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  1. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Hong Kong stocks set for bullish start to the Year of the Snake

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Hong Kong stocks are expected to climb when trading begins after the New Year holiday break Hong Kong stocks could open the Year of the Snake on a bullish note as Asian markets rose after ... per cent surge in Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index. The Hong Kong market reopens today after a three-day Lunar New Year holiday. Matthew Kwok, chief strategist at the Shenzhen-based firm China ...

  2. Business - Comment - WHITE COLLAR

    Year of the Snake is a year to buy gold

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... said. The euro-zone debt crisis is far from over, while the United States still faces a slowdown. China, the world's second largest economy, is also seeing a slowdown. In terms of property investment, Wong predicts property prices in Hong Kong will gradually fall this year, as the fung shui signals are not good for bricks and mortar. So what is the best investment in the Year ...

  3. Shanghai back to crisis levels while HK loses out to London

    Posted Dec 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and playing down the prospect of more monetary stimulus next year, you may have to wait a long time for another liquidity-driven rally in mainland stocks. Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing chairman Ronald Arculli was bragging yesterday about the achievements of the Hong Kong stock exchange. In particular he was boasting about the success of the exchange this year in attracting listings from ...

  4. Stocks touch low not seen since last crisis ended

    Posted Sep 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Neil Gough neil.gough@scmp.com Hong Kong stocks briefly touched their lowest levels since July 2009 yesterday, as investors remain jittery over the risk of sovereign default in Europe ... trading at their cheapest levels since March 2009, when the market began its rebound from the financial crisis that began three years ago today with the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers. 'The ...

  5. A look back at decade's good, bad and ugly

    Posted Jan 05th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... by the 'through-train investment' proposal that would have allowed mainland investors to invest in Hong Kong. When the plan was delayed and the financial crisis deepened a year later, the market slumped ... transferred to the main board. Will we still have a GEM 10 years later? We will have to wait and see. Market reform: Despite so many market reforms being proposed over the past decade, there has been ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - FUND MANAGEMENT

    Son-in-law of Chinese vice-premier sets up Hong Kong fund

    Posted Jul 18th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... launched a Hong Kong-based hedge fund focused on mainland equities, joining a growing number of young family members of top officials who have set up asset management businesses in the city. Nicholas Zhang, who married Wang's only daughter some years ago, started Magnolia Capital Management this year with some of his former colleagues from the Hong Kong offices of Soros Fund ...

  7. Debt crisis blunts taste for IPOs

    Posted Jul 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amanda Lee amanda.lee@scmp.com The Hong Kong equity market extended its losses yesterday as concerns over the euro-zone debt crisis and the US budget stand-off eroded investor appetite ... by Moody's Investors Service. Market volatility has caused 10 mainland companies to shelve or postpone listing plans in Hong Kong in the first half of this year. Separate data from researcher ...

  8. Hong Kong walloped as global recession fears haunt market

    Posted Aug 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jasper Moiseiwitsch jasper.moiseiwitsch@scmp.com It was supposed to have been a positive week for the Hong Kong market. US lawmakers last Monday (Asia time) finally agreed to raise the US ... dropped 6.7 per cent over the week. No Hang Seng constituent stocks rose last week. But there were some spectacular decliners. Of the HSI component stocks, Cosco Pacific (1199) fell the hardest, ...

  9. Hong Kong stocks cheap but could get cheaper still

    Posted Oct 28th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... to value shares using a price to book ratio. Hong Kong stocks look cheap on this basis, too. After yesterday's fall, the Hang Seng was priced at just a whisker over 1 times book value (see ... and forcing share prices even lower. As a result, following yesterday's 12.7 per cent fall in the Hang Seng Index, the Hong Kong market is down 65 per cent from its peak 12 months ago and 25 per ...

  10. Learning to love crisis

    Posted Apr 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... from such catastrophes, but there are constructive ways of reconceptualising this so-called event risk. Francis Cheung, the head of China/Hong Kong strategy for the brokerage CLSA, says ... on a yield basis following the crisis, with the yield on the Topix at about two per cent, which contrasts with a 1.24 per cent risk-free yield on 10-year Japanese government bonds, said Sandlund. ...




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