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  1. Lyxor closer to sales of exchange traded funds

    Posted Mar 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... mainland-listed firms. Lyxor has launched six exchange trade funds in Singapore since October. It is also considering markets in Taiwan and South Korea. ... the first batch of funds were likely to be country-specific, focused on non-Asian markets and picked from the firm's 64 exchange traded funds already sold on other bourses. The funds track ...

  2. HSBC hunts for more assets in the region

    Posted Mar 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the island's leading factoring companies Agreed to acquire the Chinese Bank from the bankrupt Rebar Group South Korea Agreed to acquire 51 per cent of Korea Exchange Bank Vietnam Increased stake ... Asia-Pacific unit. With some regulatory restrictions expected to be lifted as part of the country's commitment for joining the World Trade Organisation, India was another growth market ...

  3. Business - Companies - SOUTH KOREA

    Lippo plans South Korean resort venture with casino giant Caesars

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... group, plans to team up with joint venture partners including the American casino giant Caesars Entertainment to build a resort complex in South Korea. The group, which is controlled ... South Korea. Lippo has a 20 per cent stake in the joint venture, Caesars has 40 per cent and another joint venture partner the remaining 40 per cent. The project includes hotels and serviced ...

  4. South Korea and Taiwan in line for possible upgrades

    Posted Feb 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Anette Jonsson An upgrade of South Korea and Taiwan to developed market status by two key index providers would have a significant impact on investments in these markets, with the biggest ... changes would be implemented next year. The FTSE Group has three classifications for countries: Developed, Advanced Emerging and Emerging. Korea and Taiwan are in the advanced emerging class. ...

  5. When markets head south, look at horizon

    Posted May 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In the following week, fund outflows recorded all-time highs across China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, India, South Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand, as spooked investors withdrew US$4.1 billion from funds focused on these countries, according to a report from Citigroup. Though unsettling, it turns out that the global tumble was fleeting. Asian markets have been ...

  6. Appointments

    Posted Jan 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of intermediaries HSBC Mr Hung will be responsible for managing the intermediaries business for Greater China and South Korea, with a focus on the expansion of HSBC's franchise and third-party retail ...

  7. Business - Economy

    Too much of a good thing

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... far more as a percentage of GDP than any other major economy. In 2000 it was way ahead of the world, with investment of about 35 per cent of GDP. South Korea then was the closest competitor, ... than 8 per cent of America's and 17 per cent of South Korea's. Another study, by Andrew Batson and Janet Zhang at GKDragonomics, a Beijing-based research firm, finds that China still ...

  8. Business - Companies - INVESTMENT

    Korean war fears could be a good thing for businessman with hotel on border

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... even be a good thing. "When North Korea is blocking access to Kaesong Industrial Park [a joint venture with South Korea], there is only one option left for them," said Young, ... Tourist arrivals reached 10.54 million last year. Foreign travellers numbered more than 540,000, of whom 250,000 were from South Korea and 200,000 from Russia. A Yanbian tourism official projected ...

  9. Middle age hits equities

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... in demand for equities and in equities valuations. Other emerging markets that have already passed their own middle-age peaks are South Korea, Thailand and Chile. ... If equities have a life cycle, growth in equity valuations in China is set to slow in the next few decades, 'ageing' in line with the country's population. The 'life ...

  10. Business - Companies

    Schindler lists gripes with Korea partner

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 03:17pm by Bloomberg

    ... board. The Korean elevator-maker is also a key part of a web of cross-shareholdings linking Hyundai Group’s various different businesses. South Korea’s so-called chaebols often control units ... on the grounds that Schindler is a competitor with ulterior motives. Schindler is also attempting to end the South Korean company’s use of derivatives linked to an unprofitable shipping affiliate, ...




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