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  1. Property - International - INVESTMENT

    Investors plan to step up purchases of homes in United States, survey shows

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... research firm. About 30 per cent of investors plan to reduce their purchases, the study showed. "Although housing markets are changing across the nation, investors are still seeing great ... to be major players in the nation's housing economy for the foreseeable future." Dorkin said rising rents were benefiting 28.1 million US home investors- people who own property as landlords ...

  2. Business - Money - CHART OF THE WEEK

    Emerging nation stocks fall most since 2007

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Michael Patterson Emerging nation stocks fall most since 2007 Five years after global equities peaked, valuations in developing countries have tumbled the most even as their economies ... in developing nations, according to the International Monetary Fund. The decline in valuations has caught the attention of Jack Ablin, chief investment officer of BMO Private Bank, who said ...

  3. Pension fund picks Citibank, National Trust as custodians

    Posted Jul 26th 2006, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... Jamil Anderlini in Beijing China's pension fund has chosen Citibank and National Trust as custodian banks for all its international business. It has prepared a shortlist of 25 fund managers to manage its investments in overseas stocks and bonds as it prepares to go abroad in the fourth quarter. The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) was approved in May to invest up to 44 ...

  4. Business - Money - ENERGY

    Squeezed funds shy away from green investments

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... managers should take the lead in contributing towards socially responsible investment, as they could make investments with long-term objectives. Ewen McDonald, co-chairman of the United Nations-backed Green Climate Fund, said private funding was key to plugging the funding gap towards its goal of raising US$100 million by 2020 to help developing nations ease the impact of climate ...

  5. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Don't miss market chance, says fund

    Posted May 30th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanny Yu

    ... positions in health care, internet, property and brokerage stocks as the nation pursues structural reforms aimed at raising consumption and liberalising the financial markets to avoid ... be a good hedge if the United States' quantitative easing is scaled down, which would trigger a sell-off in the US market. "A shares only have a 0.5 per cent correlation with the S&P ...

  6. Bank gets stuck with drug-money buck

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... disorder of their national audience sets 20-second time limits on their pronouncements these days. The usual ploy is to seat their victim of the day at a table below their dais and then, thumb ...

  7. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Why it's worth anticipating the next great bull market in China stocks

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... at a price-to-forward-earnings multiple of just 9.6 times. That makes the Chinese market look cheap against crisis-hit Europe on about 12 times, and a steal compared with the United States on 14 times estimated ... there's a problem with it. As Yu Yongding, a National Development and Reform Committee adviser, pointed out in Hong Kong earlier this month, a full opening of China's capital account could ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - INVESTMENT

    CIC president cautious but warming to US

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 02:57am by JANE CAI, Kwong Man-ki

    ... US$500 billion sovereign wealth fund is more optimistic about the United States economy than those of Europe and Japan, although it is generally cautious about the outlook for major economies. "There are many things to be cautious about and many things that need to be changed," Gao Xiqing, the president of China Investment Corp, said on the sidelines of the National People's ...

  9. Business - Economy - DEBT

    World leading economies to see drop in debt

    Posted Jan 03rd 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... The amount of bills, notes and bonds coming due for the Group of Seven nations, Brazil, Russia, India and China will drop to US$7.38 trillion from US$7.6 trillion last year, according to data. Japan, Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Brazil will see a decline, while the United States, Canada, Russia, India and China will face an increase. While high debt loads are blamed for curbing global ...

  10. Business - China Business - ASSET MANAGEMENT

    Mizuho to open China fund despite Japanese dispute

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... such as United Investments, Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management and SBI Asset Management cancel China funds as a dispute over an island chain soured relations between the nations. "Fund performance ... Bloomberg Mizuho to open China fund despite Japan dispute Mizuho Asset Management, a unit of Japan's third-biggest lender, is opening a China fund, betting that new leaders ...




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