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  1. Retail sales surge as stock market boom fuels shopping frenzy

    Posted Oct 08th 2007, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... outlets. Retailers attributed the surge in sales to the festive mood among shoppers, whose spending power and positive sentiment were buoyed by bullish stock markets. Ports Design, a mainland ... reasoning is that the overall market sentiment is quite positive due to the stock market's bull run,' said TSL executive director Erwin Huang. According to Immigration Department figures, ...

  2. HK should be praised for sticking to its guns in face of short-selling bans

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

    ... have a more robust short-selling regime than most markets already- an uptick rule, disclosure of all short sales and stiff penalties if stock is not delivered. 'Naked' short selling ... Hong Kong deserves credit for not bowing to international pressure to impose bans on short selling [the sale of stock borrowed from shareholders]. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen ...

  3. Stock exchange needs to raise the bar for company listings

    Posted Jul 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... already seen how lax regulations in financial markets have affected the lives of so many. I wonder if removing the profit rule would downgrade the stock exchange. The regulation 'requires ... I would like to encourage our new listing committee chief, Teresa Ko Yuk-yin, to consider upgrading our stock exchange ('Listing panel chief calls for reforms', July 13). We ...

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    Meilan plans dual-currency IPO in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... of having a dual-currency offering, as well as poor market sentiment. Meilan, based in Jiangsu province, has submitted an application to the stock exchange for an initial public offering to raise ... "The stock exchange system is ready and the brokers are ready but we have to wait for the right market conditions for us to see the first dual currency IPOs," said Jojo Choy Sze-chung, ...

  5. With layoffs, severity of financial crisis hits home

    Posted Nov 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the city's leading banks and traders yesterday, the severity of a looming recession has finally sunk in. Hong Kong workers have never had job protection. Such is the case in a free market economy ... Kong's inter-connection to global financial markets makes our city especially vulnerable to the economic turmoil that the world is experiencing. Fewer people are making investments and the wealth ...

  6. Mainland listings

    Posted Dec 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Initial public offerings by mainland companies are continuing to set records on the Hong Kong stock market. What will be their longer term impact on the Hong Kong market? Share your views: write to us. ...

  7. Bourse must keep up with global practices

    Posted Jun 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's biggest weapon in its fight to become the financial centre of Asia is its stock market. If the dream to one day stand beside the exchanges of London and New York ... Enterprise Market, where submitting reports for scrutiny every three months is already necessary. Nor is it so for mainland companies on the primary exchange, which have already made that extra ...

  8. Mainland parents take stock of golden opportunity

    Posted Nov 24th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... invested in the Hong Kong stock market, and most of their money came from parents. 'They don't need to work- investing is seen as a way to accumulate life experience,' the student ... with Alex Lo There are so many ways to get around the through-train investment scheme now being held up for mainland stock punters to buy stocks in Hong Kong. Mainland parents, apparently, ...

  9. Opening of sponsors market points to a loss of control

    Posted Apr 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... to the recent opening up of our market to mainland professionals, the sponsor is becoming the only one left to answer their questions or to face the heat in case of foul play. Mainland professionals, over whom our watchdog have no teeth, are now allowed to fill up various roles in a listed company from the mainland. And their takeover of the market is going to be quicker than many have ...

  10. Hong Kong and the market scare

    Posted Mar 19th 2007, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring What is the apparent synchro- nisation of world stock markets telling us? Does it reflect underlying realities? Or is it attributable to those grossly overindulged sheep who ... to the present quandary thus seems to be that major dangers still lie ahead for most stock markets and the world economy. But with the exceptions of the currently overpriced markets of China, India ...




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