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  1. Sovereign wealth paranoia

    Posted Mar 08th 2008, 12:00am by James Dorn

    ... James Dorn There is a rising chorus from Washington and beyond warning about the risk that sovereign wealth funds- especially those of non-democratic governments- pose for US national ... sovereign wealth funds become the global investor of last resort, recipients of their largesse in times of distress will have enormous incentives to comply with all manner of requests.' ...

  2. How Beijing can ease investment mistrust

    Posted Apr 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sovereign wealth funds are nothing new; some have been around for more than half a century. Nor are they only from emerging economies in Asia and the Middle East; the one owned ... for greater scrutiny, disclosure rules and even curbs on their investments. It is true that the size of sovereign funds has expanded at a phenomenal rate. The International Monetary Fund has estimated ...

  3. Finger-pointing must stop, Wu Yi tells US

    Posted Dec 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as the world's largest developed economy and the largest developing one, were the biggest beneficiaries, Mr Xie said. Meanwhile, Mr Xie said China would ensure its new sovereign wealth fund was effectively supervised and respected local laws in countries where it operated, amid rising concern in US and European nations. China set up its fund, the China Investment Corp, in September ...

  4. Business - Companies - INVESTMENT

    Into Africa: Ex-navy SEAL sets trail for investors

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... Prince was invited by sovereign wealth funds, rich families and big banks in Asia, including some from Hong Kong and the mainland, to advise them on investment opportunities in Africa. Some ... people's basic needs of work and life should mean as much as investing directly in natural resources. In July, FRG made the first closing of its first Africa-dedicated private equity fund, having ...

  5. Chinese buyers' long march on Manhattan

    Posted Dec 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... property website, and China Investment Corp (CIC), the country's sovereign wealth fund, which manages US$300 billion. 'No doubt Chinese investors are set to become the biggest buyers ... for US$46 million, three months after its US$124.1 million listing on the New York Stock Exchange in September last year. In January, CIC, the sovereign wealth fund, reported it had joined forces ...

  6. A sting in the tail?

    Posted Dec 20th 2007, 12:00am by Steven Xu

    ... that China's sovereign wealth fund would not be making massive, politically unpopular acquisitions of American firms. This week, in the latest development in easing capital outflows, the qualified ... be a much safer way to achieve a soft landing of the A-share market. Once foreign companies can raise funds from domestic mainland savers, foreign financial service companies- which are led ...

  7. Mutual funds soar 66pc in first half

    Posted Aug 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Sales of mutual funds recorded strong growth in the first half of the year, but the outlook is gloomy as the US troubles and the European sovereign debt crisis further erode investor appetite in the market. Total sales of mutual funds in Hong Kong stood at US$21.06 billion in the first half of this year, up 66 per cent from the same period a year ...

  8. What a US sovereign default would mean for Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland Ask most financial analysts about the likely consequences of a US sovereign default- or even just a ratings downgrade- and the chances are that you will get the same answer. 'It's unthinkable,' they will reply, quickly following up with, 'but it's not going to happen anyway.' Well, a sovereign default by the world's largest debtor ...

  9. Beijing to seek 15b yuan in Hong Kong bond offer

    Posted Aug 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of yuan-denominated sovereign bonds. The sovereign debt will be sold through tender via the Hong Kong Moneymarkets Unit run by Hong Kong Monetary Authority. Of the total, 6 billion yuan will be in three-year ... the sovereign bonds would be popular with investors. 'Investors who like to bet on the valuation gain of the yuan will be interested in buying the sovereign bonds.' Louis Tse Ming-kwong, ...

  10. That sinking feeling

    Posted Nov 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong's pensioners can expect to suffer the effects of headwinds from Europe and United States debt crisis. Fund managers say Hongkongers should expect their pension funds ... of the uncertainty caused by the unravelling sovereign debt and banking crisis in Europe. The subsequent improvement last month was due to improving clarity around a possible rescue package for Greece ...




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