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  1. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Hong Kong Jockey Club seeks higher returns from alternative investments

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:23am by Enoch Yiu

    ... funds for higher returns The Hong Kong Jockey Club says it increased its alternative investments last year, seeking to achieve better returns than traditional investments in bonds and equities. ... at achieving a better return than traditional investments in bonds and stocks. "We have purchased properties for some time already," he said. "The Jockey Club also has increased other ...

  2. Business - Economy - INVESTMENT

    Capital returns to Vietnam after anti-China riots

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 06:02am by Ralph Jennings

    ... Ralph Jennings ralph.jennings@scmp.com Foreign firms resume operations in Vietnam just months after riots, with domestic economy looking to be on an upswing Capital returns to Vietnam ... local companies. Permits to set up a foreign company take as little as 30 days, Matthaes said. Currency rates and inflation are stable, a reversal from three years ago, though consumer ...

  3. Core values that translate into huge returns

    Posted Mar 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to 1990, these 18 companies' shares averaged a return of 14.4 per cent a year, compared with 9.7 per cent for the general market. Impressive on a yearly basis, the difference in returns ... companies that can churn out these kinds of long-term returns? To identify the traits that set these 18 apart, Collins and Porras compared each of them with their respective No2s. What the authors ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Currency hedge funds welcome a return to market volatility

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 01:09am by BLOOM

    ... to exploit. Over the last couple of years … markets were moving too much in tandem ANDRE HONIG, TRANSTREND The gains are providing comfort after almost six years of near-zero benchmark interest rates suppressed volatility and cut returns. Assets managed by funds focused on foreign exchange shrank 6.4 per cent in the first half of 2014 to US$18.4 billion, after a 20 per cent drop last year when ...

  5. Business - Economy - FUNDS

    MPF disappoints with 0.63pc return

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:52pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... Provident Fund reported a flat return of 0.63 per cent for last month, failing to even beat the inflation rate in the city and adding to pressure for the government to reform the unpopular pension ... for the first eight months of this year, data provider Lipper said. The monthly return for the MPF, which covers 2.4 million employees in the city, was also far below the inflation rate of 3.4 per cent ...

  6. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Hong Kong in lukewarm response to European Central Bank rate cut

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:37am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... Benjamin Robertson benjamin.robertson@scmp.com ECB's rate cut draws lukewarm response Hong Kong investors reacted nonchalantly yesterday to the European Central Bank's decision on Thursday to cut rates close to zero and pump prime a low-cost lending programme designed to help the beleaguered euro zone after five years of economic stagnation. While major European bourses all ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Goldman Sachs bullish on dollar as Fed moves toward higher rates

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:37am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in New York Greenback enjoys groundswell of support as Fed moves towards higher borrowing costs, with Goldman predicting parity with the euro by 2017 Dollar strengthensas rate ... as the Federal Reserve stops buying bonds and expanding the supply of money as it moves towards its first interest rate increase since 2006. That is boosting the appeal of dollar-denominated assets ...

  8. Business - Money - PERFORMANCE MEASURES

    Understanding internal rate of return

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am by Robert Jones

    ... Robert Jones moneypost@scmp.com Project finance meets pensions Internal rate of return, or IRR, is one of those concepts bank staff wheel out when they are selling investments, ... of a bank loan used to pay for the project plus a profit margin. This minimum threshold for performance is the internal rate of return, or the multipurpose IRR. If a project's returns beat ...

  9. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    MPF reports disappointing returns in contrast to strong rally of Hang Seng Index

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:52pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com MPF loses out to stock market with 1.3pc return The Mandatory Provident Fund reported a return of 1.3 per cent for last month, a dismal performance compared with the Hang Seng Index and given the rising inflation in the city. Last month's returns by the 447 investment funds under the MPF also happened to be lower than the 4.57 per cent average ...

  10. Business - Economy

    Household spending rebounds in Japan as confidence returns

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 01:25am by Reuters

    ... the asset-inflation bubble burst, leading to years of stagnation. The jobless rate unexpectedly rose to 3.7 per cent last month from 3.5 per cent in May, reflecting an increase in jobseekers responding to economic recovery. Labour shortages in the construction and retail sectors suggest the jobless rate is not likely to rise sharply. Bank of Japan board member Koji Ishida said the impact ...




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