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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - MARKETS

    Cities with unaffordable homes a global trend

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 04:36am by STEPHEN CHUNG

    ... are not unique to Hong Kong. Many cities have similar prices beyond generally affordable homes. Your humble author has recently come across the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2013 ... homes now a global trend Hong Kong has very pricey real estate. For the uninitiated (or the ignorant, if you happen to be local), most, i.e. 99 per cent of the 7 million-plus population reside ...

  2. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Shanghai-Hong Kong stock link programme fails to sustain momentum

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 04:05am by Jeanny Yu, Daniel Ren

    ... fails to gain momentum Trading patterns on the second day of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect scheme suggest short-term investors, including hedge funds, are the early movers in the market tie-up. Hong Kong and international investors yesterday took up 4.85 billion yuan (HK$6.1 billion), or 37 per cent, of the 13 billion yuan daily quota, in sharp contrast to the boom start ...

  3. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Brokers upbeat as through train off to slow start

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 04:57am by Enoch Yiu, Jeanny Yu, Daniel Ren

    ... the Hong Kong and Shanghai markets stood at 29 billion yuan (HK$36.7 billion), according to the China Securities Regulatory Commission. Northbound trade accounted for 87 per cent of the volume, highlighting a lack of interest among mainlanders in Hong Kong stocks. A move by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority to scrap the 20,000 yuan daily exchange cap served to boost the yuan conversion rate ...

  4. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Investors in Hong Kong keen to board stock train

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 04:31am by Enoch Yiu, Daniel Ren

    ... Investors in HK keen to board stock train Hong Kong investors have expressed strong interest in buying Shanghai-listed A shares when the stock connect scheme is launched on Monday, but reaction to the "through train" in Shanghai has been more lukewarm. Banks and brokers in Hong Kong said they had seen a number of customers make preparations to buy A shares before the debut of the 550 ...

  5. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Cheap Shanghai stocks in demand

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 04:59am by Ray Chan, Jeanny Yu

    ... linking the Hong Kong and Shanghai share markets. Institutional funds in Hong Kong yesterday bought 1.81 billion yuan (HK$2.3 billion) of shares in Daqin Railway and 1.37 billion yuan of stock in Kweichow Moutai, the distilled liquor famed for its high prices and limited production, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing said. SAIC Motor, Ping An Insurance and dairy firm Inner Mongolia Yili ...

  6. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Stock through train could power A-share expansion

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 05:09am by Enoch Yiu

    ... train to power A-share boom History is in the making with the launch of the 550 billion yuan (HK$695.7 billion) scheme to directly link the stock markets of Hong Kong and Shanghai that is scheduled to take effect when markets open today. Coupled to a landmark reform to scrap the cap on yuan currency conversion by Hong Kong citizens, the so-called "through train" could ...

  7. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Bank of Japan's surprise stimulus summons bullish Halloween spirits

    Posted Nov 01st 2014, 04:28am by Jeanny Yu

    ... in Asian markets by announcing a surprise expansion of monetary stimulus just days after the US Federal Reserve ended its bond buying programme, with Hong Kong shares finishing at their highest ... mindset." Markets reacted with a frenetic rally. Hong Kong stocks finished at their highest since September 19, tracking rallies in Asia and European markets, as investors turned their attention ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - MARKETS

    Private firms driving investment banking revenue in China

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 05:19am by Reuters

    ... swell is in the private sector," said Keith Pogson, managing partner for financial services at consultancy EY in Hong Kong. ...

  9. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Shanghai shares fall on delay in cross-border trading plan

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 04:52am by Bloomberg

    ... since March compared with their Hong Kong H-share counterparts amid growing concern a trading link between the two cities' stock markets will be delayed. The Shanghai Composite Index's ... in the same period. Investors are no closer to knowing when the cross-border stock trading scheme will begin after Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing chief executive Charles Li Xiaojia said a week ago ...

  10. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Hong Kong follows global sell-off amid economic worries

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 01:18pm by Ray Chan

    ... and were the two biggest losers in the region yesterday. The Shanghai Composite Index edged down 0.72 per cent. Shares of the Hong Kong-traded Big Four mainland banks and property majors were among ... while Sam Woo Construction Group rose 8 per cent. Building services provider Nga Chun Holdings ended down 9 per cent after an early rally. "Hong Kong stocks are inevitably being affected ...




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