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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Firms rushing to tap the market's optimistic mood

    Posted Oct 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Nichole Chan and Hui Yuk-min Global Bio-chem and Solomon Systech are the latest firms to raise funds on secondary market as investors remain bullish Improved sentiment on the stock market is prompting more companies to seek funds in the secondary market. The latest are mainland corn and lysine processor Global Bio-chem Technology Group and local display-chip designer Solomon Systech ...

  4. Asian stocks seen facing mid-cycle correction

    Posted Jan 27th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Kissel

    ... But as central banks raise interest rates, he warns, emerging markets 'tend to trail off'. Non-Japan Asian stock funds have had a good ride so far. According to Standard & Poor's Corp, ... possible currency market volatility, the spectre of trade wars, terrorism and a potential resurgence of Sars. Bill Rocco, a Morningstar fund analyst who follows US-domiciled non-Japan Asian stock ...

  5. Chances of a stock debut failure increasing

    Posted Mar 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but market watchers generally expect there to be enough demand to keep both stocks above their respective offer prices. In a research note, Tung Tai Securities advised clients to sell Weichai ... observers said. 'The [Nasdaq] market is volatile. A slight drop like 5 per cent is not unusual for portal stocks,' said a source close to the Tom Online IPO. 'Tom Online is a sizable ...

  6. Stocks jump as investors bet on hot money inflows

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

    ... to 14,786.46, as punters bid on speculative inflows into the market as a result of the yuan revaluation. Hong Kong-listed China stocks were in particular demand, as investors bought on expectations that earnings of the mainland players would be boosted by the yuan's 2.1 per cent appreciation. Turnover of the 37-stock H-share index amounted to $8.66 billion, or 27.2 per cent of market ...

  7. Sandmartin aims to raise $150m in stock offer

    Posted Mar 17th 2005, 12:00am by Georgina Lee

    ... East's satellite-television markets. Sandmartin designs and makes products such as digital satellite set-top boxes and control switches for other brands. Last year, it made 1.8 million set-top boxes. 'China is a potential market... but the digitalisation of its cable network is slow, and the content is unattractive,' said president Eric Hung. The company is not selling its ...

  8. Impatient investors dump Shenhua

    Posted Jun 16th 2005, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... and telecommunications stocks. This kind of activity means more money in the coffers for HKEx as well as for the underwriting banks, which stand to reap handsome fees for bringing the companies to market. Taking ... Anette Jonsson and Enoch Yiu Hong Kong stock exchange on course for record year of listings with more big players still to make their debuts China Shenhua Energy failed to live up to even ...

  9. Market cautious of new share placements

    Posted Oct 31st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Recent stock offerings by companies have seen their value plummet, says Craig Stephen The Hang Seng Index is at a two-year high and turnover remains strong. But just as everything is looking rosy, the spectre of share replacements has returned to haunt the market. Rather than providing fuel for the next stage of a bull run, this time round they have taken some steam out ...

  10. Stocks rise slightly as Shenhua fails to excite

    Posted Jun 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... investors yesterday and Hong Kong stocks closed only marginally higher. Shenhua finished the day at $7.30, 2.67 per cent lower than its initial public offering price. 'The market expected ... of Communications' $14.93 billion initial offering was another reason the market lacked steam. Brokers believed buying would resume after Bocom's offer. 'Investors' money has been channelled ...




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