must meet the new requirements by the end of 2013 and other lenders by the end of 2016. The weighted-average ...

  3. Public uneasy over pension investment

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... have expressed concern that the move will expose pensioners to one of the world's riskiest stock markets. Professor Yi Minli, from Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, told ... companies dropped 5.08 trillion yuan, with the value of shares in circulation losing 2.88 trillion yuan, according to the Shenzhen Economic News. Sixty-two fund management companies across ...

  4. Getting a guaranteed supply of shares in a public offering

    Posted Sep 19th 2009, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... client if the deal is bad. Mr Chan, who is no stranger to the 'under-the-table' pre-initial public offering placement, also likes the security offered by the scheme. In the old game, ... on a HK$10 million allocation. Given that the stock was heavily oversubscribed in both its public and international tranches, any institutional client would be happy enough to get HK$20 million worth ...

  5. Public lukewarm on IPOs in market full of sell-offs

    Posted Sep 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Group Holdings, which has been selling new shares to fund expansion on the mainland, got just 523 valid applications from the public for its offering. The company, which makes casual footwear for men, priced its initial public offering at HK$1.20 a share- the bottom of the range- to raise a total of HK$337.4 million, according to a stock exchange statement issued yesterday. The public ...

  6. Borrowing trouble at our public libraries

    Posted Jul 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Public libraries are places of knowledge and learning. They cannot properly serve their purpose if books that are borrowed are not returned in a timely manner. One in 10 were not handed back on time in Hong Kong last year, and more than HK$21 million in fines are outstanding. Despite this, authorities have no plans to tackle the issue head-on. The Leisure and Cultural Services ...


    The week explained: price fixing

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

    ... are effectively rigged in favour of a number of key players. Libor should have attracted more public attention as it was devised by bankers to minimise their risks on long-term loans threatened ...

  8. Wider choices fuel public interest in savvy investment strategies

    Posted Mar 06th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Chris Davis The Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) launched in 2001 has been one of the key drivers shaping the public's interest in looking for better ways to invest, grow and protect their assets. As a result, training, nurturing, and retaining financial advisers to become certified financial planner's (CFP) remains a top priority for financial institutions and individuals ...

  9. Exorcising the great economic Satan

    Posted Jul 26th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... short-selling around the world by mammoth hedge funds. Americans have come to realise that these funds are to economic stability what a new computer virus is to the health of your hard drive, ... economic and financial situations in Asia worse by betting that they would get worse- which they then did. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen explained the reality to me a decade ago ...

  10. Firms seek approval for public offerings

    Posted Aug 31st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The listings hopefuls aim to cash in on recent signs of a revival of investor interest in initial public offerings as sportswear manufacturer Win Hanverky Holdings, the first post-summer break IPO, saw ... at the high end of the range, sources added. Despite the improved sentiment towards initial public offerings and ample liquidity in the market, the three listing candidates could face another hurdle- ...




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