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  1. Agricultural Bank bides time for share offerings

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

    ... market sentiment, executive vice-president Pan Gongsheng said yesterday. The bank, the last of the major state lenders to undergo restructuring, had generated interest from potential strategic investors despite the global financial crisis, Mr Pan said after the official launch of its new joint-stock company in Beijing. After a US$19 billion capital injection from the government ...

  2. Oil rally sparks sell-down in stocks

    Posted Jun 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... stock markets down sharply on fears energy prices would hit company profits and hamper global economic recovery. The concerns were borne out after Asian markets closed, when the Organisation ... Anette Jonsson Institutional players dump shares as crude prices rebound and fears intensify over a rate rise in China Hong Kong stocks recorded their biggest fall in almost three weeks ...

  3. Lai See

    Posted Nov 12th 2008, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... Ben Kwok Maybe they're sitting at home in front of their laptops It must have seemed like a good idea at the time, but HSBC's stock trading centre in Mong Kok has a distinct white elephant feel about it at the moment. The idea of the 3,000 square foot Nathan Road basement centre, the largest of its kind set up by a local bank, was born during last year's market ...

  4. Rapid economic growth not always the best prescription for equities

    Posted Mar 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... published jointly by ABN Amro and the London Business School. 'Disappointment may be in store for investors who believe that rapid economic growth in emerging markets will lead to extended out-performance from their stock markets,' the annual survey concluded. If anything, over the period since 1900, the relationship was perverse with lower growth economies experiencing superior stock ...

  5. Parallels with pre-crash 80s too close for comfort

    Posted Apr 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Chris Oliver

    ... times ahead, especially if you are banking on another year of buoyant stock markets. A growing number of economists are looking at the history books and finding disturbing parallels between ... to depreciate.' The outlook leaves him cold on prospects for shares worldwide, as few would escape the downdraught when fear grips the street. Bonds, normally a refuge when the stock market is weakening, ...

  6. Citic loss shows danger of cross-asset contagion

    Posted Oct 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... billion loss admitted by Citic Pacific on Monday and the subsequent 55.1 per cent fall in the company's stock price demonstrate, spreading cross-asset contagion means that local companies ... it is spreading across asset classes as well. We saw that right from the start of the credit crunch, as geared investors switched out of the mortgage-backed securities market and into commodities, driving ...

  7. More state help on the way for ICBC

    Posted Apr 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it for an international stock-market listing as soon as next year. 'There will be additional resources involved,' a senior mainland official said. 'Plans have been laid out to remove NPLs.' ...

  8. Agricultural Bank profit surges 65pc to 96b yuan

    Posted May 29th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... to 'stricter loan quality standards' put in place in preparation for a stock-market listing, which might take place later this year. Pre-tax profit last year was 32.6 billion yuan, the bank said ... lenders, which saw earnings buoyed by strong loan expansion and fees derived from the booming stock market. Although strong loan growth amid rapid economic growth had dramatically reduced ...

  9. Pioneer IPO starts mainland gold rush

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Christine Chan

    ... public offering (IPO) reflects the underlying stock market liquidity and investors' expectations for the potential of a liberalised mainland precious metals sector. China Galaxy Securities, ... on the secondary market. Zhongjin Gold would probably begin trading on the Shanghai Stock Exchange next week, the official said. The company is being spun off from China's largest gold producer, China ...

  10. Complex new investments ask a lot, but may offer little

    Posted Jul 15th 2005, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... holding a stock they have been forced to buy at well above its market price. This may not be as bad as it seems. Investors are guaranteed their 15 per cent up front, and the worst stock must drop ... investors will be left holding only their 15 per cent option premium, having lost 85 per cent of their initial investment. In contrast, if the stock market takes off, they cannot earn more than ...




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