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  1. Shanghai index falls 5.23pc despite stimulus measures

    Posted Oct 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... new incentives of margin lending and short selling would protect the market from the global equity rout in the past week. The Shanghai Composite Index dropped 120.046 points to close ... on Sunday that it would soon launch the long-expected margin lending and short-selling practices to help avoid a sharp decline on the mainland exchanges. The Dow Jones Industrial Average posted ...

  2. Mainland brokerages see earnings slide 63pc

    Posted Jan 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai Market outlook for year ahead remains daunting Mainland brokerages received a bitter lesson last year, with earnings dropping by nearly two-thirds as a result of a market slump and a dearth of initial public offerings. The Securitie ...

  3. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Hyenas play a vital role in financial markets, too

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Wild animals resemble the financial markets with professional short sellers cashing in, but the health of the market ecosystem needs them Hyenas play a vital role in financial ... often perform an essential service for more respectable market players. Professional short sellers are a prime example. Over the last year or so a handful of fund managers have hit the headlines ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Creative Hong Kong must not sell itself short

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 04:49pm by Paul Yip

    ... Paul Yip Paul Yip says deep divisions in politics and society are eroding its edge Free-spirited Hong Kong must not sell itself short Singapore celebrated its 49th anniversary as an independent country this month. It deserves to be proud of its accomplishments; within such a short time, it has become an international hub with a thriving economy, home to 3.8 million citizens ...

  5. Business - POINT OF LAW

    Playing by Hong Kong's new rulebook on short selling

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Heaton

    ... Greg Heaton Hong Kong lawyer Greg Heaton examines new regulations and reporting requirements from the Securities and Futures Commission Playing by HK's new rulebook on short selling ... selling? Short selling is when you sell an asset you don't own, with the intention of buying it to transfer to the purchaser at a later date. If the price of the asset falls, the seller can ...

  6. Shanshui Cement raises HK$1.8b on low pricing

    Posted Jun 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wong Ka-chun China Shanshui Cement Group, the largest maker of the building material in Shandong province, raised HK$1.82 billion from its initial public offering after pricing the deal near the bottom of the indicative valuation range amid a tough capita ...

  7. Correction could be on way

    Posted Nov 14th 2010, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... worryingly for those concerned about getting a reasonable return on their investment without selling shares, the yield on local stocks is now very low indeed. It stands at just over 2 per cent, which ...

  8. Critics short-sighted about short selling

    Posted Oct 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... dropped more than 25 per cent in two months. The brokers argue short selling is contributing to the fall. Officials have no immediate reaction, but their thinking appears to be that the city ... No one likes short-sellers. These are people who profit when stock markets crash, leaving big holes in your investment portfolio. Since August, governments in South Korea, France, Spain, ...

  9. Business - Companies - ANALYSIS

    FWD war chest talk after Richard Li sells HKT stake

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:13am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com Analysts say Richard Li may be building war chest for acquisitions after his insurance company sells its entire stake in the telecoms operator Li's HKT ... acquisitions is the apparent sound financial position of the company. "As a mid-tier player in Hong Kong insurance market, FWD is nowhere short of cash or has any liquidity problems," Terence ...

  10. Business - Money - STOCKS

    Chinese A-share sell off by major shareholders bodes ill for recovery

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:48am by Daniel Ren

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Major shareholders in more than 500 A-share companies have sold 37.4 billion yuan of shares since September 1 Selling spree by insiders bodes ill for recovery A quiet selling spree by major shareholders of mainland-listed firms amid the rally before the launch of the through train scheme linking the Hong Kong and Shanghai stock exchanges points ...




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