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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. Sovereign bond unlikely to start China flood

    Posted Oct 31st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Low interest rates in the mainland will always draw companies seeking funding, but rising stock markets, risk-hungry investors and narrowing credit spreads have persuaded many that issuing debt overseas is one way to go, writes Bei Hu China's international sovereign debt issue last week- the first in more than two years- is unlikely to unleash a flood of international ...

  3. Sovereign bond may trigger debt issues

    Posted Oct 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Anette Jonsson The launch of China's first sovereign bond in more than two years late on Wednesday could act as a trigger for more mainland companies to also issue debt ... funding to Chinese companies, and this is the most important reason why only two mainland firms have so far tried their luck in the foreign currency debt market. The government bonds sold late ...

  4. Efforts to narrow wealth gap welcome

    Posted Feb 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... way was signalled by President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao when they first took up the reins. Tackling low incomes in the countryside- and narrowing the widening wealth gap generally- ... means of monitoring the implementation of these new measures. Establishing a means of ensuring that each new infrastructure project is really needed, properly planned and adequately funded would ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. No straight line from wealth to freedom

    Posted Feb 12th 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu The trial of high-profile dissident Liu Xiaobo and the rejection of his appeal yesterday have added to doubts about a view long held in the West that as China's economy develops, its human rights situation will improve and democracy will ine ...




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