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  1. The new challenge to Wall Street?

    Posted Oct 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... markets and economies under pressure, some of that money has moved eastward. Will Islamic finance be a serious challenge to traditional Wall Street finance? That question deserves a good answer. ... test for any challenger to Wall Street finance is whether Islamic finance will be the more efficient, more ethical and more stable of the two. Islamic finance fulfils the needs of the Islamic ...

  2. Lai See

    Posted Sep 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... a front-page ad Some more light has been shed on The Asian Wall Street Journal's imminent descent into tabloid journalism. Garciamedia chief executive Mario Garcia, who worked on the paper's redesign, is in town to talk about the tabloid format The Wall Street Journal Asia, which debuts on October 17. Mr Garcia also played an instrumental role in the rejig of the Journal's flagship ...

  3. Wall St taps central bank for billions in emergency loans

    Posted Apr 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Associated Press in Washington Big Wall Street investment companies are stepping up their borrowing a bit from the US Federal Reserve's unprecedented emergency lending programme. ... crash of the venerable Wall Street firm Bear Stearns, which was on the brink of bankruptcy. Fearful that other investment firms could be in jeopardy given the intense fear that gripped ...

  4. Their unjust deserts

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the halcyon bonus days of 2008-09. This was when, for example, Citigroup paid Andrew Hall, a star commodities trader, US$98 million, and, according to The Wall Street Journal, it was in that year ... from a 'norm' of about 50 per cent, most of it going to a small group of traders. Current moves on Wall Street are aimed at bringing that percentage down to about 30 per cent, ...

  5. HSI falls further despite gain on Wall St and stable dollar

    Posted Jan 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... investors who had been expecting that a slight gain on Wall Street and a more stable US dollar would be enough for the Hong Kong market to stage a rebound after having fallen 525.38 points ...

  6. Smart Money

    Posted Jun 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... his client, Herman the German. www.blogs.wsj.com/marketbeat The markets blog of The Wall Street Journal is very US-centric. However, it carries global commentary that would be relevant ...

  7. China Inc gains street cred in global M&As

    Posted Nov 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tim LeeMaster Mainland firms are gaining some 'street cred' from overseas companies and Wall Street after a string of acquisitions helped transform their reputation as slow and overly cautious into fast-moving and downright unpredictable players in the merger and acquisition scene. 'If you'd said eight or 12 months ago that they could meet deadlines and have ...

  8. Lai See

    Posted Feb 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... funds. 'The development takes the insider-trading investigation inside the research operation of a major Wall Street firm for the first time,' The Wall Street Journal reports. According ... on environmental protection, climate change, transport emissions reduction and conservation.' Oh to be a fly on the wall when he gets round to discussing transport emissions. Yau: 'Your new air ...

  9. Borrowing heavily on history... and learning nothing from it

    Posted Feb 17th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... warning early this month in its 142-year history in the wake of the property bubble burst in the US. That sure ruins your Lunar New Year. An article in The Wall Street Journal on HSBC and the US ... they buy a flat. A mortgage lender offered this observation in the Journal report: 'Everyone lowered their credit standards [in] a race to the bottom.' I love reading financial bubbles ...

  10. Lai See

    Posted Sep 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the job description of a lot of people on Wall Street.' The only thing that differentiates a 'rogue' trader like Barings villain Nick Leeson from a Lloyd Blankfein, Dick Fuld, John ... Street Journal tells us, 'under chief executive Oswald Grubel, the bank claimed to have put in place new risk management practices, pulled back from proprietary trading and focused ...




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