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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

    ... Bloomberg in Los Angeles Despite price rises, US investors still see good opportunities, say real estate researchers Landlords plan to step up their home purchases Almost two-thirds of US property investors plan to buy as many as or more homes in the next ...

  2. Business - Money - IPO

    State firms line up to back PICC listing

    Posted Nov 29th 2012, 12:00am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com Mainland insurer's share offering is receiving substantial support from state firms, suggesting Beijing has linked it to political considerations State ... for shares from state-controlled firms. Despite analysts noting indicative valuations are not attractive, PICC is receiving an unusually large amount of support from state-controlled companies, ...

  3. It's bullion bars to go in gold rush

    Posted Oct 26th 2010, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... tonnes) and the United States (216 tonnes). Official gold currency holdings also show a few countries holding large amounts of gold. The US is by far the biggest holder, with more than 8,130 ...

  4. Profitability of Blackstone deal test for investment unit

    Posted May 26th 2007, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... made headlines around the globe. Much has been said about how Beijing defied its conservative stereotype and approved the deal within weeks even though the State Investment Co, which is to buy ... further, Beijing has even allowed Blackstone to say in its preliminary prospectus that 'the State Investment Co has agreed to explore in good faith' potential arrangements of investing ...

  5. SHK unit's new recovery fund eyes US$100m

    Posted Feb 09th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... a historic collapse last year, major equity benchmarks across the United States and Europe have been mired in prolonged slumps, down about 5 per cent on average so far this year. The Hang Seng Index ...

  6. State fund cleared for offshore forays

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... more than a week after President Hu Jintao returned from a visit to the United States, where China was criticised for its ballooning foreign exchange reserves and its refusal to let the yuan ... state pension fund to invest more than 30 billion yuan in offshore securities and bank deposits. The long-awaited regulation also allows the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) to buy ...

  7. Bank gets stuck with drug-money buck

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... pass new laws against things it doesn't like but has few law enforcement powers. These powers are the prerogative of the two other branches of the US state- the judiciary (the Supreme Court) and the executive (the Presidency). There are two American senators from each state, they serve six-year terms and their egos are notoriously monstrous. They love to hold hearings in which ...

  8. Hot investment trend of 2012 a good way to lose your shirt

    Posted Jan 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland According to Jim Coulter, billionaire founder of US private equity group TPG Capital, one of the most lucrative investment trends of 2012 will be bringing home Chinese companies 'stranded abroad'. It may work for him, but ordinary in ...

  9. Ventures into the unknown

    Posted Dec 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peter Guy A private equity investor on board at a newly listed company is usually a sign of world-class operational and management practices. Studies in Europe and the United States show that firms with such investors consistently and significantly outperform the market. Some investors specifically seek out stocks with private equity ownership for this very reason. But this scenario ...

  10. Business - Money - IPO

    Great Eagle begins public offering of units in Langham Hospitality trust

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu, Peggy Sito

    ... Yvonne Liu and Peggy Sito Sale of Langham Hospitality trust starts Langham Hospitality Investments begins its public offering of units in a hotel investment trust today, aiming to sell ... of the trust after the spin-off. The forecast distribution per unit from the listing date to the end of this year is expected to be about HK$0.18. With a possible distribution waiver from Great Eagle, ...




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