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  1. Don't bother looking for value in the mainland stock market

    Posted May 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland There's been a lot of chatter lately about the mainland stock market, with analysts debating whether A shares are good value after their recent falls. But anyone tempted to buy on the grounds that mainland stocks look cheap is playing the game by the wrong rules. Valuation has very little to do with the A share market's performance. Recently that performance ...

  2. Division grows over stock market's need for speed

    Posted Jun 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com The Hong Kong stock market's benchmark Hang Seng Index is now updated every 15 seconds and its compiler is studying even faster updates to catch up with other stock markets around the world. But there is some division over the need for greater speed. 'If the index is updated too quickly, investors cannot read it clearly and it does not mean ...

  3. HK's stock market should withstand the end of QE2

    Posted Apr 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... by the markets - the news had a galvanising effect on Hong Kong stocks. Over the next few weeks the market climbed by 12 per cent (see the first chart below). So it is hardly surprising that with QE2 set ... pushed up Treasury yields, improving their attractiveness, it also focused attention on the cheap valuations available in the US stock market. As a result the fund flows have already reversed. ...

  4. Cathay, mainland airlines stocks soar after US oil price drop

    Posted May 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to US$110.46 per barrel. China Southern Airlines saw the largest gains, its stock rising 7.07 per cent to close at HK$4.24, although the share price hit HK$4.28 shortly after the market opened. ... The stock hit a high of HK$20.15, according to stock exchange data, the highest level in almost three months. The surge in airline stocks was replicated in other Asian stock markets. In Singapore, ...

  5. HK stock market opens new year with bang, but then fizzles

    Posted Feb 08th 2011, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... index recorded an even sharper drop of 2 per cent, settling 256.82 points lower at 12,454.07. Brokers and strategists say the stock market will pick up in the second half of the year. ... monetary policies in emerging markets, particularly China. 'Companies which have significant exposure to the Europe and US markets should perform better in the first half of 2011,' said ...

  6. Shell planter's guide to making a killing on the stock market

    Posted Jan 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... in the stock market. It is not a tiny business; the returns are in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Thanks to the strong desire by mainland corporates to list in Hong Kong, a 'clean' ... week and a significant share of its public float changed hands. But from then on the stock headed south. In January 2010, the company issued a profit warning and its share price plummeted ...

  7. Regional stock markets have room to rise further, analysts say

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... earnings. Rising valuations in both markets could give investors pause before loading up on more stocks. Daiwa Capital Markets forecast this week that mainland stocks would record double-digit ... Nick Westra Equity markets in Hong Kong and the region have already staged late-year rallies, but they have more room to run next year given strong domestic demand and economic ...

  8. Warrants back with a bang on the HK stock market

    Posted Sep 10th 2010, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... the option to buy or sell an underlying asset, usually a stock, at a fixed price in the future. The market took a hit during the financial crisis as stocks plummeted, but over the past few months the turnover of derivative warrants, including callable bull/bear contracts, has risen significantly. They now constitute close to 30 per cent of the total stock market turnover, according to traders ...

  9. Stock market perma-bear forecasts 30 per cent rally

    Posted Sep 17th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... in 2005, when sentiment towards equities was overwhelmingly positive, he published a book called Anatomy of the Bear in which he predicted a 60 per cent drop in the US stock market by 2009. ... with Tom Holland So far, 2010 has been a singularly lacklustre year for equity investors. European markets are down by double-digit percentages, the Hang Seng Index is in negative ...

  10. Weak stock market sees Haitong Securities profit dip 27pc

    Posted Jul 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai Haitong Securities reported a 27 per cent profit drop for the first half, falling victim to a weak stock market that lost 26.8 per cent in the same period. ... report. Mainland brokerages face rough weather this year as the domestic stock market, one of the world's worst-performing, has crimped their income from brokerage fees. 'The sharp fall ...




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