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  1. Business - Money - THE INSIDER

    Gaming stocks drive trading activity among directors in Hong Kong

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:22am by Robert Halili

    ... Robert Halili Executives in Macau Legend, Melco and China LotSynergy boost stakes after share prices fall Gaming stocks drive trading activity among directors Buying surged while selling among directors rebounded, based on filings on the stock exchange from May 12 to 16. During the week, 46 companies recorded 295 purchases worth HK$648 million, compared with eight firms with 27 ...

  2. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Big investors shift from futures to ETFs as costs grow

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 02:37pm by Reuters

    ... such as endowments and sovereign wealth funds, are trading some of their stock futures contracts for exchange-traded funds (ETFs), an action they say saves them money and effort while providing comparable ... said it had some US$2 billion in purchases of ETFs from investors that previously bought futures and swaps with that money. In pre-crisis 2008, a typical stock futures contract held for a year ...

  3. Business - Economy

    U.S. growth bounces back in second quarter

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 01:24am by SL

    ... Agencies in Washington Rebound comes after first-quarter slump but stocks take a hit as early rally fades before a Federal Reserve decision on monetary policy U.S. growth bounces back ... stocks fell for a second day as an early rally sparked by better-than-forecast economic growth faded before a Federal Reserve decision on monetary policy. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index ...

  4. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Tardy MTR Corp must tell stock exchange about its delays

    Posted May 15th 2014, 12:52am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp With another project behind schedule, MTR Corp must remember that as a listed firm it has to disclose price-sensitive information to investors Tardy MTR must tell stock ... as financial secretary in the late 1990s, he decided that MTR Corp should be listed on the stock market. I suppose the idea came about as a late developing case of Thatcherism- privatisation is good ...

  5. Business - Money - TRADING

    Legislators fear regulatory woes in cross-border stock scheme

    Posted May 15th 2014, 01:43am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Legislators fear regulatory woes in stock scheme Lawmakers yesterday expressed concern over possible regulatory problems in the through train stock scheme, which will allow Hong Kong and mainland investors to cross-trade Hong Kong and Shanghai stocks starting in October. Christopher Cheung Wah-fung, who represents the financial services sector, ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Through train stock scheme forecast to fuel yuan trade in Hong Kong

    Posted May 15th 2014, 01:43am by Jeanny Yu

    ... yuan exchange volume could rise 20 per cent once the through train stock scheme kicks off, says Hang Seng Bank. The city's yuan pool was expected to expand once investors started converting into the mainland currency to trade Shanghai stocks under the through train scheme, said Andrew Fung, an executive director and head of global banking and markets at Hang Seng Bank, ...

  7. Business - Money

    Stocks fail to climb on China reform hopes

    Posted May 14th 2014, 02:39pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Hong Kong China's planned policy changes fail to stop sell-off amid fears of an economic slowdown Stocks sink despite mainland reforms The China reform trade is backfiring in the stock market. After surging the most in two years on November 18 as the Communist Party unveiled its biggest policy changes since the 1990s, the H-share index has since posted ...

  8. Business - Money - EQUITIES

    Buying on market pullbacks pays off as bulls reign on Wall Street

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:05am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New York Investors are getting emboldened in the wake of the unbroken advance in US stocks despite geopolitical crises but traders raise bubble concerns Buying on pullbacks ... investors to buy stocks. About US$190 billion has been added to equity mutual funds and exchange-traded funds since the start of 2013. That is a reversal from the five years to 2012, when US$300 ...

  9. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Chinese demand for furniture 'decimates' rosewood stocks in Mekong region, activists say

    Posted May 13th 2014, 10:40pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Illegal logging to meet demand for status symbol could wipe out tree species, say campaigners Chinese furniture trade decimating rosewood stocks Runaway ... has seen stocks of Siamese rosewood decimated across the Mekong area- Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand- according to a report by the Environmental Investigation Agency, ...

  10. Business - China Business - ANALYSIS

    Monopoly factor a key driver of mainland China internet stocks' surge

    Posted May 12th 2014, 02:58am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... Cathy Holcombe The mainland's online firms have been reaping the rewards of a restrictive domestic market Monopoly factor a key driver in surge by internet stocks In the past few years there has been a noticeable outperformance of Chinese private sector stocks, and this was seen as a sign of economic maturity, as creaky old state-run enterprises gave way to the vibrancy ...




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