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  1. HK shipping stocks may mirror A-share market

    Posted Apr 14th 2009, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So Hong Kong shipping stocks today may track moves in the A-share market yesterday, where prices rose to their daily trading limits on news that the decline in trade had slowed and iron ore imports were at a record last month. China Cosco Holdings and China Shipping Development closed 10 per cent higher on the Shanghai Stock Exchange as investors bet that higher demand ...

  2. HKEx tops world for trading costs

    Posted Jan 10th 2011, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... developed market in which to trade shares. Because of hidden fees, investors pay about a quarter to a third more, on average, to buy and sell stocks in Hong Kong than on exchanges in the United ... into the economy by reining in business practices such as price-fixing and abuse of market power. But the stock exchange, nearly 6 per cent owned by the Hong Kong government, which controls about half ...

  3. Mainland firms eye Mideast plant deal

    Posted May 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... company such as Kuwait Petroleum, Saudi Basic Industries, the largest chemicals maker by market capitalisation, or Saudi Arabian Oil, the world's largest oil company by production ... of the mainland's growing presence in overseas markets. Past ventures have been with European or United States oil and petrochemical companies. Ethylene is obtained from petroleum and natural gas ...

  4. MPF funds make record gains as stocks post best month in 10 years

    Posted Jun 12th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... last month. Stock market rallies in Hong Kong and around the region picked up steam last month as overseas investors shovelled in cash, given the low interest rate environment and signs ... Nick Westra Mandatory provident funds racked up record average gains last month amid a resurgence in equity markets as investors chased after early signs of recovery in the global economy. ...

  5. Magic Holdings seeks HK$660m in HK stock offering

    Posted Sep 08th 2010, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... Amanda Lee Magic Holdings International, the facial mask manufacturing arm of Hua Han Bio-Pharmaceutical Holdings, is seeking to raise up to HK$660 million to promote and market its ... and skincare company. According to a pre-listing document posted on the Hong Kong stock exchange, Atlantis China Star Fund and China Cinda (HK) Investments Management are among the shareholders ...

  6. New stocks beat expectations on debut

    Posted Sep 25th 2010, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... Cardiovascular and cerebral-vascular drugmaker Sihuan Pharmaceutical, which de-listed from the Singapore stock exchange last year, is hoping to tap the Hong Kong equity market for more than HK$5 billion. ... which it will use for marketing, new product development and expansion. Hua Han, which is expanding its biopharmaceutical product range, hopes the Magic spin-off will improve valuation of both ...

  7. 7 firms rush IPOs to catch stock rally

    Posted Aug 31st 2009, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick

    ... Naomi Rovnick In a rush to tap the Hong Kong stock market before the share price rally fizzles out, seven local and mainland companies have entered the final phases of preparing initial ... are all racing to get these deals done because the [stock] market may be about to cool off.' The seven are not the only ones rushing to lure investors. Metallurgical Corp of China and China ...

  8. China on buying spree of US stocks

    Posted Feb 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... indicated Beijing's belief that US-listed stocks were at bargain levels after being battered by the economic downturn, and investments would continue. The US$300 billion sovereign wealth fund ... wealth fund as part of its efforts to direct capital outflow to ease inflationary pressure on the domestic market. CIC earlier suffered huge losses from its investments in Morgan Stanley ...

  9. Stock picks outside the comfort zone win out

    Posted Jun 06th 2010, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... Paribas and Morgan Stanley. Most analysts, at least in the first half of 2009 when caution was the buzzword in the market, sought defensive stocks- stocks that are considered immune ... of their recommendations and the accuracy of their earnings estimates. The benchmark used for Hong Kong was a market-cap-weighted return of all stocks trading and domiciled in Hong Kong. Firms were assessed ...

  10. Beijing opens markets to insurers

    Posted Oct 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... yesterday agreed to allow them to invest as much as 5 per cent of their assets directly into the domestic stock market. Until now, insurance companies could invest 15 per cent of their assets ... a market capitalisation of 3.8 trillion yuan, 55 billion yuan in stock buying would add 1.4 per cent to the market. Last month, the assets of the mainland's more than 80 insurance companies ...




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