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  1. Business - Money - TAXATION

    Beijing drafts dividend tax to boost market

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by Ray Chan

    ... second-biggest economy by trying to ensure that financing activity in the stock market remains afloat. The China Securities Regulatory Commission, the country's industry watchdog, is planning ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com Beijing drafts dividend scheme to boost market Beijing's securities watchdog is set to unveil a new dividend policy scheme to support the lacklustre ...

  2. Business - China Business - CARS

    Brilliance China Automotive stalls dividend despite 41pc profit rise

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... in China jumped 46.9 per cent year on year to 80,792 in the first six months- nearly double the luxury car market's average growth of 25 per cent. Brilliance said it was likely to exceed its ...

  3. Business

    Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by SANDI LI

    ... An article headlined "Profit up 3.8pc at Swire Properties", published on B3 on Saturday, incorrectly stated the interim dividend of its parent company, Swire Pacific, was HK$1.50 per A share and 30 HK cents per B share. The amounts should have b ...

  4. Rusal mulls 10pc cut in output

    Posted Jun 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cliff, ING's London-based metals and mining analyst, said dividends were a long way off for Rusal. 'We expect the aluminium market to remain challenging in the next two years, the global aluminium market is in huge oversupply and excess capacities are being mothballed too slowly,' Cliff said. 'I don't expect Rusal to be able to generate sufficient cash flows ...

  5. BEA profit climbs 3.2pc but misses expectations

    Posted Feb 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The bank's stock fell 2.78 per cent to close at HK$29.75 after the earnings announcement. BEA said it suffered from trading losses as bond and equity markets experienced high volatility last year. ... Werner, a senior analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein, said he expected the bank to return to the equity markets to raise money, as its core capital ratios were the lowest among the city's listed ...

  6. Dividend cuts lift pressure on mainland banks

    Posted Feb 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... way to address their capital needs,' Kuo said. 'The more money they retain, the less they will have to go out to the market.' Beijing is allowing major lenders to increase new loans 5 per cent in the first quarter to help cash-strapped private businesses at home. The market has interpreted this as a sign of reversing its credit tightening policy. Michael Buchanan, ...

  7. BOC regains investor interest

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to the market that Beijing would ease the pressure on banks, giving them a freer rein, analysts said. 'It will have a positive impact on banking stocks,' Shenyin Wanguo Securities said ... investors' confidence in the mainland lender. The mainland's fourth-largest bank by market value rose as much as 1.77 per cent to HK$3.45 in the morning session before closing at HK$3.39 ...

  8. Call for listed firms to pay dividends

    Posted Dec 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... if Beijing is to improve its ailing stock market. Prominent economics professor Li Daokui, a member of the central bank's monetary policy committee, told a financial forum in Beijing ... this month, a fresh sign that regulators may try to step in to restore investor confidence in the bearish market. Retail investors have suffered severe losses as the mainland's benchmark stock ...

  9. Defensive strategy is key

    Posted Nov 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Cremer Markets may hate uncertainty, but in the unfolding economic crisis, any hope of a quick return to the comparative predictability of a pre-Lehmans world is best left unstated. ... and rethink their stance on acceptable risk and target returns. 'In the current market environment, with high volatility driven by fears over a range of macro and political issues, no equity ...

  10. Fortune favours the brave

    Posted Nov 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 'First, go defensive and never mind the nationality of the stock. Food, pharmaceuticals, utilities and retail. In particular, retail, which is trying to get into the frontier markets of Africa. ... Susie Watkins Polakova It has been a quarter of a century since the second Big Bang, the sudden deregulation of financial markets which included the abolition of fixed commission charges ...




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