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  1. China cuts stamp duty to revive stock slump

    Posted Jan 25th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Chan

    ... The reduction comes amid a pressing need to boost the domestic stock markets. The move was to 'further boost the healthy development of the securities market', the Ministry of Finance said ... Securities analyst Zhang Qi said. 'A cut in stock-trading cost won't remove investor worries about the market.' Worries included a longstanding dilemma facing the government in how ...

  2. Property stocks drive bullish market higher

    Posted Jul 15th 2005, 12:00am by Carmen Chan

    ... Carmen Chan and Anette Jonsson Property stocks were instrumental in pushing the Hang Seng Index to a more than four-year high yesterday, while profit-taking on PetroChina left the H-share ... cent of the upside on the Hang Seng Index and will 'continue to lead the market rally in July', according to a Dao Heng Securities research note. The brokerage said its year-end ...

  3. Stock market woes swept under carpet at NPC

    Posted Mar 14th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... this year, dominating the attention of delegates and the media. But one subject that touches the wallets of 70 million Chinese received scant attention- the stock market. Before the National ... the congress was to get the stock market out of the doldrums, pushing the battle against corruption into second place. So, while the NPC each year reports high gross domestic product growth and a China ...

  4. Quality and strength define a functioning stock market

    Posted Jun 29th 2005, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... However, by itself it will do little to cure the deep malaise that afflicts the country's stock markets. Since the two stock exchanges were founded in the early 1990s, almost 66 per cent ... was instrumental in driving the A-share markets to giddy heights in 2001. Fears that Beijing was about to change the rules and sell state shares, flooding the market with new stock, helped drive them down ...

  5. World stock market recovery lifts Asian funds

    Posted Dec 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Survey shows funds based outside the United States achieved the highest US-dollar growth last year ASIA'S BIGGEST pension funds gained in market share as the world's largest pension funds experienced record growth levels last year on the back of a global stock market recovery, according to the latest global 300 ranking survey by Pensions&Investments, ...

  6. Tracker fund urged to shore up mainland stock market

    Posted Nov 16th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... would come soon. In August 1998, during the Asian financial crisis, then financial secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen used billions of dollars of public money buying shares on the stock market ... in the market.' Li Shitong, an analyst at China Sci-tech Securities, said the government was providing funds through low-interest loans to brokerages to buy stocks. 'But these have a limited impact ...

  7. Stock markets drive pension growth

    Posted Jan 06th 2005, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... thanks to strong stock market performances worldwide. According to a report released by the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association yesterday, the compulsory retirement scheme, which covers two ... funds, with an average 16.31 per cent. The lifestyle or balanced funds, a combination of investment in bonds and stocks, had average returns of 14.23 per cent. Oscar Wong Sai-hung, the chief ...

  8. Stocks fall for third day as players rethink yuan

    Posted May 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... weeks with the first move taking place on Monday, but it is likely to put additional downward pressure on the stock market, starting from today. Yesterday, the Hang Seng Index fell 0.29 per ... at $123.50. Among the 33 blue chips, 14 stocks ended higher on the day while 14 were lower and five unchanged. Still, brokers said market sentiment remained weak, evidenced by the fact that Hong Kong ...

  9. Faltering Macau stocks put dampener on HSI

    Posted Jan 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hui Yuk-min Strength of US dollar boosts caution and saps the market's ability to rise for sixth consecutive day The stock market fell for a sixth consecutive day yesterday- its longest decline in nine months. Traders said sharp falls in Macau stocks dampened market sentiment. The Hang Seng Index came off an early gain of up to 118 points and closed 22.14 points, or 0.16 ...

  10. US dollar, stocks fall as Korea diversifies reserves

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

    ... Anette Jonsson The sum of all Alan Greenspan's fears hit Asian currency markets yesterday as the South Korean central bank said it planned to diversify its foreign currency reserves ... 1997 and posted sizeable losses against other Asian currencies as well as the euro on the news. Equity markets across Asia fell amid fears that stronger regional currencies will make Asian ...




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