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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. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books

    Masterpieces of brevity in a short story collection

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57pm by James Kidd

    ... called The Bad Novel. If any explanation is needed about what Davis does, and why it is frequently so startling, then this may just do it. Characteristically, the work is short enough (four ... compressed concentration of the short story This is a "fizzle", to use Samuel Beckett's lovely word, in praise of "fizzles". The breezy brevity of Davis' prose, all ...

  7. 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, ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Hong Kong may be selling itself short on short-selling decision

    Posted Sep 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu The government and the Securities and Futures Commission on Friday decided not to follow the United States and Britain in banning short selling of financial stocks. The big ... the government and the SFC argue there is no need to tighten short-selling rules as Hong Kong does not allow naked short selling, that is, selling stock that one does not actually hold. But the decision ...

  10. Business - China Business - ENERGY

    State Grid joins queue to sell assets amid SOE reform push

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 01:07am by RAY CHAN KEIRA HUANG

    ... Keira Lu Huang and Ray Chan State Grid joins queue to sell assets in reform push The world's largest utilities company, State Grid Corp of China, has become the latest state-owned enterprise to seek to sell off largely unprofitable assets, following mainland policymakers' call for diversification of ownership amid reform of the state-owned sector. The proposed asset ...




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