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  1. FYI: Why, when one stock market tumbles, do others follow suit?

    Posted Apr 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck Recent wobbles in the stock markets of Hong Kong and Shanghai sent shivers through counterparts around the world, prompting investors in New York and London to dump ... in the economy and markets of another. While there are often sensible, fundamental reasons to, for example, sell US stocks because those in Shanghai are falling, contagion normally involves a large dose ...

  2. Stock market logjams

    Posted Jun 01st 2006, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... Christine Loh Are the business hours too short at our stock and futures markets? As Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen prepares for his economic summit in September, no doubt one ... during the lunchtime break. Imagine if Tokyo's Nikkei index rallies 300 points, say, while Hong Kong is closed. When our market reopens at 2.30pm, the Hong Kong Stock Index will jump ...

  3. Bulls lead the charge when it comes to taking stock of the market

    Posted Sep 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... Kenneth Ko STOCK PRICES HAVE been on the bull run in Saudi Arabia, reflecting the ongoing strength of the economy and business growth. The Saudi stock market continued its rally ... consecutive bull market for Saudi stock prices. The market rose 43 per cent in 1999, 11.3 per cent in 2000, 7.6 per cent in 2001 and 3.6 per cent in 2002. According to Saudi American Bank (Samba), all ...

  4. Prospect of merger fails to spark surge in stocks

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... May Chan may.chan@scmp.com A possible merger between the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Osaka Securities Exchange did little to lift Japanese stock markets amid euro-zone gloom yesterday. The privately held Tokyo exchange confirmed plans to acquire up to 66 per cent of the Osaka exchange, which has a market capitalisation of 105.7 billion yen (HK$10.52 billion), according to Nikkei. ...

  5. Stock exchange has its share of challenges

    Posted Mar 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Ronald Ling

    ... the attractiveness of its financial market to both Chinese and foreign enterprises. But the city is losing its edge. The recent merger of other leading world stock exchanges will bring even fiercer ... Ronald Ling Pak-ki, The University of Hong Kong Stock prices on the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx) have dropped significantly. Some analysts suggest it is because of the merger ...

  6. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Southeast Asian countries stock up on arms as they face off with China

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Greg Torode, Chief Asia Correspondent greg.torode@scmp.com Southeast Asian countries are stocking up on the latest military gadgets, expanding an international arms web as they seek ... of acquisitions across the region. "Southeast Asia is a very open arms market compared to other parts of the world like the Middle East … there is no shortage of potential sellers, and plenty ...

  7. Hainan firms line up for listings to finance island projects

    Posted Jul 15th 2010, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... companies. Of those, two are listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange while the rest trade on the mainland bourses, he said. The two companies listed in Hong Kong are Melian Airport and China BlueChemical, which is the country's second-biggest maker of nitrogenous fertilisers. In the past six months, Hainan Strait Shipping and Hainan Honz Pharmaceutical both listed on the Shenzhen stock ...

  8. Bourses to share dual-listed stocks' price data

    Posted Oct 21st 2008, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... Carol Chan Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing and the Shanghai Stock Exchange signed an agreement yesterday to exchange real-time stock prices for the 48 mainland companies listed on both markets. Under the agreement, effective from January 1, the exchanges can redistribute each other's basic real-time market data for the companies with dual listings to their own authorised ...

  9. Soaring stocks, loans stoke fears of bubble

    Posted Jul 28th 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Kong's stock and property markets risk overheating, given the shaky global economy and concerns Beijing may be preparing austerity measures. 'Although the market is full of good news, ... market bubble is in the making. Loans for property, meanwhile, surged last month to the highest level since records began 14 years ago, adding to fears over-enthusiastic investors may be ignoring ...

  10. Mainland markets among top decliners

    Posted Dec 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... with all stocks going down.' The woeful market movement mainly resulted from a liquidity drain as Beijing tightened monetary policies and curbed bank loans to contain inflation. ... 270 billion yuan (HK$329 billion) from the embattled Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges. This was down 44 per cent from last year, but the mainland remained the world's largest market ...




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