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  1. Once bitten, twice shy for sovereign funds

    Posted Feb 11th 2009, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... the state-owned investment agencies, known as sovereign wealth funds, were being hailed as saviours of teetering banks and companies. Today, like many private institutional investors, the sovereign wealth ... that it would establish a Euro20 billion (HK$199.6 billion) sovereign wealth fund not just to help local companies cope with the effects of the credit freeze but also to prevent the takeover ...

  2. Effects of disasters could upset supply chains for a year

    Posted Mar 21st 2011, 12:00am by Ed Zhang

    ... Ed Zhang in Beijing Chinese businesses from sovereign wealth funds to small processing factories are bracing for the long-term fallout from the disasters in Japan. Japan is one ... is Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco). Sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corporation (CIC) is believed to have put nearly 36 billion yen (HK$3. 46 billion) into the utility last year through ...

  3. London calling for Chinese investments

    Posted Aug 08th 2009, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... is another important factor. How many Chinese executives speak French or German?' This difference was evident in the spring of 2008 over the issue of investment by sovereign wealth funds. While ... [sovereign wealth fund] and its potential for investing in our country,' said Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling. Lou Jiwei, chairman of the CIC, chose Britain as his ...

  4. Now the Games are over

    Posted Oct 01st 2008, 12:00am by Michael Standaert

    ... In another recent move, China's sovereign wealth fund, China Investment Corporation, bought stakes in three of the country's biggest state-owned banks to allay investor fears during ...

  5. The world awaits

    Posted Jan 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Despite its non-sovereign status, Hong Kong needs to boost its standing on the international stage with a more dynamic external relations policy, writes C.K. Lau Policy addresses ... by the international community as a distinct non-sovereign polity and maintains separate membership in many international organisations. The only point where Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa came close ...

  6. 2010 hits and misses

    Posted Jan 09th 2011, 12:00am by Debasish Roy Chowdhury

    ... work very differently this year and yesterday's winners could well end up as tomorrow's duds, and vice versa. In some investments, funds in particular, one year is not even a suitable ... The same goes for exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, and stocks. Apart from sectoral changes affecting specific asset classes, the investment climate can change overnight. Just as America's ...

  7. Tsang under pressure to amend budget

    Posted Feb 26th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the budget. The youth committee of the Liberal Party will stage a 24-hour hunger strike outside the Legco building today, urging Tsang to 'return wealth' to the middle class. The party ... with high unemployment and huge debts in Europe with the sovereign debt soaring and banks getting into trouble,' he said on RTHK. 'Now we have problems in North Africa, in the Middle East. ...

  8. Public Eye

    Posted Mar 16th 2011, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... to use our vast wealth to benefit the people, to help the underclass and to tackle livelihood issues. Where have we heard all that before? Oh yes, from the people. They've long been asking ... in to the fund managers Our leaders may be clueless when it comes to what the people want. But they're certainly clued in when it comes to what the big boys want. They want your money, and when ...

  9. Every dollar donated to the UN has to count

    Posted Jan 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There would seem no better place than Hong Kong for those seeking funding for humanitarian aid. The global economic crisis appears to be behind us and our billionaires are leap-frogging their overseas counterparts in the wealth rankings. The rich are under pressure to share their fortunes for the public good, and our philanthropists are among the most generous. But while we want them ...

  10. Making money grow on trees

    Posted Feb 20th 2011, 12:00am by Debasish Roy Chowdhury

    ... the value of our wealth in real terms, we have to aim for higher returns on our investments. However, inflation also redistributes wealth from buyers to sellers because a higher price for the buyer ... as a consumer but gain as a seller, and also derive better returns as a result of investment in the 'agflation' trend. So how does one invest in food? Funds focused on soft commodities ...




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