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  1. Book club may mark brothers as 'Oprahs of the East'

    Posted Mar 10th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... such as one on Linda Weiss' The Myth of the Powerless State. Altogether a highly eclectic product, whose great value is that it's free. Whether it would compare with the influence of Oprah ...

  2. HK market 'functioning well'

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Any evidence pointing to changing attitudes and a decline in stock market listings in the United States is bound to catch the attention of finance professionals, investors and regulators ... enterprises, controlled by the state or local government.' He added that the owner-manager of a typical Hong Kong company could be said to monitor corporate performance effectively. ...

  3. Fears that soured market's first quarter start to recede

    Posted Apr 08th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... recovery in the United States will be a long and arduous process. And yes, Europe's periphery has big debt problems. But Asia seems to have shrugged off the developed world's troubles ... trade becomes attractive enough to trigger big outflows from Hong Kong. Given the shaky state of the US economy, few economists believe the Fed is likely to raise rates so high before next year, ...

  4. Stocks expected to show resilience in testing start to year

    Posted Feb 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fulton Mak Hong Kong stocks are expected to overcome a rocky start to the Year of the Rat. Analysts expect the Hang Seng Index to open lower today in response to a drop in the United States market last week, but then rebound before the close as investors chase bargains. On Friday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 64.87 points or 0.53 per cent to 12,182.13, the S&P ...

  5. Why US numbers hit mainland stocks

    Posted Aug 30th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Hong Kong stock brokers arriving at their desks yesterday morning faced an easy decision on advising their clients whether to buy or sell. The overnight news from the United States was uniformly bad. Data released on Tuesday showed the housing slump worsening, with the S&P/Case-Shiller national home price index dropping 3.2 per cent over the 12 months to the end ...

  6. Hang Seng may lose 500 points after US retreat

    Posted Aug 06th 2007, 12:00am by Carol Chan, Kandy Wong

    ... Kandy Wong and Carol Chan Hong Kong's main stock index may fall as much as 500 points to around 22,000 points today in the wake of another sharp retreat by share prices on the United States market, which took the Dow Jones Industrial Average down more than 200 points to a close of 13,181.91 on Friday. 'The benchmark Hang Seng Index will fall to between 22,000 and 22,200 ...

  7. US recession fears shake markets

    Posted Jan 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... Nick Westra HSI dives to 5-month low as Bush's economic rescue plan fails to reassure investors Hong Kong stocks plunged to the lowest level in almost five months yesterday as US President George W. Bush's rescue plan for the US economy failed t ...

  8. Keep up with Fed or face the pain later, banks told

    Posted Jun 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan Lenders urged to make up their minds as US rate rise looms on the horizon Although just about everyone expects the United States Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this week, Hong Kong lenders have yet to decide whether to match such a decision. Local banks did not follow last month's US rate increase as there was ample liquidity in Hong Kong's ...

  9. Stocks slide as inflation adds to subprime jitters

    Posted Dec 18th 2007, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... Wong Ka-chun, Maria Chan and May Chan Hong Kong stocks had their biggest decline in more than three weeks yesterday after inflation fears in the US added to jitters that the global economy was entering troubled waters. The Hang Seng Index slumped 3.51 per ...

  10. Sales-tax exemptions seen as complicated

    Posted Jul 12th 2006, 12:00am by Linda Choy

    ... Linda Choy The introduction of exemptions for necessities would complicate the proposed goods and services tax (GST) and raise compliance costs for businesses, says a government source familiar with the issue. Scheduled for release on Tuesday, the consult ...




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